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Dudley Do-Right’s Ripshaw reopens at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Dudley Do-Right’s Ripshaw reopens at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls ride has reopened at Universal Studios park Islands of Adventure.

The Orlando attraction has been closed since the beginning of October following structural damage caused by Hurricane Ian.

After initially being predicted it would remain closed for nine months, the Universal Orlando Resort app now lists the attraction as open and available to ride.

The log flume ride - which is inspired by the Dudley Do-Right character created by cartoonists Jay Ward and Alex Anderson - has long been a favourite amongst Universal visitors.

The damage suffered to the ride was so severe, Universal saw the attraction being closed indefinitely.

Twitter account Bioreconstruct teased earlier in December the water attraction was showing re-opening progress after it uploaded two pics of the ride with the caption: “Water testing and a small amount of scaffolding at the refurbishment of Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls.”

Universal did not give an official date of when the attraction would reopen after taking a battering from the hurricane but fans were hopeful after water was seen flowing from the ride.

Earlier in September, Hurricane Ian unleashed 14 inches of rain and wind going at 60 mph in Orlando which swept through Universal Orlando Resort. Pictures uploaded to Twitter revealed the aftermath if the hurricane which saw many areas of the park submerged under several feet of water.

As a result the park had to close temporarily due to the damage of its main attractions including Jurassic Park River Adventure. The weather emergency also forced the closure of other major theme parks including Busch Gardens Tampa, SeaWorld Orlando, LEGOLAND, and Walt Disney World.

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