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  • Despicable Me Minions come to Universal Orlando hotel

    Despicable Me Minions come to Universal Orlando hotel
    The minions are coming to a hotel room near you. Universal Orlando announced that each of the 18 kids' suites at its Loews Portofino Bay Hotel are being renovated to feature a theme based on the movie Despicable Me, complementing the park's new...
  • Thor's Hammer dark ride set to debut at Norway's Tusenfryd

    Thor's Hammer dark ride set to debut at Norway's Tusenfryd
    A new motion simulator-based dark ride that tells the story of Norse gods and mythical monsters with 3-D scenes and special effects is set to debut at a Norwegian theme park this summer. Photos: Thor's Hammer dark ride at Norway's Tusenfryd Drawing on...
  • Universal Studios: Big Time Rush returning for summer concert

    Universal Studios: Big Time Rush returning for summer concert
    Big Time Rush is returning to Universal Studios, taking to the Music Plaza stage on June 8, Universal Orlando has announced. The four-man band will be included in the 2013 edition of the theme park's Summer Concert Series. The group, featured on the...
  • Entering the world of Transformers at Universal Orlando

    Entering the world of Transformers at Universal Orlando
    What began life as a toy has grown into a series of action movies and now a big-time attraction at Universal Studios. Transformers: The Ride — 3D incorporates giant screens, moving platforms and special effects — including a secret...
  • Universal notebook: Transformers post-mortem, more on Springfield, new hotel

    Universal notebook: Transformers post-mortem, more on Springfield, new hotel
    Cleaning out my notebook of various Universal Orlando facts culled from media previews and observations this week. + I think the visual that will to stick with me from Thursday's grand opening of Transformers: The Ride -- 3D is the Black Diamond Jet...
  • History center: Mardi Gras artist Andrea Mistretta to kick off Universal exhibit

    History center: Mardi Gras artist Andrea Mistretta to kick off Universal exhibit
    The Orange County Regional History Center will celebrate the opening of its Universal Orlando-oriented exhibit with an appearance by artist Andrea Mistretta, known for her series of colorful Mardi Gras posters, on Saturday. Mistretta will sign posters...
  • Guía de eventos de los parques de Universal Orlando Resort

    Ya la temporada navideña está en pleno apogeo y siguiendo con mi recorrido para ver los parques de Orlando, hoy te traigo lo que encontré en Universal Orlando y en Islands of Adventure, los dos parques de Universal Orlando Resort. Parada de Macy’s...
  • Christmas Countdown: When does it all end at the theme parks?

    Christmas Countdown: When does it all end at the theme parks?
    The more, the merrier, right? The Christmas celebrations last for quite a while after Dec. 25 at Orlando's theme parks attractions. Here's a last-call list for the recurring holiday programming: DEC. 22 and 23: Mannheim Steamroller's last two concerts...
  • Orlando's Universal is on a roll

    Orlando's Universal is on a roll
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando is doing things right. Having labored in Disney World's shadow year after year, it sprang into the limelight in 2010 with its wildly creative the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction, which still prompts...
  • History center: Exhibit prompts Universal flashbacks

    History center: Exhibit prompts Universal flashbacks
    [caption id="attachment_7247" align="alignnone" width="575" caption="Mardi Gras costumes and props currently are spotlighted in an area of the exhibit that will rotate out with the seasons."]

    Harry Potter: Did Orlando mayor give away opening date?

    Harry Potter: Did Orlando mayor give away opening date?
    Although Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer mentioned Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion and “next year” in the same breath during his State of the City speech Wednesday, a Universal spokesman said Dyer’s words...