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PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 5/11/21 (VelociCoaster Soft Opens Again, Repairs Around the Parks, E.T. Plush Prizes, and More)

Greetings from another hot day here at the Universal Orlando Resort. Let’s check in around the resort and see what’s new today.

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Walking through CityWalk, we noticed that the theater has started promoting Fast and Furious 9.

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We passed by a “Hot Set” early in the morning in CityWalk, with the Universal globe in the background.

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We’ve spotted workers in high reaches around the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium the last couple mornings. They usually finish up and move the high reach before the restaurant opens for the day.

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Once we arrived at Universal Studios Florida, we spotted more work happening in the New York area of the park on the street that the Blues Brothers perform.

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Universal Studios has Early Park Admission at 8 AM and Islands of Adventure opens at 9 AM, so many guests line up early for the Hogwarts Express King’s Cross Station to park hop at opening. There was already an hour wait for the train before Islands of Adventure had even opened for the day. Time to walk.

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It’s a beautiful day and the parks are usually quiet in the morning.

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Over at Islands of Adventure, Jurassic World VelociCoaster has soft opened again. The wait time was only 60 minutes when we arrived. Unfortunately, the courtyard is getting worked on and there are barricades around the trees. This doesn’t make for the greatest photo op, but the attraction technically doesn’t open until June 10, so now is the best time to make necessary repairs.

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Battle of the churro stands.

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Camp Jurassic is getting some repairs along their fences. It is nice to see so many updates happening around the parks.

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We found a little friend on the Pteranodon Flyers sign.

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It’s a hot day, so we took a quick trip down to the Splash Zone to cool off.

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In Toon Lagoon, we spotted a new E.T. plush prize at the Whac-A-Mole game. It requires 2 players to win.

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The face painting area near the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man has a new sign. The Morph Facial Transformation sign shows the painting styles available with face masks.

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The newly reopened Spider-Man meet and greet seems to be very popular.

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That’s all for today. We’re grabbing some anniversary donuts from Voodoo Doughnut and getting out of here. Thanks for joining us around the parks and stay tuned to Universal Parks News Today for more updates.