Zelda land

In the theme park wars, intellectual property reigns supreme. Universal Studios changed the game by incorporating The Wizarding World of Harry Potter into its parks, but with Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge poised to open next year, the rivalry is about to be taken to the next level.

Universal is going to have to implement some flashy new changes to lure guests over from a galaxy far, far away, and now a new rumor says that instead of creating one Nintendo Land in the United States, they’re going to split that intellectual property across multiple parks – and more specifically, a Zelda land is coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Florida.
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Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights

It’ll be a while before we head back to the small town of Hawkins, Indiana for Stranger Things 3, but guests at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights will be able to step into a recreation of the Upside Down in just a couple of weeks in the theme park’s brand new Stranger Things mazes.

Universal has unveiled some first look photos of the richly detailed mazes and a video that takes us back to the search for Will Byers in season 1 of the acclaimed Netflix series. Check them out below. Read More »

Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration

Attention, theme park and/or lagoon fans: Universal Studios Orlando is unveiling a new nighttime water show this summer. Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration “will give guests a brand-new, awe-inspiring way to cap off their day in Universal Studios as they enjoy an epic cinema under the stars on select nights.”

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Trick r Treat Halloween Horror Nights

Last year, director Michael Dougherty‘s 2007 Halloween classic Trick ‘r Treat served as the inspiration for one of the scare zones at Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios Orlando. That apparently went over so well that this year the movie is being adapted into all-new mazes, both in the Florida park and across the country at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Read More »

Fast & Furious Supercharged

As the infamous Candy Ass saga continues to play out behind the scenes of the Fast & Furious film franchise, the film series’ theme park prospects are, in contrast, looking pretty bright. Today, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida opened Fast & Furious Supercharged, a new attraction that’s slightly different from the one that currently exists in Universal Studios Hollywood. Watch a quick video and read up on the differences below. Read More »

Universal Orlando May Be Planning Third Theme Park

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Universal Studios might be planning to add a third theme park to their Orlando Resort to complement Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure. A new report claims that the company is interested in buying a massive lot of land along Universal Boulevard and has an offer in. Learn more about the possible Universal Orlando third park, after the jump.
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Raptor Encounter

The lesson of every film in the Jurassic Park franchise, up to and including this summer’s Jurassic World, is “Don’t mess with dinosaurs.” But clearly, the folks at Universal Orlando Resort still haven’t gotten the message.

This weekend, the park introduced the Raptor Encounter, a new attraction that allows guests to get “up close and personal” with one of two velociraptors. Take a peek at the Jurassic Park Raptor Encounter at Universal Orlando after the jump. Read More »

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

It’s not often that Muggles get bragging rights over wizards, but today is one of those rare days. Universal Orlando has just announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is now serving hot butterbeer, in addition to their regular offerings of cold and frozen butterbeer.

In contrast, the wizarding world as chronicled in J.K. Rowling‘s original books only offered butterbeer in two forms, cold and hot. Take that, wizards. Hit the jump for details on exactly where to get hot butterbeer.  Read More »

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts video

Tuesday, Universal Studios Orlando opened the vault of secrets on their new ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. We saw concept art, heard about the story, read that Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are all reprising their roles and Peter even interviewed the art director.

But all that, kind of, pales in comparison to just watching a video that takes all everything and compresses it into an exciting two minute tease. Check out a behind the scenes Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts video below. Read More »

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