Hagrid's Magical Motorbike Adventure, Universal

It is important for guests visiting Universal Orlando Resort to know which rides and attractions are closed for refurbishment or for another reason to avoid disappointment. It can be difficult to keep up to date with the changing schedules so we are collating the current list of refurbishments planned for Universal Orlando Resort during February and beyond. 

In this month's update we should see a popular water ride reopening after its annual refurbishment while another one closes for its annual refurbishment. We also see an iconic attraction close towards the end of the February for a short refurbishment. We are including dates where possible for refurbishments and closures but these are subject to change. We will keep you informed of any changes on our news and Facebook page.

1. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure (Universal's Islands of Adventure)

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Status: Confirmed

Dates: February 21 - March 5, 2023

Universal Orlando Resort has now confirmed that Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal's Islands of Adventure will close on February 21, for refurbishment. It is currently scheduled to reopen on March 6.

2. Jurassic Park River Adventure (Universal's Islands of Adventure)

Jurassic Park River Adventure, Universal
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Status: Confirmed

Dates: January 1 - February 3, 2023

The Jurassic Park River Adventure at Universal's Islands of Adventure has been closed since the beginning of January for annual maintenance and is scheduled to reopen on February 4, 2023. The winter months see Universal carry out maintenance on all of the water rides so this closure was to be expected.

3. Poseidon's Fury (Universal's Islands of Adventure)

Poseidon's Fury, Universal
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Status: Confirmed

Dates: February 2 - 10, 2023

It has been confirmed on the Universal Orlando calendar that Poseidon's Fury will be closed from February 2 - 10, 2023. Universal hasn't confirmed the reason for this closure but we are assuming that as it is only for a short time that it is likely to be for scheduled maintenance. Poseidon's Fury is set to reopen on February 11, 2023.

4. Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges (Universal's Islands of Adventure)

Popeye and Bluto Bilge Rat Barges, Universal
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Status: Confirmed

Dates: February 13 - March 10, 2023

It has been announced that Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges at Universal's Islands of Adventure is set to close on February 13 - March 10, 2023 for its annual refurbishment. 

5. Parts of KidZone (Universal Studios Florida)

Fievel's Playland, Universal
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Status: Confirmed

Dates: January 15, 2023 - TBA 

A number of attractions in the KidZone area of Universal Studios Florida have been closed since January 15, 2023. This decision was made in order to be able to bring exciting new family entertainment to immerse guests in beloved animated characters.

The attractions that are now closed include Fievel's Playland, the Woody Woodpecker family coaster, Curious George wet and dry play areas, DreamWorks Destination and Meet Shrek & Donkey. 

The E.T. Adventure, Animal Actors on Location!, SpongeBob StorePants - including meet and greets with SpongeBob SquarePants and friends and the KidZone Pizza Company will remain open.

According to online reports, the closed attractions will all remain but will each get a make over as part of Universal's DreamWorks Animation Land which is slated to open in 2024. Sources report that Fievel's Playland will be rethemed to Shrek, Woody's Woodpecker coaster could see a Trolls overhaul with a Trolls themed kids show planned for the theater building with Kung Fu Panda taking over the Curious George play areas. These changes have not been officially confirmed. We will keep you up to date with further information on this when it is announced.



I’m glad that your still going to have the mummy ride their you’re just changing the name of it right. I also have something else to tell you in the Kid’s land make sure that you never get rid of the E.T. ride or the Woody Woodpecker ride because I was planning to come to Universal Orlando this month, but then changed plans to go to Walt Disney World instead and I’m really looking forward to getting the chance to ride these rides. There was the Madagascar ride at Universal Studios Singapore that just closed down and a was really looking forward to ride it, so I’m asking you please don’t ever in a million years change these rides.

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