PHOTOS: Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges Closed for Refurbishment, Wimpy’s and Lagoon Viewing Walled Off at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges has closed for refurbishment at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, one day earlier than scheduled. The walls erected around the attraction’s entrance also block off Wimpy’s and the lagoon viewing area.


It’s not unusual for water rides such as Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges to close briefly during the winter season for a refurbishment.


We do find it odd just how much of the area is closed and blocked off.


We would sometimes visit the lagoon viewing area to get a good look at Jurassic World VelociCoaster.


The refurbishment is scheduled to last through February 19, 2021.


Jurassic Park River Adventure just reopened following a refurbishment and Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls will be closing for about a month beginning February 22.