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By day, Eric is in Marketing and Social Media. But on the weekends, he's a theme park addict. Eric is a frequent contributor to MiceChat's Orlando Parkhopper columns and tends to focus his efforts on what's new and what's news at Universal Studios and SeaWorld.
Today's Universal update brings news and details that might push the opening of Diagon Alley back into summer and why Bill Davis, Universal Orlando President, is not going to let that happen. Plus, the new dates for Halloween Horror...
On Monday March 31st Universal Orlando opened their newest hotel, the retro mid-century style Cabana Bay Beach Resort. MiceChat takes you for a tour of the new hotel. We then head off for a mini photo tour around the...
It's a big update from Universal Orlando Resort this week as details have been released about the upcoming Hogwarts Express attraction. Plus, Starbucks has opened at CityWalk and other venues are getting closer as construction moves forward.  We finish...
On March 6th, SeaWorld Parks announced that the Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin "Crocodile Hunter" would become SeaWorld's first Youth Ambassador.  Bindy will world with SeaWorld Kids and Generation Nature, two different programs designed to inspire kids...
Here we are back at the Universal Orlando Resort for a check on their progress as they prepare to open massive new projects in time for summer. In this update, we take you to the Cabana Bay Beach Resort...
Recently, Erin (a Co-host on the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast) was able to travel to San Antonio to visit SeaWorld and check out the progress on the new Aviary being added to the Aquatica park. We also take a look...
Progress is quick at Universal Orlando Resort, where new venues are about ready to open at CityWalk. We'll also take you into Islands of Adventure to look at changes coming to Hogsmeade, along with refurbs happening around the park....
A major milestone for SeaWorld is just weeks away and we've got some special news to announce. This week, we have a hard hat tour at Aquatica as we take a look at the new attraction being added this...
We are back with another great update from around the Universal Orlando Resort. This week we take a closer look at the floats and characters in the annual Mardi Gras parade, and we'll update you on some of the...
Time for a another stroll around the Universal Orlando resort with a full update of what is happening with the big CityWalk changes, and we look at all the other large projects happening around the resort.  Grab your Nimbus...
The off season has turned busy at SeaWorld Orlando. We have a full update on record January crowds, the start of Bands Brews & BBQ festival, and some rumors. Plus, we have an all new episode of the Unofficial...
It's time to journey back to Universal Orlando Resort for a full construction and news update! Antojitos Restaurant has finally opened and we bring you our official review. We then take our first look at Mardi Gras for 2014,...
Wizarding World of Harry Potter projects are getting pretty exciting with signage going up on Kingscross Station and London facades finishing up their final details. But that's certainly not all that's new at the Universal Orlando Resort. Starbucks has...
Last week Universal Orlando revealed the exciting details of what we can expect to find this summer at the new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley expansion. The press event was followed by a 3 day Celebration...
We are back this week with a jam packed look at Universal Orlando Resort. Scaffolding has finally come down from around the new Harry Potter London facades. This year's Mardi Gras Concert lineup has been revealed. Harry Potter Celebration...
SeaWorld Orlando is launching a new annual event called "Wild Weekends" and we've got the details for you today. Plus, we'll share photos of the brand new "Shamu Up Close Experience" as well as park updates and information. But...
We've survived the "Orlando blizzard" of 2014.  Even with record lows, strong winds and rain, construction at Universal continues forward on projects inside and outside the parks. CityWalk is gearing up for another record summer as multiple eateries are...
Last week, we brought you the story of Bridgette Pirtle, a former SeaWorld trainer who regrets her involvement with the film Blackfish. We follow up on Bridgette's story with Mark Simmons, a noted orca expert and former SeaWorld trainer,...
We recently sat down with former SeaWorld Trainer Bridgette M. Pirtle to talk about her involvement with the production of the film BlackFish. We were amazed by what we learned, and we think you will be too. Bridgette Pirtle first...
Alright folks, it is 2014, and we have a busy year ahead of us!  With projects big and small at Universal Orlando Resort, it is going to be an exciting year ahead. We will soon welcome more Harry Potter,...