Universal Hollywood announces... a new logo and CityWalk tweaks
June 21, 2016, 8:08 AM ·
Fans looking for big news from Universal Studios Hollywood about new attractions and additional park expansions awoke to disappointment this morning, as the park's "exciting news" turned out to be little more than a tweaked new logo and a rehash of the park's recent changes.
Universal did throw in a couple of details that we hadn't reported before — most notably a major refurbishment for the AMC theaters, which will include "deluxe recliner seating and a cool bar/lounge." That will be ready early next year, as will the new Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.
Update: Here's more detail on the theaters:
CityWalk’s revitalization will elevate the Universal Cinemas to new heights as it undergoes a complete refurbishment. This includes the installation of deluxe recliner seats to all 18 theatres—the equivalent of those found in Hollywood screening rooms—making every seat, the best seat in the house. Each redesigned theatre will be fully upgraded with Christie RGB Laser projection Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound and equipped with Christie Vive speakers for optimal audio performance.
But we still don't have any official word about a planned new hotel at Universal Studios Hollywood, or where and when we'll be getting the new Secret Life of Pets attraction that NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke confirmed the company is developing. And we haven't heard a official whisper about Diagon Alley or any new Harry Potter elements coming to the park.