Local contractors have been hired within the past month for work on Universal Orlando Resort's Halloween Horror Nights, per Orange County records.
Local contractors have been hired within the past month for work on Universal Orlando Resort's Halloween Horror Nights, per Orange County records. (UNIVERSAL ORLANDO)

Contractors from throughout Central Florida and out of state will be working on new or existing attractions at Universal Orlando this year, based on notices of commencement filed with Orange County during the month of June.

It's unclear in some examples where the contractor services will be applied, because notices of commencement typically cite one parcel ID number that covers the entirety of Universal Studios park or all of Islands of Adventures park.

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Orlando-based Mecca Productions has been hired for design or construction work on haunted houses at Halloween Horror Nights 2015, along with Winter Garden-based Fake Productions.

Dynamic South, Inc., a wireless telecommunications contractor out of St. James City, has been hired for installation of Distributed Antenna System (DAS) nodes at or near Blondie's sandwich shop, which is located in Islands of Adventure. The firm's contract notes installation of antennas and prism racks in the park (without specified locations), DAS node installation at another dining area, and antennas and prism racks within the CityWalk general area.

T&G Constructors out of Orlando has an agreement to provide demolition work somewhere within the Universal Studios park.

Signal Perfection Ltd, Inc., an affiliate of AVI-SPL Integrated Solutions out of Altamonte Springs, has been hired for projection services on Universal's Lot 6A, which includes warehouses that have been reportedly used in the past for Halloween Horror Nights.

Spitz, Inc., a firm out of Chadds Ford, Pa., which provides turn-key planetariums, domes and large-form projection screens for attractions, has a work order that describes installation of video projection screens somewhere within Islands of Adventure, with a construction contract valued at $1.19 million.

Wild Dog Enterprises, Inc., an affiliate of Orlando-based Murphy Lighting Systems, which provides performance lighting services for entertainment and theme parks, has been hired for work described as lighting in a portion of lot 6A.

PCL Construction Services in Orlando was described as providing a foundation package for the Royal Pacific Resort hotel. Because that hotel is already built and open, it is unclear if this may instead be for foundation work on the Sapphire Falls Resort or Volcano Bay water park now under construction.

SMART Ride Inc., an affiliate of Edgewater-based SMART Inc., which provides aerospace and aircraft repair services, has been hired to remove and replace reconditioned accelerator motors on the Hulk ride.

St. Cloud Welding & Fabrication, out of St. Cloud, has an agreement for work to fabricate and install fall protection on the sixth floor of Poseidon's Fury, in Islands of Adventure.

CL Coatings out of Lakeland has an order for work related to corrosion mitigation at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

S.I. Goldman Company, a mechanical contractor out of Longwood, has an agreement to install two new air handlers at Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food restaurant at CityWalk.

Apopka-based JK2 Holmes Constructors, a general contractor and specialist in custom fabrication of themed environments, has a work order to install utilities at an unidentifiable location in Islands of Adventure.

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