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  • Duncan Clark Named President, Universal Pictures International

    Duncan Clark has been named president of Universal Pictures International, a role that will keep him and the studio's senior international post in London. While Universal announced plans, in May, to move its international leadership to Los Angeles, it'...
  • Comcast CEO Brian Roberts: Lots of growth ahead for Universal theme parks

    Comcast CEO Brian Roberts: Lots of growth ahead for Universal theme parks
      Universal's theme park business is hotter than a fire-breathing dragon. The chief executive officer of Universal's parent company, Comcast Corp., talked to analysts a little bit about it on Thursday. "There's not only a great return on investment,...
  • Eek! The return of the scare zones at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

    Eek! The return of the scare zones at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights
    Scare zones will be back on the streets of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights tonight after a two-year absence. Event planners had strayed from the dedicated, elaborately themed outdoor spaces populated by costumed "scare actors." "You can just...
  • What's new for Orlando attractions in August and September

    What's new for Orlando attractions in August and September
    Universal's grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley is behind us. So, what's next on the calendar of events for Central Florida theme parks and attractions? Here's what's coming for August and September. •The "Gone...
  • Universal Orlando's 5th hotel, Sapphire Falls, to have 1,000 rooms

    Universal Orlando will add a fifth resort hotel on its property, the company confirmed Tuesday in an announcement with Loews Corp. The 1,000-room hotel, to be operated by Loews, will be called Sapphire Falls and will open in the summer of 2016. It...
  • Universal to Demolish 'Phantom of the Opera' Soundstage, But Preserve Silent Film's Set

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - As it upgrades its production facilities and expands its theme park, Universal Studios is planning to demolish Stage 28, one of the oldest on the lot, while preserving a 90-year-old set housed in the space and used in the...
  • Universal Studios: Halloween Horror Nights at a glance

    Universal Studios: Halloween Horror Nights at a glance
    Now that Universal Orlando has revealed the themes for all eight haunted houses for the 2014 edition of Halloween Horror Nights, let's reboot with a list of HHN basics. WHEN: The 24th edition of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights kicks off Sept. 19 and...
  • Michael Aiello: Riding Universal wave from Jaws to Diagon Alley

    Michael Aiello has spent half his life working for Universal Orlando. He was on the theme parks' streets as one of the Blues Brothers and as Jack the Clown, a Halloween Horror Nights icon. The 36-year-old Orlando native eventually moved off the front...
  • Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet

    Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet
    So what if you're toting diapers and a stroller, the kids aren't too young to hit theme parks -- especially this summer -- and you're guaranteed some fun, too. Wherever you and your toddlers and preschoolers find yourselves this summer, you'll find...
  • Tourist tax collections increase 3 percent in June

    Tourist tax collections increase 3 percent in June
    Orange County's tourist development tax collections for June jumped 3.1 percent from the previous year to $18 million, county comptroller Martha Haynie announced Monday. Tourist taxes are charged on short -term rentals, mostly hotels and motels. So...
  • Say Goodbye to Summer, 2014 With Labor Day Fun

    Say Goodbye to Summer, 2014 With Labor Day Fun
    The best way to toast the end of a long, hot summer is with a special family trip during the Labor Day weekend. It’s the perfect time to get serious about back-to-school mode, remember good times past and plan for all the good times yet to come....