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Universal Orlando Resort Misc Refurbs

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Universal' started by Andy, May 15, 2011.

  1. Nick

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    Pretty cool. Another property that stayed pretty big internationally.
     
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    Haven’t seen this posted anywhere but rumours seem to be circulating that Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges is looking like it will be closed from September through December for a general refurb and to allow for JP expansion work to kick up a notch.

    As of yet this has not been confirmed by Universal.

    Source: @Alicia

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  4. Alicia

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    Hearing early Sep through the week of Xmas. It could change, but if it happens, they’ll be taking advantage of the downtime to work on some things that usually get skipped during annual refurnish. So at least it’ll come out better for the downtime.

    But yea, thinking this is mainly because of Jurassic Coaster work.
     
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    The Universal Studios Store in the MCO has recieved a major refresh.

     
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    I don't know if it works or not, but something needed to be done. Weekends were getting brutal down Universal Blvd.
     
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    The area has been a mess for years. It's honestly a miracle people haven't been injured.
     
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    I love how this looks....Seems very focused on Minions, Potter, JW, and generic Universal merch....Dig it
     
  10. Jonea32

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    Now confirmed on Universal website:
    • Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges® will be closed for seasonal maintenance, September 3, 2019, through December 22, 2019 and will reopen December 23, 2019
    • Me Ship, The Olive® will be closed for seasonal maintenance, September 3, 2019, through December 22, 2019 and will reopen December 23, 2019.
     
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    The fact that these rides are closing in the fall/Late 2019 instead of Winter/Early 2020 is telling and makes me think that River Adventure could be closing as soon as January for a switch to Jurassic World.
     
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    Does seasonal maintenance usually last 4 months? That seems quite long to me. Might it be more involved and relative to the coaster going in so close to the pump area?
     
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    Yep that's my assumption. Me Ship, The Olive closing for that long gives away that this is more than just an annual refurb job.
     
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    Note to self: hit JP every time I can this year.
     
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    They are changing the Pickup/Drop area so only Universal shuttles can use it ? With car riders/uber have to go to top of parking deck.With the added Universal Hotel shuttles (and new park )this was going to have to happen at some point anyway
     
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    That's really look nice.
     
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    When will the mummies in the Treasure room be fixed?
     
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    They worked for me a couple weeks ago.
     
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    They all worked when we were there in May.
     
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