universal haunted houses 2020

This past July, Universal Orlando canceled its annual Halloween Horror Nights event for the first time in 30 years – but the theme park remains hellbent on letting guests participate in some Halloween-themed scares. Two of the haunted houses that were part of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights lineup are being opened to visitors as part of what the park is calling “Halloween Seasonal Experience Testing,” and as of right now, the houses will only be open this coming weekend. Get the details below.
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universal orlando resort

Universal Orlando theme parkreopened back in June, but it’s still in the process of getting the park back to normal operations. As part of their phased reopening, Universal has decided to place more attention on their marquee attractions, so they’ll be temporarily closing a handful of attractions. Read More »

bourne stuntacular virtual sneak peek

Universal Orlando has released a virtual sneak peek of The Bourne Stuntacular, a stunt show that shows why it is “the most technologically advanced action stunt show ever.” The theme park held the soft opening for the show earlier this month, giving guests a glimpse at the technical rehearsals, but The Bourne Stuntacular virtual sneak peek allows a look behind the scenes at how the show came together.

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universal orlando re-opening guidelines

Universal Orlando is prepped and ready to re-open to the public. But as one of the first major theme parks to re-open in the U.S. following weeks of closures amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all eyes are trained on how Universal Orlando Resorts will conduct itself to ensure the health of its staff and guests. The first few days of June saw the park opened to team members and some annual passholders, which helped the park test social distancing measures and prep for its general public opening this Friday. But to keep all its bases covered, Universal Orlando released a new video detailing all the guidelines and restrictions that will be in place for guests visiting the theme park in the midst of a pandemic.

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disney world reservations

As we near the summer re-openings of Disney Parks and Universal Orlando, we’re getting more information about how the theme parks will change procedures to protect the health and safety of their guests amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. When the Walt Disney World Resort reopens next month (depending on Florida governor approval), it will debut a new theme park reservation system that requires all guests to make a new reservation to visit in advance, effectively canceling all prior ride and dining reservations, including the previous planning feature, FastPass+. Meanwhile, Universal Orlando sets the reopening of its hotels, with enhanced health and hygiene procedures, for June 2.

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Theme Park Bits Orlando

Universal Orlando and Legoland Florida are planning to re-open as soon as this June — but with social distancing restrictions put in place to ensure the safety of their guests. Universal Orlando plans to re-open the park to team members on June 1 and June 2 before opening to invited guests and annual passholders on June 3 and June 4, and finally, the public on June 5. Meanwhile, Legoland Florida is cutting right to the meal, opening its Legoland Pirate Island Hotel on June 1. Both theme parks announced re-opening plans that will put in place restrictions such as face masks, social distancing queues, elimination of mist elements of attractions, elimination of meet-and-greets, and more.

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Halloween Horror Nights scare zones 2019

Universal Studios Florida’s Halloween Horror Nights scare zones are going to be overrun by the undead this year, featuring the zombies from the upcoming film Zombieland: Double Tap to a Rob Zombie-themed “Hillbilly Deluxe” zone, and more. Get the details about all five scare zones below. Read More »

Theme Park Bits Disney Skyliner

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • The Disney Skyliner has an opening date.
  • A Disney relative visited Disneyland recently, and wasn’t happy with what she found.
  • Learn about the rock work in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Universal Studios Orlando’s Passholder Appreciation Days have been revealed
  • And more!

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Universal's Endless Summer Resort -- Surfside Inn and Suites

While in Orlando to see the grand opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Universal gave us a preview of Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Surfside Inn and Suites, which opens on June 27th, 2019 with rooms as low as $73 per night, an unprecedented price for onsite theme park hotels. Check out the video tour below.

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hagrid ride creatures

Hagrid’s motorbike is getting increasingly crowded with every week. Fulfilling their promise of unveiling new creatures for the upcoming Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure ride at The Wizarding World in Universal Orlando, the resort released even more images of magical creatures that include a regal centaur, mischevious Cornish pixies, and the never before seen onscreen Blast-Ended Skrewt. See the first look at the new Hagrid ride creatures below

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