CoasterMatt headed up to Universal Studios the other day and shared with us some amazing pictures. The entire skyline of the park has changed for good and everything is certainly getting more EPIC.
We'll take a look at Hogwarts from pretty much every angle you can see it from today ... and it's a LOT of angles. Be sure to check out Matt's Flickr page for more amazing pictures.
Pictures by CoasterMatt
Written by Gregg Condon
The transformation of Universal Hollywood is evident miles away from the park, as you can now see Hogwarts from the 170 freeway.
Sittin' in LA traffic ... just watching a castle get built.
Down on the lower side, pedestrian bridge construction is continuing as well.
♪ Everything is EPIC ♪
Who ever knew roadwork could be so EPIC. If you can count how many EPIC signs are in this picture you win absolutely nothing.
Heading into the park, still lots of walls where Nothing of Horror is.
Sadly the beautiful Universal Plaza is no longer going to be what people are looking at as they walk down the main drag of the park.
Beetlejuice is all ... yeah, that's Hogsmeade. What about it.
And boom, now it's Hogsmeade.
Pretty much the only reason to go into the Shrek queue.
So you can pretty much see the Hogwarts towers from anywhere in the upper lot, and a good portion of the tram tour.
New Studio Tour entry sign, and the tower.
Heading to the Tram, and oh, there's the tower
Hmmm, what are they hiding in there?
Chillin' at CityFood in CityWalk ... and guess what, there's the tower.
Matt trying to pull off his best JJ Abrams lens flare, and you guessed it ...
Hey look, it's the Collapsing Brid ... I mean Hogwarts.
But in all seriousness, this is pretty exciting for those of us who grew up with this park. To see such an amazing transformation (some would call it EPIC) is pretty awesome.
Another look at the rest of the Forbidden Journey ride building.
This is an amazing picture of the entrance to King Kong 360 3D ... is that, oh, it's Hogwarts again. =)
Ok, time to move on. The historical Stage 28 is now a storage area. Hey, all those barriers for Halloween Horror Nights have to go somewhere.
Lastly, the building for Fast and Furious is starting to take shape a bit. You can see where it will have an entry facade like King Kong does, but obviously Fast and Furious'y, not King Kong'y.
Alright, that's gonna wrap it up for this update. We should have another USH update very soon. Hope you enjoyed the update.