April 27, 2014 – It’s time for an update from the ever-changing Universal Studios Hollywood. In this update we have photos detailing the progress of the new ET Parking Structure, Super Silly Fun Land, Simpsons Plaza, Wizarding World and few random pictures from around the park.
Let’s get started.
With Universal’s five-year transformation plan underway, Universal has continued work on the parking structure located in front of the Curious George.
Land on the adjacent E.T. parking lot has been completely flattened as construction crews work to erect an additional parking structure.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the major project as one could imagine and the Forbidden Journey show building looks like it is ready to be enclosed at any moment. With the roofing structures in place, the skeletal frame of Hogsmeade is starting to take hold.
Meanwhile, construction around Simpsons Plaza continues as Universal looks to construct the two-story world of Springfield.
Featuring the same restaurants as Universal Studios Florida’s Fast Food Boulevard, Springfield in Hollywood will feature the same roster. However, as you can probably tell, Springfield will also feature an elaborate facade to hide the adjacent Wizarding World land.
Heading over to Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, three-fourths of Super Silly Fun Land is complete as Universal continues to add props to the water playground.
Perhaps more notably, they’ve also added the bee-do minions, the bird from Super Silly Fun Land and some of the finishing touches to the store-front mural.
Finally, the arcade on the Lower Lot remains closed as Universal works to transform the location into a small Starbucks.
The site of Fung Lums has also been flattened as Universal looks to build another 500-room hotel.
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Jonathan Green is the managing editor of Inside Universal.
Jonathan has been going to Universal for over 25 years, developing a deep passion for the theme park and its historic films. His real passion involves Universal Studios Hollywood’s storied past and how it eventually transformed from a movie studio into a theme park.
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