Tag: Universal Studios Orlando

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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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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Right or Left at Universal’s Islands of Adventure?

Right or Left at Universal’s Islands of Adventure?

| February 17, 2014 | 3 Replies

Choices, choices, choices!  It’s what makes our day inside a theme park exciting.  It’s our choices throughout the day that turns our day into an adventure.  As guests walk through the turnstiles at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure they meander through the Port of Entry, the land specifically designed as the gateway to the six [...]

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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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A Brit’s Perspective – Only 4337 Miles Away from Walt Disney World

A Brit’s Perspective – Only 4337 Miles Away from Walt Disney World

| September 11, 2013 | 9 Replies

Hi, I’m Rory, a new blogger at the DIS and currently, give or take a mile, I’m about 4337 miles away from Walt Disney World. This is important as it means I’m residing in the United Kingdom and is the reason I’ve been invited to write for the DIS. I’m here to offer up a [...]

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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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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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Moving the Needle at the Orlando Theme Parks

Moving the Needle at the Orlando Theme Parks

| May 16, 2013 | 9 Replies

We’ve often heard the phrase ‘size matters’.  Americans have always thought that bigger is better.  In most cases that is true, but not always.  There can be disadvantages to size.  One clear disadvantage is the buzz created by a major announcement.  Depending on the size of the theme park resort major announcements like new attractions [...]

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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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