New perimeter walls and wooden beams can be seen peeking over the construction walls surrounding Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone at Universal Studios Florida.
New Construction in Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone
Since our update last week, new walls have been erected within the Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone construction site in Universal Studios Florida.
Wooden beams stand tall behind the new wall. It may be a frame for a new building. We’d love to see your ideas about it in the comments below.
DreamWorks characters adorn the KidZone construction walls, suggesting it could become a mostly DreamWorks-themed land.
Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone
Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone is home to several attractions. Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster is a small roller coaster intended for young children. Despite the ongoing construction and closures, the rails for this ride are still visible in the images above.
Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone closed at Universal Studios Florida in January 2023. Animal Actors On Location!, a show that featured live animals performing tricks, and E.T. Adventure and are both opening day attractions. These are here to stay for now, at least. SpongeBob StorePants and KidZone Pizza Company will remain as well, but the rest of the area is permanently closed.
The land became KidZone in 1998-1999 with the additions of Curious George Goes to Town and Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster. The land also included Fievel’s Playland, a water play area themed after the movie “An American Tail.”
Shrek’s Swamp Meet and DreamWorks Destination exited for only a few years, having replaced The Barney Shop and A Day in the Park With Barney. Shrek and other DreamWorks characters now have meet-and-greets in the park’s Hollywood area.
Construction Near E.T. Adventure
Though E.T. Adventure remains open, construction is happening close to the attraction. The E.T. Adventure pre-show was suspended for a month due to construction but has returned.
Construction walls block part of the E.T. Adventure entrance area and pre-show room. The entrance has been re-routed through the exit.
Back in March, we spotted the construction walls around the attraction’s exit. At the beginning of April, the construction walls came down, and we noticed that the small “forest” at the exit was removed and replaced with a paved stroller parking area.
The “E.T.” movie posters in the queue were recently replaced after 30th-anniversary posters hung there for over ten years.
E.T.’s Toy Closet is currently closed during construction and merchandise has moved to kiosks outside Animal Actors On Location!
Take a look at some of our recent Universal Parks news coverage using the links below:
- Construction Walls Come Down, Some Fish Figures Missing in Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
- REVIEW: Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Souvenir Tiki Cup Now Available with Special Nublar Libre Drink at Universal Islands of Adventure
- Construction Walls Finally Installed Around Former Starbucks at Universal CityWalk Hollywood
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