Welcome to Theme Park Insider! Join the community or log in
Theme Park Insider
Facebook Twitter YouTube Email Newsletter

What's the latest news on Backdraft?

Universal Studios Hollywood: Will it close?

From Phillip Florendo
Posted April 23, 2007 at 8:20 PM
What's the latest news on Backdraft? Will it be closing for a new ride in its place?

I have a friend who likes fire. A lot. I want her to see it before it goes away.


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Rena P.
Posted May 29, 2007 at 11:40 PM
I haven't heard any news on it and I just went to Cali last year and we saw it, it was pretty cool even though it kinda gets less than stellar reviews. Its still on the USH site so likely its still running. There's a video of the show on YouTube if you want to see it.

From Jack Williams
Posted May 30, 2007 at 3:08 PM
I really hope that it gets closed down. Not many people like it, and don't you think that if they took this and the FX stages out, they could put a different ride there? Men in Black? Spidey? Maybe something totally different, but all I can say is: UNIVERSAL, PLEASE HUMBLY TAKE OUT BACKDRAFT AND PLACE IN A COOL ATTRACTION THAT'S NOT THEMED TO NICKELODEON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

From Eric Malone
Posted May 30, 2007 at 3:14 PM
Have to agree. I hope it shuts down. I saw the video, and to be totally honest, it doesn't look all that spectacular. I suppose watching the video is alot different from being there, but my reaction to it was about the same as Twister. It didn't invoke any emotions.

So, hopefully they do shut it down. I'd imagine it's probably on the list.

From Ryan Milanio
Posted June 16, 2007 at 11:46 PM
Backdraft will not be closing, you are on the right track. Back to the Future: The Ride is closing to make way for a new ride. I know this summer will be the last for the ride.

This discussion has been archived, and is not accepting additional responses.

Planning a trip to Orlando?

Walt Disney World

Insider's Pick: Get all the best advice from ThemeParkInsider.com in one convenient book! Theme Park Insider Orlando 2014 offers you the insight, background, and how-to skills that will help you enjoy Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando like, well, a theme park insider. Save yourself time and money by learning how to visit the Orlando-area theme parks the insiders' way.

Get it! In paperback | For Kindle | For iBooks