Category Archives: Universal

Facial Recognition Officially Coming to Universal Park

As you may recall, in 2017 we wrote an exclusive here at Theme Park University. We took a deep dive into facial recognition technology coming to Universal Orlando. Indeed, some of that project could be seen in plain sight by guests. Some can only seen by Universal Team Members. However, most of it was (and

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Stunt Actors Needed for Bourne Identity Stuntactular at Universal Studios Florida

Some pieces of the puzzle are coming together! Remember a few weeks ago when Theme Park University said that the Bourne Stuntacular was being rehearsed behind-the-scenes? Turns out, that was true and now they’re hiring! Indeed, a company known as Action Horizon Stunts is soon going to be casting for the upcoming Bourne Stuntacular show

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Breaking: Plans for Universal Studios Beijing Officially Revealed

At long last, it seems that Universal Studios Beijing has finally been officially revealed! While we got the scoop on this new park ago years ago (literally), today’s announcement serves as more of a confirmation of all that info we’ve shared in the past. As usual, nothing is official until Universal says it is and

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The Bourne Stuntacular Confirmed for Universal Studios Florida Spring 2020

Well, it looks like Universal Orlando spilled the beans. A new stunt show based on the Bourne Identity franchise will be premiering at Universal Studios Florida in the spring of 2020. Yes friends, ever since Terminator 2: 3D closed in 2017, Theme Park University has predicted a Bourne Identity stunt show to take it’s place.

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Training Begins on Bourne Identity Stunt Show Headed to Universal Studios Florida Spring 2020

Looks like we have our first signs that the Bourne Identity show is starting to ramp up production! For those that don’t know, replacing Terminator 2: 3D will be a brand new theater show based on the Bourne Identity franchise. Keep in mind, this info isn’t official and won’t be until later in 2019 (possibly

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BREAKING: New Temporary Stranger Things Attraction Opening Soon at Universal Studios Florida

Sharp-eyed visitors to Universal Studios Florida have noticed something strange recently. If you head over to the former exit of Terminator 2: 3D you’ll notice some props that are themed to Hawkins, Indiana. We have strong reason to believe that this will be a Stranger Things attraction opening at Universal Studios Florida very soon. Keep

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Fast & Furious Supercharged Gets Cut from Universal Beijing

Who’s ready for more Fast & Furious: Supercharged attractions? Answer: No one. Literally, no one. We’ve covered many times on Theme Park University how Fast & Furious: Supercharged is a dumpster fire of an attraction at Universal Studios Florida. Now we are confident it will not be duplicated at Universal Studios Beijing. As usual, until

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Batman Stunt Show Proposed for Islands of Adventure Resurfaces

One of my favorite things about running Theme Park University is showcasing extinct attractions or even better, ones that never existed. It’s not an easy task, but every once in a while we get thrown a nugget. Theme park design companies will go through old files and come across something they want to share. In

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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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