This week we continue looking at the ongoing construction of Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, Wizarding World of Dirt ... err, Harry Potter, Springfield and whatever the heck they are doing where the Curse of the Mummy's Tomb was on the Studio Tour.
We also have some pictures of a production getting ready to take place on the Backlot for one very popular show.
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
A look at what Despicable Me looks like as of February 1st. It seems we are always a couple of days early as last update the sign was installed a day after our pictures were taken and apparently the wall in front of Gru's house was removed since Saturday.
We hope to have a couple of updated pictures of this later in the week.
A close up of the sign. No different than the one in Orlando.
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Due to some issues I was having with my camera this is the closest look we'll get at Super Silly Funland this update.
From down below (on the tram actually). Hopefully we'll get to see more soon.
All indications are that the ride and land will be ready to open sometime in April.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Not really a whole lot of change with WWoHP since our last update. Once vertical construction begins in a few months it should get a bit more exiting than just "dirt".
Some more dirt and steel.
And lots more dirt for good measure.
For those fans of The Voice, here you go. If you thought the show was taped in some amazing concert venue and all of those pre-performance videos were shot on the streets of LA ... well, I'm sorry. They are all done on the Universal Backlot and the show is taped on Stage 12.
Peace Out ... or is that a "V"?
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Something we missed on our last update, Fast and the Furious has thankfully been closed (looks like for good). No word on what may be replacing this.
It appears all of the "themeing" has been removed. Not sure if the cars and robot arms are still there.
Who says it never rains in Southern California?
A picture that nobody has ever taken before in the history of picture taking.
Sadly this is not in preparation for Halloween Horror Nights but for some new show they are filming on the backlot.
Jaws is still closed for what is a pretty extensive rehab. Reports are that the tilting pier effect is not coming back. Maybe something different?
They've cleared even more land where Curse of the Mummy's Tomb was. Still no indication if this is going to be a future attraction for the tram or for the theme park.
I see no reason why this can't be an expansion for Wizarding World utilizing the Hogwarts Express concept they are using in Orlando to get people out to this area of the park.
Around The Park
Decorations celebrating the Year of the Horse were up in Universal Plaza.
Even though it was bright and sunny it was a pretty chilly day. Not sure why they had the fountains on.
Still a temporary entrance for Shrek 4D.
Walls heading all the way around towards Flintstones BBQ which will hopefully be on it's way out soon.
We'll finish with one of the many amazing walk-around face characters at the park. We'll try to feature a different one for each update. These individuals are great and really are the heart of the park.
That's going to wrap it up for this update. We hope to have some updated Despicable Me pictures in the next few days and if anything major changes with either Despicable Me or Harry Potter we'll be sure to head to the park.
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