by Joe Kleiman, IPM Online News Editor
Universal announced on December 2, 2011 that “Jaws” would close to make room for “an exciting new attraction.” To date, no replacement has been announced and the “Jaws” attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, CA and Universal Studios Japan in Osaka continue to operate with no notification of closure. Universal’s announcement was designed to allow fans a full month to enjoy the ride one final time.
On December 17, with just two weeks left of operation, Seth Kubersky, author of “Universal Orlando 2011: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park Adventure” (available from Intrepid Traveler), filmed a ridethrough of “Jaws” on a boat populated with one unique group of fans – in this case, former “skippers” from the attraction itself. It is presented here with his permission.
InPark Magazine will report on the attraction replacing “Jaws” once it’s officially announced.