April 6, 2013 – The Inside Universal Video Cast is back – this time with the entire gang! In this month’s issue, we talk about the NBCUniversal Evolution Plan, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, rumors on a possible Springfield expansion near the Simpsons Ride, progress on Universal Plaza and Harry Potter. As always, we’ve also answered some reader questions.

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

Video Cast


Download the show in audio form from SoundCloud.com. Do note that downloads are only available for one month after the initial recording.

Show Notes

What’s Hot In Hollywood? – Evolution, Plaza, Minions and More!
March 25, 2013 Park Update – Universal Plaza, Back to the Future, NBCUniversal Experience
The Hollywood Minute: Despicable Me, Universal Plaza, Studio Tour & BTTF
USH: 50 Year Anniversary ideas
Inside Universal’s GroupMe Account

User Questions

From Bernardmesa on USHForums.com: “Opinions on when construction for WWoHP will start since Shrek and Waterworld won’t be leaving that soon.”

From UniversalFan on USHForums.com: “The impact of crowd levels once The Central Park opens.”

From Alex on USHForums.com: “The 50 year anniversary.”

From Jonathan Green on Twitter: “Have you any time frame for when Universal Plaza might be ready?”

From Stingray on Twitter: “This may be what if then rumor. When Islands of Adventure loses Marvel. Smoke points to DC. Would you like to see that I.P. in Hollywood too?”

From Anthony Guerrero on Facebook: “What is your opinion on the future of Halloween Horror Nights for Universal Studios Hollywood?”

From Kolby Ratigan on Facebook: “Any idea for a Springfield expansion at Universal Studios Hollywood?”

From Jeremy on USHForums.com: “Ideas of how we can expand our universal community”

Jon Fu
Jon Fu

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

Jon originally founded InsideUniversal.net in 2006 as a summer hobby aimed at providing families and fans a resource for all things “Universal Studios Hollywood.” Since then, the website has taken him throughout the United States and around the world – including to places like Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Singapore.

Jon currently resides in Santa Cruz, California with his bamboo plant. You can reach him at jon@insideuniversal.net.