Universal Orlando Offers First Look at Hagrid from Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Ride #HarryPotter #WizardingWorldOrlando

Hagrid from Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Universal Orlando recently offered a peek at the creatures riders will find in Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Ride, and now they’re offering a look at Hagrid himself.

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Universal Orlando Offers Look Inside Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Ride #HarryPotter #WizardingWorldOrlando

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has revealed some of the creatures you’ll find when riding Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Ride, including one never before seen in the films.

Here is the lowdown on the Magical Creatures in the ride’s name:

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Universal Orlando Releases New Details For Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure #HarryPotter #WizardingWorldOrlando

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal Orlando

Last month Universal Orlando announced the name of the new Harry Potter coaster would be Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, and today, they’ve released more details about the ride itself.

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Universal Orlando Reveals Name and Opening Date for New #HarryPotter Ride #WizardingWorldOrlando

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort has revealed the name and opening date for the highly-anticipated, new adventure coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer.

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2018 Universal Orlando Holidays Food and Drink Guide #UniversalOrlando

Here is a list of the Universal Orlando holiday food and drink offerings for purchase through January 6, 2019, and where to find them

In addition to the holiday fun at the Universal Orlando parks, such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™, and the Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, there are also limited-time holiday treats to enjoy.

Here is a list of the holiday food and drink offerings for purchase through January 6, 2019, and where to find them:  Read more

Marvel Character Dinner Coming to Universal Orlando in December 2017

Marvel Character Dinner Coming to Universal Orlando

Further expanding on the park dining options, Universal Orlando has announced it will begin offering a Marvel Character dinner starting December 7.

This dinner buffet will feature fresh salads like orzo and mozzarella and tomato. Entrees will include roasted rosemary lemon chicken, shrimp scampi and chicken scallopini, along with penne Bolognese, stuffed jumbo shells and specialty pizzas. Desserts will finish the meal.

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Out and About: Universal Orlando Celebrates Holidays with Macy’s Parade and Grinchmas

Universal Orlando Celebrates Holidays with Macy's Parade  - photo by Carol Garreans

The holidays at Universal Orlando are full of wonder and magic. Macy’s brings a few balloons from their legendary Thanksgiving Parade to Universal Studios Florida for a mini-parade that makes me want to go to NYC to see the whole thing! It’s amazing to watch as these gigantic balloons are maneuvered down the street in the park. I think I was just as excited as the kids were.

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Macy’s Holiday Parade and Grinchmas Return to Universal Orlando Starting Dec 3

Macy's Holiday Parade and Grinchmas Return to Universal Orlando

Joyous holiday traditions return to Universal Orlando December 3 to January 1 with Grinchmas, the 15th Anniversary of Macy’s Holiday Parade, and holiday concerts by Mannheim Steamroller.

At Universal Studios Florida, the larger-than-life balloons seen in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will fill the streets during the 15th anniversary Macy’s Holiday Parade.

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Skull Island: Reign of Kong Officially Opens at Universal Orlando

Skull Island: Reign of Kong was officially opened at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando

With a flourish of flames, Skull Island: Reign of Kong was officially opened at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando.

Members of the 8th Wonder Expedition Company took to the stage to theatrically announce the attraction was now open to all to experience.

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YouTube Star Tyler Oakley Takes On Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal Orlando

YouTube Star Tyler Oakley Takes On Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal Orlando

Earlier this month, Universal Orlando hosted YouTube sensation, Tyler Oakley, and his mom, Queen Jackie. They were among the first to experience the ground-breaking new ride, Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Islands of Adventure.

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Universal Orlando Begins Seasonal Pricing on Tickets

Universal Orlando park globe

Effective this week, Universal Orlando is charging higher prices at the gate for one-day tickets under their new Seasonal Pricing policy.

Normally one-day/one-park tickets are $105 for adults and $100 for children, but since the parks have entered their busysummer season, a one-day/one-park ticket at the gate will now set you back $119 for adults and $114 for children.

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Universal Orlando Reveals Hulk Coaster Relaunch Details

The Incredible Hulk Coaster revamp at Universal Orlando

It’s only a matter of months until The Incredible Hulk Coaster reopens after a major revamp, and this week Universal Orlando has revealed some relaunch details.

The first big change is the entrance to the coaster. As you enter the ride, you’ll pass underneath a towering figure of The Hulk, using his colossal strength to hold up pieces of the coaster’s track. These pieces are actually salvaged from the ride’s original track.

Reuse…recycle.

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Universal Orlando Unveils Ride Vehicles for Skull Island Attraction

A few weeks ago, Universal Orlando revealed story details for the upcoming Skull Island: Reign of Kong attraction, and yesterday, they released the first photo of the actual ride vehicle, along with a few more details.

Skull Island: Reign of Kong ride vehicle at Universal Orlando

The 40-foot-long, 17-ton expedition vehicle will use a sophisticated positioning system to independently navigate a rough, jungle road through unpredictable terrain. The extra-large vehicle will hold up to 72 passengers in twelve rows, which should help with passenger flow through the attraction.

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The Incredible Hulk Coaster Rebuilds at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure

In September 2015, The Incredible Hulk Coaster closed at Universal Orlando‘s Islands of Adventure for rehab, but last week, the first pieces of the coaster were re-installed.

The Incredible Hulk Coaster

These first pieces of the track are only part of the hard work going into upgrading the popular coaster.

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Skull Island Construction Update at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando

We’re mere months away from the opening of Universal Orlando‘s newest attraction Skull Island: Reign of Kong, and our family writer Carol Garreans captured a photo update on the progress.

Skull Island: Reign of Kong coming to Universal Orlando in 2016

Nestled between Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls and the Jurassic Park River Adventure at Islands of Adventure, the attraction has a Summer 2016 projected opening.

As of the beginning of this month, it looks like the attraction is coming together nicely, and will have a prominent landscape within the park:

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