The San Francisco section of the park is undergoing major renovations as part of the park's Harry Potter expansion. Construction walls and equipment should be visible for most of 2013, stretching from Disaster through Fear Factor. If the ground is shaking under your feet, chances are it's earth-moving equipment, not Universal trying to recreate the San Andreas fault's tremors.

The San Francisco land has the park's best burger place - Richter's - and Lombard's Seafood Grille, the park's best sit-down restaurant.