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Universal Orlando Acquires Even More Land for Fourth Theme Park – What’s Next?

Recently, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Universal Orlando acquired a huge chunk of land just across Sand Lake Road from where their current theme parks reside. If you’ve been keeping up, Universal has been slowly purchasing parcels of land that are somewhat disjointed and still contain several spots that they don’t quite yet own. In

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5 Announcements You Can Expect From Universal Orlando in 2018

Something tells me I’m still not going to be on Universal Orlando’s Christmas card list anytime soon. Welcome everyone to our Universal Orlando blowout prediction post!  If you’re a regular here at TPU, you’ll know that we are hot on the trail of Universal announcements, rumors and spoilers over the last few months. Not all

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Stranger Things Confirmed for Universal Halloween Horror Nights Orlando, Hollywood and Singapore

Who’s ready to visit the upside down? Universal Studios just announced that they are officially bringing the Netflix phenomenon Stranger Things to life in the form of new mazes.  Three brand new haunted houses are debuting this fall at Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Singapore. Here is the press release from

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Cracking Open Universal Orlando’s Crystal Ball Part 3: EPIC New Nighttime Spectacular at Universal Studios Florida

Welcome back to our series where we crack open Universal Orlando’s crystal ball. Today we focus on the new nighttime spectacular headed to Universal Studios Florida! For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, the Universal Orlando Resort press team released a story on their official blog where they gave a “crystal

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Did Universal Orlando Leak The Closing of Shrek 4-D?

Something curious happened recently on the Universal Orlando twitter feed that not many people caught. Mysteriously, the following popped up in the official Universal Orlando Resort twitter feed on March 14 around noon.  It features some sort of video shoot of Shrek walking towards a bright light with the caption “It’s not ogre yet. Stay tuned

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Universal Theme Parks Remain Top Performer at Comcast for 2017 Fourth Quarter

We have talked an awful lot about Universal parks here at Theme Park University in the last few months. It is no secret that Universal Creative has a new directive to create at least one new major attraction each year in every Universal theme park moving forward.  Why? Well, let’s take a peek at Comcast’s

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Could This New Coaster Be Universal’s Mario Kart Ride System?

A new coaster has opened in Japan that seems to have fallen under the radar of many theme park fans. A lesser-known park in Japan called Suzuka Circuit just opened a first-of-its-kind roller coaster that very well could be a game changer. It’s a duel-racing layout that gives “drivers” some control of how the car

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Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida “Valleys” Again

A Theme Park University reader tipped us off that an area of Universal Studios Florida was barricaded off on Feb. 16, 2018, around 2:30 p.m. There were reports that Rip Ride Rockit was down and no foot traffic was allowed near the ride, which is standard procedure when the ride valleys. Then a Theme Park

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Could Universal Studios Hollywood Change Jurassic Park: The Ride to Jurassic World: The Ride? (Probably)

With the upcoming release of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” in summer 2018, we’ve got the scoop on what’s going to happen with Jurassic Park: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. A couple of things to keep in mind before we dive in. First, everything in this post must be considered rumor or speculation until it’s

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Cracking Open Universal Orlando’s Crystal Ball Part 2B: VooDoo Doughnuts Confirmed

We are two for two here at Theme Park University! For those of you keeping score, we have been correctly predicting Universal Orlando announcements starting from early January 2018. First, our premonition of the new Harry Potter projection show came true! The new show headed to Islands of Adventure will indeed be the same one

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