Planters and Seating Area Removed, Construction Continues at Former Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone in Universal Studios Florida

A grouping of plants, bushes, and seating has been removed near the construction walls surrounding the area formerly home to Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone at Universal Studios Florida — widening a pathway for guests that was severely truncated by the ongoing work.

KidZone Construction Continues


Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone as we know it ended operations on January 15, permanently closing Fievel’s Playland, the Curious George Goes to Town play area, DreamWorks Destination, and Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster. Construction walls were swiftly propped up, and while Universal has yet to make any official, concrete announcements — the inclusion of several DreamWorks Animation characters on the walls appears to suggest this revamped area focused on young children will emphasize DreamWorks stories and films.


This newly vacated section can be found just beyond SpongeBob StorePants and the KidZone restrooms, on the approach to the E.T. Toy Closet and E.T. Adventure. While the surrounding area is cut off, all E.T.-related experiences remain open and the removal of this particular seating area opens up a pathway that was essentially a bottleneck — also making the E.T. Adventure difficult to see.

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