Today marked the end of an era as Universal Studios Japan permanently closed The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.
Located in the New York section of the park, the ride opened on January 23, 2004.
The “Final Campaign” – which started last July – saw guests come out and get one last ride before the attraction closed for good. There was even an official “Final Ride” Countdown clock to mark the occasion.
Universal Studios Japan posted an official goodbye on social media. The tweet translates to: Thanks for 20 years of connecting with us━ The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man 4K3D – The Ride Today was the final day of our beloved Spider-man the Ride, which has been with us for 20 amazing years. A big “thank you” for all the memories.
After the ride officially closed, team members began the process of removing all traces of the superhero from the park, including concealing the popular hanging Spider-Man photo-op.
We want to emphasize that there are no plans for Orlando’s version of the attraction, or Marvel Super Hero Island, to close in the immediate future. Outside of Orlando, which has a perpetuity clause, the Marvel/Universal deal only granted a 20-year licensure – which is why the attraction closed just one day shy of its 20th Anniversary.
It has been rumored that future plans will bring Pokemon to the park, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.
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Photos courtesy of Haru Kawashima