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Is This Universal Parks Mario Kart Ride System?

With the recent announcement from Dynamic Attractions, many are wondering: is their new Dual Powered Coaster system going to be used in the new Mario Kart ride headed to Universal Parks around the globe? Many people look at some of the imagery used in the sizzle real recently released at the International Association of Amusement

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Blue Man Group Offers Autism Friendly Show at Universal Orlando December 8, 2018

If you’ve seen Blue Man Group at CityWalk in Orlando, you know that it’s a high-energy show. It’s a rock concert with original music, unique visual effects, and comedy. For one day in December, Blue Man Group in Orlando is doing an autism-friendly performance in cooperation with Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science

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Digging Into Islands of Adventure’s New Roller Coaster Headed to Jurassic Park in 2020

This week the interwebs have been a buzzing with pretty solid rumors of a new coaster opening in the Jurassic Park section of Islands of Adventure. While we certainly have acknowledged that a coaster is coming to Jurassic Park here at Theme Park University, we haven’t gone into detail as to what’s coming… until now!

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Universal Studios Hollywood Expansion Plans – 2019, 2020 and 2021

In case you haven’t noticed, construction around Universal Studios Hollywood has hit a fever pitch. There are currently three major additions being added to the park that are slated to open in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively.  As always, anything we post here that isn’t confirmed by Universal Parks officially is subject to change and

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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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