Happy Monday everybody, hope you had a great weekend. It was mostly a quiet weekend here except for a quick visit to a couple of parks on Friday! First up we've got an update from Universal Studios Hollywood and a look at Halloween Horror Nights prep! Also some updates on a couple of projects around the park! Let's head in!
Today we've got a quick Universal Studios Hollywood update for you as we take a look at stage deconstruction on the lower lot for whatever it is that they are going to be building.
This update is going to be short on words as I ran the LA Marathon yesterday and I need to get back to vegging and watching movies and napping and eating Voodoo Doughnuts. =)
Written by Gregg Condon
Photos by Matthew Nelson
As you can see, all of the stages they were tearing down on the lower lot are completely gone.
These were taken last Thursday so the rest of the rubble is surely gone by now.
They are also continuing work on the 4th Starway escalator
Lots of empty space for them to play with
You can see where the former stages were
An overview of most of the area, we'll have to see if anything else is on the way out to make even more room.
Wonder if we'll get some HHN mazes on these empty spots before construction begins on whatever it is they're building.
A closer look at the Starway construction. On the left you can see supports for the new escalator already.
Super Silly Funland just came back from a nice freshening up and looks great.
And finally we'll leave you with a few random Springfield pictures because why not.
Alright, that's it for this update, it's going to be interesting to see what's going on and what's announced in the next months. Truly another exciting time for the park.
As we ease into the New Year we're starting to get back into our general update pattern and today we've got our first Universal Studios Hollywood Update of the new year.
Even though we know/have heard of a lot of new things coming right now it seems that most everything is kind of small. We don't really like to say definitively what's coming until we know 100% but that doesn't mean it's not fun to speculate. ;)
If you haven't used Metro to the park yet, it's really easy and the new pedestrian bridge makes it super easy to do.
Wizarding World always looks great, but I think we can all admit there's something special about seeing it in the rain. Maybe because this is really the first time we've been able to see it in the rain was just within the last few weeks?
The 5 minute waits for Forbidden Journey don't hurt either.
The employees in this shot almost equal the amount of guests.
Krusty's mouth ... the ride.
A new Starway is being added to bring guests up and down the hill. For future capacity or something or other. ;)
Imagine that, a park taking advanced steps and improving their infrastructure before crowds show up.
Of course, any time you have construction and rain you get mud. Wheeeee!!!
Everything is so green in CA right now, it's so nice for a change.
Down at the bottom you can see all of the work being done to add more Starway capacity.
I mean, it's already raining, might as well. =)
Seriously, even cell phone pics of Wizarding World look amazing in the rain.
The cold and rain make cool effects on the CityWalk fountain
Speaking of CityWalk, these pics are a few days old but we figured we'd include them here.
Work is FINALLY being done on Voodoo Donuts.
Margaritaville is also looking great, they've been hiring so if you're looking for a job at CityWalk be sure to follow @ushjobs on Twitter.
Alrighty, that's going to wrap it up for this update. We should hopefully be back at the park soon for the Lunar New Year which is beginning soon. We'll be sure to get more pics of the park projects when we do.