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Archive for April, 2011


Universal Orlando Packs ‘Em

Seth Kubersky, co-author of Universal Orlando 2011: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park Adventure, has been keeping up-to-date on happenings at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as a contributor to the Orlando Weekly blog. The combined Easter week and spring break crowds, he said, are setting records for attendance, contributing in general [...]

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‘One Ocean’ premieres at Shamu Stadium

“One Ocean” made its debut last week with its message of concern for the environment — and minus the trainers interacting in the water with the killer whales. SeaWorld’s newest attraction replaces “Believe” and features a three-story set with panoramic LED screens, surround-sound speakers and an 80-foot-long killer whale fluke, along with 35 synchronized fountains [...]

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The Big Tease

We wrote earlier about the closing of Jimmy Neutron Nicktoon Blast on Aug. 18 and now the Orlando Business Journal reports that Universal Orlando Resorts’ Facebook page is teasing fans about a new attraction. The Facebook page says: Hey fans! We know you’ve been anxiously waiting to hear what our new attraction will be. Before [...]

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SeaWorld’s ‘One Ocean’ debuts April 22

One Ocean, featuring SeaWorld’s majestic killer whales, will open April 22. A preview of the show took place Tuesday. However, as with Believe, which is still running, the trainers will interact with the whales from dry ground. SeaWorld is trying to find a safe way to allow them back in the water after trainer Dawn [...]

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The Shuttle Shuffle: Retirement Homes Announced

After much anticipation and speculation, the retirement homes for the space shuttle orbiters have been announced. And those hoping for a Central Florida location for one of them were not be disappointed. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said the Shuttle Atlantis will be going to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. A $100 million exhibit will [...]

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Jimmy Neutron Closes at USF

The Jimmy Neutron ride at Universal Studios Orlando has closed. Well sorta. According to the Orlando Sentinel: Universal said “Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast” in the Universal Studios Florida theme park will close April 1 so crews can begin work on a replacement attraction. The ride will briefly reopen during the peak spring and summer travel [...]

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