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Halloween Horror Nights 23…all the bloody details!

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Universal Orlando has released all the final details of this years Halloween Horror Nights event. After teasing us for weeks, we must say we are impressed. This year they’re going all out with zombies, zombies and more zombies. We’ve got Resident Evil, The Walking Dead, Evil Dead, and Cabin In The Woods, which all are either about zombies or feature zombies. In addition, all the scare zones are themed to The Walking Dead. We think this will be a vast improvement over last years roaming hoards of scare actors, with the return of richly detailed set pieces. We can’t wait to visit this years event. Take a look below for all the bloody details! Continue reading

HHN 23: First House is Cabin in the Woods

Cabin_In_The_Woods_HHN23The first teaser for Halloween Horror Nights 23 at Universal Orlando has been revealed, along with the first official house announcement:  Cabin in the Woods. Were so pumped about this house, the movie is amazing and terrifying. We can’t wait to see what else is announced over the coming weeks! Continue reading

Universal Orlando launches 2013 Ad Campaign

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Universal Orlando has unleashed its new advertising campaign for 2013, with the tagline “Vacation like you mean it.” It’s a great campaign that gets use excited for our next trip! We must mention our favourite ad campaign was the “Be courageous. Be Outrageous. Be Extraordinary” that debuted with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. What’s your favourite Universal Orlando ad campaign?

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Back on Track: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends, and happy “we get Black Friday now” to our Canadians!

It’s been quite a while since we last posted. Our apologies, we’ve been transporting our lives to another part of the country. All the way from Ontario to Alberta. We have a lot of things to catch up upon in the next few weeks. This week we’ll keep it simple and link to a few interesting articles about all the amazing, magical and fantastical developments in the theme park world. Enjoy!

Seaworld Antarctica Ride Vehicles from The Orlando Sentinal
Why Walt Disney World Matters in the Wizarding World from our friends at Spins The World
Universal Studios Florida MEGA Expansion from Orlando Theme Park News
Visiting Disney World at Christmas from Mice Age
Thanks for your continued support. We’re looking forward to bringing you the best in theme park news & views.

Universal Orlando Holiday Celebration 2012

Happy Holidays from UOR

As the holiday season is quickly approaching, Universal Orlando has released details of this year’s events for both parks. The ever popular Grinchmas will return to Islands of Adventure, as well as the Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida.

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All we need now is some form of Christmas overlay to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and all our holiday wishes would come true! Continue reading

"TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D" Coming to Universal Orlando in Summer 2013

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The second worst kept secret in Orlando has been unveiled…Transformers: The Ride will be opening in Summer 2013 at Universal Orlando Resort. What an awesome addition to the resort! Now can we get some news about the other worst kept secret: Harry Potter Phase 2? Check out the press release for Transformers below: Continue reading

The Battle of New Fantasyland vs. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Disney has posted a new teaser site and map for the New Fantasyland Expansion at The Magic Kingdom in Orlando. The internet has gone wild with a few accusations that they have taken much licence in regards to the map design from a certain boy wizard who resides up the road. In addition to the similarities of the maps, Gaton’s Tavern is going to have its own special LeFous Brew served in souvenir steins and goblets (including a foamy head!) What do you think? Is Disney attempting to copy Universal? After all, they say imitation in the sincerest form of flattery. We’re working on an article to detail more of the similarities between these two hyper-themed lands. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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New Fantasyland Map

 
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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Map

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LeFous Brew

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Butterbeer

HHN 22 Details Finally Revealed

Universal Orlando finally released the much-anticipated details of Halloween Horror Nights 22 today. This year’s event will feature 7 brand new haunted houses, 3 of which are original and four of which are based off of existing properties. In a departure from past years having original storylines, many of the houses are based upon pop culture properties such as The Walking Dead & Silent Hill. Continue reading