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Old 02-16-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Please list dates that rides and shows will be closed. This thread is for listing ride closures or for asking questions about your date. If you would like to discuss your disappointment with a ride being closed during your visit, feel free to start a new thread about that.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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Both Fear Factor Live and Twister are now seasonal attractions. They are closed until Spring 2009.
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So, Does that mean that they won't be running in March? our spring break is March 16th...... I love both of those ....
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:15 AM   #4
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So, Does that mean that they won't be running in March? our spring break is March 16th...... I love both of those ....
We don't know the exact dates they will open yet. My guess is the month of April. But there is still a possibility it might be open when you go.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:03 AM   #5
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Twister

We just got back from two weeks in Orlando, we went to Universal two days (one day the first week and another day the second week) we were lucky enough to be able to see twister the first week, then it was closed the second week.

So Twister will always be closed that time of year, every year?
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So Twister will always be closed that time of year, every year?
I would say it will continue until the economy and attendance pick up.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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Attractions Closed in January 2010

hei people I send a message to Universal Guest Services asking them which attraction were going to be closed in January 23 to 30 and they send me this email

Dear Mr. Rivera,

Thank you for contacting Universal Orlando® Guest Services.

At this time, The Flying Unicorn® and The Enchanted Oak Tavern® have permanently closed as construction continues on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

As of this writing, Fear Factor®, Fievel’s Playland®, Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster®, Disaster!SM, and Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges® are scheduled to be closed during the timeframe of your visit; however, please be advised that our operating hours are subject to change at any time without notice.

I encourage you to continue checking http://www.universalorlando.com/Reso...rk_hours.aspx# for the most up-to-date information on scheduled attraction closures. You can also telephone us at (407) 224-4233, option two (2), closer to your visit.


Again, thank you for contacting us. We look forward to entertaining you.


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Old 12-27-2009, 01:10 PM   #8
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Thanks for the update. I'm going to move this over to the thread on ride closures.
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[At this time, The Flying Unicorn® and The Enchanted Oak Tavern® have permanently closed as construction continues on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

As of this writing, Fear Factor®, Fievel’s Playland®, Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster®, Disaster!SM, and Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges® are scheduled to be closed during the timeframe of your visit; however, please be advised that our operating hours are subject to change at any time without notice. /QUOTE]


We will be there on 1/20. I have not seen anything posted on the Web Site yet as far as closures. Disaster will be a disappointment, and our kids would have enjoyed the Woody Coaster. The others should not effect us to much. I guess its the price you have to pay for low crowds.
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well i really don't know why they didn ot put this info in the website.. that's why i send them a message asking about dueling dragons closing by january
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well i really don't know why they didn ot put this info in the website.. that's why i send them a message asking about dueling dragons closing by january
I think the reason nothing is put on the website is attractions closings and refurbs are hit or miss on the schedule and process so nothing is written in stone.

My guess on DD is this...Universal will wait until the last possible minute to refurb anything on DD since it's so popular. That's not to say I'm completely off base but that's my feeling. I don't know exactly what is intended other than a paint job and possible new trains. I hope the castle isn't changed much since it's so cool to walk through. I can't imagine it would take a long time to paint the tracks and switch the trains but I have no idea.
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:28 PM   #12
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I think the reason nothing is put on the website is attractions closings and refurbs are hit or miss on the schedule and process so nothing is written in stone.

My guess on DD is this...Universal will wait until the last possible minute to refurb anything on DD since it's so popular. That's not to say I'm completely off base but that's my feeling. I don't know exactly what is intended other than a paint job and possible new trains. I hope the castle isn't changed much since it's so cool to walk through. I can't imagine it would take a long time to paint the tracks and switch the trains but I have no idea.
yeap i think so
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My guess on DD is this...Universal will wait until the last possible minute to refurb anything on DD since it's so popular. That's not to say I'm completely off base but that's my feeling. I don't know exactly what is intended other than a paint job and possible new trains. I hope the castle isn't changed much since it's so cool to walk through. I can't imagine it would take a long time to paint the tracks and switch the trains but I have no idea.
DD will continue to operate as long as possible. Their line is all sorts of wonky: the entrance and exit are still through the JP gate, you only enter the "castle" when you go to choose your dragon--the rest of the queue is closed, etc.

Disaster is closed for refurb, as is Popeye & Bluto's. Ripsaw will be closing for refurb in Feb.
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we are in Orlando for the last week in Sept/ first week in Oct 2011. Any closures then that you know of?
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we are in Orlando for the last week in Sept/ first week in Oct 2011. Any closures then that you know of?
They won't announce anything is early for next fall unless there's major construction going on. Keep checking back the closer you get to your travel dates.
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