After a short break, we’re back with December’s photo update around Universal Studios Hollywood! This month, we take a look at progress on “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!”, as well as a glance at other projects around the park.

Let’s get started!

Park Update Index

» CityWalk Hollywood
» The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!
» Lower Lot
» A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

CityWalk Hollywood

All signage has been removed from Howl at the Moon, though without any announcement of a future replacement.

Construction continues on the future location of NBC Sports Grill & Brew, though without much visible progress to the public eye.

Recently, Hard Rock Café announced that their final day of operation is scheduled for January 8, 2020, and the location will be replaced by CityWalk Orlando’s original concept restaurant, Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, slated to open in 2021.

The Universal Cinema has received a new exterior themed to the upcoming film, Dolittle.

IT’SUGAR continues significant work on its exterior, with scaffolding now stretching all the way to the top of the building.

The Abercrombie Kids expansion to the existing Abercrombie clothing store has finally opened to the public for daily operation.

The former locations of the Element Apparel store and Sublime Gifts & Finds remain untouched since our most recent update.

ANGL has officially been replaced by a Tilly’s store, which opened to the public on Friday, December 20.


The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!

Scaffolding has come down on most of the facade of the attraction opening in early 2020, themed to look like a cartoonish New York City apartment building. Many windows within the vibrant building are detailed with props ranging from boxes of board games to children’s drawings on display, giving a tangible feeling of life to it all.

Lower Lot

Construction continues on both the inside and outside of the massive show building adjacent to Transformers: The Ride 3D, though no formal announcement regarding the attraction to be located there has been made.

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

Following the reveal of the facade for The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!, one of the Baker Street displays was removed.

Some of the entrances to the VIP dining room recently received a new paint job.

A portion of the road surrounding the chicken ranch on the backlot was repaved and refreshed.

The huge Jurassic World sign on the main show building of Jurassic World: The Ride remains missing.

That’ll do it for this month’s photo update. From all of us at Inside Universal, we wish you the happiest of holidays and thank you as always for following our coverage of Universal Parks and Resorts.