Universal Orlando Resort is getting ready to debut its new attraction, Hagrid's Magical Motorbike Adventure in just a few weeks. And though the opening of this new, record-breaking attraction is very exciting, Universal has some other, unannounced projects in the works that we can't wait to learn more about as well!
1. Untitled live action experience (Project 126)
Terminator 2: 3D closed forever back in 2017, and while it has been almost two years since this attraction shuttered its doors forever, details are still scarce at the moment about what is going to eventually be housed in this massive theater space.
Universal has previously confirmed that the theater that formerly housed this attraction will not remain empty, saying that "an all-new live action experience based on a high-energy Universal franchise" that’s set to open in 2019. However, considering we're almost half way through 2019 and so far there have been no announcements about what the future occupant of this space will be, we're starting to wonder if this project has stalled.
The lone update about this project comes from the Orlando Business Journal, who reported last year that permits were filed for a Project 126 (rumored to be the new show coming to this theater) that seemed to indicate that some construction work was happening inside this facility. But aside from that and the occasional social media report of movement inside this theater, nothing has been reported yet about this project, which definitely has us scratching our heads in regards to this project.
2. Jurassic World roller coaster (Project 791)
Last year a demolition permit filed with the city of Orlando for "Project 791" for a 1.36-acre area. of the park. Like all permits, this one was pretty vague, specifying that a new attraction was planned for the area, with demolition and construction taking approximately 1 1/2 years. And though no hard details were provided at the time, in recent months construction walls have appeared around the Jurassic Park area of the park that seem to re-confirm that a new attraction is indeed being built in this area. And thanks to some well-placed rumors, we have some idea about what this new attraction is going to be.
According to several reports on the internet, this new Jurassic-themed attraction will be a multi-launch roller coaster with twists and turns and a top hat element, loosely themed to the raptors seen in the Jurassic World series. And though we don't know many specifics about it right now, with the rate construction in this area is going (and Universal's penchant for getting attractions done quickly), we'll probably get an announcement very soon with an opening potentially as soon as 2020 or 2021.