Despicable Me has AP Previews and Wizarding World Construction update at Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood held their first weekend of Annual Passholder previews this past weekend after a pretty successful "Technical Rehearsal" period over the last week or so. The Super Silly Funland area is still not ready however and the official opening date for the new ride has been moved from April 10th to April 12th.
We'll also have some updates on the fast moving Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the return of a classic segment of the Tram tour.
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
If you saw our pictures and review from last week (and if you didn't, why not ... you can see that update here) then you saw everything we were able to see during the AP Previews.
Having already seen the attraction I was able to enjoy the entire thing with my family.
I was a bit disappointed that during our ride we completely bypassed the first pre-show room due to a ride breakdown in the time we were in the outside queue.
While I get the need to have everybody go through the attraction and keep waits down, the pre-show is just as big a part of the ride experience as anything else.
Below are a few pictures from our update last week. But you all saw that update already right? =)
Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The biggest update this week is going to be from Wizarding World which continues to move at lightning speed.
First you build a box ... then you put a hole in the box.
What will likely be the future wizards village of Hogsmeade.
As seen from the end of the tram.
Jaws 17: The Return of the Revenge of Bruce
Jaws is back from it's refurb on the tram tour. Nothing really different from what we could tell. Not sure if there is any change in script as our tour guide had to be silent during the segment due to nearby filming.
Fast and Furious: Supercharged
Even though nothing has been announced yet, it looks like the new attraction for the tram tour is going to be called "Fast and Furious: Supercharged". Obviously at this point we have no idea what it is going to be or when it is going to be open. If we had to guess this is likely going to be ready for the 2015 season with Wizarding World coming in 2016.
Last, a quick look at Springfield construction. Not really much to report other than some steel coming out of the ground. But it looks like some buildings will likely start taking shape soon.