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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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A Closer Look at Universal Orlando Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

If you have been reading about the newest Harry Potter attractions at Universal Orlando Resort and wondering if this might be the trip to see it from an on-site hotel. Well take a look...

Universal Studios Hollywood – The Show Must Go On – Rain or Shine

The old saying, "The show must go on," is taken seriously at Universal Studios Hollywood. We visited the park last week during a rain storm and found that when bad weather rolls through, their...

Designed to Thrill: IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013

The typical theme park goer has probably never heard of IAAPA, the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, let alone the annual IAAPA Attractions Expo. I recently visited the IAAPA Expo in Orlando...

Universal Orlando Resort Photo Report

Things change rapidly at the Universal Orlando Resort. Let's take a look at all the amazing work underway at Universal. That's it for this week from Universal Orlando Resort! Have you experienced Kong yet? Like...

Orlando Parkhopper: Transformers Prepare for Battle at Universal Orlando Resort June 20th

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...

Can You Survive Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 25

It's hard to imagine in the middle of a hot summer, but next month, the gateway to the Underworld will once again creak open as the biggest, longest and most intense Halloween event once...

Construction and more at the Universal Orlando Resort

Tick tock, tick tock, Universal's in a race against the clock. Construction of two major attractions continues at the Universal Orlando Resort as the year winds to a close. Transformers: The Ride 3D is...

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood Magically Opens at Universal Studios Today

"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" officially opens to the public TODAY (April 7th) at Universal Studios Hollywood. The new fully themed land is a breathtaking journey into a world of magic and make...

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...

Harry Potter Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort

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...

LudoBird Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk

World renowned Chef Ludo Lefebvre brings his famous buttermilk Provençal Fried Chicken-inspired menu to Universal CityWalk™ with the debut of LudoBird™, serving up a vibrant and flavorful take on the American classic fried chicken sandwich. CityWalk’s new establishment, LudoBird, which...

Universal Orlando Update – Honeydukes Expands and Resort Update

We are one week closer to the opening of Phase 2 of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  We will take you into both parks today to look at how each one is rapidly...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #125 – News & Disney Versus Universal

Welcome to our first regular show of 2015. We begin by playing the last of the Butterbeer preferences from last year and then play one from Darren and Nina as they try the new...

Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2016 A Monster Success

Halloween has arrived! The scariest of all the major theme park haunts launched its 2016 season last night (September 16th).  Dusty Sage (your author) and Anthony Hays (your photographer) braved their darkest fears to...

Five Tips For Surviving a Theme Park Haunt for the Complete Chicken

Amy has updated her Haunt Tips for the 2016 season. Please be sure to share your tips for helping those who are afraid to enjoy their local haunt. I’m really an odd duck. I love...

Universal Orlando Update – Hogwarts Express details and Starbucks Opens at CityWalk

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...

Universal Orlando Goes Old School with Cabana Bay Beach Resort

With Transformers now open and thrilling N.E.S.T. recruits, Universal is moving furiously to complete its Springfield expansion. And, we take our first look at what the family suites at Cabana Bay Beach Resort will...

What’s New at Universal Studios Hollywood

News is beginning to stream, once again, from Universal Studios. They are settling in to one of their most successful Summers ever with the opening of Transformers and are preparing to get spooky for...

Universal Studios Hollywood Hypes Up The Horror With Alice Cooper

Things are getting scary at Universal Studios Hollywood as the park ramps up for their annual Halloween Horror Nights events.  We have new concept art to share with you from the upcoming maze, Alice...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #93 – News, Rumors and On Location

On this Episode we begin by welcoming Gregory to the Team and wishing Tyler Galinanes a Happy 10th Birthday. We then move on to the news, covering such topics as Mardi Gras, a more in...