Monday, January 2, 2012

Goodbye, Jaws, Hello Harry?

Say goodbye to Jaws...and hello to Harry Potter? Rumor has it that the Jaws attraction at Universal Orlando will be replaced by an expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, complete with a Gringott's themed ride. While this info is still in rumor form (Universal has not confirmed or denied), the park has announced the permanent closure of Jaws, starting today. The Theme Park Insider has full details on the proposed attraction, including a ride map and a look at the ride vehicle. Pretty detailed info for a rumor! Check it out on the Theme Park Insider site.

I am a little bummed about the closing of Jaws, though. It is one of the first rides I tried at Universal, and one of my favorites...I jump every time that rotten shark jumps out of the water towards the boat! Sorry to see this one go, it joins the ranks of other rides/attractions I miss--Mr. Toad, Millionaire and 20,000 Leagues....

Get plenty of extra time on your favorite rides on 2/29/2012!

This has been a busy week for Disney travel news! First up, the Disney Company revealed its newest promotion, "One More Disney Day", on New Year's Eve. You can get all the details on my Examiner post here; the short version is that the Magic Kingdom will be open for 24 hours on February 29, 2012 (leap day), and there are a few ways to save on your vacation if you travel during this time period.

I have seen plenty of Disney sunsets, it would be fun to see the sun rise from inside the Magic Kingdom!


  1. Loved Jaws, very sad to see it go

  2. Me, too--even though it was dated, I think it was still fun...