Universal Studios Hollywood closing some areas for good to make way for their version of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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It looks like Universal Studios Hollywood is going to have to scratch some areas of its park to make way for their version of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Universal did not give guests much notice of these closures, which are in effect today.  What areas are closed?  Well first off the “Gibson Amphitheater” will be getting the wrecking ball.  It was the third largest amplitheater in the country when it opened back in 1973.  The Flinstones game area will also be going bye-bye.  Another area, the “Adventures of Curious George” waterplay area will also be getting the axe to make way for the boy wizard.  And last but not least, the “The Mummy’s Tomb” area of the tram tour will be getting cut from the tour.

I am getting reports that the Flinstones area and Mummy area are not related to the Harry Potter construction.  Perhaps these areas are being closed for the new Despicable Me attraction?

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