Universal Studios Update: Fallon, Fast & Furious, And More

Universal Studios Florida currently has a good number of projects going on at the same time inside this ever-growing theme park. In addition to the two major attractions that are taking shape in New York (Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon) and San Francisco (Fast & Furious: Supercharged), some minor work is being done around Production Central that involve the installation of new metal detectors for the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit coaster. Let's take a look.

As previously mentioned, some sections of the queue of Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit are currently closed:

It looks like they might be installing more permanent locations for the metal detectors:

This is how the metal detector shelters currently look:

Another small shelter was recently installed nearby. Could it be for the Express queue?

Construction continues in the future site of Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon:

The new building taking shape in front of the existing Soundstage is being extended:

The new facade will surely be much more pleasing than the bare Soundstage we see today:

Walking next to the building:

We really hope that the facade will completely hide the Soundstage:

The attraction's entrance is already fairly visible:

The New York City backdrop was recently refurbished:

Some of the buildings represented look slightly different now:

Notice how some of the windows now appear to have blinds:

The Empire State Building also looks different:

Moving around the rest of the New York City area:

Work also continues in the area that will be occupied by the new Fast & Furious ride:

Not much can be seen from Guest areas at this time:

The existing San Francisco facades continue to be refurbished:

Richter's Burger Co. could be closing soon, according to some recent rumors:

It's time to wrap things up...

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  1. Jimmy Fallon? I don't get the appeal.

  2. Race through N.Y., in the N.Y.section of the studios.

  3. I didn't think you were allowed to bring those wagons into the parks. Maybe its just a Disney rule. Anyone know?

  4. That's not the Empire State Building but love the update!

  5. I know 30 Rock is in the backdrop, but the Fallon facade is making me wonder if it's going to be themed to look like Rockefeller Center entrance...I'm really really hoping so.