ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando will permanently close its Poseidon’s Fury attraction in May, the resort confirmed Tuesday.

What You Need To Know

  • Poseidon's Fury at Universal Islands of Adventure to permanently close

  • The attraction will have its final day of operation on May 9 as Universal prepares "for exciting new experiences for our guests"

  • The attraction, which mixes live-action with special effects, reopened in March of 2022 after a nearly two-year closure

  • RELATED: Poseidon's Fury reopens at Universal's Island of Adventure

The attraction, located in The Lost Continent section of Islands of Adventure, will have its final day of operation on May 9 as its prepares “for exciting new experiences.”

Poseidon’s Fury opened in 1999. The walkthrough attraction takes visitors through the Temple of Poseidon. Lead by an archeologist guide, visitors make their way through the ancient ruins before encountering a battle between Poseidon and Lord Darkennon. The show features special effects, including lasers, projections and a water tunnel.

The attraction reopened in March of 2022 after a nearly two-year closure. During the closure, the long-running attraction underwent a lengthy refurbishment that including repainting the building’s exterior and refreshing the entrance sign.

Universal has not said what will replace Poseidon’s Fury.

In 2018, Universal closed the Eighth Voyage of Sindbad stunt show, one of oldest attractions at Islands of Adventure. The covered amphitheater, located near Poseidon’s Fury has remained closed ever since.

That leaves a lot of space for whatever “exciting new experiences” Universal has in store.

The closure of Poseidon’s Fury comes amid several projects underway at Universal. The resort closed Woody Woodypecker’s KidZone at Universal Studios Florida in January as part of a plan to bring “new family entertainment” to the park.

A new Minions-inspired attraction is currently under construction near the front of Universal Studios. Villain-Con Minion Blast is set to open this summer and it will be part of a new Minion Land. The attraction replaces Shrek 4-D, which closed in January of 2022.

Universal is also working on a brand-new theme park called Epic Universe. It will feature multiple themed lands, including Super Nintendo World. The park is on track to open in the summer of 2025.


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