Category: Universal / Sea World

The Tales of Beedle the Bard: ‘The Fountain of Fair Fortune’ Show

The Tales of Beedle the Bard: ‘The Fountain of Fair Fortune’ Show

| September 28, 2014 | Reply

After months of going through re-writes, The Fountain of Fair Fortune puppet show finally debuted in early September at Diagon Alley. The Tale of the Three Brothers puppet show proved to be extremely popular from opening day and Universal wanted to absolutely nail the other Beedle the Bard tale featured in the new Wizarding World. [...]

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Universal Orlando expanding again with the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Universal Orlando expanding again with the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

| September 10, 2014 | 3 Replies

A few months ago, we reported that Universal Orlando was looking to add potentially three new Loews hotels in an effort to increase the capacity at the resort. The obvious space for a new hotel was the plot of land between Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Loews Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Rumors circulated around a [...]

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Disneyland Weekly Update – 08/11/14

Disneyland Weekly Update – 08/11/14

| August 11, 2014 | Reply

This NEW weekly blog will feature Disneyland news and updates from The DIS, the DIS Unplugged and maybe even the DISboards, plus helpful links to find what you’re looking for around the DIS family of sites.  Enjoy! This week…..the Haunted Mansion reached a milestone and ticket info was released for Knott’s Scary Farm AND the D23 [...]

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Like This at Walt Disney World? Try That at Universal Orlando.

Like This at Walt Disney World? Try That at Universal Orlando.

| July 10, 2014 | 24 Replies

A big criticism Disney fans have towards Universal is that the park down the street has nothing interesting enough to make them want to make the trip across town. Yes, Universal Orlando is known for thrill rides and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but there is a lot more happening at the resort than [...]

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Ride Technology and Storytelling Advance at Universal Creative

Ride Technology and Storytelling Advance at Universal Creative

| July 3, 2014 | Reply

There once was a day when Universal Studios Florida was just an ordinary movie theme park.  I still recall walking into what is now the back of Universal Studios Florida to enter the theme park.  Now we have Universal Orlando, which includes 2 theme parks and a shopping, dining, and entertainment district.  Let’s not forget [...]

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley preview at Universal Orlando brings film stars, reveals opening date, offers first look and more!

Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley preview at Universal Orlando brings film stars, reveals opening date, offers first look and more!

| June 18, 2014 | 4 Replies

This week, Universal Orlando Resort hosted a huge media preview and campaign to promote its brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. In addition to the preview for the travel media, Universal Orlando played host to NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as well as special segments filmed for The Today [...]

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Photos: Diagon Alley Walls Come Down at Universal Orlando Revealing London Waterfront, Leaky Cauldron, Knight Bus and more!

Photos: Diagon Alley Walls Come Down at Universal Orlando Revealing London Waterfront, Leaky Cauldron, Knight Bus and more!

| June 9, 2014 | 3 Replies

The construction walls that have been keeping the London waterfront section of the upcoming The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley under wraps came down last night, revealing some of the exciting things to come when the expansion opens later this summer. Take a look below for a look at the entrance to [...]

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The Walking Dead returns to Halloween Horror Nights 24 and more!

The Walking Dead returns to Halloween Horror Nights 24 and more!

| June 9, 2014 | Reply

The Walking Dead is coming back to Universal Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights 24, marking the show’s third year of being involved in the event. Back in 2012, The Walking Dead was represented as a maze in the Disaster queue showing off elements from Season 1 and Season 2. In 2013, Universal increased The Walking Dead‘s presence [...]

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Video: Diagon Alley’s London Waterfront, King’s Cross and More Revealed as Construction Walls Come Down

Video: Diagon Alley’s London Waterfront, King’s Cross and More Revealed as Construction Walls Come Down

| June 9, 2014 | Reply

Construction walls have been removed from the London Waterfront area of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley revealing the stunning facade full of detail. Guests can now see the Knight Bus, Eros Fountain, Grimmauld Place, King’s Cross Station, The Leaky Cauldron and more with no barriers, but there are still fences and [...]

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Top Three Attractions that are ‘So Bad, They’re Good’ At Universal Orlando

Top Three Attractions that are ‘So Bad, They’re Good’ At Universal Orlando

| May 18, 2014 | 3 Replies

It would be great if Universal Orlando could do no wrong, but sometimes they miss the mark. However, it’s also possible for attractions to be so, so bad that it ends up making them good. Here are the top 3 examples at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure! 3. Lucy – A Tribute Lucy [...]

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