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Shrek 4-D Signage Removed, ‘Harry Potter’ House Tote Bags, Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges Closed For Refurbishment, and More: Universal Orlando Resort Photo Report 2/28/22

Good morning and welcome to another beautiful day at the Universal Orlando Resort! We spotted quite a few updates around the parks, so let’s jump right into our day.

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Check out these ‘Harry Potter’ house inspired tote bags we found at the Universal Studios Store in CityWalk. 

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The tote bags match the house tees that we spotted a couple weeks ago. Now you can get the matching set and show your house pride!

Heading into Universal Studios Florida, we were met with a shocking sight. 

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All of the Shrek 4-D signage has been removed from the recently closed attraction. 

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We miss seeing Shrek and his friends up on the walls when entering the park, but we’re very excited to see what’s next.

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Souvenir glasses have returned to Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour in Diagon Alley. Definitely snag one of these if you’re trying to get that picture perfect shot!

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We love catching the moment guests see the dragon blow fire for the first time.  

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Hogwarts express is only a 15 minute wait. Let’s hop on and head over to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. 

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The construction walls surrounding the Hogwarts Express display train have been removed. We’re so happy to see it back out on display again.

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Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges has closed for a short standard refurbishment. Construction walls can be found blocking off the entrance to the attraction. 

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Don’t worry though, Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls has reopened from refurbishment if you are looking for a water ride. Warning, you will get soaked!

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