We are back this week with a resort wide update! Big changes are happening in CityWalk, there are some beautiful new Diagon Alley details, along with some fun photos from the MiceChat Halloween Horror Nights meet up!
We kick off this week with an update on the projects at the Studios!
Diagon Alley Details
Diagon Alley has had some incredible details added to it in the past few weeks, with a beautiful sculpted concrete piece being added to the central facade. More and more details continue to develop as construction progresses.
Chief Wiggum’s Car Returns
After a short absence, Chief Wiggum’s car has returned to Springfield, but with a new fully white paint job. Glad to see the element return.
Spongebob Float Missing Elements
A few months ago, we shared some missing elements from the Spongebob Square Pants parade float in the Super Star Parade. Those elements were fixed shortly after. However, it appears that they have gone missing again. The Seahorse above the Pineapple and the acrobats who hang on the back of the float are both missing again. Hopefully they are being fixed and will return soon.
MiceChat Halloween Horror Nights Meetup
On October 17th, MiceChatters met up at Universal Orlando to experience Halloween Horror Nights 23! Between screams, we decided to treat ourselves to the new Simpson’s Couch Gag photo op. To learn about future MiceChat events, remember to follow our events page here.
Islands of Adventure
Now we jump over to IOA as we check-up on how their projects are moving along.
With the the main building receiving tons of details, and the new steel framework, the massive Hogwarts Express station in Hogsmede continues to grow.
Starbucks at IOA
The new Starbucks at IOA hasn’t seen much visible progress.
Horton Has a Paint Chip
On the top of the Carouseussel in Seuss Landing, guests can see Horton. However, right below Horton, guests can see a large chip has fallen off the structure. Hopefully this gets fixed soon.
Jurassic Park Games
Over in Jurassic Park, the new games are nearing completion and will be welcoming guests in the next few weeks.
Now we hop over to CityWalk to take a look at the massive changes happening to the shopping and dining district.
The new Starbucks at CityWalk is moving along with the former Endangered Species store elements completely removed.
Red Oven Restaurant
The new Red Oven Restaurant is progressing with a new large exterior structure pushing out the old boundaries of the Pastamore quick service into the walkways of CityWalk.
Latin Quarter rumored to become Don Quixote
Massive facade work has begun outside what was Latin Quarter, and is being transformed into what is rumored to be a Spanish Mission style facade that will house a Mexican themed venue that is rumored to be named Don Quixote. The facade appears to be massive, we can’t wait to see how this progresses.
Now listen to Episode #67 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, as Lee, Tracey, Darren and their special Guest Norm Gidney aka Fishbulb talk about this year’s Halloween Horror Night at Universal Orlando.
That wraps up this week’s update! What are you excited to see at Universal in the coming weeks?