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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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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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5 Things You Have to Keep in Mind As Theme Parks Reopen

I can’t think of a more complicated business to reopen than a theme park during these difficult times. No matter where you sit on the staying closed vs. reopening everything bandwagon, the public perception is what matters. Those waters are murky right now. Movie theaters, restaurants, retail locations: they can all follow each other’s lead

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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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Is Beetlejuice Headed to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights?

It’s that time of year again. As we head into spring, we start to hear firm rumors about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Parks. While it’s early to firm up an entire list of houses headed to the event, the one we keep hearing and believe is locked in is Beetlejuice. That’s right. The 1988

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What To Expect At Universal Studios Florida Bourne Stuntacular in Spring 2020

Rehearsals for The Bourne Spectacular have been going on in the old Terminator 2:3D building for a few months now. The opening cast was workshopping the show off site for weeks and moved into the theater back in August to start early blocking and rehearsals. So what exactly can we expect to see when the

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Is Revenge of The Mummy At Universal Studios Florida Closing in 2020?

TPU Reader John writes in to ask: “Have you heard this rumor about Revenge of the Mummy closing? People are saying Universal Studios Florida could shut it down for a major refurbishment by the end of 2020. The logic behind it is The Hulk and Dragon Challenge were both closed after being open for 16

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