Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 by Angie Han
The title of this post is “Theme Park Bits,” but it should really be called “Universal Studios Theme Park Bits.” While most of us have been spent the past week alternating between lounging about in our PJs and bickering with our families, the international amusement park division was apparently busy getting new attractions for its Orlando, Hollywood, and Singapore parks on track. After the jump:
- Details revealed on the new Harry Potter expansion in Universal Studios Florida
- A video allows you to revisit Universal Studio Florida’s recently closed Jaws ride
- Universal Studios Hollywood sets an opening date for Transformers The Ride
- Universal Studios Singapore unveils its brand-new Hollywood Dreams parade
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The Internet was a buzz on Friday with the inevitable news that Universal Studios Orlando will be closing their classic Jaws themed ride come 2012. At the time, Universal would only comment by saying the ride was being closed to “make room for an exciting, NEW, experience.” Speculation immediately began running rampant among theme park enthusiasts as to what this new experience could be and most seemed to agree that closing the Jaws ride would allow Universal to spread the hit attraction The Wizarding World of Harry Potter into Universal itself. The expansion would be a London themed location including Diagon Alley, The Leaky Cauldron, Gringotts and King’s Cross complete with Platform 9 3/4.
Adding to the debate is a recent quote by a Comcast executive that called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter a “reset mechanism” for their parks. Read more about all of this after the break. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2011 by Angie Han
With Transformers: The Ride — 3D about to launch in Hollywood and Singapore, Universal Studios is looking to bring the giant alien robots to at least one other park. Or at least, so says Steven Spielberg. Though Universal has yet to make a formal announcement about a new Transformers-themed attraction for its Orlando resort, the director claimed in a recent interview that a ride was in the works. More details after the jump.
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I’ve never been to the Universal Studios backlot, despite making many visits to LA over the years. And now that I’ve seen this video, in which rally driver Ken Block navigates the lot at tremendous speed and with impeccable precision, I’m not sure I need to. When you’ve got a few minutes to watch the entire video, hit the jump. Read More »