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Krusty Burger Universal Studios Taste Test: We Ate Them All

Hey, kids! The decision for Universal Studios to open a real-life Krusty Burger (one in Orlando, which has been open since 2013 and now one at Universal Studios in Hollywood), while not surprising, was slightly ironic. The restaurant...Show More Summary

Daily Getaways: Universal Orlando Tickets and Packages

Today’s Daily Getaway promotion (Week 4, Day 1) is offering a few different package options for Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida: Packages for sale include: Four (4) 3-Day Park to Park admission tickets to both Universal Studios...Show More Summary

Line-Up Announced for Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2009

It’s that time of year when Universal breaks out the party floats on weekends to celebrate Mardi Gras Florida style and this year features a well-rounded line-up of musical guests. Here’s the rundown of the concerts, which fall on Saturday nights, unless otherwise indicated: Feb 07 – KC & the Sunshine Band Feb 14 – […]

Al Roker to Live Broadcast From Universal Studios Saturday

“Today Show” weatherman Al Roker will be broadcasting live from Universal Orlando on Saturday morning (Jan 31) as part of the NBC network’s Super Bowl XLIII coverage. To make sure there’s a good crowd turnout for Roker’s appearance, Universal is offering a free 1-day, 2-park ticket to everyone who shows up in their favorite Steelers […]

Are Selfie Sticks Banned in Theme Parks?

By Robert Niles: Twitter was abuzz with reports this evening that Walt Disney World had banned the use of selfie sticks inside its theme parks. A few readers added that Universal Orlando was banning use of the devices, too. So I reached out to both Disney and Universal for clarification on their policies. Show More Summary

Weekly Top 10: The Best Theme Park Hotels in Orlando

By Robert Niles: Where's the best place to stay in Orlando? When you're visiting Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando, staying at one of the resorts' on-site hotels offers multiple benefits that can help you get even more enjoyment from your theme park vacation. Show More Summary

Vote of the Week: Will You Spend More on Your Vacation This Summer?

By Robert Niles: What are you doing for a summer vacation this year? Are you visiting Walt Disney World? Universal Orlando? Are you coming to Southern California for Disneyland's 60th anniversary? Or are you visiting a regional amusement...Show More Summary

Florida Coach Billy Donovan reportedly eyeing NBA job

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

In 2007, Billy Donovan agreed to take the Orlando Magic’s head coaching job before quickly changing his mind and returning to the University of Florida, which he had just led to consecutive national titles. Now it seems Donovan is having second (third?) thoughts about a future in the NBA.’s Mark Stein reported Thursday that […]

NBCUniversal Announces Winners of Orlando Hackathon

By Robert Niles: We told you last week about the NBCUniversal Media Labs Hackathon at the Universal Orlando Resort, and didn't want to leave you hanging by not providing a list of the winners. Here are the top apps, as selected by the...Show More Summary

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

2 months agoTravel / Family : The Blog Flume

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

2 months agoTravel / Family : The Blog Flume

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

2 months agoTravel / 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

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