March 4, 2013 – The Inside Universal Video Cast is back! This month, the editors cover the L.A. Times’ confirmation of Despicable Me, Chris’ March 1, 2013 park update, Universal Plaza, Transformers in Orlando and Harry Potter as well as some user-submitted questions. As always, we’ve also included our customary ‘shaky/tech issue-laden introduction’ by yours truly.

Video, audio download and show notes are located below. Thanks for watching!

Video Cast


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Show Notes

L.A. Times: It’s Official – Despicable Me Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood
March 1, 2013 Park Update – Terminator, Universal Plaza and Back to the Future
Transformers: The Ride – 3D at Universal Studios Florida
Studio Vaults: Terminator 2:3D Queue Video – CDYN – CIN
Jim Hill – Harry Potter Comments/Podcast –

User Questions

From Schmosby on “What are your thoughts on Universal as a company that seemingly refuses to make announcements until they’re halfway through construction? (this more pertains to Florida, but USH sometimes gets this rap as well)”

From Bruce on “Do you see a Universal Studios Hollywood in the future being totally based on non-Universal films?”

From Jeremy on “I get that the 90s era of live studio shows is over but do you guys ever see a true return of Nickelodeon Studios to Universal. This question may pertain a little more to Orlando than Hollywood. but with the new Nickelodeon studios in California, do you think they could infiltrate the back lot or even make their way back into the park?”

From Allen on Facebook: “If you, the lovely Inside Universal editors, were in charge of the NBCUniversal Vision plan of the theme park, what would you keep the same, expand upon, change, or do differently?”

From Stingray on Twitter: Comments on Halloween Horror Nights. Speculation.

Jon Fu
Jon Fu

Jon Fu is the editor-in-chief of Inside Universal.

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