Universal Orlando Construction Update
Universal Orlando is in the midst of a building frenzy, and in the process, shaping the future of the resort.
The Incredible Hulk
In September, The Incredible Hulk closed to facilitate a massive overhaul of the attraction. This overhaul comes with brand new track, trains and a new queue experience.
As you can see, it appears that we have passed the demolition phase and quickly transitioned into the reconstruction phase. The track supports have now started to be placed over the queue building and the second half of the ride area.
Meanwhile on the lagoon side, crews are working hard to prepare the old footers to receive the new supports.
This includes the trench where the ride passes under the walkway. On the morning, I was there the crews were placing rebar and bolting jigs in the trench.
Though the exciting find of the day would be the arrival and installation of track on site. I look forward to seeing more of this shiny new track soon!
Skull Island: Reign of Kong
This beautiful project is shaping up and becoming more appealing by the day.
The exteriors of the show building should be nearing their final look. I feel Skull Island is one of the most beautiful attractions that Universal has ever concepted and constructed.
Kong himself will greet you when you walk up to the attraction, however until the walls come down, he is peering down on guests as they walk through the park.
Around the site, contractors are working hard to get the attraction ready for opening.
Some of the finer details of the attraction are starting to come out. The doors that lead you into the ride building were installed late in 2015. I can not wait to be ridding through them in a few months. Also, large pallets of Styrofoam sheets are on site. These sheets make up the exterior of the building; allowing sculptors to carve the intricate designs.
The Universal Creative team is following this project very closely. I have noticed multiple members of the team walking through and around the site on my visits to the park.
The days of Lucy have passed and we are now preparing to say Hello to Kitty.
The building is almost completely bare from the previous inhabitant.
Race through New York: Starring Jimmy Fallon
Universal wasted no time racing through the exterior of what was Twister: Ride it Out.
The Entry portal is now all but gone.
Though I love getting new attractions, I must admit Twister will always have a special place in my heart.
Fast and Furious: Supercharged
With the closing of the Beetlejuice Graveyard Review, the Fast and Furious site is now fully walled in and construction is underway.
With the walls at the former Disaster attraction still unchanged over the past few weeks.
Lots of construction and revitalization coming to both parks over the coming months as these attractions continue to grow and Universal Creative continues to develop new ideas and plans for the unused or under used spaces at the parks.
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