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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.…

*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.…

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
Universal Patents New Water Park Technologies

Universal Patents New Water Park Technologies

There have been rumors for quite some time now that Universal Studios was looking to build an on-site water park at its Orlando resort, and today, we might have our first glimpse at some of the new technologies they’re looking to incorporate with the rumored project.…

First Look at Cabana Bay Resort Layout

First Look at Cabana Bay Resort Layout

A new document filed with the Orange County Comptroller today shows off a master plan view of Universal’s 4th hotel, Cabana Bay Beach Resort. While the scan of the plans isn’t very detailed, it still gives us an excellent overview of the resort’s layout.…

Look Back: Royal Pacfic Resort

Look Back: Royal Pacfic Resort

With Universal’s new onsite hotel, Cabana Bay Beach Resort soon to be built on “Hotel Tract G”, we thought it would be fun to take a Look Back at the hotel originally planned for that site: Universal’s Royal Pacific Resort.…