Universal Studios Florida’s family-favorite A Day in the Park with Barney show has been closed for half a year, and it is now confirmed that the beloved purple dinosaur’s hiatus has become permanent.
Updated 2/8/21 to include official confirmation of closure.
Back in August, Universal Orlando paused performances of A Day in the Park with Barney, which had been entertaining guests in Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone since 1995. The show was suspended in light of decreasing demand and enhanced social distancing procedures prompted by COVID-19.
While the show was on hold, characters including Barney, BJ, and Baby Bop made regular meet-and-greet appearances in the Kidzone. However, as of last month, those appearances have also been terminated.
Universal Orlando made the announcement on their official Twitter account, after fans noticed that the show no longer appears listed under “temporary attraction closures” on Universal Studios Florida’s hours and information page.
In addition, all references to Barney have been removed from Universal’s website.
Although there’s always a chance Barney could return in the future, for now it appears the “I Love You, You Love Me” icon is extinct. Say farewell to Barney and friends by watching this complete video of one of the final performances, and then read our tribute to the show.
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