Universal Studios Closed JAWS
Jaws was one of the original attractions at Universal Studios in Orlando when it opened in 1990 – probably because the attraction was the most iconic part of Universal Studios Hollywood.
Now it’s closed to make room for something else.
Maybe the attraction was outdated, but this is a real shame. Jaws is easily one of the best American films ever made. It’s known as the first “blockbuster “ and rightly so. Steven Spielberg directed it when he was 26. It was the first movie to gross over $100 million at the box office and the first movie to launch an industry of toys and t-shirts based on it – something George Lucas would emulate two years later with Star Wars and every summer movie has tried to do ever since.
Come to think of it… try and name a summer movie in the past decade that’s better than Jaws. Go ahead. I dare you.
And now the attraction is closed. In a completely related series of events, Universal Studios Orlando closed their Ghostbusters stage show in 1996 to make room for an attraction about the movie….Twister (WTH?) In 2002, they closed their King Kong attraction to make room for a Revenge of the Mummy-themed roller coaster.
But never fear! They still have the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! (Man, I feel out of touch)
Here’s to you, Jaws!