Over the weekend we made a trip up to Universal Studios Hollywood to take in their Taste of Universal event. We were super excited to get back into the park, try some yummy food and spend a few hours in the park.
Since our last visit in February 2020, there's been a lot of stuff going on. Namely the all new Pets Place near the Secret Life of Pets: Off The Leash attraction and construction on Super Nintendo World. So of course we had to check out both.
Written by Gregg Condon
Super Nintendo World Construction
Overall we had a great time at Taste of Universal. Many of the food items were pretty much what you can get when the park is open vs specialty food items, but since the park isn't open we were ok with that. The longest lines for the event were at Three Brooksticks and Krusty Burger, which struck us as odd if I'm being honest. But hey, people like those Krusty Burgers!
The event runs for the next few weeks. Be sure to check it out!
We figured during this downtime for theme parks we'd share some pics of Islands of Adventure, one of our absolute favorite parks. The park turns 21 today and is officially old to get a drink at Mythos, or Miss Oats as our kids called it during our first visit to the park in 2006.
And that's where we'll start our look back at the park today. Enjoy!! - Gregg
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For the second part, we move over to the Islands of Adventure of today, well, a few years ago, just before Dragon Challenge closed.
The park sure has changed over the years. Check out these amazing pics from Matt.
And lastly, we'll leave you with the future, some pics of the yet unannounced Jurassic Park/World coaster. These were taken just before the parks shut down in early March. Thanks to Nicholas for sharing this pics with us.
We hope you enjoyed this quick look back at IOA. We can't wait to get back to the adventuring soon.
Welcome to another update from Universal Studios Hollywood. We've got a lot of great stuff to share in this update including some CityWalk updates, the final touches for Secret Life of Pets (which we got an awesome tour of, but sadly we can't spill the beans quite yet) and of course, Super Nintendo World.
We're going to start off in CityWalk since that's what we saw first!!
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Seriously can't wait for this to open.
It was a beautiful day at the park!
First stop of the day. Let me just say, you're not going to be disappointed. And as Forrest, Forrest Gump would say ... "and that's all I have to say about that" (for now)
The facade is looking fantastic!
As well as Pets Place, which is getting some work done on both sides of the street.
Wonder if they'll have dryers in here for after you watch Waterworld in the splash zone? =)
Store, coming soon!!
Headed in for one last walk-through of The Walking Dead (for now).
From a couple of years ago, 360 degree video of The Walking Dead.
And of course, had to go into Wizarding World.
I got a new iPhone 11 Pro and wanted to see the capabilities of the camera.
Quite impressed with the Night Mode. Will take some time to work out all the kinks, but overall very happy with it.
Can't wait to use it during Haunt season. (although I do wish the video function had a night mode)
Moving down to Super Nintendo World
That wall is going to be annoying. =)
Jurassic World is still closed as they add in the new Dino!!
And lastly, the classic Universal Studios Hollywood sign is getting some work done
Alrighty, that'll wrap it up. We'll have a new update for SLOP when we're allowed to, so stay tuned for that. And we'll keep our ears open for Soft Opening dates.
Have a great weekend!