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Is Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Happening in 2020? (Plus Other Updates)

We’ve all seen the case count in Florida surge over the past week. It has set records day after day. We know that Halloween events around Orlando have already been canceled like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Dark Horizon. Does that mean Halloween Horror Nights will call it quits as well? Will it be a

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Universal Orlando Releases Statement Regarding Company Layoffs

Earlier we were the first to break a story about Universal Orlando laying off hundreds of employees. As it turns out, our sources were right. The company has released the following statement: We are working to structure and strengthen our business for the future in anticipation of the tourism industry taking time to fully recover. In

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BREAKING: Hundreds of Employees at Universal Orlando Are Laid Off

Editor’s Note: Universal Orlando has released an official statement about the layoffs that happened today. Click here for that story. The ax started chopping pretty hard today at Universal Orlando. We started getting reports this morning that layoffs were happening in various departments around the resort. As the day progressed, it seems no park or

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Universal Studios Florida Horror Make-Up Show Updated To Include Social Distancing Laughs

Listen, I know the new hotness at Universal Orlando Resort is the Bourne Stuntacular. It raises the bar for what a stunt show should be and you should absolutely see it. However, during my visit to Universal Studios Florida yesterday I decided to stop in on what I consider to be the funniest theme park

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Bourne Stuntacular Brings Universal Orlando Screen Attractions To New Level

Universal Orlando has quietly opened their newest attraction: The Bourne Stuntacular. As of the writing of this article, the show is currently in technical rehearsals (and thus may close at any time). Earlier this morning, we got a first look at the show that replaced Terminator 2: 3D. Overall, it went beyond our expectations. Overall,

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A Deep Dive Into Universal Orlando’s First Day of Guest Operations After Reopening

Universal Orlando is the biggest theme park complex to reopen in the United States after being forced to close two and a half months ago. As an annual passholder, I got a chance to visit the park before their official June 5 reopening date. Today was an indicator for how operations may look for the

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Universal’s Potential Plans For Controlling Crowds at Halloween Horror Nights 2020

As we ramp up to the official re-opening of Universal Orlando on June 5, we’re already jumping ahead and covering Halloween Horror Nights 2020. By all accounts, the annual event is not only still a “go”, but they’ve been building the houses behind-the-scenes as usual while the parks have been closed. For the purposes of

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Will Universal Orlando “Face Characters” Wear Masks When They Reopen?

When Orlando theme parks reopen (and they will), there will undoubtedly be some changes that will take the public by surprise. Sure, there will be things we expect like social distancing markers and tons of signage reminding everyone to wash their hands often. However, how will parks handle their performers? We actually think we may

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Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 30: TPU’s House Prediction List

When you think of springtime, what comes to mind? If the first thing that pops into your head is announcements for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, you’re in the right place. While this is an unusual time to announce anything new (to say the least), we have no idea when Universal will decide to start

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Do Universal Parks Discriminate Against Overweight People?

Recently Universal Studios Hollywood released some incredible photos of their new attractions: The Secret Life of Pets: Off The Leash. While the sets and figures look incredible, something sticks out to me. I’m sure it will come up again yet again after this attraction opens. Do Universal Parks discriminate against overweight people? The ride looks

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