Patents are filed frequently by Disney and Universal with many never coming to fruition. There has been speculation in recent months of an Escape Room possibly coming to a location at Universal CityWalk and there has been further excitement this week as a patent comes to light which could point further to this becoming a reality.
A permit and notice of commencement has been tweeted for Project 235 at Universal CityWalk Orlando which is embedded below:
New permit and notice of commencement for Project 235 at Universal CityWalk Orlando. Rumored to be for an Escape Room replacing The Groove, the first permit was for interior demolition, while this is for "Phase 2 Interior and Exterior Renovation." Nothing has been announced yet. pic.twitter.com/kepdUB810U— Alicia Stella (@AliciaStella) January 12, 2022
With ongoing rumors that The Groove won't reopen at Universal CityWalk there has been speculation as to what could replace it. The Groove has not opened at all since it was shuttered in March 2020 due to COVID-19.
Universal Orlando has not confirmed any details regarding the permenant closure of The Groove or any concrete plans for the opening of an Escape Room in the future. We will keep you posted as soon as any announcements are officially made.
This would, however, be an amazing opportunity for Universal and would surely be a hit with guests. It would also give Universal to chance to bring back classic themes which are so sorely missed by avid fans. We are very excited by this rumor and hope it will become a reality in the near future.
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