Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #95 – News, Rumors and Menchies

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Published on June 14, 2014 at 12:05 am with 1 Comment

Welcome back to the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast! It’s time for another news show.

We start by letting you know the announcements that Universal Orlando made about the new food offerings that will be available in Diagon Alley once it opens. The offerings inside The Leaky Cauldron will include a Ploughmans, Bangers and Mash and Toad in the Hole. At Florean Fortesque’s Ice Cream Shop you will be able to get many different flavours of Ice Cream which include Sticky Toffee Pudding, Salted Caramel Blondie and, of course, ButterBeer!  Many drinks will also be available inside the Wizarding World of Diagon Alley, such as Wizards Brew, Gillywater, Fishy Green Ale and the usual Pumpkin Juice and Butterbeer.  Join us on the show to find out many more of the offerings.

Next up are the entertainment offerings in Diagon Alley, such as a Wizarding acting troupe performing stories from the The Tales of Beedle the Bard, singing sensation Celastina Warbeck and the Banshees and many more, again we go in to more depth on the podcast.

Tracey then lest us know about the progress of the construction that is ongoing in CityWalk which includes the recent opening of the new frozen yoghurt place – Menchies.

Darren then lets us know about the first announcement for this years Halloween Horror Nights and that announcement is AMC’s Th Walking Dead will be returning to Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando for a third year as well as going in to Hollywood for another year. This announcement has left many fans feeling let down, but we give you our thoughts.

Lee announces the Transformers Fan Event that will take place at Universal Hollywood on June 20th.TF

Head over to www.ushix.com to get your tickets.

We wrap the news up with Universal Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights Fan competition, where fans get the chance to vote for which Scarezone they would like to see come to this years event.

Following the news we enter the “Rumor Mill” and discuss such rumors as Doom coming to HHN in Orlando, the Interactive wands coming to Universals Wizarding World of Harry Potter and more.

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We finish up the show with Darren reviewing the freshly opened Menchies at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk, the new Universal Studios Store and the Huey Lewis and the News concert as part of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida.

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Lee Mallaby runs the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast on the MicePod network. It is the largest and longest running Universal podcast. We invite you to listen in twice a month.

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  1. I just found this video on YouTube of an aerial view of Diagon Alley. It is pretty amazing to see the alley itself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbDfEo8ki4w