Hogsmeade Preview, Jurassic Speculation at Universal

Dinosaur at Jurassic Park (Photo by Kelly Monaghan)

Ever changing. Ever updating. Universal Orlando is in a constant state of flux.

Our man in Orlando, Seth Kubersky, who is hard at work on the 2014 update of Universal Orlando: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park Adventure with Kelly Monaghan, sent us a couple of items that prove exactly how ambitious those plans are.

Orlando Attractions Magazine posted photos of train cars (no engines yet) that will be part of the Hogsmeade Express. Construction is underway on the impressive buildings that will make up the London waterfront; the front of Kings Cross Station is shown here along with building that face the Fear Factor Theater. There’s also a shot of the Hogsmeade train station, which is being built between the Sinbad Theater and Dragon Challenge roller coaster.

Jurassic Park never seems to get old, and there’s talk of its expansion at Island of Adventure based on a permit issued. the area between Cabana Bay Beach Resort and RoyalPacific Resort has been staked out. It’s rumored that Thunder Falls Terrace will close and that the Amber Mine family coaster will be built to compete with Big Thunder Mountain at Magic Kingdom. Requisite dining options would probably be included, and a raptor meet and greet would be interesting!



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