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Diagon Alley Officially Opens and CityWalk Update at the Universal Orlando Resort

July 8th, 2014 marks the official public grand opening of The Wizarding World: Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort. Diagon Alley Opens In the days leading up to the grand opening, Universal was soft opening the...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #97 AND Diagon Alley Special Edition

We have TWO UUOP podcasts for you today. Both feature the brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley. Lots of magical goodness for you to enjoy this holiday weekend! On this episode we...

Universal Studios Hollywood Construction Update: Harry Potter, Springfield, Horror Nights

It's a big update from Universal Studios Hollywood where we find thrills, chills, and the promise of greater things to come. There has been quite a bit of progress at the three major construction...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #96 – Lora Wallace

Welcome to a special Episode of the show. On today's show we bring you the latest news from the Universal parks, including the Official Opening date for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon...

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Preview, Part 3: The Review

On July 8th, muggles will get to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Pottter - Diagon Alley at the Universal Orlando Resort. Those who make the trip are in for an astounding treat!  For...

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Preview, Part 2: Red Carpet Event

After a crazy kick off day, Universal, hit the gas, and wasted no time, getting everyone up to speed on the incredible changes they have made to the resort since the first phase of...

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Preview, Part 1: CityWalk Kickoff

Universal has kicked off their week of previewing Diagon Alley by pulling out all of the stops.  With the Tonight Show and the Today Show filming live at Universal Orlando, they are making sure...

Universal Orlando Update – Kicking Off Wizarding World of Harry Potter Preview Week

It seems like just yesterday that we here at MiceChat were covering the closure of JAWS at the Universal Orlando Resort.  And just a few years later, we are getting ready to experience part...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #95 – News, Rumors and Menchies

Welcome back to the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast! It's time for another news show. We start by letting you know the announcements that Universal Orlando made about the new food offerings that will be available...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #94 – Gregory and the Potterheads

Welcome to another session of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast! We begin by bringing you up to date, briefly, with the latest news, such as the new food offerings and the entertainment spectacles that will...

Universal Studios Hollywood Lining Up the Big Projects

Today we offer a construction tour of Universal Studios Hollywood. The multiple projects going on at this park are literally transforming the face of this once humble little movie studio.  Fast and Furious: Supercharged...

Universal Orlando Update: Dragons on Buildings and Jurassic Park Suites

We're back this week with a big Universal Orlando Resort update.  After taking a week off to explore SeaWorld and Aquatica in San Antonio, we have lots of news to share at the Universal...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #93 – News, Rumors and On Location

On this Episode we begin by welcoming Gregory to the Team and wishing Tyler Galinanes a Happy 10th Birthday. We then move on to the news, covering such topics as Mardi Gras, a more in...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #92 – Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

  Join us on episode 92 as we join Harry Potter on a Forbidden Journey. We begin the show, in the usual fashion, by bringing you the News Update which includes news about Mardi Gras,the new...

Universal Studios Hollywood Fast and Furious and Harry Potter

With Andy Castro delivering your guide to the 24 hour madness at Disneyland this weekend, we switch gears and bring you an In The Parks from Universal Studios Hollywood.  There is an astounding amount...

Universal Orlando Despicable Me Family Suites and Diagon Alley Update

We are back this week with another big update from Universal Orlando Resort, where we take a look at the progress that has been made on the Diagon Alley project, CityWalk, Hogsmeade, and we...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #91 – News, Rumors and Escape from Gringotts

Thanks for taking a look at our latest episode. We begin with the news which this episode includes the announcements that Universal Orlando made about the NEW Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott's attraction...

Season Pass Podcast: A Talk with Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides

It's the final report from the IAAPA Expo 2013 floor for the Season Pass and to close it out, we bring you the President of Premier Rides, Jim Seay.  Jim shares his beginnings in...

Universal Studios Orlando Unveils Diagon Alley Animatronics and more

We are back this week with a massive Universal Orlando update, where some amazing new details have been revealed about the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, Gringotts Bank and more....

Season Pass Podcast: The Ultimate Turn-Point for WDW?

Chad Emerson returns to the Season Pass Podcast for the 6th episode of EMERSON’S DISNEY FILES.  This episode we talk the BIG battle between Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida.  Conversation on immersive...