Universal Studios Hollywood Photo Trip Report with Construction Updates - August 2019 Universal City, CA

Today we head to Universal Studios Hollywood to check out what's new around the park! We take a look at the hot construction sites (The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash and Super Nintendo World), as well as the newly opened Jurassic World ride!


It's one of the last Saturdays of the Summer season, and that means the park is packed!


Construction for The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash ride is in full swing.


 The Walking Dead attraction next door is still open during construction.


Universal has not released many details about this new dark ride just yet, but hopefully we'll know more soon.


The ride is adjacent to the existing Despicable Me attraction, and will bring another attraction to this relatively empty area of the park.


Around the corner, the situation looks about the same.


Magic is happening behind those walls!


 2020 will come soon.


Heading to the lower lot, there is much more visible activity on the Super Nintendo World construction site.


 A massive crane from the site can be seen from various points on the lower lot.


Steel is going up!


 This new land still has a few more years to go until opening day...we'll check back soon!


Next door, the opposite is true...Jurassic World is now open!


 An extensive queue line video, with talent from the film, has been created for this new attraction.


Educational!


Jurassic World is a nice refresh of the old attraction. While some of the existing animatronic figures have been replaced with screens, the ride still has a nice blend of physical and digital elements. The main show building that guests go up into before the finale splashdown is definitely the highlight of the ride. These scenes now features a more detailed dark ride experience with animatronics and special effects before the drop.


 The gift shop has also been updated to match the new Jurassic World theme.


Don't forget about your on-ride photo!


Restricted access!


High end souvenirs have a new display area.


Collect them all!


 The quick service restaurant next door also received a refresh.


 The venue was, as expected, packed for most of the day.


 A new outdoor drink station features alcoholic drinks for the older Jurassic World visitors.


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