Category: Universal Orlando Resort

Universal's New Sapphire Falls Resort

Opening in the summer of 2016, guests visiting the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando will walk into a colorful Caribbean hideaway built around a lush, tropical lagoon and towering waterfall. Making this Universal’s 5th on site Hotel and Resort Inspired by the picturesque rivers and waterfalls of the Caribbean, Loews Sapphire Falls …

Despicable Me Minion Rooms

Experience the world of Despicable Me in its newly-renovated kid’s suites where the rooms capture the excitement and playfulness of Gru’s Laboratory. Despicable Me Kids Suites let mom and dad have a little privacy, and the kids have some fun! With a standard king bedroom for the adults plus a separate room for the kids, …

Halloween Horror Nights Construction Update.

After a few days of delay, we are proud to bring you a construction update of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort. Many lighting rigs have gone up on top of the facades throughout the park.  Another interesting thing we noticed in the park is the fact that the Bus Stop has moved from …

THE 2ND ANNUAL “A CELEBRATION OF HARRY POTTER” EVENT

A limited number of exclusive event vacation packages, including annual pass holder packages, will go on sale at noon on August 21. These packages offer hotel accommodations, theme park tickets, :EXCLUSIVE EVENT PACKAGE INCLUDES: 3-Night hotel accommodations3-Day Park-to-Park admission ticket^ to Universal Studios Florida® & Universal’s Islands of Adventure®Exclusive evening event in The Wizarding World …

Universal Orlando Celebrates One Million Riders on the Hogwarts Express‏

Universal Orlando Resort celebrated its one millionth rider on the Hogwarts Express – the iconic steam locomotive found at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Celebrated this major milestone with nearly two hundred park guests. Universal celebrated the milestone by giving two hundred guests a free cup of Butterbeer ice cream, according to a press …

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights – Face Off

The most twisted and gruesome character creations featured on Syfy’s hit competition series “Face Off” will be live and “In the Flesh” at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” events, beginning Friday, September 19. Nightmarish creatures will surround guests on both coasts as the macabre visions of some of the …

Halloween Horror Nights – The Purge: Anarchy

As the gates to “Halloween Horror Nights” open, so too does the annual Purge begin at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort with the debut of a terrifying new scarezone, “The Purge: Anarchy,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ new thriller, which scored the highest opening for a horror film this year. “The Purge: Anarchy” scarezone …

Harry Potter Returns In A Short Story

J.K. Rowling has posted a short story on her “Pottermore” site which gives a glimpse into the life of a 30-something Potter. The 1,500-word story is presented as an item in the Daily Prophet by gossip correspondent Rita Skeeter, who notes “About to turn 34, there are a couple of threads of silver in the …

Busch Gardens Rescues A Bald Eagle

Busch Gardens® Tampa rescued a southern American Bald Eagle this past Friday, the Fourth of July. The park’s veterinary staff performed surgery on the bald eagle at the park’s state-of-the-art Animal Care Center. The eagle was found on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, unable to fly. Military police along with a local animal rehabilitator, …

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Now Open At Universal Orlando Resort

This morning, Universal Orlando Resort officially opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Confetti, fireworks and a red carpet lined with dozens of cheering Diagon Alley team members welcomed thousands of excited guests as they entered the all-new spectacularly-themed land for the very first time. The Wizarding World …