Yesterday we posted a photo and video update for the ongoing construction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Click Here to see it), so today we’ll take a look around the rest of the park.
The first thing I noticed after entering the park was this new area for guests to give their opinions on new TV shows. You can’t just walk in. You need to be asked by a team member outside of the location if you’d like to give your opinion. There’s also one of these in Universal Studios, unless they’ve moved it here. I’ll have to check next time I’m at the Studios.
The Green Eggs and Ham restaurant was closed again. It has been closed for a long time, but it recently opened for a short time during spring break. I’m guessing it may reopen again when the Wizarding World opens.
I had heard on Screamscape that the Cat in the Hat ride no longer spins. As you can see, the signs still warn there will be spinning – and there was – but it was a lot less spinning and with less force. I talked to a couple of team members working at the attraction and they confirmed that the ride had stopped spinning for a while and they just got it spinning again. When I asked why it’s spinning less and with less force, they said they were trying to make it more friendly to small children. I personally hope they switch it back.
One stop for all your Grinch needs.
I wonder how many people actually eat these crickets and larvets? Gross. Do you prefer salt and vinegar or sour cream and onion crickets? If you’d like to eat some, they’re in the Jurassic Park Discovery Center store.
When I’m visiting a theme park or attraction I usually let everyone know where I am on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Jeremiah Good on Facebook asked for a picture of the queue for the closed Triceratops Encounter in Jurassic Park. This is the best picture I could get, but here’s a video of the queue and attraction I found on YouTube.
Over in Toon Lagoon, it’s good to see the bomb working again. It makes a loud explosion sound when you push the plunger down, but for quite a while the plunger was missing.
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