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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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Universal’s New Orlando Theme Park To Be Named Universal’s Epic Universe

In our last article, we took a dive into what is most likely going to go down at the Orange County Convention Center on August 1, 2019. Lots of generalities, but very little substance. However, one of the things we know is going to happen? They will reveal the name of that new park and

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Universal Orlando To Announce New Property Details on August 1 – What To Expect

We’ve been covering Universal’s new expansion here at Theme Park University since before they started clearing the land. We’ve covered everything from how the land was acquired, a unique layout concept, the lands on opening day and more. Now Universal Orlando has scheduled a press conference on August 1, 2019, at the Orange County Convention

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BREAKING: Ghostbusters Confirmed for 2019 Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando

Ghostbusters Halloween Horror Nights

We are SHOCKED! In an announcement that was just made by Universal Parks, Ghostbusters will be represented in their very own haunted house this fall at Halloween Horror Nights. Before you ask, yes, this particular house will represent the original Ghostbusters classic from 1984. That’s right friends, get ready to take on the streets of

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Universal Accidentally Leaks Ghostbusters Coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2019

Oops? As Theme Park University reported about a month ago, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida are getting a huge intellectual property at Halloween Horror Nights this fall with the addition of a “Ghostbusters” haunted house. While TPU was the first to break the story, it seems that Universal inadvertently leaked it themselves last

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Universal Orlando Uses Guests As Pawns in Hagrid’s Opening PR Stunt

It was hard to avoid the hype train when Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opened recently. From social media to local news, you kept hearing the same thing over and over: 10 hour wait times! Were you one of the guests who waited 10 hours (or more) in the Florida heat on June 13? I’ve

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Is Universal Orlando’s Hagrid’s Magical Creature Adventure Already Needing A Redesign?

Theme Park University reader John writes in today’s question. “What information do you have about the Hagrid Coaster being delayed and perhaps needing (eventual) significant redesign? Orlando Weekly had a short article that test rides showed intolerable roughness. And, test rides causing premature track wear. They guessed that’s why soft openings have not occurred. I

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Is Universal Rolling Out Attractions With Terrible Intellectual Properties?

Theme Park University reader Adam writes in, “Hey! Love your website. All of your attraction information on Universal is really interesting. I personally think that a show based on the Bourne franchise and Nintendo attractions are terrible ideas. Bourne isn’t that popular and Nintendo is kind of dated. It just seems like a terrible decision.

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TPU Exclusive: The Unique Master Plan of Universal Orlando’s Fourth Park: Fantastic Worlds

It’s been a while since we have discussed Universal Orlando’s tippy top secret new park being built just off of Destination Parkway in Orlando. No formal acknowledgement of plans or even construction have come from Universal Orlando as of yet. The park is still years away, but the overall master plan seems to be locked

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Confirmed: Boy Almost Twisted Foot Off While Riding E.T. Adventure at Universal Studios Florida

As Theme Park University reported on back in February 2019, a boy was seriously injured while riding the E.T. Adventure at Universal Studios Florida. While initial reports stated that he “twisted his foot off,”, we had heard that was not the case. Now the Orlando Sentinel has picked up on the story because (no surprise)

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