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Hogwarts House Shirts, New Chicken Restaurant, Construction Updates & More: Universal Studios Hollywood Photo Report 3/31/22

Quiet on set; we’re ready to roll! We headed out to Universal Studios Hollywood today to check in on the many construction projects happening at the park and see what else we could find to dazzle and delight. So come along to see everything we found at Universal Studios Hollywood in today’s photo report.

HHN Construction 1

Before we even left the parking structure, we were already logging updates on one of the many construction sites around the park. This house, likely for Halloween Horror Nights, is being built in the exterior lot of the Curious George structure.

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No word on which maze this may be, but it does look to be a classic house-style façade.

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From up here on the structure, we get an impressive view of the valley.

New construction on USH backlot

We can see the major construction going on at the far end of Universal Studios’ lot, with these four new buildings.

Studio Tour overlooking backlot USH

And we also get some fantastic views of the backlot sets from up high.


Toothsome Construction 1

Construction at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is coming along, with lots of trenching work being done out front.

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Voodoo Doughnut spring

Voodoo Doughnut has some cute oversized doughnuts on display for spring.

Chick Chick Chicken pre opening CityWalk Hollywood

A new chicken restaurant, Chick Chick Chicken, was holding its soft opening today. We did however stop back through the following day when it was open to the public to try it for ourselves. The Asian Chicken sandwich, seen below, was just too beautiful to pass up a closer look.

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Ok, time to head into the park. Let’s go!

Upper Lot

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We found some Universal Studios branded apparel in the park today, including the shirts above and below. You can see everything we found right here.

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Heading into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, we found ourselves in the market for some magic.

Ollivanders show USH

Ollivanders is the very last word in wands, and this young witch seems to have just found her match.

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In Filch’s Emporium, we came across some new Hogwarts house banner flags that showcase the personality traits of each house.

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And we also found some shirts that feature the house traits as well. The black shirt with colorful writing, as seen above, is the youth shirt and the colorful shirt with white writing, as seen below, is for adults. Take a look at all the house designs right here.

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Owlery USH
Simpsons Ride USH entrance

The Simpsons Ride has reopened from its refurbishment and looks better than ever.

Lower Lot

Super Nintendo World Construction 1

From the StarWay, we can check in on the Super Nintendo World construction progress.

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Things seem to be moving along swiftly and there is always a bevy of activity whenever we stop by to check in.

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HHN Mummy Construction 1

Our vantage point on the StarWay also affords us a peek at the HHN maze construction happening right behind Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride.

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The façade has gone up already.

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And the back end of the maze clearly shows the switchback layout that the guests will go through.

Bumblebee greeting guests USH

After partnering up with Optimus Prime to meet guests together for a few days, Bumblebee is back out here on his own greeting guests solo.

Transformers the Ride facade

We also noticed that it may be time for Transformers the Ride – 3D to get some TLC. The facade is really faded and has seen better days. With so many people about to flood the park for the summer, now would have been a good time to get a touch-up. Oh well.

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We still want to show our support for the Autobots and this new NEST t-shirt is the perfect way to do it. Take a closer look at it right here.

Thanks for riding along with us on our photo report from Universal Studios Hollywood. That’s a wrap!