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Next Up for Halloween Horror Nights: ‘Evil Dead’


“Evil Dead,” based on the film that was released in April and directed by Fede Alvarez, is the newest addition to this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando (and at Universal Studios Hollywood). Like many films of its genre, the plot revolves around a group of always-attractive 20-somethings who get caught up in a [...]

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It’s Official! Transformers Ride 3D is Open

The publicity swirling around the new Transformers: the Ride–3D ride at Universal Studios, Orlando, has been so intense, it’s been hard to determine its exact opening date. It’s official and Transformers is now open though previews and soft openings have been in progress for a while now. Heralded with “Prepare for Battle,” the ride takes [...]

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Price Increases at SeaWorld, Busch Gardens

Put on your planning hats and get out your calculators, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens are raising their prices. Officials made the announcement just in time for the summer season. It comes just after Universal and Walt Disney World announces increases in their one-day admission prices. Now, all four parks have closed in on $90 for [...]

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Dining at Universal: Simpson’s Style

Can’t say we’re huge Simpson’s fans, but many people are, judging by the duration of the television show and the lengths Universal is going to create its new Simpson-themed food attractions. Springfield USA offers new custom dining options and rest room facilities. According to Eric Davis of miceage.com, there’s “an incredibly diverse menu of offerings [...]

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‘Transformers: The Ride’ Opens June 20 at Universal Orlando

Heralded by an 80-foot image of Megatron breaking through the Fairwinds office tower off I-4, Universal Orlando has announced a June 20 opening date for its new 3-D Transformers ride. According to Universal, the ride is “a mind-blowing, action-packed experience that pushes the limits of technology to place guests in the middle of a larger-than-life [...]

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Universal Announces Opening Date for Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Go ahead. Make your reservations. The Cabana Bay Beach Resort plans to open March 31, 2014. Universal tweeted the news that reservations are now available. At 1,800 rooms, the new resort is geared toward a family experience with a ’50s theme that reflects driving vacations. It’s the courtyard family suites that will open first; the [...]

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Universal Orlando: Home to Construction Cranes!

Attendance at Universal Orlando was up last year and judging by the construction activity, officials are doing everything they can to increase those numbers for the future. Local 6 Theme World and Micechat/Orlando Parkhopper have photo spreads of the activity. Both bloggers commented on the large size of the buildings. Ken Pilcher of Theme World [...]

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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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Exhibit to Spotlight Creative Process at Universal Orlando

Beginning in January, the Orange County Regional History Center will host a year-long exhibit that focuses on the creative process behind Universal Orlando. Titled A Year in the Life: Backstage to Onstage at Universal Orlando Resort, the exhibit will look at the history of art and design, featuring various events of the seasons. According to [...]

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Cheers! 5 million Butterbeers Sold at Universal

  Universal Orlando celebrated the sale of 5 million Butterbeers this week by giving away 1,000 mugs of the treasured beverage of choice for Harry Potter and friends. Devotees are characterized by their creamy mustaches! According to Universal Orlando 2013, published by the Intrepid Traveler, the popular drink is a vanilla shortbread cookie-flavored soda, with [...]

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