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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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Why is Fast & Furious: Supercharged A Dumpster Fire?

Now that Fast & Furious Supercharged has opened at Universal Studios Florida, the general consensus is in: it’s a dumpster fire. To be fair, this article is not about my personal opinion. Nor the opinion of other bloggers. If attraction designers had to design rides to appeal to bloggers who cover attractions, they’d pull their

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When Will Universal Orlando Announce Their Fourth Park?

Theme Park University reader Lachie writes in to ask, “I have heard a lot of rumors regarding the announcement of Universal’s fourth gate. Some say it will happen when Disney has their press events from Toy Story Land. You’ve said that announcement is probably a year away. What gives?” Great question!  Admittedly, I don’t pay a

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An In-Depth Look at Hagrid’s Roller Coaster Headed to Islands of Adventure in 2019

We have been following this story for months and now it’s time to dig into the new Hagrid roller coaster headed to Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure. Today’s article is a mixture of what we know, what we can gather from the construction thus far and a smidge of whisperings from within the theme park

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Universal Orlando Acquires Even More Land for Fourth Theme Park – What’s Next?

Recently, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Universal Orlando acquired a huge chunk of land just across Sand Lake Road from where their current theme parks reside. If you’ve been keeping up, Universal has been slowly purchasing parcels of land that are somewhat disjointed and still contain several spots that they don’t quite yet own. In

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5 Announcements You Can Expect From Universal Orlando in 2018

Something tells me I’m still not going to be on Universal Orlando’s Christmas card list anytime soon. Welcome everyone to our Universal Orlando blowout prediction post!  If you’re a regular here at TPU, you’ll know that we are hot on the trail of Universal announcements, rumors and spoilers over the last few months. Not all

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Did Universal Orlando Leak The Closing of Shrek 4-D?

Something curious happened recently on the Universal Orlando twitter feed that not many people caught. Mysteriously, the following popped up in the official Universal Orlando Resort twitter feed on March 14 around noon.  It features some sort of video shoot of Shrek walking towards a bright light with the caption “It’s not ogre yet. Stay tuned

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