Alongside Africa the other construction project this season in Berlin has wrapped up. The former Kaiser Snack quick service restaurant and neighbouring stairs up to Mexico were partially demolished and that corner of the main square redesigned. The new structure has two larger stairways to cope with the flow of guests better and a larger terrace on top.
The interior of the expanded building isn't yet finished - a prominent glass canopy entry in the middle of the stairs has been created.
One rumour has been that a much needed toilets facility for the Berlin area would be build. Which certainly could be what these two doorways on the side of the new part of the building are for.
Given the main glass entry, and it is doubtful toilets would take up the whole building space - the presumed other purpose of the new development remains a mystery. Few theories are going around - the best one in my opinion would be that Guest Services move into this new, more prominent location.
Moving it out of the 4D cinema opposite would then pave the way for this outdated relic to finally be redeveloped for a new Berlin attraction/show.
Seems to be some activity too at the SBNO Hollywood Tour with a boat(s) being removed from the building. Given the premature closure however I still wouldn't take this as a sign of anything exciting - could just be they now finally have the time and money to remove the ride rather than let it decay until the whole complex goes.