May 4, 2013 – It’s been a month, but we’re back with another photo update from Universal Studios Hollywood, this time detailing continuing work on Universal Plaza, Despicable Me, and the Studio Tour.
So without further pause, let’s get started!
…and we’re back!
Glamor trams still getting use at the bottom of the hill.
Heavy promotion for Despicable Me 2. Here’s hoping the sequel is just as good as the first (God knows Universal needs the success).
They’re so cute…
Moving on to Universal Plaza, we’ve received multiple confirmations that Universal is planning to build entertainment and dining options alongside a water play area.
But for now, we’re left with steel beams.
A sneak preview inside.
Oh, this looks interesting.
Just so you know.
Meanwhile, over at the construction site for Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem…
Not much really happening in terms of exterior work.
Looking over the barriers…
Hmm. I wonder what’s happening here?
Could this possibly be the future site of Xtreme: The Ride?
Looking over at the Simpsons, we can see that they’re repainting the ride’s entrance in preparation for the summer season. Something tells me that the purple flooring will continue to introduce problems for as long as the ride exists.
Earthquake finally had its fire effects restored…
…and George (or Kenny) got a new suit and a few new moves.
Bruce doing his thing.
And the Red Sea is back!
Why such the long hiatus for the Red Sea? Hint: look below.
Construction. They’ve removed all the exterior props that stood next to the Edith Head Property Department in preparation for a new satellite site (or so we’ve heard – don’t quote us on that). Either way, expect this entire area to be cleared if Universal chooses to follow the Evolution Plan bit by bit.
…and to wrap this update up, we now have a brighter cutout of Kevin, Hank and Gary. That Hollywood skincare lotion must really work.
That’s it for now. Construction continues to have an overbearing presence at the park, and Universal continues to add a slew of projects to its plate – especially with the recent approval of the NBCUniversal Evolution Plan. That being said, construction isn’t unlikely going to subside for the next two months, but expect interesting additions once the construction walls are down.
For now, be sure to check out our “rumors” section on the top of this page for our perspective on the latest rumors surrounding Universal Studios Hollywood. And as always, you can find us on USHForums.com, Facebook and Twitter. We love hearing from you, so be sure to continue the conversation in the comments below. Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in the next update.
Photos by Adriana Morgan. Captions by Jon Fu.