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Monday, February 19, 2018

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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...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #78 – The Universal Orlando The Unofficial Story

This show we bring you the latest news from the Orlando resort and a great interview with Theme Park Tourist's Nick Sim, author of Universal Orlando - The Unofficial Story. There are very few...

Universal Orlando Update – CityWalk Refurbs and Diagon Alley

Time for a another stroll around the Universal Orlando resort with a full update of what is happening with the big CityWalk changes, and we look at all the other large projects happening around...

Universal Orlando – Antojitos Review, Mardi Gras, Beetlejuice and More

It's time to journey back to Universal Orlando Resort for a full construction and news update! Antojitos Restaurant has finally opened and we bring you our official review. We then take our first look...

A Look inside Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Hollywood

Gru has summoned MiceChat to Universal Studios Hollywood for a tour of his new lair.  Who were we to say no?  Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem is set to open in spring 2014 and we...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #77 – Potter Celebration and News

Time for another dose of UUOP. Join us on this show as we hear a quick wrap up of A Celebration of Harry Potter event by Eric and Darren. It's then time for the latest news...

Window to the Magic: Struck, Twisted and Summed Up

This week, Jeremiah takes you to Walt Disney Worls and to USF to enjoy a few weather themed attractions and ends with a custom thrill ride.  Included in this show are complete ride-throughs on...

Universal Orlando – Harry Potter Kingscross Station, Starbucks and Winter Refurbs

Wizarding World of Harry Potter projects are getting pretty exciting with signage going up on Kingscross Station and London facades finishing up their final details. But that's certainly not all that's new at the...

UUOP #76 – Universal Haunt Legend Mike Aiello

This week, we interview Mr Halloween Horror Nights Orlando himself, Mike Aiello. When we first began the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast nearly three years ago, I dreamed of the day that I would get the...

Harry Potter Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort

Last week Universal Orlando revealed the exciting details of what we can expect to find this summer at the new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley expansion. The press event was followed...