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drfrightner
05-03-2012, 08:57 AM
Jaws was closed folks... the classic ride is gone forever. Universal is building a new Harry Potter ride in the Universal side of Universal Studios and its going where Jaws was. That sucks I loved that ride... funny how time just rolls on. Who will miss Jaws?

Larry

sophisticatedterror
05-03-2012, 09:12 AM
Ya it closed in january, one of the classics forever gone. Except they did manage to re-purpose the hanging jaws shark to another location in the park. Amity is nothing but a giant pile of dirt now.



Kale

Slain
05-03-2012, 09:41 AM
Glad my kids were able to ride it a couple of years ago.. It was a good adventurous ride...

drfrightner
05-03-2012, 10:47 AM
I wonder if they are going to sell the sets or animated sharks or something. Anyone know. Larry

RobfromErie
05-03-2012, 12:25 PM
Also, as of now, harry potter taking that space is just a rumor. Universal hasn't spoken on what will replace it.

poison
05-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Yeah that ride has a soft spot for me.
My dad did the voice/scream of the fisherman being capsized in the small boat : (

Haunted Prints (EOM)
05-03-2012, 05:14 PM
That's a damn shame. The Jaws ride was a classic. Outdated, but a Classic.

graystone
05-03-2012, 08:20 PM
Piss on Harry Potter! Shane and it's I hate thoes suckie movies! Shane

icandrawem2
05-03-2012, 10:08 PM
Yeah I dont think they are replacing Jaws with HP. Pretty sure that expansion is replacing the Lost Continent. Either way, Jaws was a classic that alot of folks hated to see go.

Terrorknight
05-03-2012, 10:33 PM
I think I read it was going to a Universal Studios over seas.

Haunted Prints (EOM)
05-03-2012, 10:53 PM
Harry Potter expansion set to include Gringotts, replace Jaws

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/features_orlando/2012/01/website-harry-potter-expansion-set-to-include-gringotts-replace-jaws.html

VSneader2
05-05-2012, 08:28 PM
the company I work for built that ride. I would love to get into that division of Oceaneering, but that would require me to move to maryland.

Deathwing
05-06-2012, 08:36 PM
I liked Jaws but it was getting dated, this potter expansion should be really impressive!

casketvamp2
05-06-2012, 08:47 PM
This is very old news.....

SomeThingInTheIce
05-07-2012, 02:13 PM
It was because of the failure of the Jaws ride when the park first opened that Halloween Horror Nights got its start. The ride did not work right and had to be closed and redone so a radio station asked to put a haunted house in the Q. The event was called Fright Nights and had the one haunted house that had two endings, you had to choose what door you took at the end. The event was a hit and Universal then started Halloween Horror Nights all because the Jaws ride failed to work right. Jaws will be misssed but has left behind a great Halloween event.