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Photos from Universal Studios Hollywood Chinese New Year Celebration

Universal Studios Hollywood invited us out to check out their Chinese New Year offerings in the park. Guests have the opportunity to meet with characters decked out in authentic costumes and partake in customs. In what has become a tradition in Universal Studios Hollywood, Megatron interacts with guests speaking Mandarin in the Universal plaza. Universal

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Universal Orlando Creating Their Own “My Disney Experience”

Please tell me you’ve been paying attention to what Universal Orlando has been doing with their queues lately. Theme Park University has been telling you for weeks now that the Universal Orlando Resort is on the verge of major changes in how guests will do virtually everything at the resort. Let’s take a quick recap,

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Universal Studios Florida Announces First Queueless Attraction

Regardless of what you personally think of Jimmy Fallon and his new attraction opening at Universal Orlando, there are some pretty cool aspects worth getting excited about. On Thursday, Jan. 12, Fallon announced the grand opening date of April 6, 2017 on “The Tonight Show,” which will coincide with tapings of the show at the

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Universal Studios Hollywood to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2017

Universal Studios Hollywood looks to be the number one place in the United States to celebrate Chinese New Year. The event is included in the price of theme park admission and will take place from Saturday, Jan. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. In what has become a tradition in the park for years, Megatron

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Could Universal Orlando Be Considering Queueless Theme Parks?

There have been some interesting developments recently at Universal Orlando that may revolutionize the entire theme park industry. A new feature that recently popped up on the official Universal Orlando app may be an indicator of how the park may handle queues for attractions for their entire property. Before we tackle that, let’s look at

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How Replacing the E.T. Adventure with Netflix’s Stranger Things at Universal Studios Florida would be a smart move

Like many of you, I have become obsessed with the Netflix show Stranger Things. For those who haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, I’ll break it down for you. A group of pre-pubescent boys go on a mission looking for a member of their group who turns up missing. The first season of Stranger Things

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An Interview with Jessica Cox – A Woman Born Without Arms Who Isn’t Allowed To Ride A Single Attraction At Universal Orlando

You’ve probably seen the headlines by now. Jessica Cox, a woman who was born without arms, was denied riding any moving attractions at Universal Orlando on a trip back in November 2015. She is not someone who takes “no” for an answer lightly, as she is a licensed scuba diver and even a licensed pilot. Theme

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Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Adds $50 Per Person Virtual Reality Haunted House

First we saw virtual reality on roller coasters. Now it’s time for virtual haunted houses. Here’s the strange part: it’s happening at Universal Orlando as part of Halloween Horror Nights, a place where you can experience actual haunted houses. If that doesn’t sound crazy enough, this new experience called The Repository will cost you $50

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Concept Details from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Last time we explored how the Wizarding World of Harry Potter would have looked dramatically different at Islands of Adventure. This time around, we will examine some of my favorite concept art that ended up in the Wizarding World. We start with my absolute favorite. Located to the left of the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade

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Islands of Adventure’s Harry Potter Land That Never Was

The history of Islands of Adventure is easily one of the most fascinating of any theme park on the planet. As is often times the case, nearly nothing that is originally pitched for a park ends up in the final product. That said, we have covered extensively here at Theme Park University how DC Comics would

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