Tag: Universal Citywalk

Diagon Alley is Right up My Alley

Diagon Alley is Right up My Alley

| December 18, 2014 | Reply

The reviews have been glowing.  Guest reaction has been extremely positive.  Universal Orlando’s latest addition to its theme parks has raised the bar for theming, cutting-edge facades, and technology.   It’s easy to walk through the brick wall into Diagon Alley and forget you’re not in Central Florida anymore. Universal Creative did something that hasn’t been [...]

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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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A Visit to Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

A Visit to Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

| May 8, 2014 | 2 Replies

I make no bones about it- I love Universal Orlando.  I pay a visit to the theme park resort every time I visit Central Florida.  Something else I really love is visiting brand new theme park resort hotels.  It’s very much like opening a Christmas or birthday present.  You don’t know what to expect until [...]

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Rainy Day Ideas at Universal Orlando

Rainy Day Ideas at Universal Orlando

| March 28, 2014 | Reply

You’re in luck!  Despite the pesky rain outside that won’t seem to quit, you’re at one of the best places for a rainy day theme park experience – Universal Orlando, a place where the majority of the attractions are covered or are in buildings.  In fact, probably the most exposure you’ll have to the rainy [...]

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The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

| March 22, 2014 | 29 Replies

I’ll admit it; I sometimes catch myself in a state of day dreaming.  Looking at a wall, but only seeing my favorite theme park attractions, brightly colored paint, images of 3 circles connected to each other, and even the hot Florida sun melting my favorite theme park treat.  However, during my daydream it’s different.  I’m [...]

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Keystrokes at Disney World – Hammer and Nails at Universal

Keystrokes at Disney World – Hammer and Nails at Universal

| January 19, 2014 | 15 Replies

Let’s start with the obvious.  Since the turn of the century, the Orlando theme parks have seen a considerable amount of growth.  Not necessarily in the way of expansion, but with crowds.  Tourists and local Floridians alike have flocked to the theme parks for magic and experiences they can’t get anywhere else.  It seems the [...]

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Universal Orlando Update – Looking to the Future

Universal Orlando Update – Looking to the Future

| November 16, 2013 | Reply

It’s time again to visit Orlando’s other theme park resort – Universal Orlando.   The activity is abundant around property as the resort continues a modest transformation and brush-up of its existing theme park infrastructure.  With a few projects complete, like the new Simpsons Springfield addition, more is on the horizon.  Let’s take a look at [...]

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Universal Orlando Update – New Announcements and More

Universal Orlando Update – New Announcements and More

| June 2, 2013 | Reply

Universal Orlando has finally “spilled the beans” on a couple of projects they’ve been working on for some time.  With constructions walls and building shells rising all around property we now “officially” know what’s in store for guests in the near future.  Continue reading as we update you on what’s transpiring around the theme park [...]

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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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