Whether its your first time or fiftieth time planning a trip to Orlando deciding upon the time of year can radically change your experience at the parks. Spring, summer, autumn and winter each bring unique events, weather, crowd levels and offers. In this blog post we will take a look at the different seasons and [...]
Category: Universal / Sea World
Right on the heels of Thursday’s webcast, which brought us some new details about the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley expansion, Universal Orlando hosted A Celebration of Harry Potter. The three day event was completely devoted to the magical world of Harry Potter and featured a series of special events, involving both [...]
On the morning of January 23, Universal Orlando held a live webcast hosted by James Phelps (Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter films) as well as Matthew Lewis and Evanna Lynch (Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood, respectively) to announce more details about Diagon Alley – the upcoming expansion to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. [...]
February is approaching quickly and at Universal Orlando that means Mardi Gras festivities are about to begin! On select nights starting February 8 through May 31, the party starts and guests are treated to authentic Cajun food in the French Quarter Courtyard, all the beads you can catch during the Mardi Gras Parade and a [...]
Earlier today, Universal Orlando hosted a media event to discuss some of the new changes coming to the Universal Orlando resort, specifically the upcoming changes to CityWalk, the popular nightlife destination on property that all guests pass through on their way to the parks. In the past, CityWalk has been primarily focused on entertainment for [...]
Thanksgiving is over and that means the holidays are about to hit Universal Orlando. Starting December 7th, 2013 through January 4th, 2014, the festivities begin at Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Universal Orlando Resort Hotels. Whether you are aiming to please your naughty side with the Grinch or celebrate the nice with a [...]
The sheer number of hotels in Orlando can be breathtaking, not to mention all the other types of accommodations that are available. The Orlando Tourist Board estimates that there are currently 450 hotels in the greater Orlando area with a total of 115,200 rooms. Furthermore, there are another 26,000 vacation homes and more than 20,000 [...]
One thing that Universal Orlando has never been afraid to do is adapt to changing times and update their parks. Sometimes key changes do not happen so quickly and sometimes the changes are unpopular, like Jaws closing in January 2012 to make way for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion. The list goes on [...]
On Thursday, June 20th, Universal Orlando rolled out the red carpet for the grand opening of Transformers: The Ride – 3D. In a huge opening ceremony, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee of the Autobots were joined by celebrities, executives, and a few surprises.
In a ruling issued on April 4, 2013, a federal judge in Orlando agreed with OSHA and required SeaWorld to make three managerial employees available for interviews. The ruling is an outgrowth of the OSHA findings after Tilikum fatally attacked SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau.