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Universal Orlando

Posts about Universal Orlando resort.

Yesterland Review: Universal vs. Disney

Sam Gennawey’s new book is about how Universal’s theme park business grew from a modest industrial tour into a theme park powerhouse. Werner Weiss tells you what he thought of the book.   Read the full...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #120 – The Top 10 CREEPY Things at Universal...

There are many Disney podcasts out there, that I'm sure many of you listen to, but there is one that is very different from all the rest and that is Creepy Kingdom. James over at...

Oceaneering: Creating the Ride Systems that Changed Theme Parks

In 2013, SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin introduced a ride system that has changed everything we know about motion based entertainment.  The Revolution Ride System finally showed the world that there are...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #119 – News and Emails

Welcome back to UUOP. On this show we begin with a Butterbeer taste test from Micechat's very own Dusty Sage and Fishbulb. Which do they like best, the frozen or non-frozen? Following that we get...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #118 – Disney Hipsters Assumptions of Universal Orlando Resort

Welcome to another episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. On this show we begin helping a listener out by suggesting ways that they could let their kids know that they are going to Orlando...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #117 – News, Cowfish and Trip Report

Welcome to another Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We begin this show with a news update which includes the announcement of some of the "celebrities that will be attending next years A Celebration of Harry Potter...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #116 – News from Around the Universal Globe

Hello everyone, we have a news heavy show this week. You can be on the show, all you have to do is record us a little message telling us who you are, where you're from...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #115 – Universal Studios Japan

We step away from our usual coverage of the U.S theme parks and take a trip over to Japan to talk about Universal Studios Japan and the New Wizarding World of Harry Potter that...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #114 – Islands of Adventure Orientation Part 2

Thank you everyone for joining us again, we hope you are all eager to learn the information that will help you help us bring this amazing theme park to life for all our guests. Once...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #113 – News, Rumors and Irish Q&A

The Unofficial Universal Orlando team are back and we begin as we always do with our news shows, with listener Butterbeer preference, this time from listener Cesar Juarez from California. Don't forget you can record...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #112 – Diagon Alley Roundtable Part 2

Welcome back Universal fans. On this show Darren, Nina and Gregory talk to Lee and Tracey about the food and drink, entertainment and Interactive wands inside the new Universal Studios Florida attraction Diagon Alley. They...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 24 Thrills

The dark veil of Halloween Horror Nights has descended yet again on Universal Studios in Orlando. For the past twenty-four years around Halloween time, Universal has turned their parks into nightmare fuel to scare,...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #111 – News, Rumors and Autism at the Parks

We begin this episode with a Listener Butterbeer preference. If you would like to throw your hat in the ring, all you have to do is record us a message letting us know who you are, where...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #110 – First Timer Mistakes + Hints and Tips

Welcome to another feast of UUOP goodness. We recently received an email from listener Tom Stidman.  His email said, " Dear Lee, Tracey, Darren and the gang, I Really enjoy the show even though I've only been to...

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...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #109 – News, Rumors and Lombards

Welcome to another Episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast . On this episode we start with Lee and Tracey sharing their experience of trying Butterbeer at the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. Following...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 24 – The First Scream

On September 19, the gates of hell opened a little wider as Universal Orlando Resort ushered in the 2014 Halloween season with the opening of the twenty fourth edition of Halloween Horror Nights. Thousands...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #108 – Diagon Alley with Eric Scull

welcome to another episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast , on this show Lee, Tracey, Darren and Hunter take a well earned break and let Gregory talk more about Diagon Alley at Universal...

Samland: Free Parking After 6, How Universal Orlando CityWalk was Saved

Recently, I took a trip back in time to the genesis of CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood. This week I will turn my attention to its big brother in Florida. In 1991, just after...

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...