It is important that guests visiting Universal Orlando Resort know which rides and attractions are closed for renovations or other reasons to avoid disappointment. It can be hard to keep up with changing schedules, so we’re compiling the current list of renovations planned for Universal Orlando Resort throughout August and beyond.
There was some very positive news on August 30, when Revenge of the Mummy finally began its soft opening. We also hear that Universal has now removed Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida from the redevelopment schedule for the foreseeable future. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was due to close for a brief refurbishment on August 21-25, 2022. There have been no further official plans for when this scheduled routine maintenance will take place.
In this month’s update, we see that a long-closed attraction is closing again and a popular kids’ ride is scheduled for an October makeover. We include dates where possible, but they are subject to change. We will keep you informed of any changes in our news and Facebook page.
1. Poseidon’s Fury (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)
Dates: September 12 to 14, 2022
Poseidon’s Fury reopened at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in March after being closed since March 2020. It has now been confirmed on Universal Orlando’s calendar that this attraction will be closed from September 12-14, 2022. Universal has not confirmed why. of this shutdown, but we’re assuming since it’s only for a short time, it’s probably for scheduled maintenance.
2. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)
Dates: 24 – 26 October 2022
Universal has confirmed in its official calendar that the popular children’s ride, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish will be closed for maintenance between October 24 and 26, 2022. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish take Dumbo’s hit The Flying Elephant, add squirting fish, and then introduce a song that explains how to avoid those squirts (“Red fish up, blue fish down,” etc.) and you’ve got one hell of a family outing. Beware: some children may disobey the song on purpose!
3. Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)
Dates: Now – TBA (Fall 2022)
Located in Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Dark Arts at Hogswarts Castle combines lights and music in a thrilling spectacle where images of Death Eaters and Dementors alongside Lord Voldemort cover the stone walls of Hogwarts Castle as darkness falls.
According to the official website, Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will take place on select nights in the fall. We’ll keep you posted on more details when Universal Orlando Resort releases them.
4. Parts of Marvel Super Hero Island (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)
Dates: Now – TBA
It appears that the Marvel Super Hero Island areas in Universal’s Islands of Adventure are now closed for remodeling. We are currently unsure how long this renovation will last. There have been rumors that Marvel Super Hero Island will have a new theme, but this has not been officially confirmed or denied.