Rock Climbing Walls Permanently Closed and Removed From Universal Orlando Resort

Shannen Ace

Rock Climbing Walls Permanently Closed and Removed From Universal Orlando Resort

It’s the end of an era. The rock climbing walls at both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure have both been closed and permanently removed. For years, both parks have offered climbing experiences for guests at an additional charge. Those looking for a little extra challenge could step up and test their skills climbing a brick wall in a New York alleyway or a rock wall in the jungles of Jurassic Park.

Earlier this year, we noticed the closure of the New York climbing wall at Universal Studios Florida, but the Jurassic Park rock climbing wall has remained open, until now. The Jurassic Park location has been removed, meaning all rock climbing options have officially ended at Universal Orlando Resort.

Jurassic Park Rock Climbing Wall

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The rock climbing wall located in Jurassic Park was set up just across from the entrance to Camp Jurassic, near the splashdown area of Jurassic Park River Adventure. The wall itself has been completely removed from the fenced-in area, but the desk and signage still remain at this time.

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The check-in stand with rules and pricing is also still in place. Before the closure, rock climbing was $15 per person. Guests would be fitted into a safety harness and hooked up for their climbing attempt. There were different levels of difficulty, depending on which section you climbed.

Below is what the rock wall looked like in 2021, when the price was $10:

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New York City Wall

The climbing wall in New York was tucked away in an alley next to the Palace Arcade and Rosie’s Irish Shop. This experience was slightly different than the wall in Jurassic Park, giving guests the feeling of climbing the outside of a brick building in New York. There were different levels of difficulty at this wall climbing challenge as well.


This is a look at the New York brick climbing wall at Universal Studios Florida from 2021. It was intricately themed, all the way down to the safety signage on the side of a mailbox. After putting on a harness and hooking in, guests could find their footing among different bricks sticking out of the wall. This was a fun and challenging climb for many park guests.

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Back in March of 2023, the area was barricaded off and the wall climbing pieces removed.

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The alley looks a bit different now that the fire escape and ladder have been removed. At this time, the area is being used as storage for barricades that will be used during Halloween Horror Nights 32.

What do you think of rock climbing ending at Universal Orlando Resort? Are you a fan of these sorts of experiences? Let us know in the comments below if you ever had a chance to do either of these wall climbs.

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