PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 7/13/20 (Possible Halloween Horror Nights Prep, Upgrade to a UOAP and Get 3 Months Free, Chocolate Strawberry Peanut Butter Sundae in Diagon Alley, and More)

Good morning from Universal Orlando! Let’s start our day off at Universal Studios Florida and see what we can find today.

Large structure covered near Fear Factor Live.
Tarped structure near Fear Factor Live

A mysterious, tarped structure has popped up near Fear Factor Live. The area is currently used for a U-Rest and there are no shows, but we’re excited at the idea that this could be something to do with Halloween Horror Nights.

Fear Factor Live Signs Covered at Universal Studios Florida
Fear Factor Signs Covered.
Fear Factor Live Sign Covered by Tarps.

The signs are covered in the area, too, so we’ll be keeping an eye on this location for any more changes. We can’t wait for HHN!

We decided to grab an ice cream sundae from Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour in Diagon Alley. Ice cream is the perfect summer breakfast, right? Stay tuned for our full review of the chocolate strawberry peanut butter sundae!

Magical Menagerie Diagon Alley Universal Studios Florida

Magical Menagerie is still closed, unfortunately.

What's Up Pitches? Pitch Perfect T Shirt Film Vault Universal Studios
What's Up Pitches? Shirt Universal Studios Pitch Perfect

At the Film Vault, these “Pitch Perfect” shirts are on sale. They look similar, and both of them say “What’s Up Pitches?” but there are two different versions. One of them has shiny, red metallic colored text for $20.99. The other style is just $16.99.

Squidward Socially Distanced Meet and Greet Universal Studios Florida

Hi, Squidward.

Even the pigeons in San Francisco know to stay 6 feet away.

Beetlejuice Graveyard Review Fountain at Fast and Furious Supercharged Universal Studios Florida

The fountain isn’t running today in front of Fast & Furious Supercharged. We really miss Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Review, but the fountain is a nice reminder of the past.

Speaking of throwbacks, we spotted some retro hip packs restocked in a few locations. These were found at the Universal Studios Store in CityWalk.

Also, while we’re talking about CityWalk, don’t forget that Cinemark is presenting classic films on the weekends.

Upgrade your ticket to a UOAP
Get 3 months free when you upgrade to a UOAP

As we make our way over to Islands of Adventure, we notice a lot of signs out offering a special upgrade deal. If you upgrade your ticket to a UOAP, you get an additional 3 months free. We found out that we were eligible for the additional 3 months based on when we purchased our annual pass and Guest Services adjusted the ending date for our pass. We’re excited to have even more time to enjoy the parks and the many perks of being a UOAP!

Take a look at some of the Jurassic Park coaster construction. There are a lot of changes, so be sure to check out our latest update for a closer look and more details.

Cinnabon inside the park is open, but has shorter operating hours. You can still find Cinnabon open in CityWalk, but if you’re looking to grab a cinnamon roll at Islands of Adventure, be aware that they close in the afternoon. Today, they closed up at 3 PM.

The marquee isn’t spinning at the entrance of the High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride today.

Not that anybody really wants 2020 merchandise, but Spider-Man is doing his best to make it through the year. This pin is $10 and can be found in the Spider-Man Shop at the exit of the attraction.

I was creeping on the caricature artists and I had to laugh at the piece he was currently working on. Loving that face mask on one of the kids!

Mystic Fountain Lost Continent Universal Orlando Resort Islands of Adventure

That’s all for this visit to Universal Orlando. Be sure to keep following Universal Parks News Today for more updates!

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Ethan Anania
Ethan Anania
9 months ago

That Spider-Man pin from UOR should had never been produced, and that contract and island should had closed permanently when Universal reopened before WDW…… MSHI wasn’t supposed to be a current topic in theme parks anymore