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Ariana Grande Announces New 'Honeymoon Tour' Dates!

Ariana Grande brought her entire Honeymoon Tour crew with her for some fun times at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida last week. The 21-year-old “One Last Time” singer brought her crew, plus bro Frankie to the theme park where they enjoyed marquee attractions including the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and [...]

Hacking the Future of Theme Park Entertainment, This Weekend at Universal Orlando

By Robert Niles: This weekend, about 300 software developers and other creative professionals will gather at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at the Universal Orlando Resort for NBCUniversal's latest "Hackathon." The participants will be...Show More Summary

Firefighters Rescue Riders From Clutches Of Universal Orlando’s Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster

Although we’d like to think that The Incredible Hulk is the kind of guy who’d save a bunch of people trapped on a roller coaster, the ride bearing his name at Universal Orlando proved to be of a different inclination, after 32 passengers had to be rescued by firefighters when the ride stopped 50 yards short of the landing area.… [More]

Universal Orlando Installs Metal Detectors at Two Coasters

By Robert Niles: Universal Orlando this morning installed metal detectors in the queues for two of its roller coasters ? the latest escalation in its ongoing effort to keep riders from bringing loose objects onto the rides. The metal...Show More Summary

Universal Orlando King Kong Construction Update: March 2015

By Robert Niles: Work continues at an apparently brisk pace on the new King Kong-themed attraction at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure theme park. Matt McDonough filed these photos of the King Kong construction site, from various angles around the new show building, which stands between the Jurassic Park and Toon Lagoon islands. Show More Summary

Universal Orlando Begins Vacation Package Sales for Halloween Horror Nights 25

By Robert Niles: Universal Orlando Resort has announced the dates for its Halloween Horror Nights 25 this fall, and today has started selling vacation packages that include tickets to the annual Halloween event. This 25th version of Halloween Horror Nights will run Sept. Show More Summary

Universal Orlando Getting Bigger, Better, Wetter, Wilder

Stuart PearceUniversal Orlando has submitted plans to build a water park next to its theme parks. When it's open, it's rumored that the nearby Wet 'n Wild will be torn down and a hotel built there. Universal Orlando is hoping to make a big splash at its Florida theme parks. Show More Summary

Universal Orlando Raises Ticket Prices, Up to $102 a Day

By Robert Niles: As predicted, the Universal Orlando Resort raised its theme park ticket prices today, four days after rival Disney raised its prices. Universal also broke the $100 a day barrier, with a day at either of its parks now costing $102, before tax. Show More Summary

Comcast Confirms Kong's Return to Universal Orlando

By Robert Niles: Comcast executives confirmed in an earnings call today that Universal Orlando Resort is building a new King Kong-themed attraction. Image courtesy Legendary Entertainment Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates the Universal Orlando Resort. Show More Summary

Kelly Clarkson Shares Some Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Her London Press Tour

Kelly Clarkson hits the stage during a Mardi Gras celebration at Universal Orlando on Saturday evening (February 21) in Orlando, Fla. The 32-year-old singer performed some of her hits along with a few of her new songs, including “Heartbeat Song.” PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kelly Clarkson That same day, Kelly uploaded a [...]

Orlando: Hard Rock Orlando is Really 'Amped Up' About Their New Rooms

last monthTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

When a hotel decides to redo its rooms, it's called a renovation. When a Hard Rock Hotel decides to redo its rooms, it's called a "remaster." Such is the case with the 650 rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. Above is how the property looked before it got remastered. Show More Summary

Sharknado 3 To Wreak Havok At Universal Orlando Resort!

Floridians are about to experience a Sharknado! Syfy’s Sharknado 3 will shoot key scenes at Universal Orlando Resort. This time out, the Sharknado will wreak mass destruction in Washington, D.C. before ‘roaring down the Eastern Seaboard...Show More Summary

Sharknado Gets Ready to Take Bite Out of Universal Orlando

By Robert Niles: First it was Los Angeles. Then, New York. Now, the swirling, flying cheeseball that is the Sharknado franchise is attacking Orlando..@SyfyTV most watched original movie, #Sharknado3 to film at #UniversalOrlando! Check it out: Show More Summary

Why Build a Water Park at a Theme Park Resort?

By Robert Niles: Universal Orlando Resort has begun work on a new water park, codenamed "Project 533," to go on a 33-acre site south of the Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Last August, Universal trademarked the name "Wondersea Island" for a water park development, and the plans for the new park include "slides and pools plus various recreational facilities. Show More Summary

'Celebrity Apprentice' Winner Revealed in Live Season Finale Show

It was down to Geraldo Rivera and Leeza Gibbons in the season finale of 'Celebrity Apprentice'. The final task found the two creating a commercial for Universal Orlando Resort along with selling resort packages to raise money for charity. Then, Gibbons and Rivera had to present their commercial at a red carpet event in New York.

Universal Orlando Temporarily Banning Visitors From Bringing In Bottled Water, Won’t Say Why

If you’re planning a trip to Universal Orlando in the near future, leave your bottled water and other beverages at home: In a U-turn from its usual policy allowing visitors to bring their own drinks into Universal CityWalk and other theme areas, the park is putting a temporary ban on carry-in liquids. Without any details for the reason behind the … [More]

'The Celebrity Apprentice' Season 7 Finale Recap: And the Winner Is...

In this season of The Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump has fired 14 celebs. The only two left, Geraldo Rivera and Leeza Gibbons, have to compete in a head-to-head task that requires them to film a commercial for Universal Orlando as well as raise money for charity. Show More Summary

Universal Orlando Bans Outside Beverages, Including Water Bottles

By Robert Niles: Fans visiting Universal Orlando this morning encountered a new restriction at the resort's bag check ? no more carrying water or other beverages into CityWalk and the theme parks. Busy day at Universal Orlando: More Summary

China's Toxic Air Could Kill a Population the Size of Orlando

If nothing is done to slash the levels of toxic smog in China's air, some 257,000 Chinese people could die over the next decade from pollution-related diseases, according to a new study released this week by Peking University and Greenpeace. Show More Summary

Universal Orlando Surveys Ticket Options and House Concepts for Halloween Horror Nights

2 months agoTravel / Family : The Blog Flume

By Robert Niles: A reader forwarded an email survey he'd been asked to complete by Universal Orlando Resort, asking about ticket options for this year's Halloween Horror Nights. The survey tests some Express Pass-style "Featured Content" tickets for select houses during the event. Show More Summary

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