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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.
December 1st marked the beginning of the Holiday Season for the Universal Orlando resort. Even with large parts of the resort behind construction walls, this isn't stopping Universal Orlando from showcasing some of the most unique Holiday experiences in the world. UNIVERSAL...
Universal Studios Orlando Resort has its eyes squarely focused on the future. With so many projects going on it is clear that they intend to hold on to their share of the Orlando tourism market by drawing customers back...
SeaWorld Orlando is swimming right through the Winter season.  While they are currently in the middle of construction on next Summer's major attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins, they are also in the midst of holiday celebrations. ANTARCTICA EMPIRE OF...
Is Blue Man Group really on the ropes? Is Wicked still coming to the Universal Studios Orlando Resort?  How is Transformers The Ride 3D coming along?  We have all the answers.  But that isn't all.  We'll also update you...
A tropical 9 degrees! Ice at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, is an amazing ice festival which has become a Christmas tradition over the past 10 years in central Florida.  Last year Gaylord Palms licensed characters from DreamWorks and themed the event to the...
No sooner had Universal Orlando announced the Transformers ride last week, than Christmas seems to be suddenly sweeping in.  Islands of Adventure's retail locations are getting the full treatment and being decked to the walls with festive trees and...
Thursday evening Universal Orlando officially announced plans to bring the successful Transformers Ride to the Studios park.  The attraction has been under construction in the center of the park since July but no official announcements were made publicly until...
Universal Orlando is preparing what they call a "Huge announcement," set for November 1st. We'll be there to bring you word as it happens. Meanwhile, Universal continues to operate as if nobody knows a thing.  While the still unannounced...
When the Universal Orlando resort brought Harry Potter into their Islands of Adventure theme park, everyone finally sat up and took notice.  The theme park community stood in awe of this brand new attraction.  Uni is just about to...
With Halloween becoming such a huge success for so many parks, it makes sense that SeaWorld Orlando would get in on the fun. Unlike the offerings at Disney, Busch Gardens, or Universal, SeaWorld Orlando's festivities are held during the...
Let's take a look at the massive expansion to SeaWorld Oralndo set to open in 2013.  Antrctica: Empire of the Penguins is a new trackless attraction that will whisk riders away to the frigid southern reaches of the planet. ...
Universal Orlando is pulling triple duty at the moment as they are performing two shows at once.  In the day, they are an operating theme park, at night they are a horrifying Halloween experience, and around the clock they...
Orlando Parkhopper had the pleasure of attending the opening weekend of one of the country's top haunted attractions.  Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights returns on weekends and select nights until October 31st for its 22nd year.  This year there...
Halloween preparation is underway at Universal Orlando while the Resort is in full construction mode with future blockbuster attractions and theme park improvements. Even with the construction, popular seasonal events including Halloween Horror Nights and holiday events are on...
Construction has progressed a great deal since out last look at the next mega-attraction for Sea World Orlando, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.  This trackless attraction will have guests "Floating" through frozen scenes and ending with up close encounters...
Robots and trains and wizards, OH MY!  In any other place this would seem outlandish.  But, for the folks at Universal Studios Orlando, it's all in a days work. This week, we track the continued progress on three projects...
We have two bits of fun news for you today from SeaWorld Orlando.  Actually, we have one tiny (but very cute) game the trainers are playing with the Dolphin and a very exciting look at the progress of SeaWorld...
Universal Orlando Resort is hopping with activity in preparation for things to come both soon and further into the future. Of course, the big news that everyone is talking about at the moment is the construction of the Hogwart's...
All aboard for the Orlando Parkhopper's Universal Studios Orlando Update.  Today, we have the first pictures of what appears to be initial work on the Hogwart's Express Train.  The long rumored attraction will connect the Wizarding World of Harry...
We return to the Universal Orlando Resort to check on the progress of what we have identified as a new Transformers ride. Since last week, The CBS affiliate in Orlando ran the Transformers story and many other fan sites have...