PHOTO REPORT: Universal Studios Hollywood 12/8/22 (New Wizarding Wands, Honeyduke’s Haul, Toadstool in Super Nintendo World, and More)

Quiet on set; we’re ready to roll! We headed out to Universal Studios Hollywood today to check out some new wands and see what else we can find. So come along to see everything we found at Universal Studios Hollywood in today’s photo report.

Universal CityWalk Hollywood

USH CityWalk King Kong Holiday

King Kong is all dressed up for the holidays and beckons guests to stop and steal a kiss under his gigantic bunch of mistletoe.

Puss in Boots Photo Op

There is a lot of promotion going on for the new ‘Puss in Boots’ film, including a theater wrap at Universal Cinemas and this themed photo op out front.

SNW Shop CityWalk Metal Earth Peach Bowser Castle model

In the Super Nintendo World store in CityWalk, we got a peek at these two new Metal Earth models featuring the two castles to be found in the upcoming land.

SNW CityWalk Shop Mario Toad Yoshi figures

We also found a few new figures. That Chef Toad one is super cute.

Upper Lot

SNW Water Bottle

Inside the park, we found even more new SNW merchandise like this cool click-open water bottle.

USH Grinchmas plush

We also found some more Grinchmas merch, though it is mostly all third-party merchandise that isn’t unique to the park.

USH Grinchmas embroidery

What is cool and unique is the customization, with embroidery or engraving on many of the available items.

Puss in Boots Shakes Mels Diner USH

At Mel’s Diner, we have a couple of new shakes to promote the ‘Puss in Boots’ release. We saw these two and a third one released in Universal Orlando Resort as well, and you can see the reviews right here.

Honeydukes Plate USH

Inside Honeydukes in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, we got a huge new collection of housewares, apparel and accessories. Take a look at everything right here.

Bertie Botts beans purse USH
Wands with Hogwarts USH stock wizarding world

The main attraction for us today was this new collection of wands that has just debuted. You can see all the wands, including the USH exclusive wand, right here. But we wanted to show off our favorite part of the new display.

Dragon Heart Strings USH Wiide

Atop each of the three displays we found the three cores of each wand, on display in jars. The collection of wands that features a Dragon Heart String can be found here, with a jar full of them above. These are miniature, of course, as dragons can often be quite large.

Dragon Heart Strings USH tight
Unicorn Hair USH wide

Another core option is these Unicorn Hairs.

Unicorn Hair USH tight
Phoenix Feather USH wide

And finally these Phoenix Feathers are a third wand core option.

Phoenix Feather USH tight
Minion Tree USH

Moving on, we stopped in to the Minion Cafe to take a look at their holiday decorations. The tree is super silly and so festive.

Minion Cafe USH Holiday deco 1

Each of the doors is lined with a festive wrap in different variations of the designs found on the windows.

Minion Cafe USH Holiday deco 5

In the windows on ground level and on the second story, we can see the holiday hijinx that the Minions get up to this time of year.

Minion Cafe USH Holiday deco 4
Minion Cafe USH Holiday deco 3
Minion Cafe USH Holiday deco 2

Lower Lot

SNW Update USH 2

We recently saw some updates at Super Nintendo World with the addition of Bowser’s face to his castle at the back of the land.

SNW Update USH 3

Now we’re seeing more work being done on the castle and the Toadstool in front of it is starting to receive paint.

SNW Update USH 1

Peach’s castle is also looking shiny and bright, from what we can see of it.

SNW Update USH snack stand covered

Something new is coming to the popcorn stand that was just installed recently on the Lower Lot. It was under wraps during our visit.

Blue at USH

Well, we had better skedaddle before we’re eaten by an angry dinosaur.

USH Holiday deco archway

Our Martini Shot of the day is from just inside the front gates. When we catch these fascinators shining brightly and catching the sun, it really is a beautiful and festive holiday.

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

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