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

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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

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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”