Fans of the 20 year-old JAWS attraction at Universal Studios Orlando may want to get there as soon as possible, because they’ve just reported that it will close come January.
From their Facebook page– Hey fans, we want you to be the first to know… JAWS! and the Amity area will officially close on January 2 to make room for an exciting, NEW, experience we’re planning for you.
We know you love JAWS! and we do too. It has been an amazing attraction and after terrorizing the waters of Amity here at Universal Orlando for 20 years, it’s a VERY important part of our history. So, we’ve got a couple things planned to ensure we always remember and honor it. We know it’s hard to say goodbye, but we can’t express how EXCITED we are about the new, innovative & amazing experience we’re going to be bringing you.
Common knowledge states that the adjacent Islands of Adventure have been kicking the Studio’s ass lately, simply because superheroes and the new Harry Potter section are simply far more interesting to kids than old summer blockbusters. They’re sure to put something similarly new and attractive to crowds in the space it occupied.
To be honest, it wasn’t much of an attraction to begin with. No one screamed like the people in that picture above, ever. Even Stephen Spielberg himself made fun of the ride in a short film Trey Parker and Matt Stone made for Universal Studios 16 years. Check it out below starting at around the :45 mark (but really, just watch the whole thing).