Universal Studios Update: Remodeling the Villas (PART 2)

Welcome to the second installment of our latest Universal Studios Florida photo-report. If you missed PART 1, be sure to check it out by clicking here.
We are sure you enjoyed looking around Production Central and Hollywood (both of these themed areas are featured in the previous part of this update). Now it is time to focus on the KidZone, Springfield, World Expo, and the London Waterfront. As you will see, there is something new to see around every corner:

A few more photos of the Garden of Allah Villas:

A look inside one of the openings in the walls:

Woody Woodpecker's KidZone:

While in the area,w e attempted to see if it could be possible to reroute the entrance of the E.T. Adventure (that is one of the rumors currently going around). While everything is possible at the Universal Orlando Resort, it is clear that some buildings and backstage areas would need to be modified. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like any work is currently taking place outside of the Garden of Allah Villas; therefore, this project might not include a new entrance for the attraction.

That being said, this could be just the first phase of a bigger project, so more work could start soon, and might include areas that are not accessible to Guests (we would never venture into those areas, of course, so we just have to wait and see what happens). The E.T. Adventure could certainly use a more prominent entrance, especially since it's one of the (if not THE) last original attractions of the park:

The colorful Springfield continues to engage Guests and their senses:

This part of the walkway should be widened. It is always a bottleneck, even during slower days:

Additionally, the showbuilding of The Simpsons Ride looks very faded. A refurbishment is needed:

Some of the fountain nozzles used during the nighttime show were raised above the water level:

World Expo:

Checking out Fear Factor Live (ugh!):

Don't worry, we didn't stay to see the show. We just stopped by to check out the "new" additions:

Here you are a first look at the refurbished cars:

The "brand-new video wall" doesn't really look that much different from its predecessor:

Stopping by to visit London:

Only one of the sections of the fountain was working. It seems like the water coming from the top of this beautiful themed feature has the bad habit of soaking the area all around it, including the benches...

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