My picture threads consist of images I have taken that focus on the architecture, landscape architecture, planning, design, and theming of the facilities highlighted. They may also contain short descriptions and commentary, but will not focus on construction progress or special events or memorabilia or food selections or my traveling companions. Hopefully these threads are a good introduction for those who have not seen these places yet. All killer, no filler!
Production Central at Universal Studios Florida photographed in November 2008:
Universal Orlando features two theme parks, one of which is the movie-themed Universal Studios Florida that is divided into 6 areas with very different environments, several of which can be further subdivided due to their incoherent combinations. Production Central includes the park entrance and a linear avenue of recreated 'soundstage' buildings that house various attractions.
The spinning sign announces the park's location on the resort's central lake which is also the location of Citywalk and the Islands of Adventure theme park entrance on the other side.
The park entrance is through this graceful art deco-streamline moderne gate.
A 3-D film with in-theater special effects plays in this soundstage.
Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast:
Another 3-D film with a theater composed of motion simulator 'vehicles' plays in this soundstage.
Note: A new attraction has opened in this area since I photographed the park. It is Hollywood Rip Ride and Rockit, a rock and roll themed rollercoaster that is mostly situated behind the soundstage buildings that form its entrance.