PHOTOS: Construction Walls Up Throughout Toon Lagoon in Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Construction Walls Up Throughout Toon Lagoon in Universal’s Islands of Adventure

While Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls is closed for refurbishment, the rest of Toon Lagoon at Universal’s Islands of Adventure is being refreshed, too.

Toon Lagoon Refurbishment

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Outside the Toon Extra Store, the “Tumbleweeds” waving cactus figure has been removed. A box covered in green scrim is over the spot where the figure usually sits.

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The above photo from a 2022 construction update shows the figure on the left. It features three characters who have been chased up the cactus by a skunk (not pictured). It has likely been removed for a standard refurbishment

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Nearly half of the courtyard featuring the Popeye statue is surrounded by construction walls.

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The walls encircle the popcorn stand.

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Guests can walk between the construction walls and Blondie’s to reach the bridge to Jurassic Park.

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The Gasoline Alley gift shop is open behind the walls.

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Black tarps connect the construction walls over planters.

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At the end of the nearby walkway and along the bridge, construction walls block the view of Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls.

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Ripsaw Falls is slated to be closed from October 2 through November 17, 2023 — just over a monthlong closure.

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It’s not uncommon for water rides to be closed in the fall and winter for refurbishment while the weather is cooler and guests are less inclined to ride.

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A similar monthlong closure is planned for the nearby Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges in February 2024.

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Lastly, a wall has been removed from next to the Aesop and Son display.

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Are you a frequent visitor to Toon Lagoon? Let us know in the comments.

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