One of our Universal Orlando Resort sources is back with some quite interesting rumors about possible future additions coming to Universal Studios Florida.
While all of these projects have already been mentioned on other sites (such as the very interesting Fast & Furious ride concepts), we thought it would be fun to share some new details (be sure to note that the following are just rumors. The Universal Orlando Resort has not confirmed any of them). Let's get started.


1) FAST & FURIOUS ATTRACTION DETAILS
Recently, multiple websites started hinting about the possibility of having a brand-new attraction themed after the popular Fast & Furious franchise at Universal Studios Florida. While a similar experience already debuted to mixed reviews at Universal Studios Hollywood, rumors say that the Florida version will be much different (especially since it is expected to be an actual stand-alone ride).

Here you are some intriguing details our source shared with us regarding this possible future addition:

Late August into September is the new timeline for Disaster to close... San Francisco will be totally facelifted to Los Angeles. Beetlejuice would be taken to its new home at Fear Factor. Then all of that space, including where Disaster is, would be constructed for Fast & Furious.

That's a lot to take in. First of all, Disaster! - A Major Motion Picture Ride... Starring YOU (as well as the rest of the San Francisco area) could be closing as soon as next month, leaving a big gap between New York and the London Waterfront. Other sources say that Disaster might actually close in the fall.

In addition to that, we might have to officially say goodbye to San Francisco. This makes sense, as the Fast & Furious franchise is connected to Los Angeles. It's true, the park already has a California-themed area in another section of the park (Hollywood), but both areas should coexist without any problems.

Finally, it seems like Beetlejuice's show might still survive by moving to the much larger theater currently hosting the incredibly underwhelming Fear Factor LIVE. This is a little hard to believe, as the current theater where the Beetlejuice show takes place hardly fills up. The huge theater next to M.I.B. Alien Attack could be too big for such a show, unless it gets updated once again.

2) NEW ATTRACTION NEXT TO M.I.B. ALIEN ATTACK

Work has not even started on the new Fast & Furious attraction or the replacement for Twister, yet we have even more to look forward to. In fact, our source recently dropped the following hint:

A new attraction building will be built to the right of M.I.B. 

That's a very general "news," but it is definitely not unexpected. The very expansive empty lot next to M.I.B. Alien Attack has always been considered a great expansion area for the park by theme park fans. Take a look at the following aerial image showing how many times the M.I.B. showbuilding would fit within that area. Just imagine all the great attractions and rides that could fit there...


What could be the theme of this new area? That is a great question, especially since most rumors point to have Nintendo take over Woody Woodpecker's KidZone. What does the future hold for that area? It may be way too early to even start speculating about that. Fun times ahead!

3) CONSTRUCTION NEAR DESPICABLE ME: MINION MAYHEM

As some of our Readers may know, a small area next to the Universal Studios Store was recently walled off, and the small building located near the shop's side entrance was completely demolished:



Our source confirmed that the work being done in that area is not something to be too excited about:

That little construction zone between Despicable Me and the Universal Studios Store is going to become the new location for the hydraulic pumps for the Despicable Me ride. 

Once again, be sure to note that the above information is based on pure speculation. As far as we know, plans may completely change in the future, or timelines may be altered due to internal needs. That said, we would like to thank our source for keeping us informed and for sharing with us these rumors.

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