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Jurassic Park Expansion for 2015?

Jurassic Park Expansion for 2015?

There have been rumors for the past few months about a new attraction (or possibly even attractions) coming to the Jurassic Park section of Islands of Adventure. So far the only apparent additions coming to the island are new themed games, much like the ones added to The Simpson’s area last year.…

New Venues Coming to CityWalk at Universal Orlando

New Venues Coming to CityWalk at Universal Orlando

Over the past month, Universal has filed several new demolition/building permits with the City of Orlando for the renovation of three CityWalk venues. Project 294 was the first project filed on June 12th.…

HHN 23 Permits Confirm House Locations

HHN 23 Permits Confirm House Locations

Today we finally saw the building permits for Halloween Horror Nights 23 filed with the City of Orlando. While these permits don’t tell us much yet, they do provide confirmation of this year’s house locations:

Sprung One
Sprung Two
Parade Building (B79)
Disaster Queue
SS21 (likely two houses)
SS22
SS24

It looks like we’ll be going back to eight houses again this year, assuming they put two houses into soundstage 21.…

Busch Gardens Drop Tower to be 330 feet tall

Busch Gardens Drop Tower to be 330 feet tall

Just over a year ago, we posted plans filed with the SWFWMD that detailed a new drop tower attraction for Busch Gardens Tampa. Today, after digging through the Federal Aviation Administration website, we discovered a document filed last January seeking approval to build that attraction.…

*Updated* New Meet and Greet Location for Transformers Confirmed

*Updated* New Meet and Greet Location for Transformers Confirmed

A recent filing with the SFWMD for a “Project 609 Addition” calls for a new 1,044 square foot building located between Mel’s Dine-In and Shrek 4D, next to Transformers: The Ride – 3D.…

Universal From Above (2013 Aerials)

Universal From Above (2013 Aerials)

The Orange County Property Appraiser has updated their aerial imagery of Orange County with new high resolution images taken in late January 2013. These images give us some excellent glimpses into the various construction projects that are currently underway at Universal Orlando.…

Transformers Gift Shop Opening Soon?

Transformers Gift Shop Opening Soon?

A new permit filed today with the City of Orlando hints that the Transformers gift shop could be opening in the very near future. The permit calls for a TCO (Temporary Certificate of Occupancy) for the retail space that’s part of Project 609.…

Major Facelift Planned for Downtown Disney

Major Facelift Planned for Downtown Disney

Here we go again. After the abandoned Hyperion Wharf plans that were supposed to revitalize Pleasure Island, Disney is once again attempting to breathe new life into the area. This time, however, the plans detail a much, much larger scope, which will give virtually the entire Downtown Disney district a much needed facelift.…

Middle-Earth Trademarked For Theme Park Use

Middle-Earth Trademarked For Theme Park Use

To add some more fuel to rumor that Universal Orlando has a Lord of the Rings themed land or park in the works, the The Saul Zaentz Company has recently trademarked the term “Middle-Earth” for use in amusement/theme parks.…

Mardi Gras 2013 Lineup

Mardi Gras 2013 Lineup

2013 Lineup:

  • February 9th, 2013 – Lifehouse
  • February 16th, 2013 – Steve Miller Band
  • February 17th, 2013 – Boys Like Girls
  • February 23rd, 2013 – Trey Songz
  • March 2nd, 2013 – Demi Lovato
  • March 9th, 2013 – Montgomery Gentry
  • March 15th, 2013 – Sean Kingston
  • March 16th, 2013 – Matchbox Twenty
  • March 22nd, 2013 – Austin Mahone
  • March 23rd, 2013 – Phillip Phillips
  • March 30th, 2013 – Pat Benatar
  • April 6th, 2013 – Kool & The Gang
  • April 13th, 2013 – Pitbull
  • April 20th, 2013 – The All-American Rejects