Universal Studios Florida Construction Update: Jimmy Fallon Ride, Fast & Furious, and More

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Twister and Disaster have long closed to make way for the new attractions Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon and Fast & Furious Supercharged at Universal Studios Florida. More New York facades are being added around the gutted soundstage building for the Jimmy Fallon ride. It’ll be nice to have that big bland building blocked by more themed New York building facades. Also, there is what looks to be a big rounded section of steel inside the building. It could be for a big screen, especially if this does turn out to be a Soarin’ type attraction as rumored. Lots of digging continues at the site of Fast and Furious, but not much else is happening there. And new picture spot props have been added to the Hello Kitty store. Check out the update video and lots of construction images below!


Jimmy Fallon Construction Update

Please don't be another ride with 3D glasses. Please don't be another ride with 3D glasses.

Please don’t be another ride with 3D glasses. Please don’t be another ride with 3D glasses.

Lots of steel going up fast around the building

Lots of steel going up fast around the building

You can still see clear through the building

You can still see clear through the building

All remnants of the old Twister sign have been stripped away

All remnants of the old Twister sign have been stripped away

Looks like New York facades will continue all the way around the side of the building for the first time

Looks like New York facades will continue all the way around the side of the building for the first time

Area where old bathrooms were extended outward to make building bigger

Area where old bathrooms were extended outward to make building bigger

This shows how far out the new facade will be from building

This shows how far out the new facade will be from building

A look inside the giant mostly empty structure

A look inside the giant mostly empty structure

This will most likely be the ride entrance

This will most likely be the ride entrance

This was also Twister's old entrance here

This was also Twister’s old entrance here

Looks like the building facades will continue on from there, as if they've always been there, and greatly expanding the New York area of USF

Looks like the building facades will continue on from there, as if they’ve always been there, and greatly expanding the New York area of USF

Hoping they continue to build the steel up, covering up more of the soundstage

Hoping they continue to build the steel up, covering up more of the soundstage

The view from down the street near Mummy

The view from down the street near Mummy

View of the backside, entire wall is still missing

View of the backside, entire wall is still missing

Inside view of the first floor area towards the front

Inside view of the first floor area towards the front

Part of the building being extended out

Part of the building being extended out

Rounded steel supports inside the building... Could be for a huge screen, maybe?

Rounded steel supports inside the building… Could be for a huge screen, maybe?

Closer view of the rounded steel area inside

Closer view of the rounded steel area inside

Work continues refreshing the 2-dimensional city facades at end of street

Work continues refreshing the 2-dimensional city facades at end of street

Closer view of what's left to do on skyline

Closer view of what’s left to do on skyline

Fast & Furious Construction Update

Looks like construction is stalled for this project, so themed walls is all we'll see for a bit

Looks like construction is stalled for this project, so themed walls is all we’ll see for a bit

View of where Beetlejuice used to be, now just a big 'ol dirt hole behind walls

View of where Beetlejuice used to be, now just a big ‘ol dirt hole behind walls

Digging in the dirt

Digging in the dirt

Big pile of dirt and debris from demolition

Big pile of dirt and debris from demolition

Hogwarts Express clearly visible now without anything to block the view

Hogwarts Express clearly visible now without anything to block the view

Old fountain and courtyard remains

Old fountain and courtyard remains

"Themed" walls

“Themed” walls

Other than the walls, nothing much has changed for the courtyard, leaving a big hole in the park for this area

Other than the walls, nothing much has changed for the courtyard, leaving a big hole in the park for this area

Food stand still themed to Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue

Food stand still themed to Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue

Set enhancements in progress... slowly.

Set enhancements in progress… slowly.

Tentacle monster and tank now gone. And construction walls moved in closer to building

Tentacle monster and tank now gone. And construction walls moved in closer to building

San Fransisco pictured in mural on construction walls, so it looks like the area will remain themed to that land

San Fransisco pictured in mural on construction walls, so it looks like the area will remain themed to that land

Plants added in front of construction walls to fancy up the place a bit

Plants added in front of construction walls to fancy up the place a bit

Rumor has it Richter's Burger Co. will close to be rethemed eventually, to something more fitting than famous "Earthquake" burgers

Rumor has it Richter’s Burger Co. will close to be rethemed eventually, to something more fitting than famous “Earthquake” burgers

New Additions to Hello Kitty Store

New photo spots have been added in and around the Hello Kitty store

New photo spots have been added in and around the Hello Kitty store

Hello Kitty's face added above doorway

Hello Kitty’s face added above doorway

Hello Kitty's gone Hollywood!

Hello Kitty’s gone Hollywood!

Signed her name in the concrete along with a picture of her iconic bow

Signed her name in the concrete along with a picture of her iconic bow

Inside the store a new statue of 3D Glasses Kitty's been added

Inside the store a new statue of 3D Glasses Kitty’s been added

Closer view of 3D Kitty

Closer view of 3D Kitty

Kitty ready for a car ride

Kitty ready for a car ride

There's room in the backseat to get your picture taken riding with Hello Kitty

There’s room in the backseat to get your picture taken riding with Hello Kitty

New Universal globe added above entry to neighboring shop

New Universal globe added above entry to neighboring shop

That's all for this Universal Studios update!

That’s all for this Universal Studios update!

That’s all for this update. Check out our last Kongstruction update, featuring the new Skull Island area music!

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