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The Islands of Adventure That Never Was Part 7 – Joker’s Madhouse Roller Coaster

Today we bring you never-before-seen concepts of an attraction that was proposed for Islands of Adventure back in 1992! This was years prior to the park opening in 1999 when Universal was courting DC Comics instead of Marvel to be used for its own unique land. Longtime readers of Theme Park University will remember we

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Can Universal Take Back Avatar From Disney’s Animal Kingdom If They Acquire 20th Century Fox?

With the recent news of Comcast, Universal’s parent company, making an all-cash offer for 20th Century Fox, things are getting mighty interesting between Disney and Universal. Chances are, shareholders will be able to vote on both offers meaning possession of the film vault and intellectual property rights of 20th Century Fox could go to Disney

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Universal Orlando Officially Announces Nighttime Spectacular – Kinda Sorta

Well, this is interesting. On Universal Orlando’s social media accounts, it seems that they have officially announced their new nighttime spectacular. But not really….? If you recall, in early June 2018, we ran a story saying that Universal Orlando accidentally released the name of their new show as well as highlights and segments guests can

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Did Fast & Furious: Supercharged at Universal Studios Change A Potentially Racially Charged Moment?

Theme Park University reader Rebecca writes in to ask: “I noticed something a bit off when I rode Fast & Furious: Supercharged at Universal the other day. During the peppers ghost scene where the party gets broken up, it seems there is something wrong with the audio. The mouth movements don’t match up with what they

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Universal Orlando Accidentally Leaks Concept Art and Name of New Nighttime Spectacular

It seems that Universal Orlando has accidentally spilled the beans about their new nighttime spectacular on the lagoon of Universal Studios Florida. What’s even more impressive? They did it on their own website. Before we start, it’s fair to say that this was not completely intentional on Universal’s part. This is one of their biggest

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Universal’s Volcano Bay Most Expensive Water Park in the World

As many of you recall, during the summer of 2017, Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park was incredibly popular. Since the park opened on Memorial Day weekend 2017, crowds swelled to the point where Volcano Bay reached capacity nearly every day in June and July 2017.  How do you combat those crowds once you hit

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Universal Parks Need To Up Their Synergy Game

On June 22, 2018, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is released in theaters in the United States. However, if you were to walk into Universal Orlando or Universal Studios Hollywood, you’d find next to zero promotion for what could possibly be the biggest film of the summer. Today we are going to talk about how Universal falls

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Fast & Furious Queue is Packed With Easter Eggs

Universal Orlando’s newest attraction may not be the best ride in Orlando. Or Universal Studios Florida. However, there are a fair amount of details, hints at the future and easter eggs that make walking through the queue of Fast & Furious: Supercharged potentially worth your time. Yes, the ride itself is still a dumpster fire,

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6 Things To Expect From Universal Orlando’s Epic Nighttime Spectacular

Now that Fast & Furious: Supercharged has opened at Universal Studios Florida, it’s time to look ahead to the next major addition to Universal Orlando. There are still a few new additions opening in Orlando theme parks during summer 2018 including Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Infinity Falls at SeaWorld Orlando. Since

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Is Jurassic Park River Adventure Closing at Islands of Adventure for a Jurassic World Refresh?

As we predicted several months back, Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that Jurassic Park: The Ride will be closing on September 3rd, 2018.  This is to make way for the anticipated Jurassic World Ride headed to Universal Studios in 2019. However, everyone is now wondering – will Jurassic Park River Adventure be closing at Islands

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