Over the weekend I made a return trip to Universal Studios Hollywood. It was my first visit since they lifted the reservation requirements for annual passholders so I wasn't sure what to expect.
And to be honest, I think it was actually less busy than the opening weekend for the Annual Passholder free month. The park seems to be running very smoothly despite the ongoing capacity restrictions on rides. I felt very comfortable during my entire visit, was able to ride quite a few things and had a great day. Let's head into the park and see what's going on! We've got video and pics for you to enjoy!
Written by Gregg Condon
Today we have another update from Universal Studios Hollywood as we take a look at all that is going on around the park. And there is a lot.
From new eateries in CityWalk, the new for 2020 attraction getting very close to being completed and of course the still officially unannounced Super Nintendo World.
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to CityWalk where the Hard Rock Cafe is no more. Soon to be replaced presumably by Toothsome Chocolate Emporium.
Is this a candy store, clothing store? Never have been able to figure it out. =)
NBC Sports Grill will be opening before Toothsome.
We headed to the Studio Tour for some fun and a couple of pics of Super Nintendo World
Lots of work going on
No evident track, etc within the buildings.
But they definitely aren't messing around.
From the other side.
We obviously don't know for sure, but would imagine the building with the store/restrooms, panda express and food location will be removed to make room for Super Nintendo Land. Can't imagine the only entrance being near Transformers.
And maybe even the backside of Jurassic Cafe, which I believe is a security office right now.
An overview of the entire lower lot. I know it may look like Mummy is larger than Super Nintendo World from this angle, but it's not.
And obviously we still don't know how much higher they are going here since we don't have official artwork for this park yet.
There's an entire section that isn't too vertical at this point.
On the upper lot, Secret Life of Pets is getting close to opening. No official date yet, but can imagine it will be soon.
The outside facade looks great.
Of course, we're not sure what the pets will think of their new neighbors. =)
Great use of forced perspective here.
What we assume will be the rides entrance.
Road signs in case you get lost.
Coming Soon!! We'll have some more info about the attraction soon. Stay tuned!!
Thanks for checking out the update and of course, as always, the support of the site. If you missed our Lunar New Year Update yesterday be sure to check it out.
Happy Thursday everybody and welcome to what will probably be our last Universal Studios Hollywood update of the decade. Last weekend we were invited out to the park to check out Grinchmas, Christmas in the Wizarding World and all of the amazing Holiday fun.
In addition we took a look at the current construction projects around the park. Let's check it out!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to the Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood!
Looks like King Kong got mad at It's Sugar (the store is getting some work done)
It was a gorgeous day to be out at the park
Highlight video of Grinchmas 2019
We love little out of the way touches, the record studio outside of Mel's had a great Christmas album display
The real clouds look almost fake here
All the different things you can do at Grinchmas
Our advise, do the Wholiday Tree Lighting later in the evening
We met the mayor who wished us a happy Anniversary (our 24th was the day after our visit ... yes, we were VERY young when we got married, well, 20)
We decided to meet Max too!!
He's so awesome!
We love the look of this area at night
The lit up Wholiday tree
We also took some pics/video of Secret Life of Pets progress
We can't wait to try this out next year
And also a Super Nintendo Land update video. This was taken from the Studio Tour so it's kind of bumpy. Our apologies.
Lastly, we enjoyed a nice evening in Hogwarts and celebrated the Holidays there.
We had dessert out on the patio, enjoying some hot butterbeer and waiting for the crowds to die down a bit for the Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle (you can see it from here too).
The shows they do here are truly magical, we love them.
Thanks for the amazing night Universal Hollywood!! We'll see you in the new year!
You can find out more information about the Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood here.
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