Earlier this month, the great NearMap site was updated to show a current aerial view of some of the major cities around the United States, including Orlando.
Thanks to this update, we are able to get an up-close look at some of the areas that are currently under construction around Central Florida's theme parks. As you will see, the progress that has been done in some locations is nothing short of amazing (this update only includes the Universal Orlando Resort). Enjoy!


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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA

At Universal Studios Florida there are currently three major construction projects going on:

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Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon:

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Fast & Furious - Supercharged:

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Notice the long tunnel similar to that found at Universal Studios Hollywood:

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Finally, take a peek at the never ending Coca-Cola kiosk construction:

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ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE

Over at Islands of Adventure we can finally see the "new" Incredible Hulk Coaster in all its glory:

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Reign of Kong is also open:

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VOLCANO BAY WATER PARK

Plenty of new structures have been built in the future Volcano Bay water park since the last update:

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Notice the presence of two lazy rivers and multiple water slides originating from the volcano:

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UNIVERSAL'S 6TH ON-SITE RESORT

Finally, work continues in the future site of Universal Orlando's 6th hotel:

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And that is all for now. Before concluding, we would like to thank again Nearmap for providing these excellent aerial images of Orlando's theme parks. Click here to check out the previous aerial update.

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4 Comment(s):

Morty said...

Sixth hotel? Are there any more details on what this project is?

Supposedly initially it was codenamed aventura. It was seen that was the street it was on but also that it could hint to a Spanish type theme as well. It is also going to be a very small resort also. That is all that is known of the project at the moment!

Fingers crossed F&F is better in Orlando. It's horrible in Hollywood!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that a sixth hotel is good business but , for the park visitors , maybe it's not such a good
prospect.
I understand that a profitable Universal will be able to continue to provide a theme park for us to visit. From that perspective it's a good move. After all we don't want to see the Parks decline into somewhere nobody wants to go.
However from another point of view I'm sure that many park visitors will look at how crowded it can get and wonder whether it would be better to expand the Parks rather than the Resorts.
I don't have the figures to show what percentage of Park guests are represented by those staying at the Resorts but I do know that there will be a point where you have more visitors than the Parks can handle.
Is it possible that, if the Resorts continue to expand faster than the Parks, there might only be room for onsite guests to get into the Parks ?
Just saying.......

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