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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Orlando Parkhopper

SeaWorld Exclusive: Killer Whale Treadmill and Jungle Jack Hanna

It's an interesting update for you today from SeaWorld Orlando, which is testing out some new technology to keep their whales happy and healthy. Also, Jungle Jack Hanna appeared in the park this week...

Universal Orlando Resort Attendance Up 20 Percent and New Attraction Plans

We have news from all around the Universal Orlando Resort, with updates for Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios and CityWalk.  And we also look into the future for both Orlando and Hollywood as we...

A Sneak Peek at Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando is pulling out all the stops for Halloween Horror Nights 23, with new technologies, a park wide "Walking Dead" theme, and a vomit room.  So get out your chainsaw, because this update...

Universal Orlando Update – New Lorax Ride for Islands of Adventure

We have a huge update for you this week from Universal Orlando Resort. Big crowds at Rock the Universe, a new attraction rumor for Islands of Adventure, and updates all around the Universal Resort...

SeaWorld Teases Expansion to Aquatica Orlando

On Friday the 6th, SeaWorld Parks and Resorts teased an expansion to their flagship water park, Aquatica in Orlando. When Aquatica first opened in 2008, Kevin Yee reviewed Aquatica for MiceChat and said, "They need...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Decorations and Park Update

As the Labor Day weekend comes to a close, summer officially ends for the Orlando parks. Crowds quickly disappear and Universal begins gearing up for its seasonal fall events and major expansion plans for...

SeaWorld Orlando Phased Openings

After last week's article about SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment's tough summer, we have a follow up article about changes being made at SeaWorld Orlando, and some updates around the park, along with some new...

Catching Up With Busch Gardens Tampa

We have lots of news for you today from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, including construction on new attractions, Halloween and more. Falcon’s Fury Construction Progress Not too much visible progress has been made yet since the...

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...

SeaWorld Parks Update – Tough Summer but a Bright Future

On Tuesday August 13th, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment released their Q2 earnings.  In spite of new attractions, the parks experienced a 9% drop in attendance for the quarter. Today, we'll take a look at...

Kang and Kodos Opens and Big Universal Orlando Update

Springfield is finally complete with the grand opening of the Kang and Kodos' Twirl N' Hurl spinner attraction. We'll take you for a look along with an update of the Universal Resort and big...

The Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast takes on BlackFish and goes behind the scenes at Antarctica

Eric & Mike are back with Epsidoe 9 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast, where they visit all 3 SeaWorld Resorts in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio to bring you the latest SeaWorld news,...

Universal Orlando Resort More Cash For Growth

This week it is all about Springfield USA, as the construction walls have finally come down around this latest park improvement. But we also have a short update on Diagon Alley as well as...

Jebediah Embiggens Springfield and Walkers Invade Universal Orlando Resort

We have some big Halloween Horror Night News as Walkers will be taking over the Universal Orlando resort. But it's not all Halloween today. We also have updates from the Simpson's Springfield USA, Diagon...

Meet the Penguins at SeaWorld’s Antarctica

We recently brought you news about some changes at SeaWorld's newest attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, which are improving guest experiences. This week, SeaWorld gave MiceChat a behind the scenes tour of the...

Universal Orlando Aye Aye Aye Resort Update

After a rainy and quiet start to July, the mobs have arrived and the Universal Orlando resort has been filled to brim with tourists from all over the world! We will take you around the Universal Orlando...

SeaWorld Returns 4 Rescued Manatees to the Wild

On Thursday July, 18th, SeaWorld Orlando returned 4 rescued manatees simultaneously back into the wild. Three of the manatees were rescued due to cold stress, and the 4th manatee was suffering from buoyancy issues...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights, Springfield and Diagon Alley

Universal Orlando is moving forward on their 2014 plans and beyond, even as summer crowds swarm the parks.  Let's take a stroll around Universal Orlando Resort and see what's on tap in Springfield, Diagon...

SeaWorld Orlando Summer Update and Antarctica Changes

Summer crowds have descended on the SeaWorld Orlando resort, with Aquatica closing at capacity most days during the busy 4th of July holiday week. Lines for Antarctica hovered around the 2 hour mark during...

Universal Orlando Gets Soggy, Resort Updates and MiceChat Meet Ups

Welcome to a busy week for Orlando ParkHopper! With Independence Day celebrations, Cabana Bay Beach Resort construction, Diagon Alley rising magically in the former JAWS lagoon, the completion of Springfield USA, and MiceChat meet-ups...