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Friday, February 23, 2018

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CityWalk Changes and Islands of Adventure Construction

Dateline Disney World is growing. For 2015, I decided that I wanted to have more of a finger on the pulse of the theme park industry in Orlando, so I reached out to Dusty...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #123 – Christmas and Outtakes

On this show we go over some news from 2014 and what we have coming up for UUOP in the new year. We bring you a live yuletide "On Location" from Universal Studios Hollywood from...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #122 – Behind the Scenes as a Universal Team...

On this special episode we welcome our "On Location" reporter, Gregory, on to the show to talk about his time working as a Team Member at Universal Orlando Resort. In his nearly two years working...

Universal Studios Hollywood Construction From Above

Happy New Year's from Universal Studios Hollywood!  It is a truly exciting time at the park with multiple major projects underway.  We are on the verge of one epic summer in 2015. Both the...

New Years Eve Movie Night at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk

If you are looking for an affordable family friendly New Year's Eve event, you might want to consider Universal CityWalk.  They will be ringing in 2015 with Special “New Year’s Eve Movie Night” Celebration at...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #121 – News, Emails and Grinch Breakfast

We are back to our normal show schedule and we begin with a listener Butterbeer preference from Jason Gallant and then head in to the news. In the news we let you know what "Holiday"...

Yesterland Review: Universal vs. Disney

Sam Gennawey’s new book is about how Universal’s theme park business grew from a modest industrial tour into a theme park powerhouse. Werner Weiss tells you what he thought of the book.   Read the full...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #120 – The Top 10 CREEPY Things at Universal...

There are many Disney podcasts out there, that I'm sure many of you listen to, but there is one that is very different from all the rest and that is Creepy Kingdom. James over at...

Oceaneering: Creating the Ride Systems that Changed Theme Parks

In 2013, SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin introduced a ride system that has changed everything we know about motion based entertainment.  The Revolution Ride System finally showed the world that there are...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #119 – News and Emails

Welcome back to UUOP. On this show we begin with a Butterbeer taste test from Micechat's very own Dusty Sage and Fishbulb. Which do they like best, the frozen or non-frozen? Following that we get...

Grinchmas hits Universal Studios Hollywood

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood!  Today we jump right in to the Christmas cheer with a report on the beginning of Grinchmas.  Yes, the Grinch has returned, but we hear he's nice now. We...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #118 – Disney Hipsters Assumptions of Universal Orlando Resort

Welcome to another episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. On this show we begin helping a listener out by suggesting ways that they could let their kids know that they are going to Orlando...

Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks’ Greatest Rivalry

Sam is back, and this time it's really personal. Today, we run the prologue of his new book which releases on Tuesday of this week! Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks'...

Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk Kicks off the Holiday

The holidays are bright, loud, and full of music and fun at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk.  Monday night marked the beginning of a season-long concert series.  The event was hosted by Carson Daly, fresh...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #117 – News, Cowfish and Trip Report

Welcome to another Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We begin this show with a news update which includes the announcement of some of the "celebrities that will be attending next years A Celebration of Harry Potter...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #116 – News from Around the Universal Globe

Hello everyone, we have a news heavy show this week. You can be on the show, all you have to do is record us a little message telling us who you are, where you're from...

Universal Studios Hollywood Who-ing Christmas and Construction Antics

It's time to dive into movie magic today as we explore Universal Studios Hollywood.  There is an insane amount of information to cover this week, not the least of which is the construction of...

Universal Studios Hollywood Makes Magic with Day of Giving

On Thursday, November 14th, Universal Studios Hollywood hosted its 10th annual Day of Giving at 6 different locations throughout southern California.  Teaming with Operation School Bell, Universal's Discover a Star Foundation donated education essentials to...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #115 – Universal Studios Japan

We step away from our usual coverage of the U.S theme parks and take a trip over to Japan to talk about Universal Studios Japan and the New Wizarding World of Harry Potter that...

From the Haunted Mansion to Knott’s Scary Farm: 11 Haunt Podcasts from Halloween 2014

For the past six years the Season Pass Podcast has been bringing Halloween and Haunt audio to thousands of listeners.  As for 2014, our coverage can only be explained as Gigantic!  Enormous!  Incredibly Packed!!  We went BIG for Halloween...