VelociCoaster Update – Universal’s Islands of Adventure – October 26, 2020

Another week, another exciting update on the Jurassic World VelociCoaster coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure in the summer of 2021! While projects at Walt Disney World down the street seem to be delayed or pushed back. Universal’s coaster is looking more ready by the day! Join us for this new construction update! Continue reading “VelociCoaster Update – Universal’s Islands of Adventure – October 26, 2020”

VelociCoaster Update – Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Late October 2020

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”

Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Jurassic World Coaster Update – Mid-September 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”

Jurassic World Coaster Construction Update – Universal Orlando Resort – Early 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”

Jurassic World Roller Coaster – Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Photo Report Late August 2020

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”

First “Epic Universe” Plans Filed – Layout of Super Nintendo World Revealed

Epic Universe Super Nintendo World Featured Image

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!

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Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Review – Universal Studios Hollywood

HHN Featured Image

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!

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How We Braved a “10 Hour” Queue for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

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”

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Coming to Islands of Adventure – Update 28 February, 2019

Alexander: Look what’s coming to Hogsmeade this year!

A brand new nighttime show!


“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,” a dynamic, all-new light projection experience, comes to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort. Copyright Universal

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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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Halloween Horror Nights 28 Review!

Halloween Horror Nights 28 Review

Nick: I absolutely love Halloween, so it should be no surprise that Fall is my favorite time of year here in Orlando. All the major theme parks offer excellent Halloween events, but my favorite has to be Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. I’ve attended the event several times already this year, so I figured it was time to share my thoughts on this year’s haunted houses and scarezones – read on for the full review!

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Universal Orlando Update – HHN 28 & New Potter Coaster!

Nick: Yesterday, we took a walk around Universal Studios Florida to check out the progress of Halloween Horror Nights 28 scare zone construction. We also popped into Islands of Adventure to see the new coaster being built in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmede. Let’s take a look!

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Halloween 4 – The Return of Michael Myers Coming to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights Unmasks Haddonfield’s Infamous Slasher in All-New Terrifying Mazes Based on “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers,” Beginning September 14 Continue reading “Halloween 4 – The Return of Michael Myers Coming to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights”

Poltergeist Announced for Halloween Horror Nights!

MGM’S SUPERNATURAL CULT HORROR FILM POLTERGEIST COMES TO LIFE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN ALL-NEW HAUNTED MAZES AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

They’re Here. Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort will bring guests “into the light” as part of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights events featuring terrifying new mazes inspired by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ (MGM) iconic supernatural horror film, Poltergeist, beginning September 14. Continue reading “Poltergeist Announced for Halloween Horror Nights!”

Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration – Now Open!

Nick: Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration is now officially open at Universal Studios Florida. This new nighttime show combines fountains, water screens, and pyrotechnics with clips and music from some of Universal’s biggest franchises. It’s an excellent addition to the park and provides the perfect way to end your day. Read on for our thoughts and photos!

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