Universal Orlando will temporarily close several attractions

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ORLANDO, Floride – As Universal Orlando deals with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the resort is making some changes to its day-to-day operations.


The resort will temporarily close several attractions at both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. The shutdown, which takes effect August 9, includes A Day in the Park with Barney, Fast & Furious: Supercharged, Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl and Fear Factor Live at Universal Studios Florida and Poseidon’s Fury and Storm Force Accelatron at Islands of adventure.“As we continue to evaluate our offerings during this phase of our reopening, we have decided to focus on our reputable customer experiences,” a spokesperson for Universal Orlando said in an email to Spectrum News.

Universal is working to move employees who work at these attractions to other areas of the resort, the spokesperson said.

A timetable for the reopening of the attractions has not been given.

News of temporary closures after Universal Orlando adjusted the opening hours of its theme parks. Starting August 2, Universal Studios Florida will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, while Islands of Adventure will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The parks operated from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Universal Orlando reopened its theme parks in early June with capacity limits as well as new safety measures in place such as mandatory face masks, temperature checks and social distancing protocols.

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