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Archive for January, 2013


New Exhibit Gives Insight Into Universal Attractions

In the timeline of history, Universal Orlando’s presence is short. But given the ever-changing nature of theme parks, it has a history that’s worth looking at for aficionados. “A Year in the Life: Backstage to Onstage at Universal Orlando Resort” will be presented at the Orlando County Regional History Center through Jan. 26, 2014. The [...]

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A Kinder, Gentler Universal Orlando?

“Vacation Like You Mean It” is the title of Universal Orlando’s new advertising campaign. It has a distinctly more sentimental family-oriented feel, less of the uber-male punch associated with the likes of Transformers. The narrator is soft-spoken and the message is all about vacationing with your family. According to Ken Pilcher of Local 6 Theme [...]

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Construction Starts for 4th Universal Resort Hotel

Ground has been broken and construction is now underway for Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. It’s the fourth Lowes resort at Universal Orlando and located on 37 acres within Universal Orlando Resort and adjacent to Islands of Adventure, making it a potential hot spot for Harry Potter fans. The new hotel will offer 900 family-oriented [...]

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Gatorland’s ‘Jaws’ Turns 50

Open wide! An iconic Gatorland feature celebrated 50 years recently. Located at the entrance to the park, the wide open ‘gator mouth has welcomed guests since 1962 when it was installed at the entrance to the gift shop. The ‘gator mouth survived a fire at the gift shop In November 2006, but when it was [...]

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