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Halloween Horror Nights 2019

It may be the beginning of summer but we are in the season of Halloween Horror Nights announcements! The 80s return with an all-new vengeance, bringing with them some of the biggest frights of the era. From cinematic screams to the most horrifying cult classics, there’s no escape from the decade that just won’t die,” Universal said in its press …

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Universal Orlando Parks Update May 2019 – Jurassic Coaster and Hagrid Coaster

Let’s check out on current projects going at Universal Orlando parks for May including Hagrid’s Magical Creatures, Jurassic Coaster, T2 replacement, and more. Ready to take a ride with Hagrid? Hop on his motorbike for a wild roller coaster ride that will have guests soaring along with some of the Wizarding World’s most magical creatures. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure …

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Universal Orlando in 2019 and Beyond

With so many amazing new additions heading to the parks, 2019 is shaping up to be one of the greatest years for theme parks in history. From massive new lands with multiple attractions and experiences, to exciting new roller coasters, and even a few new family-friendly rides, there’s no better time to visit Orlando in 2019 and beyond. Here are …

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Jurassic Park Coaster at Universal Orlando Update

Universal Orlando seems to be adding more attractions to Islands of Adventure with a new roller coaster coming to the Jurassic Park area of the park The rumor is that guests will be taken on a multi-launch coaster in, up and around the wooded area next to the Jurassic Park Discovery Center. It is suggested guests will first go through …

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Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration Opens at Universal Orlando Resort

The show utilizes panoramic water screens with multi-layer water screens, pyrotechnics, lasers, projection mapping and over 120 dancing fountains to turn the lagoon and its surrounding buildings into a colorful celebration of characters from Universal attractions and films. Guests can enjoy this new nighttime spectacular in a new dedicated viewing area that’s designed specifically for the show. During the show, …

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Universal’s Aventura Hotel

This perfectly priced hotel is within walking distance of Universal’s Volcano Bay™, offers great views of all three Universal Orlando theme parks and is underscored by a design that is vibrant, free-flowing and calming. It’s your chill zone, your party place, your hangout, your refuge. And it’s just plain cool.

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Universal’s Cabana Bay Resort – Resort and room tour

Enjoy vibrant, retro-style with rooms and suites brilliantly designed for fun and affordability. Relax with a splash, surrounded by amazing iconic architecture inspired by classic Florida beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s. Sample a variety of options in the incredible food court. Every day comes with fun for all ages with two massive pools, a winding river, a bowling …

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Stranger Things Comes To Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is getting even stranger. Its 2018 edition will feature a haunted-house maze based on “Stranger Things,” the hit supernatural drama seen on Netflix. Visitors will encounter the big, bad Demogorgon character; the parallel universe known as the Upside Down; the living room with flashing holiday lights; and top-secret government lab, Universal Orlando confirmed in its official …

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Top 10 Fastest Rides at Universal Orlando!

It’s time to take a look at the Universal Resort in Orlando Florida, home to two theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Both parks are packed with thrilling rides and attractions for the whole family including, dark rides, roller coasters & water rides. Everything from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, to Marvel to the Simpsons and …

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“The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts” Harry Potter projection show, Universal Orlando

Every night in Hogsmeade Village at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, you’ll be able to see The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle. Using the latest in projection-mapping technology, Hogwarts Castle will completely transform this holiday season. A spell will be cast on Hogwarts Castle, illuminating it in festive décor, candlelight and moments inspired by the films. Chekc out the Christmas …

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Universal Studios Florida: Explained

For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative attractions. Its on-site resort hotels, …

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More Harry Potter Rides Coming to Universal Orlando in 2019

More Harry Potter attractions are coming to Universal Orlando. The questions are….How many?…..Thrill rides? …Family rides? …..We just can’t get enough of Harry Potter! 1. A new attraction in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley The iconic Ministry of Magic to be built, expanding The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley even further into Universal …

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A Celebration of Harry Potter 2017 Highlights

A three-day celebration of all things Harry Potter kicks off a full slate of special events coming to Central Florida theme parks in the coming months. The fourth annual Celebration of Harry Potter returns to Universal Orlando Resort Jan. 26-28, featuring question and answer sessions with stars from the films, special panels and demonstrations and an expo where guests can buy Potter swag. Take a …

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More Attractions Closing at Universal Studios Florida!..But What’s Replacing Them?

We’re taking a look at what other attractions may be closing soon and what’s going to replace them, including more Harry Potter, Super Nintendo World and more! Terminator 2 3-D closes permanently October 8 to be replaced by a new attraction based spy thriller franchise most likely James Bond or Jason Bourne opening in 2019. Bill & Ted Excellent Halloween Adventure …

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Dragon Challenge Closing Roller Coaster Full Queue

This coaster closed on September 4, 2017. It will be closing forever and most likely be sent to the scrap metal yard. It would be wonderful if it was sold or relocated but that will not happen. Dragon Challenge was a pair of intertwined inverted roller coasters in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter area of Universal Studios’ Islands of …

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What’s New at Universal Orlando in 2017

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon — Now Open Visitors wearing 3D glasses follow Jimmy Fallon on board a “flying theater” that zooms you around famous New York City landmarks aboard a  souped-up go-kart he refers to as “The Tonight Rider.” In Pre-show activities let guests interact with Hashtag the Panda, listen to The Ragtime Gals and send their very …

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Hogwarts Castle Hotel Rumours

The word is that Universal Orlando has already begun to survey guests’ general awareness of each of the nearly-two-dozen announcements that were issued this past Saturday at D23 EXPO. While this is mostly standard operating procedure, the real reason is to get some insights on Star Wars hotel concept itself. The conclusion is….Universal Orlando is considering replicating the immersive experience …

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New Attractions Coming to Orlando in 2018

While the past five years have certainly seen some major investments in the area’s theme parks, the upcoming few years will be even more exciting, as all the major players in town continue to engage in a virtual “race” to gain more visitors. Take a look at what’s new and what’s coming soon to Orlando… 1. Christmas in The Wizarding …

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Universal Orlando announces new Harry Potter coaster replacing Dragon Challenge

Universal Orlando made it official: the twin looping coasters at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will run for the final time on September 4, before being replaced by an all new highly-themed Harry Potter coaster in 2019. This all-new thrill ride will take you deeper into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where you will encounter some of your favorite characters …

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Food at Universal’s Volcano Bay

The food offerings at Universal Orlando’s new Volcano Bay water park have been revealed, are there are some exciting things on the menu. The culinary team, led by Corporate Executive Chef Steven Jayson, has created more than 60 entrees, snacks, and desserts. The flavors are inspired by the South Pacific and include things like Poke Bowls, Mango BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Island Chicken …

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Day-to-Night Timelapse of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

If you want the full experience, visit both the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade started it all as the original Harry Potter land in 2010. It’s home to Hagrid’s Cottage, Honeydukes Sweet Shop, Three Broomsticks restaurant, Ollivander’s, two Dragon Challenge roller coasters, the …

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Megatron Explains It All: Early Park Admission to Universal Orlando Resort

Early Park Admission enables all on-site hotel guests, Preferred Annual Passholders, Premier Annual Passholders and other select approved groups, to make the most of their day with: Entry to one theme park an hour before its scheduled opening Access to select attractions at the designated theme park The available theme park, attractions, times, etc. for Early Park Admission vary based …

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Tapu Tapu Virtual Queue is Really Awesome !

Volcano Bay guests will use their Tapu Tapu wearable, which is included with admission, to virtually wait in line for rides while enjoying other areas of the park. Their wearable band will simply alert them when it’s time for their ride; or enjoy many TapTu Play experiences throughout the park – triggering special effects like controlling streams of water spurting …

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Krakatau Aqua Coaster is the Best Thrill Ride at Volcano Bay

Indeed, Krakatau Aqua Coaster is the Best Thrill Ride at Volcano Bay! The flagship attraction of Volcano Bay, the Krakatau Aqua Coaster has a four-person canoe that launches up and shoots down hills and rockets through the volcano itself in a series of dark twists and turns. For the finale, the coaster plunges through a “shimmering” waterfall. First of all, Krakatau is …

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“The Shining” coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 27

Starting on September 15th on select nights through November 4th, Halloween Horror Nights 27 can almost guarantee this to another must-attend event. What else can you expect to experience at HHN 27? Well, one of the most requested haunts is FINALLY becoming a reality. Yes, a house based on The Shining will be coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando …

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Harry Potter Christmas Celebration announced

Anyone who has visited Universal Orlando and its Harry Potter areas has experienced the magical, immersive worlds. Like jumping into a movie set or the pages of the books, the Harry Potter experiences are filled with details. Universal recently announced that Harry Potter Christmas celebration will be coming this year. For the first time starting November 18, 2017, Christmas will take over the Harry Potter Wizarding …

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Enjoy la dolce vita at Harbor Nights at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

When a weekend trip to Italy just isn’t possible, relish the next best thing during Harbor Nights at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. Set under the twinkling lights of the picturesque Harbor Piazza, Harbor Nights invites locals and visitors to enjoy the starlit sights, sounds and flavors of Italy without leaving Orlando. Included in the event’s entrance fee …

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Universal Orlando announces free parking for everyone after 6 p.m.

Parking at the Universal Orlando parking garage will be free for everyone after 6pm! This convenient little benefit was previously exclusive only to Florida residents with valid proof of residency. Now, tourists get to enjoy the free evening parking as well, a small win after Universal increased its annual passholder prices by about $50 last year. Of course, as mentioned in the …

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Nintendo land coming to Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort is leveling up its park with a new Nintendo-themed area set to be unveiled within the next few years. Guests can expect an “expansive, immersive and interactive” experience featuring attractions, shops and restaurants designed to make visitors feel as if they’re inside “Super Mario Bros.,” “The Legend of Zelda” and other video game classics. All three Nintendo-themed …

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A Celebration of Harry Potter 2017

Be a part of A Celebration of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort™. It’s the only official event where you can celebrate your love for Harry Potter™ and discover more about the Wizarding World. The event, in it’s fourth year, gives Harry Potter fans a special opportunity to learn more about and be a part of the world of Harry Potter. …

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10 Free Things To Do in Universal Orlando Resort

At Universal Orlando Resort™ you’ll discover 3 amazing theme parks – Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay, opening in 2017 – unique dining and entertainment, plus much more, all in one convenient location. Make the most of your vacation and you do not even have to stay at any on-site hotel. Check out these free things to do: …

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Universal’s Aventura Hotel – the next incredible addition to the Universal Orlando hotel collection

In the summer of 2018, you’ll be able to step inside Universal’s Aventura Hotel – the next incredible addition to the Universal Orlando hotel collection. It will offer yet another value priced option when choosing from the wide range of hotels at our destination and will bring affordable-chic to life on-site. You’ll arrive to a 16-story tower that soars through …

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Jimmy Fallon Ride Preview Universal Orlando

Well folks, we are getting closer to the date! Universal Orlando is promising more details on the attraction, which is replacing the Twister ride at Universal Studios Florida, will be coming soon but it’s a very safe bet that the ride will be a 3-D simulation ride. The vehicles that will be used have a sort of “Tron”-like futuristic look …

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Volcano Bay Update at Universal Orlando

Every morning as I take my exit from I4 here in Orlando, I get an almost bird’s eye view of the Volcano Bay water park construction progress. The International Drive water park supply will take a hit after Dec. 31 when Wet ‘n Wild shuts down, but Universal’s Volcano Bay water park construction continues ahead of its summer 2017 debut. …

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Tons of Fun Halloween Horror Nights 2016!

Behing the Thrills.com reveals HHN 26 at Universal Orlando-Rumors, Speculation, and tons of fun about this year’s event. It’s almost July, which means we will start to be knee deep in gory goodness within the next few weeks. We’ll start to get a bit more information about this year’s Halloween Horror Nights as it oozes out of the official Facebook …

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Volcano Bay is open for summer in Universal Orlando

Take a closer look at Volcano Bay’s 4 primary areas. The 200-foot volcano, Krakatau, will lie at the heart of the park. Guests will have the opportunity to explore four imaginatively-themed areas at Volcano Bay, filled with experiences ranging from daring to serene. 1.       Krakatau The centerpiece of Volcano Bay, Krakatau (kra-kuh-TAU) stands 200 feet above the park. It’s the largest …

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New and Upcoming Attractions Opening in Orlando 2017, 2018 and 2019

Time doesn’t stand still nor do any of the major theme parks in the Central Florida area! 1. “Volcano Bay” / Universal Orlando Universal Orlando opens its first aquatic park en 2017. Volcano Bay is being constructed on 53 acres south of Cabana Bay Beach Resort. The theme of the park is based upon the Pacific island and volcano of Krakatau…..Universal Orlando anunció apertura Mayo 25, 2017! …

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Fear Factor Live Celebrates Its 10,000th Show

  It’s been 11 years since the first live show of Fear Factor Live at Universal Studios Florida, and it’s definitely been an exhilarating ride! If you haven’t seen the show yet—or if you want to refresh those memories—here’s what you can expect: Inspired by the NBC television series Fear Factor, this live show has courageous theme park guests compete …

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That House that Willy Wonka Built?

It may not be Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, but it proposes to give Willy “a run for his money” with its delectably enticing concoctions. For the child in all of who believes that life should be one big chocolate factory, WOFL FOX 35 reports that Universal Orlando on Monday unveiled Toothsome Chocolate Factory, a new restaurant that will open later this year. …

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with New Floats at Universal Orlando

Just when you thought it couldn’t be more spectacular….Universal showcases outrageous floats! New parade floats at Universal’s Mardi Gras To experience an explosion of colors and sounds like never before, sachay down to Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando! No other event provides a feast for all the senses like the parade of floats at Mardi Gras Universal Orlando. The Orlando Informer …

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Reign of Kong Makes A Return To Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando Revealed the opening of Skull Island: Reign of Kong. There is definitely going to be a rumble in the jungle as you become part of the adventure! Prepare to be overwhelmed during five minutes and 50 seconds, to be precise. As you journey deep into a mysterious island, your 1930s expedition is swarmed by enormous prehistoric predators. Your …

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Universal Orlando for Guests with Autism

Visiting theme parks with a person with mental, physical, or learning disabilities can be an anxious time for families — even if you are the person in the wheelchair or using a cane. There are more recognized disabilities now than ever before, and not all of them are visible. Having to wait in line with a person who is incapable …

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It’s Almost Time To Say Good Bye To Universal’s Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue

You have until December to say goodbye to Universal’s Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue. Universal Studios confirmed earlier this year that the Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue would be closing ahead of the new Fast and the Furious ride that would be replacing both Beetlejuice show and the Disaster ride. Dec. 2 is now the last day of operations for the popular show that …

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Universal’s 25th Anniversary Concert Series

Come celebrate 25 years of unforgettable moments at Universal Orlando’s 25th Anniversary Concert Series. In addition to all your favorite rides, shows and attractions, on select nights November 14 – November 28 the stage at Universal Studios will come alive with amazing live performances. The concerts will be held at Music Plaza inside Universal Studios theme park, and they will …

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Jimmy Fallon Begins Filming His New Attraction

After taping of last night’s episode of The Tonight Show wrapped, Jimmy once again took to his old home stage at Saturday Night Live for some live recoding that will play a part in his 3D adventure; “Race Through New York starring Jimmy Fallon”. Given the title of the upcoming attraction, and the small bits of information given, it seems …

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Where To Eat At Universal Studios?

Every wandering adventurer needs to refuel and recharge with deliciously daring food and drink. That’s right, it’s not just smoked turkey legs any more. Thrilling action and a culinary journey  at both Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks, with many foodie gems hidden in plain sight. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade The Great Feast at …

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Universal’s Skull Island: Reign of Kong Coming Summer 2016 to Universal

Skull Island: Reign of Kong – A multi-sensory, multi-dimensional new ride for your life. As you journey deep into a mysterious island, your 1930s expedition is swarmed by enormous prehistoric predators. Your only hope is the most colossal ape ever to walk the earth. As the gargantuan beasts fight for dominance, you will just fight to survive. Skull Island: Reign …

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Universal Orlando’s Rumored Plans For Wet ’n Wild Land

Universal is tossing around the idea to build a high-end, theme park-level entertainment/shopping/dining complex on the 40 acre-plus parcels of land that encompass the soon-to-be-closed Wet ‘n Wild. Sources said part of the development’s design would face a small lake located on the south barrier of the Wet ‘n Wild property. However, if the rumors are true, Universal would take …

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Starbucks Is Making Butterbeer

Years before Universal’s first Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in Orlando, fans were hard at work brewing concoctions to replicate Butterbeer, a now-legendary drink that fans can enjoy — with or without an added dash of booze. Now, two new additions to the Starbucks secret menu highlight what we love most about Butterbeer, but only savvy wizards will know …

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7 Tips To Save Money On Universal Orlando Tickets

Fortunately, a little pre-planning and common sense is all it takes to save big on your trip. Following a few of the tips can save you time and money during your trip: 1. Buy your admission tickets in advance The number one easiest way to save money and a heck of a lot of time is to purchase your theme …

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Universal Is Asking Guests To Design A New Theme Park

Two separate surveys sent out recently might show what Universal has in the works for the future. The first one was focused on Nintendo. The first survey asked participants to rank what type of attractions they would be most interested in seeing. Many of the questions included examples of pre-existing attractions at the park. Participants were asked if a ‘Diagon …

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Universal Orlando Resort’s 25th Anniversary Concert Series Returns for the Fall

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Come celebrate 25 years of unforgettable moments at Universal Orlando’s 25th Anniversary Concert Series. This November, the 25th Anniversary Concert Series is back with some of today’s top musical acts. From chart-topping artists to GRAMMY-award winning acts, there’s something for every member of the family. On select nights November 14 – 28,  five talented acts will take the Music Plaza Stage at …

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7 Fun Facts About Universal Orlando’s Jurassic Park

Have you ever wanted to explore some of mysteries of Jurassic Park? Maybe even interact with some of these once-extinct creatures? At Universal Orlando Resort, there are some things you may or may not have known about our Jurassic Park, located in Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park. 1. The Jurassic Park Discovery Center is modeled very closely to the “Welcome Center” in …

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Halloween Horror Nights Back In Time

It’s Halloween time, which means many of you will be headed out to theme parks and haunted mansions to get your fright fill. One of the more beloved attractions continues to be Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. Back in 1991, the theme park was just getting started with the seasonal theme. Thankfully, we get a glimpse of what that looked …

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Top 10 Wizarding World of Harry Potter Attractions

10. Hogwarts Castle: A faithful re-creation of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter series, Hogswarts Castle contains the mysterious “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” ride (see No. 1). 9. Hogsmeade Village: Hogsmeade will feature Ollivander’s Interactive Experience and the Hogwarts Express, as well as several Harry Potter-themed stores and restaurants. 8. The Three Broomsticks™: This …

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Universal Orlando from A to Z – Universal Orlando Attractions

With two amazing theme parks – Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure – as well as the Universal CityWalk entertainment complex – Universal Orlando Resort definitely has something for everyone. Below are just a few of the Universal Orlando rides, attractions, restaurants, specialty shops and annual events that you can discover and explore during your vacation getaway to Universal …

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How To Experience Universal Orlando in One Day

Time is winding down on your Orlando vacation getaway and you still want to experience Universal Orlando to its fullest. That means visiting as many attractions, restaurants and live entertainment venues as you can at Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk in just one day. Impossible? Not if you plan ahead and follow the Universal Orlando time-saving …

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Top 10 Universal Studios Florida Attractions

1. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Billed as the world’s most technologically advanced roller coaster, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit towers 17 stories over Universal Studios Florida. Best of all, you get to customize your ride experience by choosing what song will play during your roller coaster adventure. Height requirement: 51 inches. 2. Revenge of the Mummy The Ride Battle an army …

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Top 10 Islands of Adventure Attractions

1. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Explore the fascinating comic book world of The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, an incredible indoor thrill ride that mixes live action, 3-D special effects and state-of-the-art ride vehicles that throw you right into the heart of the action! 2. Incredible Hulk Coaster This high-speed roller coaster soars from zero to 40 miles per hour …

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