Tag: Universal Orlando

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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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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A Brit’s Perspective – Finding the Disney Magic back home

A Brit’s Perspective – Finding the Disney Magic back home

| May 22, 2014 | 3 Replies

Returning back to normal life after a vacation to Walt Disney World is never fun. Everyday life can be a bit of a bore after experiencing days of sunshine, glorious food and thrilling experiences at theme parks. You start to come down with a case of post holiday blues and hanker after another holiday. Yet, [...]

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Brand New Photos Released From Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley

Brand New Photos Released From Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Reply

This morning, USA Today gave an exclusive first look at some of the upcoming details inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley. Earlier this week we got a sneak peek at some of the animatronics, ride vehicles, and some of the special effects coming to Diagon Alley’s star attraction, Harry Potter and [...]

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“Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts” Update

“Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts” Update

| May 13, 2014 | 3 Replies

Since The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in 2010, rumors have been swirling about how Universal Orlando would expand Harry Potter. A lot of signs were pointing towards a Diagon Alley expansion taking over the rest of The Lost Continent, but nothing was set in stone. Once Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part [...]

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