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Project 609 Updates

Project 609 Updates

A lot has changed since we first reported on “Project 609” being the codename for the attraction replacing Building 44. For starters, it seems the address for the staging area for 609 was incorrectly recorded, placing it on the wrong side of the road.…

Universal Announces New On-Site Hotel

Universal Announces New On-Site Hotel

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT ANNOUNCES A NEW SPECTACULARLY THEMED ON-SITE HOTEL DEVELOPMENT

New Hotel Will Add 1,800 On-Site Suites and Standard Rooms

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 9, 2012) – Universal Parks & Resorts and Loews Hotels & Resorts will build a new hotel development at Universal Orlando that will add high-quality, high-value options for families wanting an affordable on-site experience.…

Demolition of Building 44

Demolition of Building 44

While we’ve all been busy following the construction in the former Amity area of Universal Studios, new permits have been filed for the demolition of the long vacant Building 44 near the front of the park.…

Permits filed for Hogwarts Express Attraction?

Permits filed for Hogwarts Express Attraction?

New permits filed with the City of Orlando have provided more evidence for the real-life Hogwarts Express attraction that’s rumored to eventually connect the existing Wizarding World of Harry Potter with its expansion, Project 722, taking over the former Amity area of Universal Studios.…

Look Back: Universal’s Royal Egyptian Resort

Look Back: Universal’s Royal Egyptian Resort

Our previous look back featured Universal’s Silverscreen Resort, the once conceptualized, but never built, 4th on-site hotel for Universal Orlando. Sticking with the hotel theme, today we’ll be taking a look back at Universal’s Royal Egyptian Resort, an early concept for the “Hotel ‘C’ Site”, which would later become Universal’s Royal Pacific Resort.…

Look Back: Universal’s Silverscreen Resort

Look Back: Universal’s Silverscreen Resort

There have been quite a few rumblings recently about Universal’s plans to build a fourth on-site hotel, so for this week’s look back, we figured we’d take a look at Universal’s Silverscreen Resort, a proposed fourth hotel for Universal that never saw the light of day.…

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Facebook Update

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Facebook Update

Two photos have been added to our Facebook page detailing new progress on the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem attraction, new frames and a new color scheme. Be sure to like us on Facebook!…

CityWalk’s New Waterfront Promenade

CityWalk’s New Waterfront Promenade

Changes are on the way to Universal’s CityWalk! Permits filed with the City of Orlando and the South Florida Water Management District over the last two months show off plans to completely renovate the waterfront promenade area of CityWalk with a new series of leveled decks along the hills leading down to the lagoon.…

Hollywood Drive-In Golf to Open by February 29th

Hollywood Drive-In Golf to Open by February 29th

Hollywood Drive-In Golf, the new mini golf venue coming to Universal CityWalk, is expected to open sometime this week. The venue recently launched its very own Facebook fan page, where it confirmed, in response to fan questions, that February 29th “is the latest date that we will open.

Lost Continent Demolition Plans

Lost Continent Demolition Plans

Remember those permits we posted awhile back for the demolition of two Lost Continent buildings? Well, new permits filed today with the South Florida Water Management District reveal the full scope of the demolition, and they paint a pretty clear picture.…