Jimmy Fallon and Fast & Furious Construction Update: Beetlejuice No More and Twister Gutted

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The building that used to be the home of Twister: Ride it Out has been completely gutted. The inside has been stripped down to just the exterior walls and supports. In fact, an entire wall by where the pre-show and show building entrance used to be is completely removed, as in, no wall at all. To me, there is more than an enough room inside for a Soarin’ type ride system. If the entire queue is moved outside and they only use one pre-show instead of two, this building is big enough to hold a couple Soarin’ sized theaters if you ask me.

P1050967And over in San Francisco the entire Beetlejuice stage has been leveled to the ground. Almost immediately after their last show the stage started to come down. Now we have a clear view of the King’s Cross station for the Hogwart’s Express train backstage. This means we’ve got a big hole in the park between New York and London, that is, until Fast & Furious Supercharged opens in 2017. Parts of the old Earthquake/Disaster building have also been demolished behind the Beetlejuice stage. The main entrance and preshow areas still stand, as well as all facades facing guest areas, but all of the backstage facing building seems to be coming down. See the construction photos below and stay tuned for more Universal news coming soon!

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Jimmy Fallon Construction Photos:

Approaching the old Twister soundstage

Approaching the old Twister soundstage

Look! A see-through building

Look! A see-through building

This building, if you can still call it that, is just bare bones

This building, if you can still call it that, is just bare bones

Looks like the building may have re-claimed the space that was allocated to bathrooms previously

Looks like the building may have re-claimed the space that was allocated to bathrooms previously

Long-time fading artwork of a sunset finally removed from the walls

Long-time fading artwork of a sunset finally removed from the wall

The backing to the Twister sign has finally been removed

The backing to the Twister sign has finally been removed

Workers stripping the building

Workers stripping the building

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A very empty building, all the way to the ceiling! Absolutely no remaining internal structure!

Worker welding on cherry picker way up high

Worker welding on cherry picker way up high

View from the side. Will this be re-themed as 30 Rockefeller Center with a huge new facade?

View from the side. Will this be re-themed as 30 Rockefeller Center with a huge new facade?

Old Twister queue entrance

Old Twister queue entrance

Clean removal of the awning jutting out for entrance

Clean removal of the awning jutting out for entrance

View down the street with old Ghostbusters firehouse facade on the left. Right cutout building being refurbished

View down the street with old Ghostbusters firehouse on the left. Right cutout building being refurbished

One by one cutout forced perspective buildings being refurbished

One by one cutout forced perspective buildings being refurbished

View from the Library facade looking back at old Twister queue

View from the Library facade looking back at old Twister queue

Behind the coaster supports, you can see that the ENTIRE WALL IS MISSING!!!

Behind the coaster supports, you can see that the ENTIRE WALL IS MISSING!!!

Workers tearing out the old cyclone venting system on the ceiling

Workers tearing out the old cyclone venting system on the ceiling

A good look at the wall-less side

A good look at the wall-less side

Cleaning up the fallen rubble

Cleaning up the fallen rubble

Back to the front view, as the Blues Brothers pass by

Back to the front view, as the Blues Brothers pass by

With the coaster track passing through, not much will be able to be done here

With the coaster track passing through, not much will be able to be done here

Fast & Furious Construction Update:

Approaching (a very empty) San Fransisco

Approaching (a very empty) San Fransisco

Where's Beetlejuice? Gone. That's where.

Where’s Beetlejuice? Gone. That’s where.

King's Cross Station train entrance now clearly visible from pathway

King’s Cross Station train entrance now clearly visible from pathway

What little is left from the final destruction scene from Disaster. This is where the fake subway train was held before "crashing" into your tram on the ride.

What little is left from the final destruction scene from Disaster. This is where the fake subway train was held before “crashing” into your tram on the ride.

The fountain in front of Beetlejuice has been spared! (At least for now.)

The fountain in front of Beetlejuice has been spared! (At least for now.)

Cleaning up the remains of the stage

Cleaning up the remains of the stage

DOM Supercharged!

DOM Supercharged!

Graffiti on construction walls

Graffiti on construction walls

Walking down the street in San Fran.

Walking down the street in San Fran.

Scrim on a building facade being cleaned up

Scrim on a building facade being cleaned up

Such a decently printed scrim, I wonder if people even notice it's covering the building

Such a decently printed scrim, I wonder if people even notice it’s covering the building

Former front of the Disaster ride

Former front of the Disaster ride

Graffiti construction walls have been pushed out a bit since my last visit

Graffiti construction walls have been pushed out a bit since my last visit

Parts of Frank Kincaid's tentacle tank monster still remain, you're welcome.

Parts of Frank Kincaid’s tentacle tank monster still remain, you’re welcome.

Tentacle stops here

Tentacle stops here

Golden Gate bridge on left side of artwork so we know the show will be reworked since Hollywood's incarnation

Golden Gate bridge on left side of artwork so we know ride will be reworked since Hollywood’s incarnation

Last piece of graffiti art

Last piece of graffiti art

Checking out the prop shop

Checking out the prop shop

Dorothy still for sale

Dorothy still for sale

Still no takers? C'mon people. We got cows!

Still no takers? C’mon people. We got cows!

Subway map from Earthquake/Diaster

Subway map from Earthquake/Diaster

Only $500 to have a fake subway map from a classic attraction on your wall

Only $500 to have a fake subway map from a classic attraction on your wall

One of Frank Kincaid's classic posters can be yours!

One of Frank Kincaid’s classic posters can be yours!

Chicken from Twister store

Chicken from Twister store

Chicken from Twister

Chicken from Twister

Do you have Prince Albert in a can?

Do you have Prince Albert in a can?

Wall/door piece from Disaster pre-show

Wall/door piece from Disaster pre-show

Yours for only a thousand bucks (plus tax)

Yours for only a thousand bucks (plus tax)

Disaster's extended queue's boneyard sign

Disaster’s extended queue’s boneyard sign

The actual Beetlejuice sign!

The actual Beetlejuice sign!

Just another thousand bucks and it could be yours!

Just another thousand bucks and it could be yours!

I actually kinda want it, and I did not like that show at all!

I actually kinda want it, and I did not like that show at all!

That’s all for this update. See my last update of the Hello Kitty store construction, and check back next week for Kong and Hulk coverage at Islands of Adventure!

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