PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 10/9/20 (New Menu Items at Mythos Restaurant, Crowds Before the Holiday Weekend, Jurassic World VelociCoaster Progress, and More)

It’s going to be a busy Columbus Day weekend here at the Universal Orlando Resort, so let’s take a look at some of the latest updates around the parks before the crowds roll in.


At Universal Studios Florida, things feel relaxed around the haunted houses. Both houses had 5 minute wait times throughout the day when we checked.


E.T. Adventure had a 45 minute wait when we walked by. We have a feeling the weekend will be much worse.


There’s always a line for Central Park Crepes, especially now that there is an Annual Passholder exclusive crepe.


Diagon Alley isn’t too busy, but there are still plenty of people out enjoying the day.


Mythos restaurant over in the Lost Continent at Islands of Adventure has some new menu items available. Grilled Lamb Meatballs, Butternut Squash Ravioli, Mediterranean Braised Lamb Shank, and Wild Mushroom Barley Risotto have been added to the menu.

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Jurassic World Velocicoaster is making a lot of progress with more detailing added around the raptor paddock. We can see thematic electric fencing is being added along the top of the enclosure.


Along the water, we can see walls are starting to take shape. There are several spots that they are starting to fill in with gray siding.


The osprey are back to enjoying their coaster track.


There’s a little bit of a traffic jam in Hogsmeade between guests heading towards Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and the guests watching the Frog Choir.


Crowds aren’t too bad today, but we know the weekend is going to be busy. We’re going to head out of here before the rain starts, but be sure to stay tuned for more updates as we brave the holiday weekend crowds at the Universal Orlando Resort.