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Friday, June 23, 2017

Orlando Parkhopper

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Night Haunted House Preview

MiceChat was given a great preview this week of Universal Orlando's newly announced haunted house for Halloween Horror Nights 2012. We've been through a number of haunted houses and different mazes at parks all...

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...

SeaWorld Empire of the Penguins

We have two bits of fun news for you today from SeaWorld Orlando.  Actually, we have one tiny (but very cute) game the trainers are playing with the Dolphin and a very exciting look...

Universal Orlando In The Middle Of Massive Expansion

Universal Orlando Resort is hopping with activity in preparation for things to come both soon and further into the future. Of course, the big news that everyone is talking about at the moment is...

SeaWorld Orlando Thaws Some Information On Upcoming Antarctica Expansion

This Week, SeaWorld Orlando released a new promotional teaser video advertising Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.  This new mega attraction and land will transport visitor to the frosty southern reaches of Earth for an...

Transformers Ride Possibly Coming to Universal Studios Orlando

Orlando Parkhopper just acquired a bit of poster art that indicates what Universal Orlando's next big attraction might be and when it may arrive.  Transformers: The Ride 3D has posibly been fast-tracked and  may...

Universal Orlando Gets Ready For Harry Potter Expansion

There's a lot of construction going on in the Orlando theme parks these days and very little of it is at Disney. Harry Potter has been a huge hit at Universal's Islands of Adventure,...

Baby Dolphin Born at SeaWorld Orlando

All babies are beautiful, but certain animals have cuter babies than others. This week, Starkey the dolphin delivered a happy new little calf. For the park dedicated to sea life, this is big news...

SeaWorld Orlando Welcomes A Baby Bottlenose Dolphin

When you deal with live animals, there are always bound to be surprises. On June 30th, 2012, SeaWorld Orlando welcomed a brand new addition.  A baby Bottle Nose Dolphin was born at the park....

Universal Orlando Unleashes Minion Mayhem

DESPICABLE ME: MINION MAYHEM GRAND OPENING On July 2nd, 2012 Universal Orlando officially opened Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, bringing a great new family attraction to the Universal Orlando Resort! http://youtu.be/UShInCeeHQU CITYWALK PROMENADE NEARS COMPLETION The surprise project the...

How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in the Orlando Area

The 4th of July falls on a Wednesday this year, which makes breaking away with the family for an American adventure a bit more difficult than usual. Whether you are only able to break...

Universal Studios Orlando Sudden Demolition of Soundstage 44

Last week, the Orlando Parkhopper showed you the walls going up around Sound Stage 44.  Universal Orlando has wasted no time demolishing this building.  Earlier this year, building permits were issued for Sound Stage...

Kinetix returns to Busch Gardens Tampa

Kinetix is back for another summer at Busch Gardens Tampa! This amazing show is a mix of live musicians and singers, dancers and acrobatic acts of all kinds! This year’s show is brand new...

A Flamboyance Of Fancy Flamingos At SeaWorld Orlando

We breeze through SeaWorld Orlando this week for a splash of news from around the park.  The Happy Harbor area is behind walls for construction.  Meanwhile, Antarctica: Empire opt the penguin, is going vertical....

Rumors Abound At Universal Orlando

Universal seems to be preparing for some interesting things.  This week, they began to set up a filming location on CityWalk.  Next, construction walls suddenly appeared in the center of the park.  Do these...

Despicable Me Minion Madness in Technical Rehearsals At Universal Orlando

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem has opened at Universal Studios Florida for Technical Rehearsals. This is Universal's term for a soft opening. We were lucky enough to ride and will share our review below (Spoiler...

Universal Orlando News and Photo Updates

Summer has only just begun at the Universal Orlando resort and already, we can spy the first signs of construction for Halloween Horror Nights this Fall. We've also spotted some changes to the Lagoon...

SeaWorld Orlando Construction Updates – Shamu and Antarctica

With summer crowds descending on Orlando, SeaWorld keeps moving right along with it's construction projects. Sea World Orlando recently opened the wonderful Turtle Trek 4D, but they are still very heavily involved in other major...