All posts tagged universal studios

→ Universal Orlando Resort announces Volcano Bay, the world’s first water theme park

Jim Hill has the story about the new water / theme park that Universal announced. It’s an interesting concept, but I question whether or not it’s going to be any more popular than your standard, high-end water park.

→ Nintendo Attractions coming to Universal

I’m interested in seeing how this develops.

→ King Kong ride officially announced for Universal Orlando, Skull Island: Reign of Kong set to open in 2016

Massive. Also, I hope the animation they use on the screens in the ride is better than what they used for the trailers.

→ Comcast Confirms Kong’s Return to Universal Orlando

It is going to have a screen!

→ Hot Butterbeer Now Available in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Isn’t this just a cup full of caramel sundae topping at this point?

→ TouringPlans outlines the new Universal Orlando Early Park Admission Changes

Seth Kubersky has the details

Effective Tuesday, September 2, 2014, only Universal Studios Florida’s front gates (and not those at Islands of Adventure) will admit eligible guests for early park admission during the off season. Despicable Me and the Diagon Alley attractions will be open at USF during early entry.

In addition, guests with park-to-park tickets may also take the Hogwarts Express from King’s Cross Station to Islands of Adventure to enjoy attractions in The Wizarding World of Harry Pottery – Hogsmeade during the early admission hour. There will be no way to enter IoA during early entry with a single-park ticket.

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It seems like a fair compromise for the off-peak season.

→ New Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Touring Plans

Now you can really start planning.

→ Voldemort, Bellatrix revealed in new Escape from Gringotts ride details for Universal Orlando Harry Potter expansion

This ride looks insane. I have a feel it is going to be really impressive, I am just worried about the amount of capacity it will have.

→ Details about Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts Will Be Revealed May 13

Universal Studios setup a new blog, which should get a lot of traffic tomorrow.

→ First look at Gringotts ride in Diagon Alley

Even these few pictures make the attraction look impressive.

→ Photos: Hogwarts Express train installed on track at Universal Orlando Resort

They are making insane progress with the new Diagon Alley. I am crossing my fingers that it is open by May of next year.

→ Possible first look at the Ride Vehicle for the Gringotts Bank Roller Coaster

This looks like it could be a pretty cool ride. It will be interesting to see how it compares to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.1


  1. It will also be interesting to see which ride is completed first. 

→ What will be the next big construction project at Universal Orlando’s theme parks?

My favorite part of this: Toon Lagoon might become home to the future Lord of the Rings land.