PHOTOS: Construction Walls Come Down at New Snack Stand, Wait Time Sign Damaged at Universal Studios Florida

Lisa Stump

PHOTOS: Construction Walls Come Down at New Snack Stand, Wait Time Sign Damaged at Universal Studios Florida

Construction walls have come down from around a brand-new snack cart where Silver Screen Snacks once stood in the Production Central area of Universal Studios Florida. An old wait time sign has been moved, and we noticed some exterior damage. Let’s take a closer look.

Construction Walls Down, Wait Time Sign Moved

Walls come down at Universal Studios Florida. A wait times sign stands nearby.

Just two days ago, we reported progress on this location peeking up just above blue construction walls. Today we see the walls have been completely removed, and the new snack stand is finished. It has an art deco vibe with teal and gold detailing. We’re not sure what snacks will be served here just yet.

Universal Studios Florida Walls Down Wait Sign 2

We also noticed they moved the wait time sign forward to make it easier to read. It used to sit further back on a grassy knoll within this planter, and was far away from the main walkway.

This raised concrete planter has been completely re-landscaped and the sign has been moved further forward to make it easier to view for guests passing by.

Universal Studios Florida Walls Down Wait Sign 1

It looks like the sign sustained a little damage at some point, though.

Universal Studios Florida Walls Down Wait Sign 5

A bit of the brown paint is peeling away from the base. Hopefully they will fix this up soon.

Minions Invade Universal Studios Florida

Lots of changes have been happening recently at Universal Studios Florida. The Minion Blast attraction will replace Shrek 4-D, which permanently closed in January 2022. Villain-Con itself was featured in the first “Minions” spinoff movie, and the ride will star various villains from the franchise, including the Vicious 6. It is an interactive shooting attraction with guests on a moving walkway.

While construction continues on the Minion Blast attraction and Minion Café, the façade of Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is also undergoing a refurbishment. The ride remains open, but construction walls, scrim, and scaffolding are up around the entrance. The refurbishment is likely because of concerns about falling debris. A noticeable missing brick was spotted just above the attraction’s entryway in late January. At that time, a large covered purple entryway was installed, seemingly out of an abundance of caution. That covered entryway remains in place.

Production Central is also home to Transformers: The Ride 3D and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. At this time, the exact layout of Illumination Avenue is unclear in terms of dividing the area up as the Minions attractions currently sit between Transformers and Rip Ride Rockit.

With most Universal construction updates focused heavily on the Epic Universe site planned for a 2025 opening, it’s encouraging to see some attention still directed toward the original Florida park. Across the lagoon, Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone is also boarded up with a hefty DreamWorks revamp underway.

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