We’re back for February’s photo update around Universal Studios Hollywood! This month will be a short update around the park. If you want a more in-depth at the recently opened Animation Studio Store, you can see our coverage here.
Now onto the update!
Park Update Index
Starting with CityWalk, Johnny Rockets is still closed for a makeover. Sephora is still under construction. The recently-announced Vivo, which will be replacing Wolfgang Puck’s, has had little visual progress since the restaurant closed. The former home of Scene remains closed and walled up. Still no word on what will be replacing Scene.
Nectar Bath Treats opened up to the public last week. The store replaced Magnet Max. Nectar sells an assortment of bath & body products that resemble goodies and treats – like cupcakes and popsicles.
The Dreamworks Theater framework is starting to reveal the eventual marquee of the attraction. The theater is slated to open later this year, as Universal recently revealed more information about the attraction last week. The theater will feature seven Christie 4K Boxer Cinema Projectors and 360-degree surround sound audio and include physical effects from water to wind.
Work continues on the Studio Tour, as Universal appears to be freshening and repairing some areas around the entrance and queue. In addition, it seems that the queue area itself is being redone but we have no other information at this time.
Here’s a look at the brand new sound stages that were built on the Lower Lot. This is the area that used to be home to the Red Sea scene of the Studio Tour, as well as some storage facilities. This is all part of the plan to the move the sound stages away from the theme park’s section of the Lower Lot to accommodate more space for future expansion.
The Lunar New Year event continues on at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some more photos of how Universal is celebrating the event around the park, including some of this year’s merchandise. Along with familiar interactions, like Mandarin-speaking Megatron and meeting Po & Tigress, the event features some new activities; such as meeting Mr. Ping in his noodle shop and learning Kung Fu from Po, himself. You can read more about the event from our visit here.
Jurassic Park will be celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year, and Universal has begun to sell merchandise commemorating the blockbuster franchise.
That’ll do it for this month’s update. Be sure to follow Inside Universal for continuing coverage of Universal Parks and Resorts.