We’re back for April’s photo update around CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood! This month, we take a look at progress on the multiple projects taking place throughout the theme park and brand-new merchandise that has been released for Super Nintendo World, and the much anticipated third film of the Jurassic World series.
Let’s get started!
Park Update Index
» CityWalk Hollywood
» Feature Presentation Store Featuring Super Nintendo World Now Open
» Super Nintendo World Construction
» Bride of Frankenstein Meet and Greet
» Halloween Horror Nights 2022 Construction
» A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That
Not much change is seen from the exterior of the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen construction site. As of now, we still do not have a timeframe on an opening date.
The Universal Studio Store on City Walk received a makeover to gear up for the upcoming Jurassic World film. Set to release on June 10th, 2022, Jurassic World Dominion will see the return of the beloved characters, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing as well as Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm from the original Jurassic Park (1998) film. In anticipation of its release, Universal Studios Hollywood has released new merchandise throughout the park, which even includes a new version of the iconic T-Rex logo.
The Feature Presentations store in the Upper Lot is now open! Once inside, guests will be transported to the world of Mario with iconic green pipes and blocks adorning the walls. Mario themes and songs can be heard throughout the store and guests can have the opportunity to purchase Mario and friends themed merchandise such as apparel, plushies, and toys. The merchandise within the store is excluded from all discounts and is limited to 4 items per style, per transaction.
Many changes and progress have been made to the Super Nintendo World Construction on the Lower Lot. A pyramid can be seen on the right-hand side while more pieces have been added around Bowser’s Castle. Overall, there are more pieces of shrubbery on site.
There is a new meet and greet opportunity with the Bride of Frankenstein on the Upper Lot! Accompanied by the Monster, guests can take a stroll with the Bride as she goes through Baker Street all the way to the Parisian Courtyard.
More progress has been made to the 3 construction sites that have started for this year’s event.
Starting off in the Curious George Parking Lot, the front facade of the maze looks complete, and we can also see that the bits of the interior is decorated. A second tent has begun construction as well.
The facade at the maze next to the Revenge of the Mummy queue is coming together nicely with some brick detailing accompanying the top half of the wall. The exit area has more concrete walls that are beginning to be painted black.
Areas surrounding Mel’s Diner have been closed off and we can begin to see the front facade of the maze which will run through the Parisian Courtyard.
Select merchandise for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore can be seen throughout shops both inside the theme park and at CityWalk.
New digital signage has been added to the StarWay entrance of the Lower Lot. Guests can now easily see the wait times for attractions located on the Lower Lot before heading down.
Self-serve candy and chocolate are now available inside both the Super Silly Fun Stuff and Animation Studio Store on the Upper Lot. Guests can dispense candy and chocolate of their choice into bags and pay by weight at the register.
The Bad Guys have taken over Universal Cinema! Posters for the new film are plastered along the front windows and there is also a fun photo opportunity before the entrance as well.
That’ll do it for this month’s photo update! Be sure to follow Inside Universal for continuing coverage of Universal Parks and Resorts.