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Eric Davis

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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.
Universal Orlando Resort officially opened Transformers : The Ride 3-D today, June 20, 2013. We've been reporting on Transformers on Micechat since walls went up around the formers Sound Stage 44 last year (Rumors Abound At Universal Orlando). From the first...
Transformers the Ride: 3-D officially opens this Thursday, June 20th.  While all the focus will be on the newest addition to the Universal Orlando Resort, last minute projects are being completed elsewhere in the resort as well. Meanwhile, the...
Since the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in 2010, Islands of Adventure has seen a dramatic 72% increase in attendance.  Over that same time period, its next door neighbor, Universal Studios, saw a much less dramatic 12% increase...
In the last episode of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast, we brought you lots of news about the upcoming grand opening of SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. We follow up on that by bringing you recordings of our...
The summer of 2013 is turning into a banner year for Orlando. From SeaWorld’s Antarctica, to Universal’s Transformers and Springfield, and even Disney’s Tangled Toilets, Orlando has created an aura of anticipation and excitement for guests traveling to Central...
This week, two of the new major summer offerings at the Universal Orlando Resort began technical rehearsals (what Disney calls "soft openings") and gave park guests the first glimpse of what Universal Creative has been working on.  We are...
While Orlando's attention this past Friday was on the grand opening of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins at SeaWorld, Universal finally unveiled an extra treat for people planning to visit the parks this summer...SPRINGFIELD USA!  So sit back, relax,...
SeaWorld Orlando will debut their largest expansion in park history this week.  We have the final construction update today, along with park updates, and a MiceChat exclusive interview with the Assistant Curator of Birds, Anita Sciavoni-Gibbons, about why people...
Detailed artwork has been released for the new Harry Potter expansion, Diagon Alley, that is currently under construction inside Universal Studios Orlando. Included in the new land will be a major new attraction, brand new shops and dining, and...
Today, we take you behind the scenes at SeaWorld Orlando as we interview VP of Culinary Operations Cathy Valariano on the challenges in creating food experiences for the new Antarctica area of the park. We've also got a preview...
Prepare for battle! This week, Megatron attacks downtown Orlando with a spectacular billboard and viral video. The Hogwarts Express train tracks are now visible and a train ride to the school of magic becomes even more possible.  Finally, we'll...
We are back this week with news and photos from all around the dynamic Universal Orlando Resort. With updates at Transformers, Springfield USA, Harry Potter's Diagon Alley and the troubled Superstar Parade.  We also have a new episode of...
Spicy flavors, hot music, updates at Clyde and Seymour’s and spies’ tips us off on what to expect when we ride Antarctica this summer. We also bring you the newest Unofficial SeaWorld Orlando Podcast!  So put on your dancing...
This past week Universal Orlando unveiled a truly unique vacation package.  One that truly embodies their new slogan “vacation like you mean it!”  This 3 Day vacation package includes 2 Days at the Universal Orlando resort and one 4...
We have a big update from Universal Orlando Resort for you today. Universal’s brand new package deal gives new meaning to their slogan "Vacation like you Mean it.” Signage goes up at Transformers, Rip Ride Rockit gets Express, Mardi...
We have a bit of Fire and Ice for you as SeaWorld Orlando kicks off the Viva La Musica festival.  We also check out the progress on Antarctica as it nears completion.  Anyone making plans to be here for...
Universal Orlando Resort is on the cusp of transformation with a brand new major budget attraction about ready to open.  Team members have been hired, are being trained, and the ride is cycling daily. But that's certainly not all,...
Fast cars, big queues, new apps, hiring news, and more walls coming down around Transformers. Yes, the Orlando Parkhopper is running around the Universal Orlando Resort again this week, with news from nearly every corner of the park. C'mon!...
Spring Break crowds have hit the parks, and Megatron has invaded the Universal Orlando Resort, and some old characters have been found wandering the parks.  The countdown to the opening of Transformers: The Ride is ticking, plus some facades...
This week we take a dragon’s eye view of construction on the upcoming Hogwarts Express and follow up on the major projects across the Universal Orlando Resort. Springfield's skyline continues to evolve.  The Transformers building is now, pretty much,...