Thursday, May 31, 2012

Universal Orlando Update - Potter Progress, More

Universal is celebrating "The Year to be Here" in lots of ways - a new parade and lagoon show, an upcoming Despicable Me attraction, a revised Spider-Man, a new store for SpongeBob, and construction on the former Jaws site.

Amid all this, it's the 100th anniversary for Universal, and there are a few banners to this effect.

The shark photo opportunity that used to be stationed in front of the Jaws ride has been moved closer to Disaster while construction continues on the former Amity area. They still haven't announced details of the Potter expansion to come here.

Lastly, this pay phone caught my eye. It seems customized for international visitors, who are probably the only people still using pay phones in the American theme parks.

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.