Universal Orlando has been sliding a number of surprises into visitors’ stocking this holiday season. First, I told you about the stealthy price increase recently enacted on the Universal Dining Plan — Quick Service. Then, Derek Burgan pointed out six things you only see at Universal during peak season. Today we’re bringing you a first glimpse at the new landmarks and attractions of Springfield U.S.A. as they are finally visually represented on the newest Universal Orlando park map.
Here’s how the Universal Studios Florida park map appeared until December 25, 2013:
And here’s the Universal Orlando park map’s new look, starting December 26:
Note that the new images of Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck, Lard Lad Donuts, Duff Brewery, and Twirl ‘n’ Hurl are not to scale or precisely placed in relation to the Simpsons Ride building, but it’s better than a blank patch of paper…
These particular symbols were used years ago but had been phased out; could their return say something about the long-term fate of the KidZone branding, or just be a random change?