Universal Studios Florida Update: Jimmy Fallon Ride, Fast & Furious Construction Goes Vertical and Halloween Horror Nights Decor

Alicia Stella 3 Comments

It’s been a little while since we checked in on Universal Studios so I headed over there earlier today to catch up on the big construction projects currently under way. Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is looking more and more complete every time I see it. It won’t be long before we start seeing the exterior wall theming and paint show up, completely transforming the area into a mini Rockefeller Center by next year. Vertical construction has finally begun on the now delayed Fast and Furious Supercharged ride, slated to open sometime in 2018. The steel for a giant show building has risen up from the dirt in just the last few weeks. While I was there I also caught some glimpses of some of the Halloween Horror Nights scare zone decor that’s been showing up around the park, along with the big temporary stage near Battery Park. Check out my video for more details as well as all the images below, and stay tuned for more theme park updates coming soon!


Construction Updates

What a beautiful day to visit the park!

What a beautiful day to visit the park!

Checking in on the Jimmy Fallon ride

Checking in on the Jimmy Fallon ride

Exterior wall work being done

Exterior wall work being done

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Exterior front starting to look like the real Jimmy Fallon studio

Exterior front starting to look like the real Jimmy Fallon studio

Real NBC Studios in NY on left, Theme Park version on the right (so far)

Real NBC Studios in NY on left, Theme Park version on the right (so far)

When complete this will make an already great New York themed area even more authentic looking

When complete this will make an already great New York themed area even more authentic looking

Close view of the work going on inside

Close view of the work going on inside

Other side of the building

Other side of the building

Future ride entrance and marquee

Future ride entrance and marquee

Working on entrance marquee

Working on entrance marquee

The entrance location may very well be the only thing remaining the same since Twister

The entrance location may very well be the only thing remaining the same since Twister

Extended show building being closed up

Extended show building being closed up

Entire back wall of extended show building now enclosed

Entire back wall of extended show building now enclosed

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Rockit' passing through

Rockit’ passing through

Fallon looks startled

Fallon looks startled

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Over at Fast & Furious steel is finally going up, forever changing the skyline at USF

Over at Fast & Furious steel is finally going up, forever changing the skyline at USF

View from the old Beetlejuice plaza

View from the old Beetlejuice plaza

Looks like a large scale show building similarly constructed as the Kong ride (in other words big enough for large screens and ride vehicles)

Looks like a large scale show building similarly constructed as the Kong ride (in other words big enough for large screens and ride vehicles)

Soon the view of the Hogwarts Express will once again be blocked

Soon the view of the Hogwarts Express will once again be blocked

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The date on all construction walls has been changed from 2017 to 2018

The date on all construction walls has been changed from 2017 to 2018

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Taking a look at the old Disaster entrance

Taking a look at the old Disaster entrance

Decorating for Halloween Horror Nights has begun

Decorating for Halloween Horror Nights has begun

A big blank wall is in front of the graffiti work walls

A big blank wall is in front of the graffiti work walls

The blank wall fits the scare zone theming better

The blank wall fits the scare zone theming better

Lots of props and plants have been placed in the area

Lots of props and plants have been placed in the area

Looks like this scare zone will be ocean themed

Looks like this scare zone will be ocean themed

Haunted sunken ship

Haunted sunken ship

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Lew Wasserman statue covered in vines in New York for Horror Nights

Lew Wasserman statue covered in vines in New York for Horror Nights

An old car for the NY scare zone

An old car for the NY scare zone

Small tunnels in NY park

Small tunnels in NY park

Garbage heap in New York scare zone

Garbage heap in New York scare zone

New York is starting to look post-apocalyptic

New York is starting to look post-apocalyptic

Decor in studio central scare zone

Decor in studio central scare zone

Small vignette stages set up along the road

Small vignette stages set up along the road

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Large temporary stage set up near Battery Park for Horror Nights

Large temporary stage set up near Battery Park for Horror Nights

That's all for this Universal Update! Stay tuned for more updates soon!

That’s all for this Universal Update! Stay tuned for more updates soon!


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