Tag Archives: Universal Studios Florida

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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New Universal Studios Florida Store sells props from the park and beyond

Just in time for holiday shopping, a new store has opened at Universal Studios Florida selling props, signs and more from the park. Williams of Hollywood, home of the former magic shop next to Mel’s Drive-In, recently reopened to sell these one-of-a-kind items. By the way, the namesake of the store is a nod to

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Universal Top Brass Clocks Out at Universal Studios Florida

Disney Parks are famous for cleverly hiding the names of their Imagineers and top management in signage, on windows and anywhere that fits the theme of specific location. What many theme park fans don’t realize is Universal has been doing this for years and there are many spots around Universal Orlando to find their names. Take,

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Universal Studios Florida Debuts New Street Entertainment

You’d think with over 100 years of movie making under its belt, Universal Studios has a large pool of pretty impressive characters and films to choose from when adding new entertainment to their parks. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case these days. A week after Labor Day 2015, Universal Studios Florida rolled out a

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Disaster Studios Employed Universal Studios Veterans

Now that Disaster at Universal Studios Florida has officially closed, I figured I would take the time to share one of my favorite tributes to theme park employees. Any Disney fan knows that the mouse loves to pay tribute to their best-of-the-best in the windows that line Main Street U.S.A., but Universal Studios does things

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How Many Projection Based Attractions does Universal Studios Florida Need?

The announcement of Fast & Furious: Supercharged, opening at Universal Studios Florida in 2017, has got me thinking about one question: do we need more projection based attractions? To be clear, there is no question what a mega-franchise Fast & Furious is considering the seventh film grossed over $1.5 billion at the box office worldwide.

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Top 10 Things We Miss About Universal Studios Florida

Universal Studios Florida recently passed a milestone as it marked its 25th anniversary in Orlando. While the amount of money being spent on the Universal Orlando Resort to add new attractions like the recent Diagon Alley and 2016’s Skull Island: Reign of Kong, opening at Islands of Adventure, Universal has always been reinvesting. As a matter of fact,

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Universal Studios Florida’s Tribute To Annie

Considering the remake of “Annie” with Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz did relatively well at the box office during the 2014 holiday season ($84 million domestically), I figured it would be a good time to point out a great theme park nod the original film. The original film version of “Annie” was adapted for the

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When Rides Stop? Don’t Call The Media

When you get stuck on a ride, this is not an emergency worth calling the media about. Trust us.

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Disney To Close Studio Backlot Tour And How To #SaveWDW

On September 19, 2014 Cast Members at the Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios were  told that the attraction will be closing on September 27, 2014 and some will be assigned new roles within the company as a result. Even though it has gone through some major changes/neutering over the years, this was one

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