Today it's time to take a look at the goings on at Universal Studios Hollywood as they prepare for Halloween Horror Nights which begins in just, wait, 9 days? Wow.
It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend in Southern California (VERY fall-like, well for us) so we'll also share some pictures of the park courtesy of Matt.
Pictures by Matthew Nelson
Written by Gregg Condon
What better way to start off a Universal Studios Hollywood update than in Hogsmeade?
I'm not an Owl ...
No sign of Yakko, Wakko and Dot ...
Let's take the Starway down for a look at the lower lot ... raise your hand if you have kind of forgotten there is a Lower Lot at Universal Studios Hollywood since about April. =)
From up here the Exorcist doesn't look very scary.
Not sure I've ever been so excited for a maze ... ever.
Even though it was very cool for Labor Day Weekend, it was still warm enough for a trip through Jurassic Park
This one is happy to see you
The Studio Tour is a must do of course ...
Construction on the all new Halloween Maze is going along quite nicely.
Due to filming on the backlot we weren't able to get any shots of the mazes that will be down here, but still plenty of activity going on.
Look for this in a Movie/TV Show/Commercial/Music Video (those are apparently still a thing) near you ...
These are how they keep you locked up for HHN ...
Just time for a quick bite ...
More HHN Prep ...
It's too bad they couldn't somehow incorporate this in to HHN
What's up Orlando ...
Doesn't look too Psycho to me
Lots of work going on for the Terror Tram. Some kind of facade here and lots of stuff to walk through. Yay!!
Just wish we could have the fire back
Work on the humongous new soundstages is progressing quite nicely. Or just chilling on break.
It's just too bad John and crew couldn't have gotten one year of HHN use out of these soundstages before they are put to use. Could you imagine the amazing pair of mazes they could have had here?
Speaking of amazing mazes ...
Thankfully since the attraction has opened there's been no toning down of the scares ... in fact, we've heard it's gotten even scarier, which is awesome.
And we'll leave you with one of the amazing performers at the park. They truly are the best.
Since Halloween Horror Nights starts next week that means we'll have our world famous HHN Strategy Guide up early next week. Well, maybe not World Famous ... LA famous? ... Internet Famous? ... well, it's famous somewhere if only in our own mind.
So be sure to check back for that next week.