One of the oldest attractions at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Poseidon’s Fury, will be closing for good next month.
In a message to team members, Universal said the last day of operation for the walkthrough attraction would be May 9. An unnamed Universal Orlando spokesperson confirmed the news to multiple media outlets, saying that Posideon’s Fury is closing “as we prepare for exciting new experiences for our quests.” In typical Universal fashion, the resort did not say what those “new experiences” would be.
While the attraction has never been among Universal’s most popular, the news of its closure is somewhat surprising given that it had reopened in March 2022 after a lengthy refurbishment.
Poseidon’s Fury combines a show with a walkthrough attraction. Guests are led by an actor playing a character named Taylor through rooms of an ancient Temple of Poseidon, culminating in a battle between Poseidon and the evil Lord Darkennon.
The attraction was part of the opening day lineup for Islands of Adventure in 1999, but underwent major changes to its story after its first year due to a poor initial reception.
With its departure, there will be no attractions within The Lost Continent, one of the park’s original lands and its only one not to be based on an existing franchise. The neighboring “Eighth Voyage of Sindbad” stunt show closed in 2018.
Various rumors have circulated about the land for years. Some of the most frequently suggested changes have claimed that the land would be used to expand the adjacent Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade or be rethemed to the “The Legend of Zelda” video game franchise.