In a surprise addition to Universal’s Islands of Adventure, the star of the Netflix animated series “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” is now among the characters you’ll encounter at the park.
The costumed She-Ra was first spotted greeting guests Sunday in the park’s Lost Continent area near the Mythos restaurant. Universal did not immediately respond to Orlando Rising’s requests for further details on the meet-and-greet and the resort did defer several questions on Twitter from guests asking how long She-Ra will be staying.
“I do not [have] information about how long the character will be in the resort,” Universal said on its official account. “Please stay tuned to our website for any updates.”
She-Ra isn’t a complete stranger to Universal parks. The character was briefly featured at Universal Studios Hollywood in 1985 alongside other characters related to “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” and its spinoffs.
“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” is produced for Netflix by the television arm of Dreamworks Animation, which was acquired by Comcast’s NBCUniversal division in 2016 for $3.8 billion. The 2018 reboot of the 1980s Filmation series has drawn critical acclaim over its first two seasons, including being nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award and a GLAAD Media Award for its representation of LGBT characters and relationships.
The show’s third season is set to debut this August.
Placing the character in The Lost Continent section of the park is sure to fuel speculation about that area’s future.
One of the few times Universal hasn’t built a land around existing intellectual property, The Lost Continent’s original footprint has shrunk considerably since Islands of Adventure first opened in 1999, first because of the 2010 opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and most recently by the closure of the Sindbad stunt show. It was most recently rumored to be rethemed to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise, no such plans have come to fruition.
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