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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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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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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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4 Misconceptions About The NBC/Universal Acquisition of DreamWorks Animation

April was a fascinating month for the entertainment industry. Universal Studios took a page from Disney’s playbook and bought out DreamWorks Animation for around $3.7 billion. As fans who follow this industry know, this has been happening at Disney for years now with the acquisitions of Pixar, ABC Television, Marvel, LucasFilm and more. What I

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Will Universal Orlando’s Third Theme Park be Dreamworks Animation?

I wrote a story about how Comcast (which owns Universal Studios) is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation for reportedly $3 billion. Now, in that article I talked about how great it would be for Universal Parks to have intellectual properties like “Shrek,” “Madagascar,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Kung Fu Panda” at their

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