Universal Orlando Photo Update: September 22, 2015

Welcome back to another photo update around the Universal Orlando Resort. This week we’ll start things off with a look at the installation of the sign on the exterior of NBC Sports Grill Brew. Over at the Studios, the archway has been decorated for Halloween Horror Nights. That’s just the tip of the iceberg for HHN coverage this week since there’s plenty of new props and merchandise to look at. Over at Islands of Adventure, we’ll take a look a look at King Kong and a Toon Lagoon shop under refurbishment. All that and much more, so let’s get going.

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Welcome to Universal Orlando.
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The facade of NBC Sports Grill Brew is now finished.

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The marquee went up this week, and features the NBC Sports logo.
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A couple of panels from the facade-spanning screen are in the process of being replaced.
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A new chandelier has been added over the front door of the restaurant.
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Steel paneling has been hung on the far left side of the facade.
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Late last week, the arch decor for Halloween Horror Nights went up. It features several of the properties represented at this years event.
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Lines on non-Horror Nights days have been pretty short.
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A new Jack the Clown backdrop has been added to Hollywood.
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Inside the Evil’s Roots scare zone, they’ve left some of the props uncovered during the day.
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A new HHN merchandise kiosk set up near the entrance of KidZone.
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Face painting and fortune telling stands near Springfield.
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The entrance for the Insidious haunted house.
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Another HHN kiosk outside Men in Black.
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Bill & Ted signage finally went up the day before the event.
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The “Straight Outta Food” Truck freestyle rap show was performing in San Francisco.
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A third HHN kiosk outside of the Beetlejuice theatre.
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Inside the Twister gift shop, they’ve installed an HHN shop full of souvenirs and props from past events, including this hearse belonging to the Caretaker.
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They’re selling an $85 replica Jack the Clown mask.
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A small games midway set up in front of the music plaza.
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Each game features horror themed prizes.
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More HHN merch across the street from Despicable Me.
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Inside the Studios Store, a full size Jack the Clown statue is on display.
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Horror Nights themed playing cards for sale in the store.
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And that’ll do it for the Studios.
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Lets head over to Islands.
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Wait times were very short at Islands.
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Special HHN themed Coke Freestyle cups.
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Over in Marvel Super Hero Island, the Green Goblin and Dr, Doom were out menacing guests. Notice the little girl running behind her mother.
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Photo Funnies, the IOA home of Betty Boop is currently under going a refurbishment. No word yet as to the length of the closure.
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Time for this week’s look at the construction of Skull Island: Reign of Kong.
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And our last shot, is a look at the beginning of the rock mural which will adorn the back of the King Kong facade.
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And that’ll do it for this weeks update. Thanks for reading and be sure to leave a comment below. Get in touch with us on Twitter @Triggernel & @TouringPlans

Trygve Nelson

Tryg is a new resident Florida after moving from Minnesota at the end of 2013. You'll find him at all of the parks quite often, as he puts his annual passes to all the major Orlando theme parks to good use. Most comfortable with a camera in his hand, he's been a huge theme park fan ever since finding the ValleyfairZone fan forums back in 2006. His love of theme parks grew through many trips to parks all throughout the Midwest, with occasional trips to Orlando. In the past he’s worked as a scareactor and grown an appreciation for the Halloween season.

2 thoughts on “Universal Orlando Photo Update: September 22, 2015

  • September 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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    Thanks for the update.
    I wish they’d keep those horror stuffed animals year-round, since I can’t go until summer. I’d go broke trying to when them all.

  • September 24, 2015 at 10:59 am
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    We’re bringing our boys next week (ages 9 and 4) only on non-HHN days. We’re hoping that there won’t be too much scary stuff left out during the day. DS9 will take it in stride, but DS4 will have nightmares just from seeing too many creepy/bloody/scary clown t-shirts. Are these displays fairly easy to avoid, especially when entering KidZone and other little-kid areas?

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