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Universal Orlando Resort Refurbishments and Closures for June 2023

Check out all the latest from Universal Orlando Resort, with our list of closures and refurbishments.

Universal Orlando refurbishments and closures

Welcome to another month of closures and refurbishments at Universal Orlando Resort.

We know it can be difficult to keep up to date with what's open and what's closed at the theme parks, and that's why we will be keeping this list up to date to help you avoid disappointment when you arrive at the parks, there is nothing worse than looking forward to an attraction, and finding out it's closed when you rock up to the entrance!

As we head into June we are still seeing a lot of construction walls around Universal Studios Florida, with work continuing on the new Minions Land and its attractions and restaurant, plus we have the ongoing construction on the former KidZone area, which has now seen a new temporary entrance to The E.T. Adventure due to the ongoing transformation of the area.

Over at Island's of Adventure, the big news was the May 10 permanent closure of Poseidon's Fury.

Current Universal Orlando Resort Closures & Refurbishments

Current Universal Orlando Resort Closures & Refurbishments

Fortunately in June as the summer crowd levels rise, the refurbishments and closures fall, with guests able to enjoy everything the theme parks have to offer!

Universal Studios Florida

Closed January 15, 2023

The majority of KidZone closed at Universal Studios Florida on January 15, with Fievel's Playland, Woody Woodpecker Family Coaster, Curious George, DreamWorks Destination and Shrek & Donkey Meet & Greet all now gone forever.

While no official announcement has been made what is replacing the closed attractions, the area will be transformed into Universal's DreamWorks Animation Land which is scheduled to open in 2024.

Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration

Dates: March 9 - Permanent

Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration night show which took place in Universal studios Florida lagoon featured fountains, pyrotechnics, lasers, water screens an more.

While the show has ended, it's known that Universal is working ion a new nighttime show and is set to feature drones.

Universal's Islands of Adventure

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Closed June 8, 2023

Don't panic, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is closed for one day only!

Dark Arts At Hogwarts Castle

November 1, 2022 - September ?

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle had its last show of the season on October 31 and will not return to Universal's Island's Of Adventure until September, 2023 where it should return until Halloween, October 31, 2023.

And that's everything, not too many current closures, and it's no surprise at we head into the hot and very busy summer months.

Have a great month!

Universal Orlando Resort

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