The first of many Universal Orlando Resort photo reports!
Orlando Theme Park Zone’s Josh headed down to Universal Orlando to check in on what’s new around the resort and we want you to tag along. With that being said, join us for our first photo report from both parks.
Universal Studios Florida
Work on the former Shrek 4-D show building continues. More steel has been added to the frame. Shrek 4-D’s replacement hasn’t been announced yet.
Work continues on the closed Universal Studios Classic Monsters Cafe. The iconic cafe’s entrance signage has been completely removed. A minions cafe is rumoured to replace it.
Technical rehearsals for Revenge of The Mummy continue. We’ve heard nothing but excellent things about the e-ticket attraction since rehearsals began.
The Sledgehomer game has been removed from the Simpsons Ride game area of Springfield, U.S.A: Home of The Simpsons section in Universal Studios Florida.
The E.T. Adventure forest and ride scent discussion continues. Josh told us he believes the change is drastic.
Here’s one of the best descriptions of the updated scent: “New forest scent in queue/first portion of [the] ride, sort of Flight of Passage scent when flying over [the] city, a BBQ/burning of Rome scent in [the] first half of Green Planet, and a sort of strong pool scent for the last half. Weird changes.”
The refurbishment of The Brown Derby Hat Shop continues. Construction walls surround the shop, which is located in the Hollywood section of Universal Studios Florida.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure
The recently installed themed ticket scanners seem to be working like a treat (find out more here).
Christmas decorations continue to appear at Islands of Adventure. Josh captured some nice photos of the holiday decorations around the park.
Construction walls surround (scrim included) the Christmas Store in the Port of Entry section of Islands of Adventure.
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls in Toon Lagoon at Islands of Adventure is currently closed for maintenance. The fan-favourite attraction has been completely drained of water.
The Popeye statue is currently missing. It’s very likely being refurbished following Hurricane Ian.
The extensive refurbishment of Marvel Super Hero Island continues. The construction walls have been up for months now.
Here’s just a few extra Islands of Adventure photos for you to enjoy!
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