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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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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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New Jaws Ride Book Is Must Have For Theme Park Enthusiasts

Given the choice, if I could resurrect one attraction from Universal Orlando’s past? It would be the Jaws ride without question. Aside from it being one of the best immersive attractions of all time, the history of The Jaws Ride may be some of the best stories you’ll hear about the theme park industry anywhere.

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BREAKING: Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Closing at Islands of Adventure Sep 15 2018

According to several sources within Universal Orlando, the plug has been pulled on the Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Stunt Show at Islands of Adventure. An original attraction that opened with the park in 1999, this marks one of Orlando’s longest running stunt shows and one of the longest in theme park history. According to sources,

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Helping Those in Need – Remembering Bryan Frank from Universal Creative

Even though the theme park creative community can seem quite large, you’d be surprised how we can all rally together in times of need. Recently, Bryan Frank suddenly passed away from a rare form of leukemia. I’m told that he didn’t know he had it until it snuck on him and took his life very

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3 Questions Answered About Future Universal Orlando Projects

Our inbox gets questions all the time from readers about various articles we have written here at Theme Park University. Since we have been hot on the trail of Universal rumors for quite some time, I figured we’d answer a few reader questions regarding some of those future announcements. Let’s dig in! TPU reader Jason

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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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