It’s supposedly the most damaged attraction at Islands of Adventure.
According to a recent post on Reddit, Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls at Universal’s Islands of Adventure was apparently wrecked by Hurricane Ian.
FYI: The information was posted in a thread on the fan-run Universal Orlando Resort community page of the social media platform
Four days ago, user u/ivorobotniksz started the thread titled ‘Ripsaw Falls Update’ with the following:
“[Hey folks] In addition to hearing that most of the TMs that worked at Ripsaw Falls were relocated, it was also running water (with no flumes) a few days ago. Does anyone know what’s going on maintenance-wise?
Apparently, it was the ride most wrecked by the hurricane, so I’m guessing they’re jumping routine yearly upkeep and major repairs into one big fix. Please correct me if I’m wrong. I’m just glad they’re pouring money into it rather than scrapping Toon Lagoon in the long run as many have been theorising (theorizing).”
The thread only had a handful of replies, but one stood out to us the most. You can read the reply verifypassword0208 posted below:
“Can’t tell you much, as I don’t work at that ride. What I can tell you is the ride has been experiencing an extreme amount of problems lately, many of which ended in evacuations happening frequently. The ride was planning an extended refurbishment before the hurricane hit, and then it did and made everything more complicated. No idea when it’s reopening, rumors were starting up that it would be closed for good but no actual confirmation on that yet.”
With the rumour of it closing permanently going around, we have to ask! Would you miss Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls if it closed for good? Let us know in the comments below.
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Update: A tweet relating to the Islands of Adventure attraction has caught our eye. Read below:
Yup, suffered structural damage. Expected to be down for about 9 months to fix sadly.— Ant (@AnthonyCEyre) October 25, 2022
Update #2: Six days ago, u/RustyRipshaw posted an eye-opening reply to u/ivorobotniksz’s original post. You can read u/RustyRipshaw’s reply below:
“Ripsaw ream member here, Hurricane had nothing to do with the closure all it did was knock out our camera system, we planned on going “Dry” on October 10tg but that caused us to close early.
The reason behind this dry, the second this year is because of 10+ OSHA complaints/violations and to make us stop submitting them they chose to shut down, and see if they can fix it, all of us team members where sent to different rides, and told we might not open till March maybe even summer.
If we open up at all. Our leads and management have told us if it costs too much to fix they might just get rid of it. Guess that’s what happens when the only thing done during yearly drys is just them repainting everything instead of fixing what needs to be fixed. So I’m sure years of neglect is gonna add up and cost them.”
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