Tag: Universal Studios Florida

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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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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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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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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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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Performers Announced for 2014 Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

Performers Announced for 2014 Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

| January 15, 2014 | Reply

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 [...]

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Big Changes Coming to Universal Orlando CityWalk

Big Changes Coming to Universal Orlando CityWalk

| December 12, 2013 | 2 Replies

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 [...]

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