Orlando-area Jaws fans, now is the time to get your fill of the Universal Studios attraction. On January 2nd, the theme park is shutting down the ride. Forever. That's right, the amusement park best known for shutting down other classic attractions like E.T. and Back to the Future is adding another to the ride graveyard. Jaws. What is even worse is that the rumor currently has it that the reason they are tearing it down is to expand the Harry Potter area and add a Twilight ride. What is even worse than that is the message that came from Universal Studios about the change. Steel yourself, and check it out after the jump.
From Universal Orlando's Facebook page:
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.
It's rather nauseating, isn't it? Such crap. "We love Jaws, that's why we have to kill it." Bastards.
As far as I know, Universal Hollywood has no plans to remove Jaws from their tram ride.