Tag Archives: Universal Orlando

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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How Will Disney’s Acquisition of 20th Century Fox Affect Theme Parks?

On December 14, 2017 the Walt Disney Company announced they were going to pay $52.4 billion for Fox Studios.  This acquisition includes all kinds of goodies such as “X-Men” and “The Simpsons” to name a few. More importantly, it gives Disney leverage in being able to offer more digital content on a platform to compete

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Facial Recognition Technology Headed to Tokyo Disneyland Resort

Well isn’t this an interesting turn of events? On November 29, 2017, The Asahi Shimbun (a news site for Asian and Japanese news) reported that Tokyo Disneyland would be rolling out facial recognition technology for their annual passholders starting in spring 2019. According to the article, annual passport holders will scan a QR code at

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Why Can’t Universal Open A Nintendo Theme Park?

Theme Park University reader Tim writes in to ask, “If what you’re saying is true about having unique Nintendo lands in Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and the new theme park around the corner, why don’t they combine it all make the third theme park dedicated to Nintendo?” Thanks for the question, Tim. Regarding

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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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Could Virtual Line Work At All Major Universal Theme Park Attractions?

Something tells me I’m not getting a Christmas card from Universal Parks this year. Recently we have uncovered a lot regarding the future plans for the Universal Orlando Resort. Facial recognition technology, Nintendo attraction concept art, Bourne Identity taking over for Terminator 2: 3-D and on and on. Today we are going to discuss the

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Universal Orlando Borrows Elements from Kong and Universal Hollywood Tram Tour for Fast & Furious Supercharged

As we have hinted about for months now, details have been released for the Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride headed to Universal Studios Florida.  Yes, it’s an attraction utilizing mostly screens, but who would have taken the bet it would be anything else but?  Where it gets interesting is that this is really a

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Universal Orlando’s Secret Face Recognition Program Revealed

Universal Orlando has quietly and secretly working on a project that will completely change how guests flow through their theme parks. Everything you’re going to read in today’s article has been verified by reliable sources. However, none of the information given should be treated as official until Universal makes an announcement about facial recognition technology. As

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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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