Here’s a look around at what’s happening at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood, from January 30, 2022, to February 5, 2023.

Universal Orlando

Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval kicks off this Saturday, February 4, 2023, featuring Patti LaBelle live in concert.

Taking place from February 4 through April 16, 2023, Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval – features a dazzling Mardi Gras parade, mouthwatering cuisine inspired by global Carnaval celebrations, and, on select nights, live concerts. For more information, visit here.


Jurassic Park River Adventure at Islands of Adventure is closed for its annual Winter refurbishment. The ride is expected to reopen on February 4, 2023.

Kopiko Wai Winding River at Volcano Bay is closed for refurbishment. The attraction is scheduled to reopen on February 15, 2023.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Super Nintendo World has “Soft Opened” to guests. For those unfamiliar, a “Soft Opening” is essentially a technical rehearsal of a new attraction and/or land; or a final release candidate test for the ride. All the major components are operational but some tweaks, changes, and updates will occur prior to the grand opening. “Soft Openings” are never promised. There is no guarantee the ride will be open. The ride might only open for a period of time, all day, or not at all depending on any issues or changes.

There is no set schedule or guarantee it will be open until its official grand opening, which is set for February 17, 2023.

Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit as they have announced that Hollywood & Dine will temporarily become the specially-themed Noodle House for the Lunar New Year. Guests will be able to enjoy Asian cuisine at the restaurant from January 19 through February 28.


  • Jurassic World: The Ride is closed for refurbishment. The ride is expected to reopen on February 9, 2023.