Universal Studios Hollywood Update – August 18th 2015

20150818_121626 (Large)We just did a Universal Studios Update a few days back, nonetheless the rapid construction never ends, and there is enough Wizarding World things we wanted to show you. In addition, we’ve got a few other things around the park we thought was worth showing you all. Oh… and we’ve got some Halloween Horror Nights of course. 😉

What better way to start a quick update than with a picture of a line that I never had to wait in. This Shrek 4D overflow queue is located next to Water World, and this was the first opportunity for me to ever take an actual picture of it. 20150818_172218 (Large) The construction walls around the new store at the entrance have been updated. The store construction rapidly continues. 20150818_131807 (Large)

More Halloween Horror Nights timeeee. Mel’s is closed, which borders the maze that’s being constructed in between ‘Little Britain’ and ‘Little France’, though I’m not a 100% confident that’s the reason for it to be closing. 20150818_132026 (Large) This is the maze construction in between the buildings I was talking about above. 20150818_135926 (Large) Besides the mazes near the soundstages in last week’s update, here’s the construction of another maze on the Backlot. More Halloween Horror Nights stuff can be found in last week’s update, to which there’s a link below this post. 20150818_154419 (Large) Speaking of Halloween Horror Nights…

Tickets to this year’s event are available for purchase at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/hollywood, including a “Killer Deal Nights” ticket option with discounts of up to $25 on select dates as well as a Front of Line ticket option which enables guests to enjoy priority access to each “Halloween Horror Nights” maze, “Terror Tram,” Jabbawockeez show and theme park attractions.  Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out. 

Halloween Horror Nights” dates are: September 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, October 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and November 1, 2015.


Back to the park, the Universal’s Animal Actors show has a small new segment, where a chicken flies from the top of the stadium down to the stage, it may or may not have been the first time I actually saw a chicken fly like that. 🙂20150818_134049 (Large) Time for a little complaint? I think so… The majority of the projectors/screens on Transformers are starting to malfunction. Some don’t line up, some are faded yellow… On a good note, the last screen/scene of the ride, has new projectors and actually looks great again! 20150818_121626 (Large) I don’t know how it happened, but on this not-too-busy summer day, the entire Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem queue filled up… It ended up being less than 35 minutes, but I haven’t seen this line this filled since it opened. 20150818_140519 (Large)

And with all the incredible 2016 additions coming to California, Wizarding World will still be the most immersive and impressive one, I’m sure. The level of detail is just…. incredible. 20150818_172156 (Large) Look at the rock work, the towers, EVERYTHING. 20150818_172209 (Large) 20150818_103306 (Large)  Here’s the little custom designed MACK Youngstar… Flight of the Hippogriff. 20150818_172249 (Large) During our visit, the construction of the roofing on the side of the castle started, this is where presumably the green-house is, and perhaps the line.  20150818_103317 (Large) 20150818_162909 (Large)

Now this picture doesn’t do the actual view any justice. Hogsmaede and all its glory in the foreground, whilst Hogwarts towers over it… This will be sooooo visually pleasing. 20150818_135731 (Large)  Between the Studio Tour bridge and Flight of the Hippogriff construction of some sort of line or garden has started. 20150818_103347 (Large) And we’re pretty much done, but please take a moment to just admire the detail, the beauty, and the amazingness of this new land. Here are a few more pictures of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter… 20150818_103359 (Large) 20150818_171217 (Large) 20150818_171231 (Large)

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