Pteranodon Flyers Closed Indefinitely at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Pteranodon Flyers, a glider-style attraction in Jurassic Park at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, is reportedly closed for an indefinite period of time.

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The attraction shut down unexpectedly on the morning of Sunday, December 4. It has not reopened since. We know that about half of the Jurassic Park area and “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” attractions were closed on that same morning. Team Members were not allowing anyone into that area of the park.

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The fire department came to the rescue that morning. They arrived to evacuate some guests from the Pteranodon Flyers, according to reports. Though we were reassured on Sunday that this happens with the attraction occasionally, it has still failed to reopen. The reports of an extended closure imply that this incident involves more than a routine problem.

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The Universal Orlando mobile app indicates that the attraction remains closed. Team Members outside the entrance were advising guests that the ride would not reopen today. However, the adjacent Camp Jurassic play area is open to all guests. Universal has not commented on the attraction’s status at this time.

Pteranodon Flyers allows riders to take flight beneath the 10-foot wings of a Pteranodon. Guests soar and swing in a seat suspended from a track above. Universal Orlando says, “this ride is perfect for younger guests not ready for big-kid thrills.” Some guests feel frustration due to the requirement that older guests must have a child under 56 inches tall to ride.

Pteranodon Flyers isn’t the only attraction at Islands of Adventure suffering from an indefinite closure. Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls in Toon Lagoon is currently closed for “extended” unplanned maintenance.

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