Derrion: There are so many exciting changes going on at Universal Studios Hollywood and I could not have been more excited to show you them. The Lunar New Year celebration has concluded and the park has moved into full swing on the new 2019 addition(s). Lets take a look!
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The Universal Plaza is now completely closed post Lunar New Year Celebration.It will be interesting to see what will be here in the coming months as the park begins to move quickly on the new 2019 project(s).
From this angle you can see that the building is being prepped to be enclosed. This project is moving extremely fast and we would not be surprised if it opened around the time of the Jurassic World project this year, more on this later.
On a time crunch, I decided to eat my lunch over at WaterWorld today. Did you know the show has been running at this park for more than 20 years!
As always it is an amazing action packed show. I was surprised this time because I almost caught the golf ball the Deacon shoots into the audience. It was a bad idea .
Having not seen the show in a while I forgot how immersive it can be. There are tons of actors in all directions that weave in and out of the audience. The entire arena is the stage and WaterWorld does a great job of keeping the excitement level high.
If you are ever in Springfield and need a great place to eat, the extended dining area behind Duff Brewery is a great spot that many guest do not know about. This dining area is accessible from Luigi’s Pizza, Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck, and the Duff Brewery.
On the right side of the show building a large T-Rex now looms over guest as you go down the escalators. This addition to the building looks great and it looks to be about complete. Many of the construction towers are being removed.
There is new work just outside of the final splash that may be used for the new raptor encounter area. We are excited that this classic area is receiving some love and it will look amazing once completed.
Over on the Jurassic World attraction, the entire first turn around is completely enclosed now. It is rumored that his will be where guest encounter the Mosasaurus. There is no visible change on the other scenes of the previous Jurassic Park ride or to the queue line. I did see many cranes removing and replacing objects in this zone.
We are pleased to see actual signs in the park for the restrooms on the lower lot. As previously reported the restrooms were closed due to the Jurassic World construction, however they are open using the entrance near Panda Express.
Last but not least, large pillars have sprung up over the entire area which will be used to for building supports in the rumored Super Nintendo World project. Universal Studios Hollywood has not announced any opening dates for any of the three new projects but we suspect we will here news soon for the upcoming attractions opening this summer.