Tag Archives: Universal Orlando

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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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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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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Universal Studios Super Nintendo World Plans Leaked?

A few days after the groundbreaking ceremony in Universal Studios Japan, it seems that some concepts for Super Nintendo World have been leaked. I want to preface that what you’re about to see by making two things clear: 1. There is a slight chance that these are fan concepts. 2. There is a very good

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Universal Volcano Bay Opens to Horrible Reviews

When a new theme park or attraction opens, how do you gauge if it’s a success? Ask your friends who have been? Read your favorite fan website? Personally, I like to check the pulse of the general public in whatever way I can. I’ve mentioned this many times before, but the general public doesn’t read

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Should Universal Orlando Unban Adam The Woo?

For those unfamiliar, Adam the Woo has become a small internet sensation. A down-to-earth, G-rated channel that covers the adventures of a guy who likes to travel and explore destinations and topics he is passionate about. If you’ve never seen Adam’s work, I am going to populate this article with some of my favorite videos he

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Universal Orlando Unveils Backstory for Volcano Bay Waterpark

Easily the most exciting park opening in 2017 is Volcano Bay. From queueless attractions to a unique tropical setting, this may be the new standard in water parks… until next year. Months before the official opening of Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando has released the backstory for this incredible new park. According to the Universal Orlando Parks Blog,

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Disney Files Patent for Rides to Read Your Emotions

If virtual reality is taking theme parks by storm in 2017, you’ve got to wonder… what’s next? My money is actually on facial recognition and how it can impact the theme park experience. Disney recently filed a patent on a technology that will read your facial expression while you’re on a ride and adjust your

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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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