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Destinations

Posts about non-Disney destinations.

Knotts Berry Farm Update – It’s Berry Fun

It was a lovely week at Knotts Berry farm as crowds visited this wonderfully charming park. The summer ice show, Blockbuster Beagle continues to entertain and offers folks a place to chill out away...

Dateline Universal Orlando: Kong Rising and Park Updates

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we're taking a look at both parks, as well as CityWalk. Let's go! That's all we've got for this week. Please make sure to share your...

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa has Unearthed a New Evil

In the heat of the Florida summer, sometimes it is hard to think of anything except for where and how you will escape the searing temperatures and occasional monsoonal rains. However, many fear fans...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #148 – Listener Emails

On this episode we delve in to the email bag to read some trip reports and answer some questions about Marvel, Minions and cutting in line. ENJOY!  DIRECT DOWNLOAD ITUNES  STITCHER If you want to know more about our...

Universal Studios Hollywood Bringing Harry, Halloween, Hogwarts

Here we are at Universal Studios Hollywood!  This evolving theme park is busier than ever with more to come.  We begin today's update with a look at the construction of the new Entry Plaza...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #154 – Jurassic Park River Adventure with Gary Goddard

  On this very special episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast we welcome Gary Goddard, CEO of The Goddard Group, on to the show to talk about the conception of the Jurassic Park River...

A Trip To Heartlake City Legoland

 We have a very special column for you today which was written by little Laura Hamand, who's just 7 years old. She and her friend Shaylee Osborne visited the new Heartlake City land at Legoland...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #146 – Universal Orlando 2013 to 2015

On this show we go through CityWalk, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida to discuss what is new at Universal Orlando Resort since 2013. Such things as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #145 – News and This Florida Life

On this episode we begin with some housekeeping about our UK meet in September. We then have a Butterbeer preference from Jordan Midson. Send yours to us at [email protected] or at speakpipe.com/uuopodcast. We then bring you the...

Planet Snoopy Expansion at California’s Great America

Planet Snoopy Expansion at California's Great America By Marc Ricketts California’s Great America enters its 40th Season in 2015 with an expansion of Camp Snoopy and a couple of new shows added to the park’s entertainment...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #142 – Kong Returns and Emails

 On this episode we begin by bringing you news of the latest addition to Universal Orlando Resort, Skull Island : Reign of Kong will open at Islands of Adventure in 2016. We then delve in...

MiceChat Podcast – Countdown to Summer Fun

Doug and Dusty return at long last with the biggest theme park hits of summer 2015. Disneyland may be getting all the attention with its 60th anniversary, but the biggest attractions are to be...

Knotts Berry Farm Fireworks and Fun for 4th of July

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone!  This week we deliver a small pictorial from Knotts Berry Farm and share what they have planned for Independence Day weekend.  The park is bustling with summer crowds....

Universal Studios Hollywood Packed to the Gills

Welcome to a glamorous update from Universal Studios Hollywood.  Today we bring news from the Entertainment Capital of LA as they open their brand new addition to the world famous Studio Tour.  Fast and...

Fast and Furious Supercharged Officially Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

The new Studio Tram Tour finale, Fast and Furious Supercharged officially opened yesterday with a gala celebration including the ride designers, park and city dignitaries, and of course, the stars from the hit franchise...

Three New Shows at Knotts Berry Farm for the Summer

Today we bring you news of three new shows that are new at Knotts Berry Farm this summer.  First up is the all-new Blockbuster Beagle Ice show in the Charles Schultz Theatre.  A summer tradition.,...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #141 – News and Q & A

On this episode we have another Autism at the Parks from Maureen, then we delve in to the news to talk Universal Orlando's 25th Anniversary concert series, metal detectors and guests up to no...

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...

Universal Studios Hollywood Preps to Open Fast and Furious

We come to you from the entertainment capital of Los Angeles, Universal Studios Hollywood.  We have been enjoying a new golden age at this park with the openings of both Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem...

Lots of Change at Universal Orlando Resort

This week, we're taking a look at the many changes that never seem to stop happening at Universal Orlando. Let's go! ...