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Sad! Universal Orlando Closing Its Jaws Ride!

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It's the circle of life rides.

Earlier this week, we were THRILLED to learn that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood.

We suppose it was smart of them to make that announcement the other day, because it's easing the pain A LITTLE BIT from Universal's latest announcement - they're closing down the Jaws ride at their Orlando location.

Here's what Universal had to say about it on their Facebook page:

"We know you love Jaws, and we do, too. It has been an amazing attraction, and after terrorizing the waters of Amity here at Universal Orlando for 20 years, it's a very important part of our history. So, we've got a couple things planned to ensure we always remember and honor it."

"We know it's hard to say goodbye, but we can't express how excited we are about the new, innovative and amazing experience we're going to be bringing you."

The Jaws ride, as well as the "Amity area" that surrounds it closes down at exactly 9 p.m. on Jan 2, so be sure to make UR way out there asap, ESPECIALLY if you've never experienced it!

What do U think? Is there ANY WAY that Universal will bring in a better attraction than Jaws???

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16 comments to “Sad! Universal Orlando Closing Its Jaws Ride!”



  1. 1

    I remember being terrified on this ride as a child, sad to know that I'll never be able to re-live that now…



  2. 2

    Re: Sarah_smiles – Agreed. It makes me sad that it's going. That was a memory I had with my grandparents (one of the few rides my grandpa could go on because of his bad back)



  3. 3

    Jaws Ride? You've obviously never been there. It's not a ride. It's part of the studio tour, just like the parting of the Red Sea and Mexican Village flooding. It's not a ride — it's just something you pass by on the tram while taking the backlot tour



  4. 4

    i've always loved this ride =[ everytime i've been there i've rode that ride as one of my favorites



  5. 5

    Re: Novel1 – um… it's definitely a ride. You've obviously never been there?



  6. 6

    Re: Novel1 – Yeah, Novel1 clearly missed the part where they mention the ride in ORLANDO as opposed to the tour in Hollywood.



  7. 7

    Re: Novel1 – LOL! I love how you start off your post with "You've obviously never been there", all high and mighty!! YOU are the one who has never been there obviously, there is a world outside of California you know.

    On the subject of Jaws closing though, I literally cannot believe they are doing it!!! First King Kong gets shut down, Back to the Future and now Jaws. Jaws was the last one standing, I'm not sure I'll bother going to Universal now. Rides like Jaws, King Kong etc always had a nostalgia thing for me and they were good for a laugh. I can't imagine anything new and more modern they will replace Jaws with will be better and more enjoyable than that ride. It's a real shame.



  8. 8

    A "Hollywood" theme park outside Hollywood is lame idea anyways. They should theme it to the excitement of Florida instead.



  9. 9

    Re: Novel1 – the're referring to orlando universal where it is a ride



  10. 10

    Re: eicarr – What the hell are you going on about? That has to be one of the most stupid things I've ever heard.



  11. 11

    NO I LOVE THAT RIDE!!!!!! I live in Orlando 20 minutes from Universal Studios so I better head there fast before it closes forever.



  12. 12

    Wah! Rode this as a kid and was so scared!! I thought I'd get the chance to ride it one more time…



  13. 13

    I went two years ago and I was bored as fuck and the shark jumped out and I was like HOLY SHIT



  14. 14

    Bring back the E.T. ride!



  15. 15

    I got a chance to experience JAWS back in July. We thought it was great. Sure, it was a lil' dated and a bit clunky, but it felt nostalgic. So sad. RIP JAWS



  16. 16

    o thank God… that ride was sooooo stupid and boring!
    The staff couldnt act to save their life!