7. Nighttime Lights At Hogwarts Castle (Universal's Islands of Adventure)

Nighttime lights at hogwarts castle, Touring Plans
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Status: Confirmed

Dates: Now - TBC

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle are still currently listed as "temporarily closed" on the official Universal Orlando website

Usually, on selected nights, against the backdrop of Hogwarts, projections celebrate the four houses through lights and music. We are currently unsure when this nighttime offering will return but will update you when further details are announced. We will update you when this becomes available again.

8. Dark Arts At Hogwarts Castle (Universal's Islands of Adventure)

Dark Arts At Hogwarts Castle, Universal
Image: Universal

Status: Confirmed

Dates: TBC

It still states on the official Universal Orlando website that the Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle is "temporarily closed". It specifies that this offering should take place on "Select nights in Autumn" so we hope to see this popular entertainment returning to Universal's Islands of Adventure later this year.

Located in Hogsmeade in Universal's Islands of Adventure, Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle combines lights and music in an exciting spectacle where images of Death Eaters and Dementors alongside Lord Voldemort cloak the stone walls of Hogwarts Castle as darkness falls. We will update you with further information when it is announced.

9. Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls (Universal's Islands of Adventure)

Dudley Do Right, Universal
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Status: Confirmed

Dates: 1 October 2024 - 2 January 2025

It has just appeared on the Universal Orlando refurbishment calendar that Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls at Universal's Islands of Adventure will be closed for a lengthy period beginning October 1, 2024 through January 2, 2025.

Every cliché in the book comes out to play on Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls when Snidley Whiplash again tethers the poor Nell on the railroad tracks. But this innovative log flume (part roller coaster) has a few surprises up its sleeves as you float along with the famous Mountie.  Watch out for the 75 foot drop at the end of the ride  - and prepare to get wet.

10. Parts of KidZone (Universal Studios Florida)

Fievel's Playland, Universal
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Status: Confirmed

Dates: January 15, 2023 - TBA 

Construction walls were erected in mid-April 2023 meaning that The E.T Adventure has currently got a temporary entrance with guests being rerouted through the pre-show room to access the attraction meaning there is currently no pre-show and the exit shop has also been closed. We will update you on this when further details are announced.

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.

In August 2023, Universal officially announced details of the new land coming to Universal Studios Florida to replace the former KidZone area, Dreamworks Land. To check out everything this new land will offer, head to our news article, Universal's Immersive New Land is Set to Open in 2024 With a Roller Coaster, Character Experiences and More.

We will keep you up to date with any changes to this refurbishment schedule on our news and Facebook page and we will post our next Universal refurbishment article at the beginning of June 2024!



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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