Universal Orlando Resort photo update (11-17-13)

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Well today was a fun-filled trip to Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida.  Lots is happening around the park!  From Harry Potter 2.0 construction to the parks getting ready for the holidays, let’s take a look at what’s going on around the parks!

The new Red Oven Pizza Bakery is now open at Citywalk

The new Red Oven Pizza Bakery is now open at Citywalk

Outdoor seating once your pizza is ordered

Outdoor seating once your pizza is ordered

The "Red Oven"

The “Red Oven”

Beer and wine are available for purchase

Beer and wine are available for purchase

Guests can watch as their pizza is being made

Guests can watch as their pizza is being made

Guests have a lot of options to choose from

Guests have a lot of options to choose from

More options...

More options…

More pizza!

More pizza!

Salads are available as well...

Salads are available as well…

Beer and wine options...

Beer and wine options…

And the non-alcoholic drinks

And the non-alcoholic drinks

The London facade of the Diagon Alley expansion is coming along.  Lots of details are being added

The London facade of the Diagon Alley expansion is coming along. Lots of details are being added

Brick details

Brick details

That is a lot of air conditioning for the Gringotts coaster...

That is a lot of air conditioning for the Gringotts coaster…

Work continues on inside the expansion as well...

Work continues on inside the expansion as well…

These ornaments have been placed atop the London facade

These ornaments have been placed atop the London facade

Amazing detail if you look closely has gone into the London facade

Amazing detail if you look closely has gone into the London facade

Another shot of the ornaments atop the London facade

Another shot of the ornaments atop the London facade

Kings Cross has received glass and detail work as well

Kings Cross has received glass and detail work as well

A closeup of the glass

A closeup of the glass

Hogwarts Express sitting just in view of guests, teasing us

Hogwarts Express sitting just in view of guests, teasing us

Christmas decor has begun popping up around the park as well

Christmas decor has begun popping up around the park as well

Tis' the season!

Tis’ the season!

Now off to Islands of Adventure where Christmas has shown up as well

Now off to Islands of Adventure where Christmas has shown up as well

No more ice cream and funnel cakes, this is reportedly becoming a Starbucks

No more ice cream and funnel cakes, this is reportedly becoming a Starbucks

Grinchmas is coming!

Grinchmas is coming!

More Grinchmas decorations

More Grinchmas decorations

Cat in the Hat is all decorated for the holidays

Cat in the Hat is all decorated for the holidays

Lorax Christmas decor

Lorax Christmas decor

Work has continued on the Hogsmeade train station with new metal work appearing

Work has continued on the Hogsmeade train station with new metal work appearing

Another angle

Another angle

The new midway games have opened in Jurassic Park

The new midway games have opened in Jurassic Park

The games have clever names, such as Hammond's Hotshots

The games have clever names, such as Hammond’s Hotshots

A DNA sequencing balloon popping game

A DNA sequencing balloon popping game

Target training

Target training

My son was particularlly interested in this one.  You choose an egg and then "scan" it for a prize

My son was particularlly interested in this one. You choose an egg and then “scan” it for a prize

And last but not least, a photo of the current status of the Cabanaa B

And last but not least, a photo of the current status of the Cabana Bay Beach Resort set to open next year

And that is it for now.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/thrillgeek and on Twitter @thrillgeek for even more Universal Orlando photos.




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Clint

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83