It's hard to believe that the last show ever held at the Universal/Gibson Amphitheater was held just 12 months ago.
The Amphitheater held it's first show on June 28, 1972 and the show was a production of Jesus Christ Superstar. After many concerts and events, the last show was Pepe Aguilar on September 6, 2013.
Feel free to click any of the update links to see the full updates since construction began.
This is what the Amphitheater looked like on the very last day.
* Photo Courtesy of CoasterMatt
Our first update was on December 26, 2013, this is what was left.
Our first actual "inside the park" update came on January 21, 2014. It was quite clear that wasting time was not on the agenda for this project. You can see from the watermark, we were still holding onto the "Park Journeys" name.
For our February 4, 2014 update you could see earth moving around and big holes being punched into it.
March brought with it a trio of updates, the first on March 9, 2014 as we saw Forbidden Journey go vertical.
On March 23, 2014 as Minion Mayhem was opening for "Technical Rehearsals", Harry Potter seemed to magically be sprouting from nowhere.
Lastly on March 30, 2014 as we enjoyed the AP Preview for Despicable Me, we continued to be impressed by the speed of construction.
As Spring Break rolled around, we finally got confirmation of the Springfield, Fast and Furious and Wizarding World expansions. In our April 22, 2014 we started to see Hogsmeade taking shape.
Fast Forward to June 5, 2014 and construction has started on the Hogsmeade side.
Just a short month later on July 10, 2014 Hogsmeade construction is in overdrive.
Since our AP was blocked out for most of July and August, our next report didn't come until August 25, 2014 and the change was evident.
Now that Summer is over, construction is moving into its next phase as the Flintstones BBQ has now been closed and we are finally seeing some signs show up for Harry Potter.
It's hard to believe we will have at least another 1 1/2 years of construction on this site, but there is a LOT to do still.
We hope you enjoyed this look back on the first year of construction and we look forward to bringing you much more in the months to come. We should have another full park update sometime next week.
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