Universal Orlando Debuts Updated Nighttime Lagoon Show 

This summer, Universal Orlando updates its nighttime lagoon show inside Universal Studios Florida with the debut of Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration.

This summer, Universal Orlando updates its nighttime lagoon show inside Universal Studios Florida with the debut of “Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration.”

The show combines an all-new storyline with full panoramic water screens accented by additional multi-layer water screens, pyrotechnics and – for the first time ever – more than 120 dancing fountains and projection mapping to transform the entire waterfront and surrounding buildings into a vivid celebration of epic movie moments and beloved characters.

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Universal Orlando Offers First Look at New Fast & Furious Attraction  #FastFuriousRide 

Universal Orlando’s newest attraction Fast & Furious – Supercharged will be opening soon in Universal Studios Florida, and they've released the first batch of photos from inside the building. 

Universal Orlando’s newest attraction Fast & Furious – Supercharged will be opening soon in Universal Studios Florida, and they’ve released the first batch of photos from inside the building.

Dom’s iconic car is parked out front of the new home base of operations for the Fast & Furious family, and once you step inside, you’ll spot familiar settings from the popular movie franchise, like Tej’s high-tech War Room.

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Terminator 2 3D Attraction at Universal Orlando to Close October 2017

Universal Orlando has announced it will be closing the Terminator 2 3D attraction on October 8, to make way for a future attraction.

Universal Orlando has announced it will be closing the Terminator 2 3D attraction on October 8, to make way for a future attraction.

The attraction opened in the Hollywood area of Universal Studios Florida on April 27, 1996, and featured a 3D sequel to the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day directed by James Cameron.

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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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Universal Orlando Begins Seasonal Pricing on Tickets

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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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Hello Kitty Shop Opens at Universal Orlando

Universal Parks & Resorts and Sanrio have partnered together to open a Hello Kitty Shop featuring Hello Kitty and Friends at Universal Orlando.

Hello Kitty Shop Opens at Universal Orlando

The store marks both Sanrio’s and Hello Kitty’s first appearance at a theme park in North America

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Universal Orlando Announces Details for 3rd Annual Celebration of Harry Potter #HPCelebration

Universal Orlando announced details this week for their popular Celebration of Harry Potter event, which returns to the theme park January 29-31, 2016.

Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

Now in its third year, this special event hosted by Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Consumer Products allows fans to celebrate all of Harry’s adventures, from the beloved books to the feature films and more.

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Universal Orlando to Host Nickelodeon Halo Awards Taping with WALK THE MOON and Nick Cannon Nov 7

On November 7, Universal Orlando guests can be part of a special taping for the 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards, hosted by Nick Cannon, and featuring a performance by alternative-pop band WALK THE MOON.

Universal Orlando to Host Nickelodeon Halo Awards Taping with WALK THE MOON and Nick Cannon Nov 7

The band are riding high on their #1 single “Shut Up and Dance,” and recently sold out the House of Blues Orlando. Their six-song set will include that song, along with their new track, “Different Colors.”

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Twister: Ride It Out to Close at Universal Orlando on November 2, 2015

Monday night, it was revealed that “Twister: Ride It Out” will be closing at Universal Orlando on November 2 to make room for a new attraction, “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Twister: Ride It Out at Universal Orlando

“Twister: Ride It Out” opened May 4, 1998, and was themed after the popular 1986 disaster movie, Twister.

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Jimmy Fallon Attraction to Open at Universal Orlando in 2017

In a synergetic move, NBC late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon will soon be getting his own attraction at Universal Orlando.

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon at Universal Orlando

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” is the name of the attraction that will give guests a full “Tonight Show” experience in the famous Studio 6B…until Fallon challenges the audience to the ultimate race through New York City.

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Disaster! Attraction to Close at Universal Orlando September 8

The long-running Disaster! attraction at Universal Studios Florida will take it’s last catastrophic run on September 8, 2015.

Disaster! attraction at Universal Studios Florida

The announcement was made today as a footnote of the announcement of the new Fast & Furious: Supercharged attraction that will open at the theme park in 2017.

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Universal Orlando to Open Fast & Furious Attraction in 2017

Earlier this year, Universal Studios Hollywood opened a Fast & Furious attraction themed after the popular films, and Universal Orlando fans went, “What? Why not us?” Well, wait no more!

Universal Orlando announces Fast & Furious: Supercharged

Today, Universal Orlando announced Fast & Furious: Supercharged will join its incredible lineup of attractions, and is scheduled to open in 2017.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Celebrates Its First Anniversary at Universal Orlando

Happy first anniversary to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando, which opened one year ago on July 8, 2014.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

An extension on the popular The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley not only offered all new Potter experiences, but introduced Hogwarts Express, which connects the two Potter worlds.

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Universal Orlando Raises Their Ticket Prices Again Effective February 26, 2014

Universal Orlando raises their ticket prices again three days after Walt Disney World raises theirs.

Universal Orlando LogoEffective today, February 26, a one-day, one-park adult ticket is $96 plus tax, up from $92. A one-day, two-park adult ticket went from $128 to $136.

The price for a children’s a one-day, one-park ticket jumped from $86 to $90. A one-day, two-park children’s ticket went from $122 to $130

Planning on staying longer? Multi-day tickets have also increased. For a two-day, one-park adult ticket, it’s now $155.99, up from $146.99. A two-day, two-park ticket jumped from $166.99 to $195.99 – an almost $30 increase.

This summer, Universal Orlando will open The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at the Universal Studios Florida park, which will be connected to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure by the Hogwarts Express train.

Visitors must have a two-park pass to be able to ride the train from one park’s Potter land to another, and since guests will probably need more than one day to see both Potter lands, that extra $30 is going to add up to big revenue for Universal.

So this news leaves only SeaWorld Orlando as the last of the big Orlando theme parks to raise their prices. Any bets on when that will happen?

What do you think of Universal’s ticket increase?

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