PHOTO REPORT: Universal Studios Hollywood 8/11/22 (Character Shop Opens, Universal Monsters Attack, HHN Updates Galore & More)

Quiet on set; we’re ready to roll! We headed out to Universal Studios Hollywood today to visit a new shop and see what else is new. So come along to see everything we found at Universal Studios Hollywood in today’s photo report.

CityWalk Hollywood

Toothsome Construction USH 3

Construction is moving along swiftly at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen. We have seen some giant red towers installed out front and now, they are covered in scaffolding and scrim to begin further decoration.

Toothsome Construction USH 2

New pavement is being laid for the entryway as well.

Toothsome Construction USH 1

We can see some of the steel being installed all the way at the top of the towers where the scrim hasn’t reached.

Poke Place Gone USH CityWalk

Poke Bar in CityWalk has closed, after being open less than a year.

New Store CityWalk USH

But where one place closes, another is set to open. This is the former site of Production Central before it moved down the walk to its new location. It has been surrounded in construction walls for several weeks now. We can’t wait to see what it will be.

Curious George Parking Structure Fence USH 2

Atop the Curious George parking structure, the new anti-blogger wall is still being installed to keep prying eyes away from the Halloween Horror Nights tents that are being built in the overflow lot below the wall.

Curious George Parking Structure Fence USH
Curious George HHN Tents USH 1

There are still plenty of places to check in on this spot, however, and we can see that not much has changed here since our last check-in.

Curious George HHN Tents USH 2

From Curious George to the park, HHN is coming alive all over. Lets see the HHN happening in the park on the

Upper Lot

USH HHN Prep 1

The entryway fire organ structure is up and ready to receive the flames. The flamethrowers and lights have yet to be installed, but the main framework is in place.

USH HHN Prep 2

And nearby, the HHN house in the Parisian Courtyard is uncovered. Walls have come down at this yet-unannounced house, though we do recognize that this façade is the same one used for the La Llorona house in years past.

We checked in on all the Halloween Horror Nights houses under construction right now and have prepared a video tour for you. Click the video below to see everything:


ET is celebrating his 40th anniversary with an IMAX rerelease, and plenty of merch has come along with it. We found yet more additions to the collection today, including this mug and ET plush.

ET 40th plush USH
Creature from the Black Lagoon

We found some really cool Universal Monsters lunchboxes at Production Central inside the park. The side art is almost cooler than the stills from the film on the Creature from the Black Lagoon lunchbox.

Creature from the Black Lagoon Lunchbox side

Isn’t this awesome? We need a shirt of this.


We also found lunchboxes from The Mummy and Frankenstein.


Some of the greatest cinematography in film history from this 1931 film. Arthur Edeson is a master. And now you can have it on a lunchbox.

Frankenstein Vertical stock

We found Frankenstein’s Monster and his Bride stalking around outside the store near Universal Plaza. With the spires of Hogwarts castle looming in the background, we can only dream of how cool a Universal Monsters land would be here.

Dracula face mask USH

And as we were escaping from the Monster, Dracula swooped in to bid us “velocome.”

House Attribute totes

In Filch’s Emporium, we spotted a set of new tote bags featuring the personality attributes of each Hogwarts house.

House attribute tote

Lower Lot

SNW Update USH

Super Nintendo World is coming along nicely, with plenty of props and friends lining the mountain range and walkways of the land. Now we can see the side of the attraction show building is being painted.

SNW USH update painted wall
Character Shop wide

And nearby the land, a new Character Shop has opened to cater to the wants of guests looking to take a piece of Super Nintendo World home with them.

Character Shop Lower Lot USH 6 scaled

We took a full video tour of this shop and you can see it all on our YouTube channel, or by clicking the video below:

Jurassic Cafe Cocktails

At Jurassic Cafe, a pair of new cocktails are ready to take the edge off the summer heat. And for those looking to cool down without the alcohol, a new iteration of the Raptor Refresher with popping yogurt boba is available, and the all-new Pyroraptor Refresher promises to be a tropical treat. We can’t wait to sink our teeth (and straws) into these new offerings next time we’re here.

Sleazy Duff Springfield USH stock

Our Martini Shot of the day is courtesy of Sleazy, one of the Duff beer mascots. He certainly lives up to his name with that glare.

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

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