Universal Studios Update: Twister, Garden Villas, & More

Hello everyone, and welcome to this new Universal Studios Florida update!
Today we will take a look around all of the park's themed areas to see what work is currently being done. While there is definitely not a lot going on at the moment, you can expect this to be a major year for the park, as it will celebrate 25 years of operation this summer. So, gather your belongings, and follow us in this virtual tour. We hope you will enjoy the photos:

The park felt quite crowded despite the fact that this should be one of the slowest times of the year:

Morning entertainment:

A cloudy sky:

Rumors still point to an imminent closure of Twister:

It is still unclear whether this will happen before summer or the end of the year:

Let's take a quick look around:

The theming is great, but it definitely feels like we are stuck in the 90s:

The rest of New York:

Work is being done on the different facades of Louie's Italian Restaurant:

Disaster! is still a great (but unreliable) attraction:

The London waterfront:

The "tiny" World Expo themed area of the park:

Doc Brown was meeting Guests near the Kid Zone entrance:

The E.T. Adventure is rumored to be receiving a brand-new entrance, which should be more visible to Guests. The location for the new entrance is rumored to be the former Garden of Allah Villas area:

Oh, and yes... E.T. now mentions the right names as Guests pass by him:

Work continues around the Garden of Allah Villas, as concrete continues to be removed:

That should wrap things up:

And that is all for now. Before concluding, remember to like us on our official Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for live updates from the parks. If you would like to make a donation to OTPN, feel free to use the big "DONATE" button on the sidebar. Thank you for your support, and see you again real soon!

PHOTOS BY: Alex, Official Orlando Theme Park News Team Member and Photographer. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.



  1. What day will work begin on the new E.T. entrance and when will work begin on the long rumored Kidzone makeover? C'mon just give me an answer!

  2. I know it's still you, Jade L. You have sent us almost 50 emails with the same exact question, and we answered to you multiple times stating that we do not know. Please, stop sending us these messages.

    You have to be patient. If you do so, you might be rewarded.

  3. It shall happen the same day Disney fixes the Expedition Everest Yeti!!

  4. Does it matter when ET new queue line is built you can still enjoy the attraction. As for the new area with King Kong getting built next door for summer 2016 I think a new attraction will replace Twister in 2016/17 with the kids new area coming in 2018 with the rumoured new HP area opening in 2019/20.

  5. omg OTPN.... that is hilarious! Good going calling that crazy out.

  6. can anyone reply what will the new E.T. entrance look like?

  7. Kong 2016
    Twister is 2017
    IOA xxx 2017/2018
    Fast and Furious 2018
    Waterpark 2017
    Sapphire 2016

    Plus so much more


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