PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 6/22/23 (Long Lines, Monsters Café Banners Removed, E.T. 40th Anniversary Decorations, and More)

Greetings from another hot day here at the Universal Orlando Resort. The temperatures are rising as we get into summer, but the crowds just keep coming. Let’s see what’s new around Universal Studios Florida this afternoon.

Some of the banners have been removed on one side of the building that once housed Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe. The ones over the front entrance of the building remain, for now. We have a feeling more of the sign will be removed shortly, so stay tuned. And we know these banners won’t end up in the Prop Shop, since that’s closing permanently soon, too.

Be sure to get your last bit of shopping in since the Prop Shop is closing on June 26. The walls are pretty bare and they are marking things down to get rid of inventory. We’re sad to see it go. No official word on what will be taking over this area, but we’ve heard rumors.

A little too windy out for the Transformers meet and greet.

Some birds were trying to eat a pretzel that had been dropped on the ground when this gentleman came up and picked it up and started to break it up into smaller pieces for the birds. It was such a small act of kindness, but it really made our day.

Decals of E.T.’s 40th anniversary had been added to the window of E.T.’s Toy Closet in KidZone. You can also find a new 40th anniversary photo op in here, too.

Over at Islands of Adventure, we found that Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure has gotten a new boarding video. The video shows guests how to board the motorbikes properly and was originally shown with animation, then updated to feature masked Hogwarts students. Now, the video has been updated with mask-free riders.

It’s busy this afternoon. A 100 minute wait for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

Everything from food to attractions to meet and greets looked busy this afternoon.

The beach towels on Sneetch Beach have been freshly painted. The book on the towel is also freshly painted.

That’s all for this visit to the Universal Orlando Resort. Thanks for joining us today around the parks. Make sure you stay tuned to Universal Parks News Today for more updates.

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