Universal Orlando has confirmed that several of their attractions will close temporarily beginning August 9th. The attractions are:
- Kang and Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
- Poseidon’s Fury
- Fast & Furious – Supercharged
- Storm Force Accelatron
- Fear Factor Live
- A Day in the Park with Barney
Universal states the decision was made to shift focus on their marquee attractions. Team members will be moved to new roles throughout the resort. Fear Factor Live and A Day in the Park with Barney have been closed since reopening, with the Fear Factor Live stage serving as a U-Rest Area for guests – a socially-distanced mask-free break area.
Despite opening in June, the parks have seen slow attendance due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The decision is an obvious cost-cutting move, which is a sad reality during this tumultuous economic climate. Earlier today, Universal announced more lay-offs to their workforce to assist with “current priorities and needs“.
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