A new t-shirt commemorating the finale of Poseidon’s Fury: Escape from the Lost City is now available at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. It can be found at the Treasures of Poseidon shop on The Lost Continent.
Poseidon’s Fury Farewell T-Shirt – $27
The vintage design is in poster form, notifying guests of the closure. Professor Elias Baxter of the Global Discovery Group invites us to visit Poseidon’s Temple and see Lord Darkenon in person on one final tour, departing from base camp on May 9.
Supplies will likely evaporate swiftly, so be sure to inquire about this item soon to “Seek the Trident & Restore the Peace.”
Poseidon’s Fury is a walk-through show attraction. It has been an anchor of Islands of Adventure since the park opened in 1999, albeit with a totally overhauled version that replaced the original in 2001.
Last Chance for a Universal Classic
As the t-shirt itself indicates, May 9 will be the final excursion into the temple.
Poseidon’s Fury had previously been closed for an extended refurbishment, between August 2020 and March 2022, before finally being accessible to guests again. The attraction’s façade was refreshed, and while nothing regarding the story inside was altered, the effects were crisper and clearer than they’d been in years. Take a look at our full show and queue tour below:
Guests are escorted through three different rooms, progressively getting deeper in the temple. In the first, they are introduced to Taylor (one of Professor Baxter’s archeological assistants), who explains that the current room was a ceremonial chamber for Poseidon before Lord Darkenon sealed it and sacrificed everyone inside to the Dark One.
After uttering a hidden inscription on the walls, Darkenon is awakened and takes the group hostage — beckoning everyone into the hidden second room with his sinister voice.
After some taunting, everyone is locked in this new chamber, until Taylor stumbles upon Poseidon’s trident among a collection of jewels, trinkets, and treasures.
A goddess protector is summoned, who conjures a tunnel of water that guides guests into the final chamber. Perhaps the most stunning technological marvel of the entire experience, this tunnel was a major feat of engineering when Technifex began its development in the mid-90s.
Without spoiling all of the surprises, the final room can be surmised as an epic mythological duel between Poseidon and Darkenon for the fate of the world.
What is your favorite memory of this soon-to-be-historic attraction? Let us know in the comments.
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