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Could Universal Orlando Be Killing Their Frequent Fear Pass Program?

If there was ever a time to blow up the Frequent Fear program at Universal Orlando, it’s 2021. It seems as if the Halloween Horror Nights seasonal pass may be gone forever. Let’s dive in! For those unaware, Halloween Horror Nights traditionally offers a smattering of different ticket options each year. In addition to one-day

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Universal Creative Blindsided By New Virtual Reality Harry Potter Experience Opening in New York

Well, this is awkward. Recently the Harry Potter New York retail store has announced new virtual reality experiences for their location in Manhattan. In addition to their Butterbeer bar, guests will soon be able to partake in two unique virtual reality experiences based on the Harry Potter franchise. “Chaos at Hogwarts” and “Wizards Take Flight”

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Yoshi’s Adventure Surfaces at Universal’s Epic Universe Construction Site

Finally some excitement is happening at Universal’s Epic Universe! Recently bioreconstruct on Twitter took to the skies and show some photos of the construction of the new park. While hovering above, they got these shots which give us a look at our first ride track for the park! Keep in mind, while it hasn’t been

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Watch An Artist Draw E.T. While Riding The Attraction At Universal Studios Florida

Well, this will be interesting. That’s correct. Drawing in the dark, while riding a flying bicycle at Universal Studios Florida and you can watch it happen live! Josh Schwartz is a theme park designer and artist who will be attempting this on June 13th at 9 pm EST on Youtube. This is not his first

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Is Pokemon Taking Over An Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Attraction?

Some way, some how Pokemon will find its way into a Universal Studios Park. If what we are hearing is correct, Pikachu and the gang are going to evict Peter Parker from their NYC digs at Universal Studios Japan.  Wasn’t there supposed to be another Pokemon attraction opening at a Universal Park? Yes, many have

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Why Is Universal’s Mario Kart Ride So Slow?

Today’s question has been asked quite a bit. Here’s an email I got from John: “Good afternoon, I’m a big fan of TPU and love your content. I was wondering your opinion of the Mario Kart attraction at Universal Studios Japan. I mean maybe the ride through video doesn’t do it justice, no doubt of that. I just want to

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Secret Life of Pets Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

After over a year of it being mothballed, the Secret Life of Pets: Off The Leash attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood has soft-opened to the public. This ride has some really interesting behind-the-scenes info on it. Here are 5 things I’ll bet you didn’t know about the attraction. It Wasn’t Supposed To Go Into The

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Who’s Moving Into The Barney Theater At Universal Studios Florida?

Regardless of what you personally thought of the Barney show at Universal Studios Florida, it definitely served its purpose. While far from the target demographic of folks looking for thrills and cutting edge attractions, Barney and friends was a place for the younger set to go while their older brothers and sisters went on the

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What Is Universal Orlando Covering Up By Removing Their Own VelociCoaster Blog Posts?

Yet again, I am scratching my head on why Universal Orlando does things. Exactly a month ago, the Universal Orlando official blog started posting behind-the-scenes articles on the new Velocicoaster at Islands of Adventure. Yet, for some reason as of February 25, 2021, they have been taken down. Keep in mind, these articles were a

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Unrealized Project Concept Art Takes On New Life

One of our favorite things to do here at Theme Park University is to look at what could have been. So many great concepts end up getting cut for various reasons. Anything from budget to licensing to just being impractical, there are more unrealized concepts floating around out there than what actually gets built in

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