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.…

*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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

HHN 22 Permit Update

HHN 22 Permit Update

The news of building 44′s demolition has left many confused and concerned about the fate of Halloween Horror Nights 22. Permit revisions filed with the City of Orlando have confirmed the obvious; the house that was to be located within building 44 will no longer be built:

Now the event is down to only six haunted houses, the fewest its had since 2003.…

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┬áthe long vacant Building 44 near the front of the park.…