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PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 1/7/21 (Work in the Lagoon, Plexiglass Divider Mishaps, Low Crowds, and More)

We’re back for another busy day at the Universal Orlando Resort. The weather is cool and the crowds are low and we’re ready to check out the latest updates around the parks.

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Over at Universal Studios Florida, we spotted a crew working in the lagoon on the fountain platform. This is an interesting view with the water level lowered and the platform fully visible.

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The news of the U.S. Capitol under siege was being shown at the TODAY Cafe.

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There is a new UOAP Freestyle cup coming soon to the parks, but it has been delayed. We’ll be checking back frequently.

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Park maps remind guests that the Hogwarts Express will be closed on January 21 for seasonal maintenance. You can see the list of attractions and their refurbishment dates here.

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The crowds were perfect today.

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New Wizarding World of Harry Potter Keeper magnets are available on the U Design kiosks around the park. You can even customize them with your name.

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Over at Islands of Adventure, we made our way over to Seuss Landing and noticed one of the plexiglass dividers at Green Eggs and Ham had fallen over. These dividers on wheels don’t seem to be very safe.

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A little while later, we went back and spotted Team Members inspecting the dividers and then removing them all from the area. We applaud Universal for taking action so quickly.

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We were shocked by the low crowds in Hogsmeade this afternoon. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure was only at a 60 minute wait when we walked by and we really didn’t see any line at all.

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We spotted someone working inside the compartment under the raptor watch tower.

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With all the new plants in the area, we’re hopeful that these construction walls will come down soon, too.

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Poor Doc Ock has seen better days.

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There was a plane with the message “Impeach Trump Now. Protect Democracy!” flying over the park.

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That’s all for this trip around the Universal Orlando Resort. Thanks for joining us today and be sure to keep following WDWNT and Universal Parks News Today for more updates.

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Nick
Nick
18 days ago

Interested in park news not your political commentary

Tom Corless
Admin
15 days ago
Reply to  Nick

Good thing there’s none in here

ken hawn
ken hawn
14 days ago
Reply to  Tom Corless

really people like you are the problem in this world. We came for the park reviews not 2 different mentions of political views

Tom Corless
Admin
14 days ago
Reply to  ken hawn

This is a photo report which shows what was experienced at the park on this day. It did not offer commentary. Stop looking for a fight on a theme park site, take it to some crazy political commentary website please.

ken hawn
ken hawn
14 days ago

why do you have to include political stuff not cool. stop with being sheep and just report on the park, people are tired of political crap

Tom Corless
Admin
14 days ago
Reply to  ken hawn

We cover what is happening at the park. The photos are presented with no commentary. Get over it.