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

Mock Jurassic Park Training Video Featuring Mr. DNA Filmed at Universal Orlando Resort

This week, the official Jurassic World Instagram account shared a faux Jurassic Park training video set in the 1990s for the first generation of InGen scientists. The video, which featured Mr. DNA narrating, looked a bit familiar to us! Jurassic Park Training Video View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jurassic World (@jurassicworld) … Read more

‘Jurassic World Explorers’ Trademark Filed by Amblin Entertainment

Amblin Entertainment — the Steven Spielberg-founded production company under partial NBCUniversal ownership — recently filed an application to trademark the “Jurassic World Explorers” brand. New Jurassic World Content Potentially Coming Soon This application was filed on March 28, and according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it has been accepted but not yet … Read more

PHOTOS: Fast & Furious — Supercharged Queue Rerouted for Halloween Horror Nights Construction at Universal Studios Florida

The construction of a haunted house for the upcoming 32nd iteration of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida is seemingly reaching full throttle behind the Fast & Furious — Supercharged Attraction. Last year, this same space was utilized for The Horrors of Blumhouse house anthology, which was divided into themed sections for “Freaky” and … Read more

PHOTOS: Demolition Begins on Drink Stand at Universal Studios Florida

More Minions-themed walls are surrounding yet another snack stand, and demolition begins in Production Central as the new Illumination Avenue continues to develop at Universal Studios Florida. Navy blue walls surround the snacks kiosk beside Universal Music Plaza, with construction site minions and the emblem of kindhearted supervillain Gru depicted. A large portion of Production … Read more

Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Tribute Store Opening Soon at Universal Studios Florida

If you long to hear the roar of dinosaurs this summer when you visit Universal Orlando Resort, you may not have to go all the way to Islands of Adventure. Rumor has it that this summer, a Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Tribute Store will come to Universal Studios Florida! Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Tribute Store … Read more

2023 Halloween Horror Nights Houses Forming at Universal Studios Florida

Work is ongoing across Universal Studios Florida for Halloween Horror Nights, including a space behind Fast and Furious — Supercharged. This year’s harrowing haunts are materializing swiftly, with a September 1 opening for HHN 23. Halloween Horror Nights House Behind Fast & Furious Building Not much in the realm of the terrifying or creepy is … Read more

PHOTOS: Construction Walls Up in Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal Orlando Resort

A themed resting area serving as a sort of central plaza surrounded by yellow pylons is closed off by construction walls on Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. According to the lore of Marvel Super Hero Island, the entire space was created by a meteor impact, and these pylons represent the spot … Read more

PHOTOS: New Stand Replacing Silver Screen Snacks at Universal Studios Florida

The top of a brand-new snack cart is ever-so-slightly peering over construction walls where Silver Screen Snacks once stood in the Production Central area of Universal Studios Florida. New Snack Stand A portion of Production Central will become part of the upcoming Illumination Avenue, with the new Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast joining Despicable Me Minion … Read more

Universal Studios Florida Continues Construction on New Nighttime Spectacular

The Universal Studios Florida lagoon remains partially drained as work on the deck supporting its nighttime spectaculars continues. Although details are scarce, a brand-new show has been confirmed. Universal Studios Florida Receiving New Nighttime Spectacular “Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration” concluded its roughly five-year run in March to clear the way for a new experience. The … Read more

‘Give Kids The World’ License Plates Rethemed to Universal Orlando Resort for Chance to Meet Minimum Presale Threshold

Florida Senators have proposed that a specialty Florida license plate benefiting Give Kids The World be rethemed to Universal Orlando Resort for a better chance at meeting a minimum preorder threshold. In a proposed amendment, Florida’s Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy has recommended that the Give Kids The World specialty license plate would instead feature … Read more

Collectible Putty Line Debuts at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida

Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes has unveiled a new line of collectible, colorful putty in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Each tin is priced at $20 and is recommended for ages 3+. While the substance is non-toxic, it is still a choking hazard, and not recommended for infants or extremely young children. Harry Potter Themed Putty … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Meeting a Baby Dragon, Niffler, and a Pygmy Puff in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan

Starting last month, Universal Studios Japan introduced a slate of new Magical Creatures greetings around Hogsmeade within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Guests can enjoy a short skit by a magical creature expert followed by lots of photos and even the chance to pet the creatures all day long with a Niffler, a Pygmy … Read more

Freelance Photographers Banned from Universal Beijing Resort

Following a string of complaints from guests, Universal Beijing Resort has officially banned the practice of freelance photo shoots sessions recently popularized on China’s Instagram equivalent. What’s more, photographers who offered this service are even being denied entry to the park! Chinese news outlet China Daily reports that several freelance photographers on the social media … Read more