NEWS! Universal Orlando Temporarily Closing Certain Attractions in August

Earlier today we reported that Universal Orlando would be delaying their upcoming theme park, Epic Universe, further, as well as laying off more employees.

Universal Orlando

And now, Universal Orlando has confirmed that certain attractions will be temporarily closing in the near future.

Universal Orlando has shared that the following attractions will close temporarily, beginning August 9, 2020:

  • A Day in the Park with Barney (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Fast and the Furious: Supercharged (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Fear Factor Live! (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Storm Force Accelatron (Islands of Adventure)
  • Poseidon’s Fury (Islands of Adventure)
Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl

According to Universal Orlando, team members from these attractions will be relocated to other roles throughout the resort.

Fast and Furious Supercharged

Universal also stated that they intend to focus on “marquee guest experiences” at this time.

Official Statement from Universal Orlando


Currently, there are no re-opening dates for these attractions — but we will keep you posted!

These are the biggest differences we’ve seen between Universal Orlando and Disney World’s reopenings!


Have you been on any of these attractions at Universal Orlando? Let us know in the comments!


Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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2 Replies to “NEWS! Universal Orlando Temporarily Closing Certain Attractions in August”

  1. Hmmm. We have a little trip planned in late August. I hope they don’t cut any other rides to cut costs, or it won’t be worth it. We already cancelled Disney twice this year, and switched to Universal for most days. Here’s hoping don’t have to cancel again.