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Twister Closing at Universal Studios

Twister Closing at Universal Studios

Universal Studios Orlando has just announced that Twister: Ride It Out will officially be closing on November 2, 2015. This closure will make way for the new Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon attraction.

Race Through New YorkThe Universal team has not revealed too many details of the new attraction; however, it was stated that Race Through New York will be inspired by the outrageous celebrity races that have become one of the most popular segments of Jimmy’s Tonight Show.

According to Universal Orlando’s Blog, guests will rocket through the streets (and skies) of New York City, from the deepest subway tunnels to the tallest skyscrapers, encountering colorful characters, famous landmarks and anything else that comes to Jimmy’s mind.

Rumors of Twister’s closure have been speculated throughout the year on many theme park blogs. I didn’t take the rumors too seriously until I saw what looked like demolition plans on Disboards.com.

It’s a bitter sweet ending for me because I’ve always been a super fan of both the movie and the ride experience. Hopefully I, and the many fans of Twister, will be able to ride it out one last time!

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!



I’m a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related. I was born and raised in Florida, which attributes to my Theme Park passion. Every since I was a child I had a natural affinity to the parks here that has now spilled over into adulthood. Instead of rushing over to the thrill rides, like I used to, you may find me in the Italy Pavilion at EPCOT enjoying a nice glass of wine and a delightful book!

2 Comments so far

Madkin KellyPosted on  9:11 am - Oct 28, 2015

Wow. Twister has been there for sometime too. I tihnk it’s good to move on though. Glad to see they are bringing in another ride too. I will have to visit the park one last time though for Twister.

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