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Friday, February 23, 2018

Destinations

Posts about non-Disney destinations.

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #106 – UUOP meets RF4RM

Welcome aboard for a special crossover episode of the podcast. We are joined by Andy and Roman from the Real Fans for Real Movies podcast to discuss some of the movies that have inspired attractions...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #140 – Entertainment Designers Forum

On this episode we take you to the recent Entertainment Designers Forum that is held every year in aid of the American Cancer Society Relay for life. The forum included a few people who...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #147 – News and Rumors

On this show we tackle some of the big news items that have come out at Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Japan, including Volcano Bay, The Annual theme park attendance...

Universal Confirms EVIL DEAD Maze Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

UPDATE:  Universal has finally confirmed that a maze based on the 2013 film Evil Dead will be walk through attractions at both Universal Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando as part of Universal Halloween Horror...

Wakefield Report Episode 41 – Star Wars and Imagination

Welcome back to the podcast that gives you Theme Park News With an Attitude! I am truly astonished and overwhelmed by the amount of new listeners to the show and the huge amount of...

Christmas Town Sparkles At Busch Gardens Tampa

I recently had the opportunity to check out this year’s Christmas Town event at Busch Gardens Tampa. Now in its 3rd year, the park includes this special holiday offering with daytime admission this year....

WindowtotheMagic #394 – Disney Club of UCLA and ORL Present: Disney Legend Marty Sklar

Paul and Jeff were honored to be guests of the Disney Club of UCLA last week when UCLA Alumnus Marty Sklar came to visit and talk to club members.  It was a fun event,...

Yesterland: Original Ghost Town Gold Mine at Knott’s Berry Farm

Here at Yester Knott’s Berry Farm, there’s a gold mine in the gully next to the only active volcano in Southern California. You can pan for real gold and take home the results of...

Skull Island, Hulk & Sapphire Falls Open at Universal Orlando Resort

Exciting days at Universal Orlando Resort, where a brand new King Kong ride and new hotel are now open. AND, as if that wasn't enough, the Incredible Hulk coaster is just about to reopen...

Fab News Part 2: D23 Mag, Jungle Book BD, Meet at DL and Queen...

So, so much from the mailbag today! In fact, just about all of it! But it's everything that wouldn't stay put last night for some reason. I hope to see you at Disneyland this...

Visitors Scream and Splash at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Continuing his series on San Francisco Bay area parks, Marc Ricketts brings us a two-part photo essay on Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. This park has weathered economic ups and downs as well as a...

SeaWorld Orlando Getting Ready for a Chilly Summer with Antarctica Expansion

Construction for SeaWorld Orlando’s new blockbuster attraction, Antarctica, continues at breakneck speed as it prepares for a late Spring 2013 opening. Exterior theming and rock-work is taking shape and we are really beginning to see...

SeaWorld Announces Major Redevelopment Of Entry Complex

Fall brings a time of renewal to the theme parks. Today, we take a dive into SeaWorld San Diego to see what's new. And there's a big new project on the horizon for us...

Universal Orlando Resort Update with Extra MicePod Magic

This past week, the Universal Orlando Resort was invaded by MiceChatters and fans of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. They took on in park challenges for charity, and were treated to special guest speaker...

Knotts Berry Bloom Brings Bites and Blossoms

Knotts Berry Farm kicked off their second annual Berry Bloom Festival on April 12th (running through April 27th).  It is evident that management knows they have a good idea on their hands as they've...

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Year of the Monkey

It's that time of year again!  Universal Studios Hollywood brings the Lunar New Year to life inside the Universal Plaza. In the new central hub for the park, guests can walk under a curtain...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #66 – Halloween Horror Nights 23 Review

OoowwOoooooooooooo! Episode #66(6) is here! Join us on our journey towards Halloween as we discuss the recent announcement that NBC Universal will be pumping $500 million annually into it's U.S. parks, and hear Darren's review...

SeaWorld San Diego is Spooktacular

It's been a while since our last visit, but we're back at SeaWorld San Diego with a "Spooktacular" update of the park and their popular Halloween event. Plus, we'll take a look at what's...

Universal Orlando Gets Festive

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...

Universal Orlando and the Ever-Expanding Future Plans

Some brilliant things are afoot in balmy Orlando. Harry Potter's London extension at Universal Studios is really beginning to take a recognizable shape along the waterfront. And the Hogwarts Express is still rolling forward...