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Universal Studios Florida to close 'Jaws' ride

Universal Studios Florida to close 'Jaws' ride

December 3rd, 2011 in News

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Universal Studios Florida plans to close one of its oldest and most popular attractions next month to make way for a new attraction.

The theme park announced on Facebook Friday that on Jan. 2 it will permanently shut down its "Jaws" ride, which is based on the blockbuster 1975 Steven Spielberg movie.

It was one of the original features at the park when it opened in 1990. The surrounding "Amity" area inspired by the island where the movie was set will also close down to make room for a new attraction.

The park isn't releasing any details about what's next.

Other original features that have been closed since the park began include the "King Kong" ride and a "Ghostbusters" themed stage show.

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Universal Studios Florida: http://www.universalorlando.com/