Category Archives: Universal

Could Virtual Line Work At All Major Universal Theme Park Attractions?

Something tells me I’m not getting a Christmas card from Universal Parks this year. Recently we have uncovered a lot regarding the future plans for the Universal Orlando Resort. Facial recognition technology, Nintendo attraction concept art, Bourne Identity taking over for Terminator 2: 3-D and on and on. Today we are going to discuss the

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Universal Orlando Borrows Elements from Kong and Universal Hollywood Tram Tour for Fast & Furious Supercharged

As we have hinted about for months now, details have been released for the Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride headed to Universal Studios Florida.  Yes, it’s an attraction utilizing mostly screens, but who would have taken the bet it would be anything else but?  Where it gets interesting is that this is really a

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Universal Orlando’s Secret Face Recognition Program Revealed

Universal Orlando has quietly and secretly working on a project that will completely change how guests flow through their theme parks. Everything you’re going to read in today’s article has been verified by reliable sources. However, none of the information given should be treated as official until Universal makes an announcement about facial recognition technology. As

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The Problem With Universal Volcano Bay’s TapuTapu System

The internet has dubbed it “CrapuCrapu” and they’re not wrong. Back in June, just a few weeks after the official opening of Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay, Theme Park University posted an article about how the park was being clobbered in the reviews on nearly all public reviewing platforms. Without question, the park was rushed to

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How Do Theme Park Trespass Bans Work?

Want to know how to get kicked out of a park? Just follow Theme Park University. We have covered many stories about people getting the boot from unauthorized clothing, climbing roller coasters, filming in backstage areas and even thongs in a water park (my how times have changed in a few years since we wrote that

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5 Ways On How To Tell if Your Favorite Attraction Will Close

There sure has been a lot of heartache in the attractions world within the last few months. Between the announcements of Terminator 2: 3D, The Great Movie Ride, Universe of Energy and more being closed there has been a lot of heartache and shock. Especially amongst the fan community, emotions run high. I’ve seen many

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Why is Terminator 2: 3D Closing?

Did you notice anything funky with the recent (and somewhat sudden) closing announcement of Terminator 2: 3D at Universal Studios Florida recently? Oh you didn’t? That’s because no press release has been given as of the writing of this article regarding the closing of that attraction. Which is a bit strange seeing that every other

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5 Questions Answered About Universal Parks Super Nintendo Land

Since posting over a dozen images of Universal Parks Super Nintendo Land, I have had many questions sent to my inbox about the project.  Since those articles were posted, several readers have contacted me privately about the images and the new lands. These sources (all independent of one another) seem to be giving consistent information

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Universal Files Patent for Augmented Reality Glasses to be Used in Mario Kart Ride

The pieces of Universal Parks’ Nintendo World puzzle are coming together! Today it has come to light that Universal has filed for a patent for a special type of glasses to be used on an attraction. Granted, the patent did not say specifically that this was for Mario Kart… but I think once you see

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Even More Concept Art for Universal Super Nintendo World Leaked

You know when you find a leak and you think you’v got it plugged and all of the sudden it turns out it’s ten times worse than what you had originally imagined? That’s what seems to be happening with Universal’s Super Nintendo Land project lately.  Last week, I published a handful of photos that were

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