The left entrance pavilion at Universal Studios Florida is now under construction. This comes just days after the completion of the construction and remodeling on the right entrance pavilion.
Construction Walls up at Left Entrance Pavilion
We stopped into Universal Studios Florida today and noticed that the left entrance pavilion is now under construction. About a week ago, the remodeling of the right entrance pavilion was just completed.
As you can see from the picture above, the right side features a new awning and a newly shingled roof. The left side looks a little more weathered and old, but we believe it will look exactly like the right entrance pavilion.
The right side was demolished and rebuilt, we are expecting the same thing to happen to the left side. The construction walls just went up, so demolition will likely happen soon.
Last year, Universal’s Islands of Adventure also got new, themed entry points. The new scanners at Universal Studios Florida aren’t as themed but match the surrounding architecture of the entrance and exit.
Other Universal Studios Florida Construction
A giant pink cupcake, with a Minion on top, has appeared on the roof of Minion Café at Universal Studios Florida.
It’s topped with a red cherry and a Minion with binoculars. The Florida version of Minion Café has a façade resembling multiple city buildings. It will be much bigger than the Minion Café at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Read a Minion Café review from Universal Studios Hollywood. The Florida version will reportedly have a similar menu but with a few different items. Universal will push mobile ordering at the new quick-service restaurant. They started hiring Minion Café Team Members last month.
It’s rumored Mel’s Drive-In will close for a refurbishment at the end of this month, and Minion Café will open around the same time. It will be part of the new Illumination Avenue land.
Minions Takeover of Illumination Avenue
Illumination Avenue will include the pre-existing Despicable Me Minion Mayhem — which just had its façade refurbished — as well as the new Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast and Minion Café.
Villain-Con Minion Blast replaces Shrek 4-D, which permanently closed in January 2022. Villain-Con was featured in the first “Minions” spinoff movie, and the ride will feature various villains from the franchise, including the Vicious 6. The ride will purportedly be a shooting attraction with guests on a moving walkway.
Villain-Con Minion Blast and Minion Café are scheduled to open this summer.
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: The Ride 3D and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.
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