Fast & Furious Supercharged

If you’ve visited Universal Studios Florida of late, you may have seen signs of Fast & Furious – Supercharged finally taking shape. Universal Orlando Resort is working around the clock putting the finishing touches on their newest attraction, opening spring 2018. Fast & Furious is all about adrenaline and action-packed thrills. They are taking all of those…
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A Celebration Of All Things Harry

  For this of you that are obsessed Harry Potter super fans, there are few places more magical for a muggle than the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. The level of detail detail at both the Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley locations, which were designed with the help of Harry Potter series production designer Stuart…
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Volcano Bay Slide

Volcano Bay Erupts

Universal’s Volcano Bay the highly anticipated new water park opened to the public this week. My kids are ecstatic! The 28-acre attraction is hard to miss when driving on Interstate 4 around the International Drive/Kirkman Road/Turkey Lake Rd area. The park itself is very neatly wedged between a 200-foot volcano and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. To drive down…
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More Tapu Tapu Tech

Universal Orlando has unveiled several additional uses for its new TapuTapu wristbands to be used at its Volcano Bay water park opening May 25th. When introduced last year, the emphasis was on Tapu Tapu’s role in a ‘Virtual Line’ system, allowing park visitors to avoid queuing up for attractions. TapuTapu will simply alert riders when it’s their turn. Tapu…
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Changes To Hogwarts Express

Universal Orlando Resort may be actively looking to improve the experience on the Hogwarts Express ride. Universal City Studios LLC, a sister division of Universal Orlando Resorts, has filed a patent entitled “Display for immersive window effect”. It looks to improve on the curved windows or displays used on attractions by adding more angles of perception to the…
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American Horror Story Returns

  The very popular “American Horror Story” is making a return engagement to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights for 2017. The goulish FX television series will be featured at this fall’s event in a brand new haunted-house maze  at Universal Studios theme park. It will include three installments from the anthology. Along the way, guests will encounter serial killer…
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Dragon Challenge Rumors

Dragon Challenge rumors  persist online about the possible closure of Dragon Challenge somewhere down the road to make way for a new Wizarding World experience. The online whispers speculate that it will be based around the burgeoning “Fantastic Beasts” movie franchise that has recently been rolled out by Warmer Bros. Having enjoyed the first film immensely we could totally see why Universal might…
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Halloween Horror Dates Announced

Universal Orlando Resort’s infamous Halloween Horror Nights is just 7 months away and now the official  dates for the 2017 scare fest have been posted up on the  official website. HHN will begin Sept. 15 and run on 34 select nights between then and Nov. 4. That’s three more nights than in 2016 and the most in the event’s history, Universal…
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New Technology For Universal Express

Universal Orlando Resort has been tinkering with photo validation technology at some popular attractions within the theme parks. Guests staying at Universal’s on-site hotels and carrying an Universal Express Unlimited Pass were involved in the test this week. They were asked to stand in a particular spot, put their pass —  which incorporates a headshot — on a ledge and look…
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Universal Drops Parking Fee

Universal Orlando Resort has announced it is dropping the parking garage fee for all Universal visitors who arrive after 6 p.m. The price of parking has definitely varied over the years at Universal, although the most recent policy did offer complimentary parking to Florida residents after 6 p.m. The enormous dual parking garages, which hold 18,000 vehicles, provide spaces for…
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