Jaws (ride) Jaws: The Ride Opening date June 7, 1990 Closing date January 2, 2012 Replaced by Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter) General statistics Click to see full answer. Keeping this in consideration, what replaced the ET ride at Universal Studios?In 2001, the third installation of this attraction was opened in Universal Studios Japan. On March 14, 2003, the Hollywood version was closed and replaced by Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride.Similarly, did they bring the Jaws ride back? That opened in 1990 and made people question the safety of going into the water until 2012 when it’s jaws snapped shut for the final time to be replaced by Harry Potter’s wizard of world. Diagon Alley now replacing the site of the shark. The return of the Jaws ride in the US, now that really would be epic. Keeping this in consideration, what replaced King Kong at Universal Studios Florida? Revenge of the Mummy™Is universal getting rid of ET?E.T. was an original ride — and one of the few attractions that wasn’t malfunctioning — when Universal Studios Florida opened in 1990. Over the years, the E.T. Adventure closed at Universal’s Hollywood and Japan theme parks, replaced by newer attractions.