It’s important for guests visiting Universal Orlando Resort to know which rides and attractions are closed for renovations or for another reason to avoid disappointment. It can be difficult to keep up with schedule changes, so we’re rounding up the current list of renovations planned for Universal Orlando Resort in October and beyond.
There was some very positive news on August 30, when Revenge of the Mummy finally began its soft opening. We also learned that Universal has now removed Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida from the renovation schedule for the foreseeable future. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was scheduled to close for a brief renovation August 21-25, 2022. There have been no other official plans as to when this routine scheduled maintenance will now be performed.
In this month’s update, we see a long-closed attraction get another closure, a children’s ride is slated for renovation later this month, a popular water ride is temporarily closed as well as a flat carousel in Springfield. We include dates where possible, but these are subject to change. We will keep you informed of any changes on our news and our Facebook page.
1. One Fish, Two Fish, Goldfish, Blue Fish (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)
Appointment: October 24 – 26, 2022
Universal has confirmed on its official calendar that the popular kiddie ride, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish will be closed for maintenance from October 24-26, 2022. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish takes the hit from Dumbo The Flying Elephant, add squirt fish, then introduce a song about how to avoid those squirts (“Red fish up, blue fish down”, etc.) and you have an amazing family ride. Warning: some children may disobey the song on purpose!
2. Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)
Appointment: November 1, 2022 – to be determined
It has now been confirmed on the Universal Orlando Official Site that Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will return to Universal’s Islands of Adventure on select nights between September 16 and October 31, 2022. We have no further idea if this run will be extended through November and beyond, so currently from From November 1, Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will close again.
Set in Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Dark Arts at Hogswarts Castle combines lights and music in a thrilling spectacle where images of Death Eaters and Dementors alongside Lord Voldemort cover the stone walls of Hogwarts castle as darkness falls.
3. Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)
Appointment: Now – TBA
It has been confirmed on the official Universal Orlando Resort calendar that Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls is currently closed. We suspect the reason for this closure is due to damage to the attraction caused by Hurricane Ian. There was previously no mention of scheduled maintenance or renovations prior to recent theme park closures due to Hurricane Ian.
We currently do not have a date for the reopening of Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, but we will update you as soon as there is confirmation of this.
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls are located in Toon Lagoon. Every shot in the book comes out to play on Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls when Snidley Whiplash ties up poor Nell on the train tracks again. But this innovative log flume (part rollercoaster) has a few surprises up its sleeves as you float along with the famous Constable. Watch out for the 75ft drop at the end of the ride – and be prepared to get wet.
4. Parts of Marvel Super Hero Island (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)
Appointment: Now – TBA
It looks like the Marvel Super Hero Island areas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure are now closed for refurbishment. We do not currently know how long this renovation will last. There have been rumors that Marvel Super Hero Island should have a new theme, but it hasn’t been officially confirmed or denied.