Universal Studios Florida Will See Attraction Changes, Return Of Mardi Gras In 2022 – MiceChat

The future is looking bright for Universal Orlando Resort. The theme park saw a successful past year and a half, even when facing the challenges of park closures and worldwide health concerns, and still managed to open a brand-new show at Universal Studios Florida (The Bourne Stuntacular) and an amazing new ride over at Islands of Adventure — the Jurassic World VelociCoaster. They have also been able to successfully put on an impressive Halloween Horror Nights event. 

Velocicoaster crests the lift hill

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The globe at the entrance of Universal Studios Florida

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Poster outside the Shrek 4D soundstage

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Attraction sign of The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash

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Façade of the Revenge of the Mummy ride

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Entrance to the Mardi Gras food courtyard

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Let’s Hear From You What do you think about the changes coming to Universal Studios Florida? Are you sad to see Shrek go? Do you think they’ll keep the characters even if the attraction is no longer around? And are you excited about the return of the full Mardi Gras event? Let us know!