I’ve been impressed to see the improvements being made to Forbidden Journey over recent months. The projection screens are noticeably brighter and sharper, vehicle movement is smoother, and all the physical effects seem to be in working order.
Unfortunately, the path ended in a short but extraordinarily inefficient security checkpoint that took longer to clear than the typical general admission check. If using Scream Early from IOA, either line up early at the crossover gate or leave IOA through the main exit and use USF’s front gates to enter HHN.
Thursday night was busier than anticipated for a Thursday night, as the following photos attest:
After disappearing a few weeks ago, Chief Wiggum’s cop cruiser reappeared with a new paint scheme.
Universal continues to “plus” the event with welcome attention to detail:
Our final installment covers Sunday 10/20, which was also busier than expected, thanks in part to a special discount offered to UCF students.
My last HHN visit of the weekend was also largely spent playing Legendary Truth. Sunday’s mission was to experience as many houses as possible together in a tight group. Not easy on a night when wait times topped 120 minutes!
Finally, we finish this report right where it began: with a Starbucks. In CityWalk, construction is going full-tilt on a new seating area next to the existing Starbucks (directly above the new pizza restaurant that is replacing Pastamore’s quick service counters).
Right next door, a new Starbucks is replacing the Endangered Species store.
Now if you’ll excuse me, for some reason I feel the need for a latte…
Author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando. Co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland and Beyond Disney. Contributor to Unofficial Guides to WDW and Las Vegas. Live Active Cultures columnist for the Orlando Weekly. Travel and arts journalist. Theatrical director and producer.