August 29, 2013 – We’re back with another photo update from Universal Studios Hollywood, this time detailing the continuing audio work on WaterWorld, the status of Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem and some brief shots of some mazes from Halloween Horror Nights.
Before we get started, let’s acknowledge of the big elephant in the room: Universal Plaza’s debut. We’ve composed a comprehensive look at Universal Plaza in another post, so photos of the new area will be purposely omitted from this update. With that being said, let’s move on to the photos.
I know I said I wouldn’t include a photo of Plaza, but you have to admit – the new tower makes the park entrance look pretty damn snazzy. Sure beats the entrance for Universal Studios Florida in my opinion.
On a completely separate note, Hollywood Photoland received new monitors.
Just so you know.
Maze construction for El Cucuy.
“Maze-goers soon find themselves entering “El Cucuy’s” evil cave; a cavernous macabre of horror where muffled cries for help signal impending torment ahead.”
“At its core, this legend is even more horrifying than ‘La Llorona’ because ‘El Cucuy’ is known to take on the form of trusted adults like a police officer or your grandmother as a way to approach victims so it’s the perfect subject matter for a maze.”
Let’s take a look at Despicable Me.
There you have it.
On a more exciting note, WaterWorld is in the process of installing a completely new audio system.
See anything different about the skyline?
Judging by the brackets installed thus far, it looks like they’re going to hang two line arrays on either side for each seating area.
Speaking of line array, there’s one now…
“How’s it hanging?”
For the techies out there, this looks like a Bose RoomMatch installation.
Moving over to the Simpsons/Studio Tour, we have…restrooms.
Insidious seems to be progressing nicely.
…and studio construction.
That does it for this month’s photo update. We’ll have more news and information on the redevelopment of Universal later this month. For now, thanks for reading!
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