Jaws hanging shark returns to Universal Orlando dock

Iconic shark gets refreshed look for future photo-ops

JAWS photo-op inside Universal Studios Florida
JAWS photo-op inside Universal Studios Florida (McReynolds)

ORLANDO, Fla – A trip to Universal Orlando is not complete without a close-up picture with the iconic great white shark, Jaws.

The large shark is located in the San Francisco area of Universal Studios Florida.

The Jaws statue has been in place since the former attraction left the theme park in 2012 to make room for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley.

JAWS photo-op inside Universal Studios Flordia (McReynolds)

Guests can take pictures with the big beast next to the Chez Alcatraz bar, which features a drink tribute to the shark called the ocean attack.

The shark has been missing from its giant post on the dock since early February as Universal Orlando gave the shark a refreshed look.

On Tuesday, Universal Orlando posted a photo of the giant shark with the caption: “He’s back - and all Bruced up.”

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