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Posts about Universal Orlando resort.

The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, Episode 71 – CityWalk the Walk

Hello and welcome to episode 71 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. For your listening pleasure, we have the latest news which includes the annual pass benefits at Universal Orlando during the holiday season;...

Universal Orlando CityWalk Expansion to Add 8 New Venues in 2014

For fans of the Universal Orlando Resort, it has been a crazy few years.  The world changed in June 2010, when the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Islands of Adventure.  In the...

Kevin Yee – A Christmas Town Lesson for Disney

I've not previously been to Busch Gardens Tampa for their Christmas decorations. It's a private party with an upcharge ticket you have to buy, mimicking the Magic Kingdom's model, and it seems on almost...

Universal Orlando Grinchmas and Macy’s Parade

We kick off a busy week at the Universal Orlando Resort with Christmas celebrations at both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.  This update will put a spotlight on the current Christmas offerings, and...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast: Episode 70 – Armchair Themepark Creating & A Short Story

Welcome to episode 70 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast with Lee, Tracey, Darren and Hunter! For your listening pleasure, we'll bring you a live report from Jessie in her own inimitable way; a...

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 Update – Christmas and Diagon Alley Details

Universal Orlando Resort is looking jolly. Christmas decorations are now up around the resort, CityWalk construction is pressing ahead at full steam, Diagon Alley gets more details by the day, and we have an...

Orlando Parkhopper – Grinchmas arrives and Red Oven Pizza Bakery Opens

We are back with a big update from Universal Orlando Resort. Grinchmas has popped up at Islands of Adventure and a brand new restaurant has opened in CityWalk, plus we have a resort-wide photo...

Universal Orlando ParkHopper – Mardi Gras Preview, Diagon Alley Details and Red Oven

Christmas has come early for MiceChat readers, we have an exclusive preview of the Mardi Gras floats for Universal Orlando's spring 2014 parade, along with updates from all around the resort. Grab your beads...

House of the Future Resort

Werner Weiss drove by what had been a big vacant lot south of Universal’s Island of Adventure. Now it’s a massive construction site for Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: House of...

Universal Orlando Update: Jurassic Park Games Open and Opening Date for Potter 2.0

We are back.  This week we say RIP to Halloween Horror Nights 23, as spooky decorations are removed and Christmas decorations pop up throughout the Universal Orlando parks.  We also take a look at...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast Episode 68. The HHN Audio Experience.

Hello and welcome to episode 68 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We begin with the latest news from Orlando, including What's Newniversal. We share with you the Mardi Gras bands, the new disability guide,...

Universal Studios Japan Update: Harry Potter and Halloween

We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Universal Studios Osaka correspondent, Katie Fujihara, who will be covering Universal Studios Osaka for MiceChat.com. She has lots of fun things to share with us. Hello...

Samland Visits Orlando – Exceptional, Acceptable or Regrettable

Some may view this as the latest Samland column. Others will simply say that he has provided a trip report as a cheap way to bang out a bunch of content really, really fast....

Universal Orlando Update: All aboard the Hogwarts Express

All aboard!  It is time for another Universal Orlando update, and this week brings you updates from both parks in the Universal Orlando Resort, along with a peek at the Hogwarts Express train, now...

Universal Orlando Update – Diagon Alley and big CityWalk changes

We are back this week with a resort wide update! Big changes are happening in CityWalk, there are some beautiful new Diagon Alley details, along with some fun photos from the MiceChat Halloween Horror...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #67 – Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

The one where we talk Halloween Horror Nights...again! Not only do we chat Orlando, but we have our Hollywood correspondent, Norm Fishbulb, joining us as part of this episode's 'Dead Man's Digest, to tell us...

Themed Entertainment Association SATE’13 Conference

This past weekend the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, Georgia played host to the Themed Entertainment Association’s (TEA) annual SATE Conference. Hosted this year by the Savannah College of Art & Design, SATE...

Season Pass Podcast: Phil Hettema-From Disneyland to Universal to the World!

This week the TSPP team travels to Pasadena to talk with Phil Hettema (President/Creative Executive of the Hettema Group).  Phil discusses his beginnings in the Themed Entertainment World.   His career starts at Disneyland designing costumes, then to...

Universal Orlando Update – Hogwarts Express Trains and Resort Update

It's a big news week at Universal Orlando. Trains have arrived for the Hogwart's Express, which will transport guests between the Studios and Islands of Adventure, and they are now being stored in plain...