We’re back with a photo update around the Universal Orlando Resort! This month, we take a look around the Resort; specifically, progress on the Jurassic Park coaster construction as well as other small projects and happenings around the 2 parks.

Park Update Index

» CityWalk
» Central Park Crepes
» Temporary Attraction Closures
» Jurassic Park Coaster
» Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey Locker Expansion
» Socially Distanced Meet & Greets
» A Little Bit of this, A Little Bit of that


The former homes of P!Q, Fossil, Fresh Produce, and Island Clothing Co have been completely gutted as work continues on an unannounced project. 

Central Park Crepes

The food stand looks ready to go but has yet to officially open to serve its first guests. Which item are you looking forward to trying?

Temproary Attraction Closures

Universal Orlando has confirmed that several of their attractions will close temporarily beginning August 9th. Here’s a look at A Day at the Park with Barney, which was closed during our visit.

Fear Factor Live has also remained closed but has served as a U-Rest area for guests.

Poseidon’s Fury, Fast & Furious: Supercharged, and Kang and Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl are open at the moment, so make sure you get those last rides/experiences in.

Jurassic Park Coaster

The coaster is looking fantastic! Universal has yet to announce the coaster officially, so we’re still in the dark about specifics. Much of the track has been installed, with just the last bank back into the load station left to install.

A lot of the focus now has shifted to the thematic rock work around the twists and turns of the coaster track.

Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey Locker Expansion

After a brief pause, construction has resumed on the locker expansion for Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey. Once completed, it should tremendously help with the congestion around the locker area, especially with the need to socially distance.

Socially Distanced Meet & Greets

Here’s a look at several of the meet & greets Universal is offering, while still maintaining social distancing for the safety of guests and employees – which has allowed some unique photo opportunities.

A Little Bit of this, A Little Bit of that

A new custom painted name art kiosk has appeared in Port of Entry.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure has stopped using the virtual line and has shifted to regular standby in the past week.

After several months, the Mardi Gras Bead Tree is no more; as Universal has removed all the hanging beads.

That’ll do it for this month’s photo update! Be sure to follow Inside Universal on our social media channels for continuing coverage of Universal Parks and Resorts!