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Halloween Horror Nights 23 Review

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We just got back from our amazing trip to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23. We spent three nights experiencing the terror, gore and awesome that is our favourite Halloween event. This year’s focus was on zombies and more zombies, which was cool until we got sick of them and hearing The Walking Dead theme in every inch of the park. Read on check out our photos and read our thoughts on the event. Continue reading

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Artwork Roundup

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With the latest artwork release from Universal Orlando for the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley expansion, we figured we’d showcase all the exciting, incredible and amazing artwork released  for all the Wizards, Muggles and Mudbloods to enjoy! More images to come as soon as we get them!

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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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Universal Orlando Holiday Celebration 2012

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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

Hidden Gems: The 8th Voyage of Sinbad at IOA

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The fate of one of the greatest theme park shows ever lies under the control of a boy wizard. Through the Lost Continent just around the bend before you hit Hogsmeade is a very special attraction.This fantastic show is pure cheese and full of special effects including everything we love: explosions, water effects and fire!

With explosions, cheesy acting and a fantastical set, The 8th Voyage of Sinbad is pure theme park cheese and we love it.

Universal Orlando describes it as “…a stunt show of heroic proportions! Cheer on the heroes and boo the villains in this spectacular live adventure. See death-defying stunts and breathtaking feats as the mighty Sindbad and his wisecracking sidekick Kabob attempt to rescue the beautiful Princess Amoura from the evil witch Miseria.”
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“The action takes place in a spectacular setting – a mysterious grotto littered with the wrecks of ships lured to their misfortune by the evil sorceress. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you witness exciting battles between the heroes and Miseria’s ghoulish minions, explosive pyrotechnics, and eye-popping stunts including a fiery plunge into the water below.

Eight Voyage of Sinbad Stunt Show set

You can watch the entire show on Youtube, but make sure to see it in person. While it lasts! We hear it may be removed for the rumoured Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion, so move it to the top of your list for your next visit!