Jurassic Park Coaster update

Orlando, Florida, USA

The beast is coming alive! The construction of Universal Studios Islands of Adventure’s new Jurassic Park roller coaster is taking shape, with many new elements starting to form. When will Universal officially announce this ride? Check out our construction video and big batch of images by clicking the headline

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Orlando’s Universal Resort reopens

Orlando, Florida, USA

Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of Universal Studios Florida and the first weekend since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak that all three theme parks were open. Staff ensured guest safety by enforcing social distancing and face mask wearing even as crowds remained small. Click the headline for more information

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Universal Orlando reopening dates

Orlando, Florida, USA

Universal Orlando Resort will be reopening on Friday, June 5th! The plan includes the Islands Of Adventure and Universal Studios theme parks as well as Volcano Bay water park opening with reduced capacity. They will also have shortened hours, but not use a reservation system like many other parks are doing. Click the headline for more information

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Japan parks close due to COVID-19

Urayasu, Chiba, Japan

Following last month’s China theme park closures, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea parks announced they will close for the next two weeks due to concern regarding the spread of the Coronavirus. All other parks including Universal Studios, Fuji-Q Highland and Nagashima Spa Land, have also closed. Click the headline for more information

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Wizarding World Coaster revealed

Orlando, Florida, USA

After almost two years of construction, Islands of Adventure finally reveals the new attraction coming to its Wizarding World section: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. This heavily themed coaster will open on June 13, 2019. It replaces Dragon Challenge (formerly Duelling Dragons), which was demolished in 2017. Click the headline for more information

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The end for Universal Florida’s T2: 3D

Orlando, Florida, USA

After 21 years of operation, Terminator 2: 3D at Universal Studios Florida is hosting its last shows today. Like many of the park’s other classic attractions over the years, T2 Battle Across Time will be making way for a all-new live-action experience based on a high-energy Universal franchise coming in 2019. Click the headline for more information

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Dragon Challenge to be removed?

Orlando, Florida, USA

Rumours are circulating on various theme park fan sites that Dragon Challenge at Universal Studios Orlando is set to be replaced with another attraction. The two roller coasters, original called “Dueling Dragons”, are located in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter area in the Islands of Adventure park and are in need of refurbishment after nearly 18 years of operation. The removal would free up a large space for an attraction more suited to the JK Rowling anthology. Although the park has yet to officially confirm or deny the rumours, speculation in the roller coaster community is rife.

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