Thursday, September 5, 2013

Two new major attractions coming to Universal Islands of Adventure in 2015 ?

According to the always well informed and reliable Screamcape web site not less than TWO major attractions will open at Universal Islands of Adventures in 2015! One of the two would be a long awaited new Jurassic Park ride. As Lance says "There have been too many JP themed ride rumors lately to say for sure what this one will be..." ...but we still can hope that the JP Jeep ride envisioned a long time ago could make its come back, although i wouldn't bet a lot on it... but we can dream, can't we?

The other ride to open in 2015 will be an unexpected one to be built at IOA Dr Seuss Landing. Always according to Lance some project called Project 301 "was just given the green light, with an aggressive plan to get it up and open in time for the Christmas 2015 holiday season. All I know so far is that this will be a new 3D ride experience themed to The Lorax, and that they will build a new large structure behind One Fish, Two Fish for it". 

So, just one year after what will be a major opening with Wizarding World of Harry Potter part two Universal will open two new attractions this time at IOA. At WDW,  after the 2014 opening of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train guests will have to wait until 2016 with the new Soarin' over the World movie - and 2017 with Avatar Land at Animal Kingdom - and obviously Universal is decided to use as much as they can their "momentum" and their ability to built new rides extremely quickly. Recently it was announced that Comcast - who owns Universal Studios - will add $500M more to build new rides, and now we know where they will be spent!

In the meantime don't forget to check regularly Screamscape updates for more news coming soon about these two projects!

Pictures: copyright Universal Studios


Marco Antonio Garcia said...

Disney desperately needs to speed things up in Florida AND announce new additions to their aging WDW theme parks.

Anonymous said...

This is really interesting, especially because the Lorax is my favorite Dr. Seuss story. However, there's also a rumor floating around about a King Kong attraction. Is that still on? And do you know if it'll take place in New York like the old one did?

Alain Littaye said...

Look on Screamscape for the King Kong rumor, he knows more than me about this one. But if there is one, i strongly doubt that it will be located in New York.

Colin said...

I'm afraid that Disney is really slowing down, because with the time Disney builds three new rides, Universal can make a whole theme park.... I mean Diagon Alley is a whole new land and Avatar land would be done next year if Universal was in control... But as a real Disney fan, I stick to the mouse, because every time they have a new ride or feature it's great