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Monday, June 26, 2017

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #89 – News, Rumors and Hollywood VIP Tour

Join us for another Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We begin this show with a couple of shout outs which includes Kolby's Minion Mayhem model, which you can see HERE and then share another Listener...

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 #88 – Back To The Future : The Ride

Join us as we jump in the podcast time machine and get it up to 88 miles per hour to talk about one of Universal's classic attractions, Back to the Future: The Ride. We begin...

Universal Orlando Update – Taking Market Share from Disney

This week we take you to Universal Orlando, where we look at the exciting projects all around the resort. Then we examine the market share that Universal has been stealing away from both Disney...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #86 – Former Senior VP, Skip Sherman

Join us for our 3 year anniversary show as we are joined by former Senior Vice President of Entertainment at Universal Orlando, Skip Sherman. Skip began his Universal Orlando career back in 1991 as Director...

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Fun Land Officially Open at Universal Studios...

The long-awaited Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride has officially opened to the public at Universal Studios Hollywood.  While enjoying a short soft opening period since mid-March, the attraction has settled into steady reliable operation...

News: Universal Studios Hollywood Expansion Plans Finally Announced

Yesterday, in a series of anticipated announcements, Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed an impressive series of additions to their original park in Los Angeles, California.  Starting with Transformers: The Ride in 2012 the creative forces...

Universal Orlando Update – Diagon Delays and HHN Dates

Today's Universal update brings news and details that might push the opening of Diagon Alley back into summer and why Bill Davis, Universal Orlando President, is not going to let that happen. Plus, the...

Universal Studios Hollywood and the Harry Potter Project

Universal Studios Hollywood is a flurry of activity as a new attraction opens and another is under major construction. Today, we stroll through SoCal's busiest theme park construction project since DCA 2.0 and see...

Cabana Bay Beach Resort Opens – Orlando’s Most Luxurious Value Resort

On Monday March 31st Universal Orlando opened their newest hotel, the retro mid-century style Cabana Bay Beach Resort. MiceChat takes you for a tour of the new hotel. We then head off for a...

SAMLAND: Did You Know Universal Studios Tried To Buy SeaWorld?

Did you know that Universal Studios tried to buy SeaWorld? Of course! In Hollywood anything is possible. However, this is not current news. This is Samland. About the same time as MCA Universal was finalizing...

Universal Studios Hollywood Wizarding World and Simpsons Update

Late Thursday night we posted our early review of the brand new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood (review here). In short, it is wonderful sugar-coated confection of a family ride...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #83 – News, Rumors and Coldstone

Join us for another audio adventure as we go through the listener survey that we recently posted and let you know the changes that we are making due to your feedback. We continue our quest...

Universal Studios Hollywood Brings Despicable Me Minion Mayhem to Life

Earlier today MiceChat was invited to take a sneak peek at the brand new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood.  The California version of the ride is brimming with interactive elements,...

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...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #81 – Antojito’s, News and more

It's time for another Unofficial Universal Orlando podcast and on this weeks show we answer a listener question about Universal Studios Hollywood, thanks to our USH correspondent Norm. Everyone loves a good Butterbeer at the...

Universal Orlando Update – Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Resort Update

Here we are back at the Universal Orlando Resort for a check on their progress as they prepare to open massive new projects in time for summer. In this update, we take you to...

Universal Orlando Update – Hogsmeade Detour and New CityWalk venues

Progress is quick at Universal Orlando Resort, where new venues are about ready to open at CityWalk. We'll also take you into Islands of Adventure to look at changes coming to Hogsmeade, along with...

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Fun

We are back with another great update from around the Universal Orlando Resort. This week we take a closer look at the floats and characters in the annual Mardi Gras parade, and we'll update...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #79 – Beetlejuice, Mardi Gras and News

Welcome to the UUOP. We review the new Beetlejuice show at Universal Studios Florida as well as this year's Mardi Gras event and then bring you up to date with the latest Universal Studios...