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On Tuesday, April 11, Universal Orlando Resort announced the permanent closure of Universal’s Islands of Adventure’s Iconic attraction, Poseidon’s Fury.
According to Universal Orlando, “Poseidon’s Fury at Universal Islands of Adventure will permanently close as of Wednesday, May 10 as we prepare for exciting new experiences for our guests. The last day of shows will take place on Tuesday, May 9.”
Sorry for the typo, the exact quote from Universal is:
"Poseidon's Fury at Universal Islands of Adventure will permanently close as of Wednesday, May 10 as we prepare for exciting new experiences for our guests. The last day of shows will take place on Tuesday, May 9."
— Alicia Stella (@AliciaStella) April 11, 2023
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Integrated into the truly adventurous immersive entrance into Universal Studios Florida’s neighboring Theme Park, “Poseidon’s Fury” is part of a large space of land that is arguably underused and does not really fit the rest of the Park. One minute, Guests are walking through the street of some town in the Eastern Mediterranean of Zanzibar Island, and the next, they either enter the world of Dr. Seuss or become surrounded by their comic book heroes. The interactive map shows room for at least one more major attraction. The only question is what kind of attraction or retheme would Universal’s creative team has in mind for the area.
Universal Orlando describes the show as the following:
An Explosive Undersea Adventure.
Follow an archeologist guide and venture through the ruins of the ancient Temple of Poseidon, Greek god of the sea. But once you’ve journeyed far beneath the ocean, you’re caught in a colossal battle between Poseidon and the evil Lord Darkennon. Fireballs burst, lasers flash, and water erupts around you in this spectacular special effects experience.
This news comes as Universal Destinations and Experiences continues to charge full speed ahead on its brand-new Theme Park, Epic Universe, prepares to open Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Hollywood and begins work on another Theme Park in Texas.
Again, it is still unclear at this time what Universal plans to put in Poseidon’s Fury’s place. We will continue to update our readers on this and other similar stories as more developments come to light.