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
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
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 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 [...]
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
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
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: http://t.co/5POlSi9CgH. Show More Summary
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
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.
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]
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
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: pic.twitter.com/0Zj2Np0pOB...Show More Summary
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
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
By Robert Niles: Universal Orlando's "Celebration of Harry Potter" weekend is set to get underway today, but one of the featured stars might not be there. Actor Robby Coltrane was taken to an Orlando-area hospital after falling ill on his flight from London to Orlando, according to news reports. Show More Summary
When it came to creating authentic live entertainment for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, the folks at Universal Orlando Entertainment really went by the book. "Which book?," you ask. "Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secret." A single sentence from that 1998 J.K. Show More Summary
Former Orlando Dr. Phillips and Olympia linebacker Darryl "Ray Ray" Monroe, who spent his first three football seasons at Washington State, has transferred to the University of Akron for his senior season.
Tax Prof speakers at this week's 49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando: Sam Donaldson (University of Washington), Recent Developments 2014 David Herzig (Valparaiso), The Most Important Elements, Clauses and Ideas for Trust Design Susan Gary (Oregon), Restricted Charitable Gifts: Drafting Agreements that Stand the Test of Time...
By Robert Niles: Universal Orlando this morning announced the line-up for its annual Mardi Gras concerts at the resort. The concerts are included with park admission and will take place on the main stage next to Hollywood Rip, Ride,Show More Summary
A federal lawsuit was filed against Florida State University trustees by the woman who accused Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston of rape in 2012. Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel reports the woman, who's listed as Jane Doe in the complaint, is seeking unspecified damages for Title IX violations. Show More Summary