It is official, Universal Studios Florida is permanently closing Poseidon’s Fury at the Islands of Adventure theme park. The final date of operation for the attraction will be May 9. The park says “exciting new experiences” are coming to replace the ride.

For those not familiar with the attraction, it can be found in The Lost Continent section of the park.

Per the official website, the attraction allows guests to “follow an archeologist guide and venture through the ruins of the ancient Temple of Poseidon, Greek god of the sea. But once you’ve journeyed far beneath the ocean, you’re caught in a colossal battle between Poseidon and the evil Lord Darkennon. Fireballs burst, lasers flash, and water erupts around you in this spectacular special effects experience.”

The attraction first opened in 1999 and has been a beloved experience at the theme park.

The announcement that Poseidon’s Fury is closing comes right on the heels of Comcast NBCUniversal announcing that it’s doing an entire rebrand of its theme parks division:

“Universal Destinations & Experiences aligns with our aspiration to be the Destination of Choice in the markets where we are today and the markets we enter in the future,” said Mark Woodbury, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of Universal Destinations & Experiences in a statement. “We are thrilled to expand how we bring the Universal brand to life in new, immersive and compelling ways for fans around the world using our rich collection of stories, characters and franchises.”

What are your thoughts on Universal Orlando officially closing Poseidon’s Fury? Let us know in the comments! 

Sean Sposato
The Main Street Mouse