Ok so Universal Studios Orlando has a dirty little secret. Back behind the happy kidzone, there is an abandoned building. It seems so odd, that in the middle of this beautiful world class resort that there would be a building that resembles a haunted house... yet there is.
Back before the creation of the Universal Orlando Resort, and the beautiful new Hard Rock Cafe, and Hard Rock Hotel, there was a Smaller Hard Rock Cafe, that was half inside the park and half outside the park.
On a park map from 1996
The once beautiful exterior.
Today sadly this building was caught in the middle when they built the entire Resort.
As you can see the guitar is now cutoff, with no parking lot to extend to. This building has always fascinated me, so this past weekend, I went and took some pictures to show this modern ruin in the midst of this World Class Resort.
From a distance you can catch glimpses of it.
As you get close you can see how it is locked up, and looks like something straight out of Halloween Horror Nights.
Riding Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster you can get a neat glimpse of this former Icon.
I do hope that some day they either get rid of it, or fit it with a new attraction/show/restaurant but until then it will hold my fascination as a modern ruin, in a word class resort.