Category: Universal / Sea World

A Brit’s Perspective – Accommodation Dilemma in Orlando

A Brit’s Perspective – Accommodation Dilemma in Orlando

| October 2, 2013 | 4 Replies

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 […]

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Springfield U.S.A. Officially Opens At Universal Orlando

Springfield U.S.A. Officially Opens At Universal Orlando

| August 22, 2013 | 1 Reply

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 […]

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Red Carpet ‘Roll Out’ for Transformers: The Ride – 3D Grand Opening

Red Carpet ‘Roll Out’ for Transformers: The Ride – 3D Grand Opening

| June 20, 2013 | Reply

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.

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Federal Judge Orders SeaWorld Managers to Submit to OSHA Interviews

Federal Judge Orders SeaWorld Managers to Submit to OSHA Interviews

| April 10, 2013 | 1 Reply

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.

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Your Chance to Become a Disney Imagineer

Your Chance to Become a Disney Imagineer

| April 2, 2013 | Reply

DIS Unplugged host Pete Werner is joined by Casting Director Rita Koutsoulis from USA Network’s show “The Moment.” Have you dreamed of becoming a Disney Imagineer? Here’s your chance. USA Network’s new show “The Moment” is casting for an upcoming episode where one lucky participant will have the chance to interview for their dream of […]

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Hidden Spaces

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Hidden Spaces

| March 10, 2013 | 3 Replies

The crowds at the Wizarding of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando haven’t let up too much over the past 3 years.  As you walk through Hogsmeade Village, bumping into people has become common-place.  During a recent visit I found myself looking for a little space to get away from the crowds inside the land.  This […]

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Universal Orlando Update – 4 Major Projects – Another Big Rumor

Universal Orlando Update – 4 Major Projects – Another Big Rumor

| February 7, 2013 | 1 Reply

I just returned from a visit to Universal Orlando where my eyes were pointed up in the air.  Why?  Well, it seems 5-story construction cranes are everywhere at the theme park resort.  The resort is going through a transformation and renaissance like nothing we’ve ever seen before.  With four major projects currently in the works […]

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