Category Archives: Universal

Disney Versus Universal: Two Very Different Strategies For Revealing New Attractions

With the bi-annual D23 Expo on the horizon in Anaheim, I thought it would be a good time to take a look corporate strategy for new park announcements. No doubt, the public will get a more detailed look at projects that have already been announced and under-construction like the Star Wars Hotel or the Marvel

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What Universal Orlando Didn’t Tell You At This Morning’s Press Conference About Universal’s Epic Universe

Feeling a little let down from this morning’s press conference at the Orange County Convention Center? I did my best to warn you! What we learned yesterday shouldn’t be news to Theme Park University readers. This is stuff we have been covering for years here at TPU. In case you missed it, here’s the rundown

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Photo of Slimer from Ghostbusters Haunted House Leaks Ahead of Halloween Horror Nights

Have you ever walked through a haunted house and thought, “Man, that glass looks fantastic!” This Halloween, you just might! Thanks to the fine folks at Top Quality Glass and More in Davenport, Florida, they provided the world (Instagram) with this image of Slimer in the currently-being-constricted Ghostbusters Haunted House at Universal Orlando Resort. Why

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Universal’s New Orlando Theme Park To Be Named Universal’s Epic Universe

In our last article, we took a dive into what is most likely going to go down at the Orange County Convention Center on August 1, 2019. Lots of generalities, but very little substance. However, one of the things we know is going to happen? They will reveal the name of that new park and

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Universal Orlando To Announce New Property Details on August 1 – What To Expect

We’ve been covering Universal’s new expansion here at Theme Park University since before they started clearing the land. We’ve covered everything from how the land was acquired, a unique layout concept, the lands on opening day and more. Now Universal Orlando has scheduled a press conference on August 1, 2019, at the Orange County Convention

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BREAKING: Ghostbusters Confirmed for 2019 Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando

Ghostbusters Halloween Horror Nights

We are SHOCKED! In an announcement that was just made by Universal Parks, Ghostbusters will be represented in their very own haunted house this fall at Halloween Horror Nights. Before you ask, yes, this particular house will represent the original Ghostbusters classic from 1984. That’s right friends, get ready to take on the streets of

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An In-Depth Look At The Donkey Kong Coaster Opening at Universal Studios Japan in Spring 2020

You may have recently seen a model depicting a Nintendo land that is intended for Universal Parks. The land looks bright and colorful, but contrary to popular belief, it is not for use in an American park. Keep in mind, as always, the information contained in this article isn’t official. Nothing is considered official until

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Universal Prematurely Leaks Ghostbusters Halloween Horror Nights Image

Well, they did it again. Universal Studios Hollywood tweeted the following image and took it down within a matter of minutes. Can we get excited for a Ghostbusters Haunted House at Halloween Horror Nights now? And no, we haven’t seen the video/trailer for the event. However, we know it should be on the horizon very

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Universal Accidentally Leaks Ghostbusters Coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2019

Oops? As Theme Park University reported about a month ago, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida are getting a huge intellectual property at Halloween Horror Nights this fall with the addition of a “Ghostbusters” haunted house. While TPU was the first to break the story, it seems that Universal inadvertently leaked it themselves last

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TPU Exclusive: Jurassic World Coaster Track Arrives in Orlando

Ground clearing and excavation has been going at a rapid pace inside Islands of Adventure around Jurassic Park’s Discovery Center. Even though it hasn’t been announced, a pretty intense coaster is headed to the park soon. While you can’t see any track for the new ride within the park just yet, we managed to find

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