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Posts about Universal Orlando resort.

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...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #66 – Halloween Horror Nights 23 Review

OoowwOoooooooooooo! Episode #66(6) is here! Join us on our journey towards Halloween as we discuss the recent announcement that NBC Universal will be pumping $500 million annually into it's U.S. parks, and hear Darren's review...

Universal Orlando Update – Diagon Alley Details and the Simpson Couch Gag

Construction is happening at a fever pitch at Universal Orlando where we find something new in Jurassic Park and Springfield as well as updates on Harry Potter, Citywalk and the new family hotel being...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast – The Meet

August 23rd 2013 marked the date of the very first Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast Meet. Lee, Tracey, Darren and Eric were joined by 20 or so listeners and friends to firstly take part in a...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 23 Review

The spooky season is upon us and we've got an update and review of Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 23. There's a lot to share from the event and we are going to provide...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #65 – The EPIC Trip Report

Hello Micechatters and UUOP listeners, welcome to episode 65 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. This episode is Lee and Tracey's report from their recent three week trip to Orlando, on which they made nine...

Universal Orlando Resort Attendance Up 20 Percent and New Attraction Plans

We have news from all around the Universal Orlando Resort, with updates for Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios and CityWalk.  And we also look into the future for both Orlando and Hollywood as we...

Your Survival Guide to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 23

Twelve years ago, I was right where you might find yourself now.  I had never attended Halloween Horror Nights before, but I was incredibly excited to be preparing for a night of terror.  At...

A Sneak Peek at Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando is pulling out all the stops for Halloween Horror Nights 23, with new technologies, a park wide "Walking Dead" theme, and a vomit room.  So get out your chainsaw, because this update...

Universal Orlando Update – New Lorax Ride for Islands of Adventure

We have a huge update for you this week from Universal Orlando Resort. Big crowds at Rock the Universe, a new attraction rumor for Islands of Adventure, and updates all around the Universal Resort...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Decorations and Park Update

As the Labor Day weekend comes to a close, summer officially ends for the Orlando parks. Crowds quickly disappear and Universal begins gearing up for its seasonal fall events and major expansion plans for...

Universal Orlando Resort Update with Extra MicePod Magic

This past week, the Universal Orlando Resort was invaded by MiceChatters and fans of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. They took on in park challenges for charity, and were treated to special guest speaker...

Kang and Kodos Opens and Big Universal Orlando Update

Springfield is finally complete with the grand opening of the Kang and Kodos' Twirl N' Hurl spinner attraction. We'll take you for a look along with an update of the Universal Resort and big...

Kevin Yee Takes On Universal’s Springfield

This past weekend, the Springfield section of Universal Studio Orlando opened up additional new sections, revealing still more food and drink options, amid highly themed decorative elements. Universal has been on something of a streak...

Universal Orlando Resort More Cash For Growth

This week it is all about Springfield USA, as the construction walls have finally come down around this latest park improvement. But we also have a short update on Diagon Alley as well as...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #61 – HHN and Universal Singapore

It's time for another UUOP.  On this one, as well as the news, we have the second of Darren's "Dead Man's Die-Gest" segments and an interview with Brent Young, whose company worked on the...

Jebediah Embiggens Springfield and Walkers Invade Universal Orlando Resort

We have some big Halloween Horror Night News as Walkers will be taking over the Universal Orlando resort. But it's not all Halloween today. We also have updates from the Simpson's Springfield USA, Diagon...

Universal Confirms The Walking Dead for Halloween Horror Nights

They're baaaaack. Universal Studios has confirmed that the wildly popular AMC show, The Walking Dead, will be the basis for new mazes at this year's Halloween Horror Nights.  The eerily authentic and disturbingly real...

Universal Orlando Aye Aye Aye Resort Update

After a rainy and quiet start to July, the mobs have arrived and the Universal Orlando resort has been filled to brim with tourists from all over the world! We will take you around the Universal Orlando...