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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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Universal Theme Parks future expansion looking to steamroll competition

There has never been a better time to be a theme park fan. If you follow the industry of themed entertainment like we do here at Theme Park University, it will come as no surprise that all eyes have been on Universal Studios for the past few years. Sure, the Mouse has their own expansions

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Universal Orlando Reportedly Finalizes Purchase of 450 Acres

It didn’t take long. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a company affiliated with Universal Orlando has finalized the purchase to more than 450 acres near their existing property on International Drive. This property is already zoned for residential units, hotel rooms and yes, even additional attraction space including theme parks. Tom Schroder, Universal’s media spokesman in Orlando,

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Universal Orlando Sells Vacation Packages with Volunteer Opportunities

Imagine a major vacation destination in Orlando that offers a vacation package that includes shuttle service to a destination far from their property. Believe it or not, Universal Orlando offers such a package that is designed to take you away from their theme parks, hotels and restaurants and plops you in a place where you

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Should Universal Orlando Stop Selling Alcohol at Halloween Horror Nights?

Several employees of Universal Orlando have recently made the news about the kind of abuse they receive from guests while working as scare actors at Halloween Horror Nights. William Gallit, 27, was working in a haunted house when a guest reportedly kicked him in the face. Orange County Police was called to the scene and

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