Party Like It’s IOA: a Look at Orlando’s Most Enigmatic Theme Park

 

Alexander: It’s 1999. A decade of national prosperity is poised to usher in a new millennium. Everyone is excited. Everyone is spending money. Everyone is ready to grab the 21st Century by the reins.

In Orlando, eyes are cast upon the birth of an unparalleled industry marvel: Universal Studios Islands of Adventure.


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Rainy Day Updates at the Disneyland Resort – Disneyland Resort Update – 1/31/19

PrestonIt was a very soggy day at the Disneyland Resort this past Thursday. Though the rain was strong, that did not stop us from heading over to Anaheim to visit the parks. In this update, we have Sleeping Beauty Castle updates, Astro Orbiter updates, some Lunar New Year festivities, and more!

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Coaster Kings Radio Episode 1: The Media Preview!

We have launched our Coaster Kings Radio podcast! Get to know us and find out about some of our favorite rides and attractions! Of course we discuss some awesome information such as the new rides for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Universal Orlando Resort and MORE! – Hasta!

You can choose to download or listen to the podcast below, right here on the website, or on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes and Google Play Podcasts. Make sure to search for “Coaster Kings Radio” and subscribe!

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort to Open THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD on March 27

WINTER HAVEN, FL. (Jan 25, 2019) – Opening March 27, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is taking guests from the theater to the theme park with the launch of THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD. Created in partnership with Warner BrosConsumer Products, this impressive expansion features three new rides and numerous attractions, all inspired by the characters and themes of the worldwide blockbuster THE LEGO® MOVIE™ and the exciting new big-screen animated adventure sequel THE LEGO® MOVIE™ 2: The Second Part. Continue reading “LEGOLAND® Florida Resort to Open THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD on March 27”

Knott’s Berry Farm Peanuts Celebration Media Day- January 23, 2019

Derrion: The Peanuts Celebrations is back at Knott’s Berry Farm and what an amazing time it was . There were many fun activities for all ages and the atmosphere was superb. This was my first time experiencing the Peanuts Celebration and I enjoy that the park takes the time to pay homage to the late Charles Schultz. Lets see what is in store for this year’s celebration and also some quick park updates.

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Sesame Street Construction Tour – SeaWorld Orlando – January 22nd, 2019

Sean: Today we attended a wonderful tour of the new-for-2019 Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando! The new themed land will not only be home to some great family rides, but also meet ‘n greets with your furry Sesame Street friends, and of course the brand new parade. Let’s take a look around the construction zone!

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Mary Poppins, Mickey’s Mix Magic and Castle Refurbishment – Disneyland Resort Update – Mid January 2019

Preston: During the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, we decided to head back to the Disneyland Resort to check out the new “Get Your Ears On” festival. The Holiday festivities ended only two weekends ago, but the entire resort has an brand new fresh feeling due to the new celebration. In this update, we’ll take a look at the brand new offerings for Get Your Ears On, the new parking structure and how it’s coming along, some new (and newly reopened) restaurants at the Downtown Disney District, the new temporary Mary Poppins Returns exhibit in Disneyland Park, as well as some routine refurbishments.

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Jurassic World, Super Nintendo World and Secret Life of Pets Construction – Universal Studios Hollywood – Update 1/20/19

Derrion: With not many changes this time around, I need a bit of liquid luck  from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, so why not pop in for a bit. Here’s a quick update on some neat things I look forward to seeing in the future at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Inside Look and Sesame Street Construction – SeaWorld Orlando – January 19, 2019

Sean: This weekend was the second weekend of SeaWorld Orlando’s Inside Look. After the success at the San Diego park, SeaWorld Orlando brought the event to their park and it’s been a hit! We’ve been so fortunate to check out 5/6 Inside Look stations, which we’ll give a short recap of in this update. Also in this update you’ll find Sesame Street construction and several additional notes!

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