Join us as we take a walk through Universal Studios Florida, stopping to take note of what’s changed and what’s coming.
Before you get in the park, you may notice the large cranes. Two are on the former site of a soundstage just past the Shrek attraction. The whole block from Shrek, back to Mel’s Drive-In, to the New York area is blocked off.
Here’s a look through a large crack in the construction wall. Universal hasn’t made any announcement about what’s going here, but all of the rumors say it will be a new Transformers ride, similar to the one that opened at Universal Studios Hollywood earlier this year.
Here’s a look at the other construction zone. This is the former Amity and Jaws area. Again, Universal hasn’t said what’s going here but all the rumors say more Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Rumors also say that the Hogwarts Express Train will take park guests between this “London” area of the Wizarding World to the current Wizarding World in the other park.
This is a small change that most people wouldn’t notice but kudos to Universal for adjusting the screen in the preshow area. When it first opened, there was a “reflection” built into the screen showing a faint bit of what was on the opposite wall to make the screen look more like a window the characters are looking through. But the effect didn’t work too well. The reflection looked like screen burn-in to most people, so they removed it. Now the screen looks sharper than ever.