Slashfilm are reporting that Universal Studios are going to close down one of their oldest attractions – JAWS. Citing that the “Islands Of Adventure” and “The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter” have both driven the business while attendances to the old attraction have dwindled, the park will be closing the big great white shark to the public. JAWS will bite the bullet on January 2. The Universal Facebook posted this below (thanks Slashfilm for the heads up):
Hey fans, we want you to be the first to know… JAWS! and the Amity area will officially close on January 2 to make room for an exciting, NEW, experience we’re planning for you. We know you love JAWS! and we do too. It has been an amazing attraction and after terrorizing the waters of Amity here at Universal Orlando for 20 years, it’s a VERY important part of our history. So, we’ve got a couple things planned to ensure we always remember and honor it. We know it’s hard to say goodbye, but we can’t express how EXCITED we are about the new, innovative & amazing experience we’re going to be bringing you.