As many had suspected, the Fear Factor Live show will not be returning after Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida. Universal Orlando confirmed this information today when asked on social media.
Justaunifan on Twitter pointed out today that the official web page for Fear Factor Live has been taken down from the Universal Orlando website. Then, later in a private message, the company confirmed that the show will not be returning.
No official announcement has been made, but it is rumored that the space where the theater sits now will be used to expand The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the park. Many believe that a virtual reality-type attraction where you get to fly on a broomstick may be built here over the next few years.
We reported on the possible closure of Fear Factor Live earlier this month. When it was open, Fear Factor Live would have guests of the park act as contestants in the show, which was based on the once popular television series.
We believe the attraction will be replaced by an additional Harry Potter themed attraction, which could open as soon as 2023, however these details have not been confirmed by Universal Orlando at this time. The only thing that has been confirmed, is that Fear Factor Live is now closed permanently.
Permits have yet to be filed for the demolition of the Fear Factor Live theater, but after the area is cleared, we expect work to start on that rumored replacement.
The rumored Harry Potter VR experience was originally theorized to have been designed for Universal’s next theme park, Epic Universe, but instead, it sounds like it is going to be built here.
This will likely be an additional attraction at the existing resort to help tide us over while we wait for the new theme park, which has been delayed more than a year due to complications arising from the pandemic.
The Fear Factor Live theater is currently being used for the Halloween Nightmare Fuel show as part of Halloween Horror Nights. We do not expect any work to begin, whether demolition or otherwise, until after the event ends at the end of the month.
The company also recently confirmed that Shrek 4-D would be closing permanently this January. That attraction is rumored to be replaced with a Minions-themed attraction, however, that is also not confirmed at this time.
See our previous story for more information on this closure, as well as well as the Shrek 4-D closure, and more news from around the Universal Orlando Resort. And stay tuned for more theme park news and updates.