Update Oct 13 – We’ve been waiting to see when Dudley De Wright’s Rippsaw Falls at Universal’s Islands of Adventure will reopen, but online reports suggest the attraction has been drained. Universal has not issued a statement as to the reason for the closure of Dudley de Wright’s Ripsaw Falls, but speculates that it was damaged by Hurricane Ian, as it has not reopened since the theme park’s closure.
There is currently no confirmation of a reopening date, but we will update you on this as soon as it is announced here at Theme Park Tourist.
OCTOBER 3 – The Universal Orlando Resort was damaged by Hurricane Ian, but reopened for Halloween Horror Nights and resort guests on Friday, September 30. Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure have since reopened to all guests on Saturday, October 1st. Unfortunately, however, one of his more popular attractions is missing from the lineup.
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls is now listed as closed on the official app. The exact reason for this closure is unknown, but it is speculated that it was due to damage from Hurricane Ian. Prior to the theme park’s closure due to Hurricane Ian, no mention was made of regular maintenance or renovations.
Universal has not given an official stance on a possible reopening, but it is rumored online that team members have told guests that the closure is for unscheduled maintenance and that the attraction may be unavailable for an extended period of time. This certainly doesn’t sound good, but we hope to bring you news of reopening in the not too distant future.
Hurricane Ian also damaged aspects of Jurassic Park River Adventure, but surprisingly the attraction is operating over the weekend and will open at 9am today. Part of the Incredible Hulk Coaster has been submerged, but it will also open at 9am.
All in all, Universal Orlando Resort has resumed business as usual, which is great. The reopening date for Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls will be announced as soon as it is announced.