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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Universal Hollywood Tram Tour Returns with Projection Upgrades to King Kong 360 and Grinch Set Removed

Universal Studios Hollywood opened to the public today, April 16th, after being closed in March 2020!

The Universal Tram Tour has some updates to the tram route as the King Kong 360 offering was updated and the Grinch set was removed during the closure of the park. Watch a video of the changes below:

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Hollywood-Tram-Tour

Every other row was being sat upon boarding the tram.

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Hollywood-Tram-Tour

Promotional material for Peacock, NBC Universal’s streaming service, and upcoming movies have been placed above.

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The future home of Super Nintendo World has been progressing since the closure. Guests pass the construction site aboard the trams.

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Hollywood-Tram-Tour

Kong was ready to be back in action in an updated King Kong 360 3-D. The video is noticeably clearer and more vivid with the more-modern digital projection upgrades.

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Hollywood-Tram-Tour

The New York set is currently closed for America Ninja Warrior filming.

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Amity Island seemed peacful and sunny after not being patronized for over a year.

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…Apparently not. Business as usual in Amity Island!

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The EARTHQUAKE made us tremble with excitement!

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Hollywood-Tram-Tour

The beloved Grinch set was removed during the park closure. The replacement is currently movie cars and shipping containers.

The original Grinch set that was removed:

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And what they replaced it with:

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Hollywood-Tram-Tour

Universal Studios Hollywood has only been opened on select dates for Taste of Universal which started in March, so this opening is a big step towards some normalcy in California!

What do you think of the updates?

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Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen
2 months ago

The theme parks should not be open yet. They are going to be the cause of the 4th wave in California. As a concerned citizen, it is going to be detrimental to the health and well being of everyone in the state with these parks being open. The vaccine is not guaranteed to do anything, it may or may not lessen or worsen the symptoms of Covid-19. The vaccine companies are released of any and all liability of their product. So if you suffer adverse effects your are pretty much out of luck and the companies are pretty much, oh… Read more »

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Gabriel lastra
Gabriel lastra
2 months ago

Excuse me how would you know they don’t enforce distancing and safety if you haven’t gone? I have, I went for the food festival, and it was VERY safe. If you don’t feel comfortable going that’s fine, that’s your choice, but it’s open because it’s safe to do so, regardless of your anxieties about it