Universal Studios Update: Hello Kitty, Farewell to Twister

Universal Studios Florida is going through yet another major transformation that will include the introduction of many new attractions and experiences.
Early next year, a new Hello Kitty-themed store will open in the building formerly occupied by Lucy: A Tribute. In 2017, the park will welcome the Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon ride as well as Fast & Furious: Supercharged. And that's just the beginning. Come with us and take a look around the park:

Welcome to Universal Studios Florida:

Our fits stop will be the future Hello Kitty themed store:

New posters and cutouts have been installed on the construction walls surrounding the building:

The new posters include obvious references to some of Universal's most recognizable movies:

Some work is being done on the exterior of the building itself:

Yesterday evening didn't feel busy at all:

A new building is taking shape right across from the queue of Despicable Me - Minion Mayhem:

Heading toward the former Twister attraction:

The awnings of the buildings have been demolished:

Themed construction walls are better than unthemed construction walls, right?:

A few more photos of the building:



Work continues on the new Fast & Furious attraction in the San Francisco area of the park:

More themed construction walls:

Let's take a quick look inside the Williams of Hollywood prop shop before leaving the park:

Another cow from Twister - Ride It Out! is now being sold at the location:

A closer look at the cow:

The letters of the former "Aftermath" store are also available for purchase:

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  1. It looks like a real twister went through there now. Or maybe it just was the extreme blowing from Jimmy Fallon.

  2. Am i the only one who loved the idea of jaws eating hello kitty?

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  4. Actually, I thought the Jaws poster was in poor taste.

  5. Love the first comment, I hate the idea of a Jimmy Fallon ride mostly because as my fellow ANON said.. he blows.