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Did Universal Orlando Make Another “Epic” Mistake With The New Harry Potter Roller Coaster Artwork?

By now, you’ve probably seen the new teaser poster floating around the internet today of the new Harry Potter Coaster. Opening in 2019, the new roller coaster is taking the place of Dragon’s Challenge at Islands of Adventure. For months, we have written several articles about this new coaster. It will be themed to Hagrid.

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Will Universal’s New Theme Park Open In 2021 To Compete With WDW’s 50th Anniversary?

Theme Park University reader Sean writes in this question: “Hey! Just thought I’d get your take on a rumor that’s being floated around. Last week I was listening to a pretty popular podcast (won’t mention the name) and it seems to insinuate that Universal’s new theme park could open by 2021. The logic these podcasters

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Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Wait Time Signs Get Hacked With Porn

WARNING: Today’s content may be a little graphic for some readers. These following images contain adult content.  If you’re easily offended by such things, click here and turn back now! While the biggest theme park news of the day on September 24, 2018, was a guest flying a “Trump 2020” banner in the Magic Kingdom,

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Universal Studios Beijing Plans And Concept Art Revealed

We are slowly learning more about Universal Studios Beijing, thanks to various vendors who are posting concept art and plans online. Officially, Universal has been extremely tight-lipped about the plans for USB, but thanks to a ton of artwork posted to ThemeParkX and Reddit, we now have a pretty good idea of its layout, as

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Nintendo’s Zelda Slated to Replace Lost Continent at Islands of Adventure

Nintendo fans will be thrilled to learn that one of the brand’s most popular games is supposedly slated for its own land at Islands of Adventure. The new area would take over the entire Lost Continent. It would stretch from Seuss Landing all the way to Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We’ve

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Why is Universal Closing The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad? Your Questions Answered

Since Theme Park University broke the news about an original attraction at Islands of Adventure was closing, we have gotten dozens of questions and comments. Indeed, as we originally reported, the Eighth Voyage of Sindbad is closing on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Universal Orlando has since confirmed the show would be coming to an end.

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New Jaws Ride Book Is Must Have For Theme Park Enthusiasts

Given the choice, if I could resurrect one attraction from Universal Orlando’s past? It would be the Jaws ride without question. Aside from it being one of the best immersive attractions of all time, the history of The Jaws Ride may be some of the best stories you’ll hear about the theme park industry anywhere.

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BREAKING: Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Closing at Islands of Adventure Sep 15 2018

According to several sources within Universal Orlando, the plug has been pulled on the Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Stunt Show at Islands of Adventure. An original attraction that opened with the park in 1999, this marks one of Orlando’s longest running stunt shows and one of the longest in theme park history. According to sources,

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What Lands Are Coming to Universal Orlando’s New Park? “Nope” Edition

Recently I posted an article answering a few reader questions about Universal Orlando. In that article, I decided to test the waters to see what Theme Park University readers thought might appear in the Universal’s new park opening in Orlando.  Make no mistake about it, even though Universal has been extremely tight-lipped about it, the

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Could Fourth Universal Orlando Park Be Named “Universal’s Fantastic Worlds”?

There has been an awful lot of online chatter about Universal Orlando’s yet-to-be-announced new major theme park being secretly built across the street from its current location, but recently a new interesting detail has emerged. According to recent documents filed by Universal City Studios with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, “Fantastic Worlds” has

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