After months on top of months of waiting, California theme parks finally received reopening guidelines yesterday during the state’s weekly COVID-19 briefing. Governor Gavin Newsom along with other high-level representatives from the Golden State have decided to split up theme parks into “larger theme parks” and “smaller theme parks”. The placement of a theme park is based on its capacity. The state says it will allow smaller theme parks to reopen at 25% capacity (or 500 people, whichever is fewer) once the county the park resides in is placed into the orange tier. Reservations will be required, all park guests must live in the same county the park is in, and only outdoor attractions will be allowed to operate. For larger theme parks, the restrictions are even more suffocating, with the guidelines stating that the county the park resides in must be in the yellow tier in order to reopen. Like the smaller parks, reservations will also be required and the park capacity will have to be 25%. Continue reading “California Theme Parks – Where Do We Go From Here?”
Another week, another update! This time we’re getting to the exciting phase in which Universal Orlando Resort’s new launch coaster comes to life. In this update we’ve got landscaping, infrastructure, reveals, and much more! Enjoy this photo update of Jurassic World: VelociCoaster! Continue reading “VelociCoaster Update – Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Late October 2020”
Another few days have passed since our previous update of the Jurassic World coaster coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. This week we’re seeing the track pull-through, development of queue infrastructure, touches of theming, and changes to the supports for potential netting being added. That and more in today’s update! Continue reading “Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Jurassic World Coaster Update – Mid-September 2020”
Another few days have gone by and now we have more raptors around the ride, finished track work, and a new bridge connecting Jurassic Park with the Lost Continent. Today’s update highlights all that and we’ve got a ton of pictures for you. Continue reading “Jurassic World Coaster Construction Update – Universal Orlando Resort – Early September 2020”
Though we’ve had the quietest summer Orlando has had in years, this Labor Day Weekend brought relatively solid crowds. Universal Orlando Resort’s three parks all reached capacity early in the day. Let’s take a look at the wait times around the resort! Continue reading “All Universal Orlando Resort Parks at Capacity – Labor Day Weekend”
Another day, another major development with the Jurassic World roller coaster coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. Every website is busy attempting to catch the latest news and developments regarding the project, and thus we decided to not just try and bring breaking news, but also to offer a large selection of pictures of the new ride. Join us for tons of pictures, dinosaur statues, the last piece of track, and the ride’s trains: Continue reading “Jurassic World Roller Coaster – Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Photo Report Late August 2020”
Alexander: The day has finally come! Universal Orlando Resort is the first park to begin their staged-reopening, starting with CityWalk! Let’s take a look at all the changes in place! Continue reading “Universal CityWalk Re-Opening Trip Report”
Alexander: Greetings! Who’s ready for another Coaster Kings Top 5? This time we’re looking at one of B&M’s most enduring product lines, the Flying Coaster!
Preston: The Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood are in full effect, so we decided to power through the Los Angeles traffic in order to check out all the Christmas festivities. In this update, we’ll take a look at everything Christmas, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash, as well as some CityWalk happenings.
Universal has been hard at work for over a year clearing and grading land for their new theme park, Epic Universe. Last week, they filed construction plans for the Nintendo section of the new theme park with the Orange County Government. Thanks to a public records request, we’ve obtained the area’s site plan, so let’s take a look!
Preston: Spooky season has arrived and with that comes my favorite haunt of the year: Halloween Horror Nights! Let me just say, before we get into the thick of the review, that this year was incredible! The overall ’80’s theme really works well! We were able to attend Fan Preview Night on Thursday the 12th along with a revisit on Saturday the 14th. I’ve done all the mazes and I’m ready to give you my full ranking of them all!
Derrion: I had a great opportunity to make it in to the park today. The Halloween season is almost here! Lets take a quick look on some new updates in the park.
Alexander: It’s been a while since we’ve done a standard Florida park update, so let’s take a look at things over at Universal Orlando!
Derrion: The anticipation builds around Universal Studios Hollywood’s 2019 addition: Jurassic World. There is still no word on when the attraction will open so I thought I would drop by the park for a quick update. Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood – Park Update Mid-June 2019”
Alexander: Good Morning!
It’s 5:45am on June 13th, 2019, and we’re here to try and snag a ride on the hottest new coaster on the planet: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! There’s no telling what the day holds! Let’s go! Continue reading “How We Braved a “10 Hour” Queue for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure”
Preston: Another week, another Universal Studios Hollywood update! Today, we have Jurassic World construction, Secret Life of Pets, as well as some small around the park updates. Ready? Let’s go!
Derrion: It is so exciting to see all of the new changes at Universal Studios Hollywood. Today we will take a look at the City Walk, general park updates, and the progressing construction of the parks newest additions including Jurassic World:The Ride set to open this summer!
Derrion: Its that time again! Universal Studios Hollywood is on the rise to remaining the entertainment capital of LA. On this visit we are going to take a look at some of the changes currently going on in the park. Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Park Update-Late April 2019”
Derrion: Universal Studios Hollywood has so many different projects on the horizon. I appreciate the time the park has taken to continue to expand. Lets see what is going on this week in the park! Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Park Update – Early April 2019”
Derrion: It is great when I get a little time to visit the parks. It has been a very busy month and I love how theme parks make all your problems seem to disappear. Needless to say I needed amusement park therapy and decided to head to Universal Studios Hollywood. It was a very busy day in the park but let’s take a look at some new changes and more construction progress on the new additions coming to Universal Studios Hollywood. Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Update- March 25, 2019”