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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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Cracking Open Universal Orlando’s Crystal Ball Part 2 – VooDoo Doughnuts Headed to Universal Orlando CityWalk

Welcome back to our series where we crack open Universal Orlando’s crystal ball. If you’ve been following along, in part one of our series we made a prediction about the new Harry Potter projection show headed to Islands of Adventure. As it turns out, our detective skills were accurate and indeed the new show announced

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Cracking Open Universal Orlando’s Crystal Ball Part 1B – Harry Potter Projection Show

Welcome back to our series on cracking open Universal Orlando’s crystal ball. As you may recall, in early January 2018, Universal Orlando made a blog post about upcoming announcements the company would be making throughout 2018.  We here at Theme Park University have taken it upon ourselves to crack open their self-promoted crystal ball. Our first

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Cracking Open Universal Orlando’s Crystal Ball Part 1 – Hogwarts Projection Show

Recently a post on the official Universal Orlando blog about what to look forward to in 2018 caught my eye. Indeed, there are several new projects that we know about that are coming to Universal Orlando Resort this year. The opening of Fast & Furious: Supercharged at Universal Studios Florida, the new Aventura hotel opening

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