Some brand-new banners were just added on each side of the Universal Studios Store:
They look nice:
The former Despicable Me 2 photo-op is currently being removed. We think it will be replaced by a Boxtrolls photo-op, similar to the one that was recently added to Universal Studios Hollywood:
Some work was being done on one of the barges use during Universal's Cinematic Spectacular:
Note the panels removed from one side:
"persistent rumors point to the possibility of having an entire themed area closing before the end of this fall for another massive expansion."
Which area is that?
Well I hope they wait until after Christmas if they get rid of it.
I remember reading about this elsewhere; my understanding is that ET and Animal Actors on Location will remain, however, everything from Fievel's Playland to Curious George will be redone.