View Poll Results: When do U think the WWoHP will open in U Hollywood?

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  • I guess it'll open between May & August of 2014

    2 5.71%
  • September--December of 2014

    1 2.86%
  • January--April of 2015

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  • May--August of 2015

    9 25.71%
  • September--December of 2015

    2 5.71%
  • January--April of 2016

    2 5.71%
  • May--August of 2016

    16 45.71%
  • September--December of 2016

    1 2.86%
  • January--April of 2017

    0 0%
  • May--August of 2017

    2 5.71%
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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    Quote Originally Posted by jcruise86 View Post
    Any construction photo updates, anyone?
    West Coaster dot net

    and insideuniversal.net



    Most of the upper lot of the theme park is behind work walls for Wizarding World, Springfield, and Super Silly Funland. And work has started on a new tram attraction to replace the spinning tunnel.

    Really exciting times for this park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan120420 View Post
    West Coaster dot net
    and insideuniversal.net

    Most of the upper lot of the theme park is behind work walls for Wizarding World, Springfield, and Super Silly Funland. And work has started on a new tram attraction to replace the spinning tunnel.

    Really exciting times for this park.
    Thanks, Ryan! Here's a link to a January 11, 2014, insideuniversal.net photo update:

    Inside Universal » Unofficial Universal Studios Hollywood Guide » January 11, 2014 Photo Update €“ Simpsons, Parking, Wizarding World and Despicable Me

    It's impressively responsible of Universal to first aggressively take care of parking. (TeamDisneyAnaheim could take their guests' & Cast Members' parking a little more seriously too.)


    I know it's a bit obnoxious to frequently contrast Universal with DisneyParks, but Universal has been making me feel like Disney used to two and three decades ago. If Iger hadn't stacked Disney's board with his followers--and if I were on the board--Iger would have been replaced by (former Disney exec.) Universal's Steve Burke.
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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    The WWoHP in Osaka, started in the early winter of 2012. Kinda like USH but we are a year behind.

    The main building should pop up in a month or two. Then it will take about year to get to the details of the land and finish off the castle(which is really a decoration). The topping out is probably about 8 months away when they get the castle up. By the way it's a really small castle to make it look high up and far away. It will look tiny from the Ventura Freeway. Then be finishing up for the summer of 2015.

    It's a quick build as it's the 3rd.
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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    Quote Originally Posted by jcruise86 View Post

    It's impressively responsible of Universal to first aggressively take care of parking. (TeamDisneyAnaheim could take their guests' & Cast Members' parking a little more seriously too.)
    Disney has been. The main difference is Disney has secured parking in areas around DL ahead of time. USH has not and has to build garages on what they have.
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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    Universals constructions usually move faster then Disney for example because they seem to do many of the structure pieces off property while the main structure is being developed.
    It almost like building set pieces for movies and stage.

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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo View Post
    Universal's constructions usually move faster then Disney for example because they seem to do many of the structure pieces off property while the main structure is being developed.
    It almost like building set pieces for movies and stage.
    Doesn't Disney do this too?

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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    Will crowds in U. Orlando's Diagon Alley inspire U. Hollywood to open this before 2016?
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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    I'm sure it will be opening for summer 2016.

    They are taking their time, but there is movement to witness. It's growing.
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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    USH being a relatively small park, can someone provide an overhead shot showing where WW is being built? I've never been, but was just curious, seeing as how the park itself was an afterthought of the Studio, therefore being a small park.

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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    Quote Originally Posted by PhonyKingOfEngland View Post
    USH being a relatively small park, can someone provide an overhead shot showing where WW is being built? I've never been, but was just curious, seeing as how the park itself was an afterthought of the Studio, therefore being a small park.
    The link provided to Inside Universal might be of interest to you - they're covering not just the WWOHP expansion but have also run articles on the entire Vision Plan for the park and such.

    As to the park's size, that's a little more fluid than you might expect. They've already expanded the size of the upper section considerably with the removal of the Amphitheater and the surrounding support structures as well as some building out from the side of the hill, and there has been a substantial amount of expansion into what is allowed out into the backlot - Horror Nights had an entire Walking Dead section out in the backlot running full night operation with two mazes and "scare zone" in addition to the use of the Psycho House/War of the Worlds set areas. It *might* presage a push to put more "themepark" out that way.

    I wouldn't be surprised if there's not a gradual nibbling of more and more of (at the very least) the soundstages and management buildings. IMO the "big step" would be them acquiring the golf course across the channel or somesuch.
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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    Quote Originally Posted by PhonyKingOfEngland View Post
    USH being a relatively small park, can someone provide an overhead shot showing where WW is being built? I've never been, but was just curious, seeing as how the park itself was an afterthought of the Studio, therefore being a small park.


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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    Thanks, Ryan!

    I'd like to see this photo enlarged and updated twice a week. Fishbulb, to the Micechopper!

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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    It looks like they're planning on 2016:
    Universal Studios Hollywood Expansion Plans Finally Announced.

    But since this is Universal, I wouldn't be surprised if they started testing in 2015.

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    Re: Predict when the WW of HP will Open at U. Hollywood!

    I forgot where, but some newspaper or other reliable source had said 2016 was the target year.

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