Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sneaky Aerial Views of Universal Orlando's Construction Projects

A new home for Harry Potter? © OCPA
The Orange County Property Appraiser website has uploaded some fun new aerial photographs taken in January that show off the work going on at the Universal Orlando resort.

Above is the biggest project at the moment, the rumored (I only say rumored because it is not official, but we all know what is coming) expansion at Universal Studios Orlando of a London version of Harry Potter's world.

Ride track? © OCPA
I have to give credit to Park Rumors for finding the new aerials.  They have done a great look at all the construction in this article, including following the footers that have been poured for the train ride that will connect the two Potter-lands when complete.

The aerials show off the work going on at Islands of Adventure as well, to slightly expand their Wizarding World to include a new train station.

The park's latest resort, the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, can also been seen in its early stages.  Since the photos were from January the resort has made much progress since.

Transformers is also up, though not much to look at from the air (a big box).  While I was sad to see Jaws go looking at the work going on for its replacement is quite exciting!  Now we just need a official announcement with some great concept art.