Universal Orlando have released a statement:
We are closing JAWS! and the Amity area to make room for an exciting, new attraction experience. JAWS! has been an amazing attraction and an important part of our history. But we must always work to provide new, innovative, entertainment experiences for our guests. We know that JAWS! holds a special place in the hearts of our guests and we have put a great deal of thought and care into this decision. We can’t wait to share details of our plans – in due time. Meanwhile, our guests should take this opportunity to enjoy their last rides on JAWS!.
The official close date for JAWS! and the Amity area is January 2, 2012 at 9 p.m.