Welcome back to this week’s edition of Around the Universe, your weekly photo update from the Universal Orlando Resort. This week we’ll start things off with a look at construction over at Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Then we’ll head into CityWalk for out weekly look at Cowfish, before heading over to Islands for a look at a lot of new KongStruction. We’ll finish things off in the Studios with a quick trip around Halloween Horror Nights. All that, and much more this week as we go, Around the Universe.
A gorgeous day to check out the progress over at Cabana Bay!
The Sapphire Falls construction site is starting to see some progress.
A new parking lot cover is going up over the construction workers lot.
On the other side of the tower, the site of the rumored “Volcano Bay” waterpark looks pretty similar.
The pool was packed on a hot October afternoon.
On the other side of Hollywood Way, the backside of KongStruction is very visible.
A lot of new steel has gone up in the last week.
A crane has also been brought in to hoist pieces of the show building up.
The last major component of Cabana Bay to be completed, is the pedestrian garden bridge.
The structure itself looks to be complete, just waiting on the rest of the foliage to be added.
Over in CityWalk, Dracula Untold is now in theatres. Check it out at the AMC IMAX.
Some exciting new changes have happened with The Cowfish this week
Furniture has been added to the patio above Red Oven
The light fixtures on the patio are wrapped in fishing nets.
On the backside, a new patio bar has been added.
Seven beers on tap!
No furniture yet on the above-Vivo patio
Between the two buildings, the stage cover is missing again.
The front view has turned out great!
Across the walkway, there’s still no sign of the return of the fast food banners.
Let’s head into Islands!
Popeye and Olive Oil were out meeting guests near the entrance of Toon Lagoon.
Minion merch for sale in Toon Lagoon…?
Heading into Jurassic Park, vertical KongStruction is very visible.
Everything to the right of the Pteranodon Flyers support has been added in the last week.
Over at USF, it’s time for Horror Nights
Quick stop at the Beverly Hills Boulangerie for a coffee cupcake ($1.99) while we wait for it to get dark.
From Dusk Til Dawn’s wait usually peaks early on in the night.
A guest pushing a baby stroller through MASKerade…
The Walking Dead consistently pulls in the longest waits in the park.
The queue completely fills up the Music Plaza.
One of the makeshift bars set up for the event.
Express queues spilling out into walkways have been a very common site this year.
Now let’s spend some time in the Purge scare zone, and check out some of the great props brought in for the event.
Guests gather around to watch the Purge auction.
Giggles’ wait may only be 60 minutes, but it seems like the Express line is almost always 30+.
Rocky Horror showtimes for the night.
The lights were on on the London facades for a special event.
Though the park extended hours until 2 A.M., Bill & Ted kept its 1 A.M. close showtimes.
Halloween has been consistently one of the longest waits at the event.
Not sure if it had to do with the buyout, but the lagoon bridge was blocked off for the night.
The Kidzone houses usually have the shortest waits, so you can tell it was a busy weekend.
Can’t get enough of the awesome lighting in Bayou of Blood.
Voodoo stage props.
And that’ll do it for our Horror Nights coverage for the week.
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