New President Loki and Alligator Loki Statuettes Available at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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New Loki statuettes, inspired by two iterations of the character from “Loki” on Disney+, are available on Marvel Super Hero Island in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Loki Statuettes These small statues were both in a display case in the Comic Book Shop. Guests must speak to a Team Member to purchase. Alligator Loki Statuette – … Read more

New Harry Potter Collectible Quidditch Plush Bear Available at Universal Studios Florida

We spotted a new Harry Potter collectible Quidditch plush bear at the Universal Studios Store in Universal Studios Florida. Harry Potter Quidditch Plush Bear – $40 This new plush bear is a tan color and is very soft to the touch. He wears a maroon and golden Gryffindor Quidditch robe. A blue tag with The … Read more

CONCEPT ART: Universal Orlando Resort to Build New Team Member Campus Commons

Universal Orlando Team Member Life released details on the upcoming Campus Commons facility, due to open during the second half of 2024. New Campus Commons for Universal Orlando Team Members Universal Orlando Team Member Life on Instagram released new concept renderings for the Campus Commons planned for completion during the second half of 2024. This … Read more

PHOTOS: As Scrim Comes Down, Tarp Conceals Possible Minion Café Marquee at Universal Studios Florida

More scrim and scaffolding have come down at Minion Café in the future Illumination Avenue at Universal Studios Florida, revealing what looks like the start of a sign for the restaurant. Minion Café Marquee The façade is still clearly unfinished, although has the shape of various city buildings all right next to each other. The … Read more

New ‘The Simpsons’ Backpack, Donut Wristlet, and Wallet at Universal Orlando Resort

A new “The Simpsons” backpack, wallet, and donut-shaped wristlet are available at Universal Orlando Resort. These donut-inspired items were in Islands of Adventure Trading Company. Though they are similar to Loungefly products, they are not produced by Loungefly. The Simpsons Backpack – $65 The backpack is white, with an all-over pattern featuring the pink outlines … Read more

PHOTOS: Scaffolding Removed From Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Florida

Scaffolding has been removed from the exterior of Despicable Me Minion Mayhem in Universal Studios Florida now that refurbishment work has wrapped up. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Façade Back in January, a covered entryway was installed at the attraction’s entrance after a missing brick was spotted above the entryway, raising concerns about falling debris. Scaffolding and tarps … Read more

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Taking Place at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Two restaurants of Universal CityWalk Orlando will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo on May 5, 2023. Cinco de Mayo at CityWalk CityWalk guests can visit Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on May 5 between 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. for live music, DJs, dancing, and exclusive food and drink offerings. Admission to … Read more

New ‘Harry Potter’ Chocolate Frog Wizard Card Mystery Pin Boxes Available at Universal Orlando Resort

New Chocolate Frog Wizard Card Mystery Pin Boxes are now available at Universal Orlando Resort. We first found them in Honeydukes at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Hogsmeade Village in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Chocolate Frog Wizard Card Mystery Pin Boxes – $16.00 The very popular Chocolate Frog treat at “The Wizarding World … Read more

Universal Orlando Accepting External Auditions for Halloween Horror Nights Scareactors, Dancers, Vocalists, and More

Universal Orlando Resort is now accepting external audition submissions for these Halloween Horror Nights 32 positions: Scareactors, stilt walkers, puppeteers, dancers, and vocalists. The submission deadline for dancers and vocalists is midnight EST on May 7, 2023. The submission deadline for the other roles is midnight EST on May 31, 2023. One posting for dancers … Read more

Writers Guild of America Begins Strike & Picketing Today

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike is underway after negotiations with various studios and streaming platforms regarding royalties and residual payments have failed. Union members overwhelmingly voted to strike in mid-April, but the strike officially began when the contract expired at midnight on the morning of May 2, 2023. A total of 9,218 writers … Read more

Universal Studios Florida ‘The Simpsons’ Big Pink Donuts Increase in Price Again

Universal Studios Florida’s big pink donuts have increased in price by another $1 since we last reported on them in August 2022. These donuts are inspired by Homer Simpson’s favorite pink donuts as seen in “The Simpsons.” The Big Pink Donut – $10.99 These donuts are available at Lard Lad Donuts in Springfield, but also … Read more

Universal Orlando Resort Donating 100% of ‘Love is Universal’ Pride Merchandise Profits to Local LGBTQ+ Organizations Through August

Ahead of Pride Month in June, Universal Orlando Resort has announced that through August, 100% of profits from their “Love is Universal” merchandise collection will be donated to local organizations. Love is Universal 2023 The only new “Love is Universal” merchandise to debut so far this year is a Spirit Jersey, but much of last … Read more

PHOTOS: New Complimentary Jurassic Park Annual Passholder Magnet Debuts at Universal Orlando Resort

A new complimentary “Jurassic Park” Universal Orlando Resort Annual Passholder magnet is available as part of a month of UOAP benefits. Jurassic Park UOAP Magnet “UOAP” is in yellow lettering, with “Passholder” in white at the bottom of the magnet. The original “Jurassic Park” logo is in the “O” in red, and a claw mark … Read more

PHOTOS: Refurbishments Continue on Gru’s House Façade and Sign for Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Florida

The refurbishment on the façade of Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem continues at Universal Studios Florida. Continuing Work on Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Earlier, we reported that part of the signage for “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem” has been wrapped in bright orange vinyl. It now appears that the “Despicable” part of the sign has been refreshed … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: First Look at the NEW Annual Passholder Lounge at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

A brand-new Annual Passholder lounge is having its soft opening before the official May 1 debut, and we have arrived for a sneak peek. This spot is located in the Toon Lagoon area of Islands of Adventure, occupying the former Betty Boop shop. The New Annual Passholder Lounge The doors swing open at 11 a.m. … Read more

Poseidon’s Fury Farewell T-Shirt Now Available at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

A new t-shirt commemorating the finale of Poseidon’s Fury: Escape from the Lost City is now available at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. It can be found at the Treasures of Poseidon shop on The Lost Continent. Poseidon’s Fury Farewell T-Shirt – $27 The vintage design is in poster form, notifying guests of the closure. Professor … Read more