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Could Fourth Universal Orlando Park Be Named “Universal’s Fantastic Worlds”?

There has been an awful lot of online chatter about Universal Orlando’s yet-to-be-announced new major theme park being secretly built across the street from its current location, but recently a new interesting detail has emerged. According to recent documents filed by Universal City Studios with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, “Fantastic Worlds” has

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The Islands of Adventure That Never Was Part 8 – Joker’s Madhouse Walk-Through

Welcome back to our series on the Islands of Adventure attractions that never made the cut! As promised in part seven of our series, the DC Comics section of the park not only was going to feature a roller coaster, but a walk-through attraction as well! The following concepts were proposed for the post-show after

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The Islands of Adventure That Never Was Part 7 – Joker’s Madhouse Roller Coaster

Today we bring you never-before-seen concepts of an attraction that was proposed for Islands of Adventure back in 1992! This was years prior to the park opening in 1999 when Universal was courting DC Comics instead of Marvel to be used for its own unique land. Longtime readers of Theme Park University will remember we

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Is Jurassic Park River Adventure Closing at Islands of Adventure for a Jurassic World Refresh?

As we predicted several months back, Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that Jurassic Park: The Ride will be closing on September 3rd, 2018.  This is to make way for the anticipated Jurassic World Ride headed to Universal Studios in 2019. However, everyone is now wondering – will Jurassic Park River Adventure be closing at Islands

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An In-Depth Look at Hagrid’s Roller Coaster Headed to Islands of Adventure in 2019

We have been following this story for months and now it’s time to dig into the new Hagrid roller coaster headed to Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure. Today’s article is a mixture of what we know, what we can gather from the construction thus far and a smidge of whisperings from within the theme park

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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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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 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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Super Mario and Donkey Kong NOT Headed to Universal Studios Florida – Supposedly

Recently, WFTV News in Orlando reported on plans to demolish Kidzone at Universal Studios Florida in order to add Nintendo additions. According to the plans filed with Orange County, Universal Orlando planned to wipe out everything from the Animal Actors Show all the way back to the Curious George Interactive Playground. While the scope of

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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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