Today we're back at Universal Studios Hollywood for another look at Wizarding World. In addition we have the set-up for Lunar New Year, the new retail location and Jurassic Park refurbs.
But first, we wanted to share a few pics of what Wizarding World looked like in January 2014 and January 2015. What a difference a year or two makes.
Written by Gregg Condon
Now that this project is drawing to a close we are, in the next few weeks going to be putting together a look back at this project. This was the first "major" project we started covering as a website and that we've been able to provide updates on it for the past 2+ years has been so fun. So look forward to that.
As you can see, not a whole lot has changed since our last update.
LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of training going on both inside and outside of Hogsmeade.
We even saw some crowd control training going on in Springfield.
Soon, very very soon.
Can you tell we're a bit excited for Wizarding World?
Back for 2016 is the great Lunar New Year celebration which kicked off this last weekend.
The festival brings fun, food and back again is the Mandarin speaking Megatron.
Absolutely LOVE this picture with Hogwarts in the background.
More information about Lunar New Year can be found here.
We'll also be back at the park this Thursday morning for a special preview of Lunar New Year so be sure you are following along with our social media for that.
Of course, what good is Wizarding World if you can't get people into the park to enjoy it. Lots more changes going on in the main entry of the park. There is SO much more space here now.
It is creating a few narrow corridors but a bit of temporary pain on our journey to Hogwarts is nothing new.
Inside the new retail location is looking amazing.
Considering what this area looked like just over a year ago it's great to see the transition.
Jurassic Park: The Ride is still closed for Refurbishment. They let you know prior to going down the Starway which is nice.
This is definitely a rather extensive rehab.
One of the boats is out probably for testing of the new track they installed.
The new food location is coming along as well.
Lastly, a couple of CityWalk notes. The fountains are getting a nice refurb.
And the all new ET Parking structure is open.
Alright, that's going to wrap it up for this update.
We've been getting a LOT of messages/tweets/emails/etc regarding soft openings for Wizarding World. Even IF we knew we would unfortunately not be able to relay that information at this time. But when we do, and we know it's safe to do so we will pass that information along. Anything else you are seeing online at this point is purely speculation.
Have a great week everybody!!!