FACT: This Thursday (25 March), Universal will be announcing the opening date for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. RUMOUR: At the same time, Universal will also announce more details about the new ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Jour... Viewed 6243 times.
As I write there has been no date fixed for the opening of the new Harry Potter park, but all signs are pointing to spring 2010. This long awaited park stand in the grounds of the Universal Islands of Adventure and has been styled by the arti... Viewed 3930 times.
A few tips for enjoying your day. We had a great time at Universal studios, parking (February 2010) was $14 and you parked in a multi story car park which was quite near to the parks and had “travelators” to speed up your journey there. We had not be... Viewed 4608 times.
If you are going on holiday to Orlando between February and April, a ‘not to be missed’ night out is the Mardi Gras nights at Universal Studios. In 2009 the theme was ‘Let the Music Move You’, and featured concerts from various bands includin... Viewed 4686 times.
Hollywood Studios is popular with little ones as they get to meet friends from the popular ' Playhouse Disney' Channel. At ' Playhouse Disney Live on Stage' toddlers get to dance and sing along with Bear In The Big Blue House and his friends, plus Ro... Viewed 4466 times.
If you are ever lucky enough to be in Orlando during the Christmas holiday season this is one attraction that you definitely must not miss! Commencing after Thanksgiving until just after the New Year this magnificent spectacle of lights is featured i... Viewed 4019 times.
There always seems so much choice so I thought I would write about some of the places we have had a drink, snack or meal at Hollywood Studios. At the ABC Commissary you will find and Art Deco themed counter service restaurant with the Posters... Viewed 4787 times.
Universal has a new roller coaster ride called Rip Ride Rockit, which had a soft opening while we were in Florida in August 2009, but on our August trips to Universal, either the ride was closed, or the queues were two hours plus long, and we did not... Viewed 4985 times.
Toon Lagoon! Well this is an area dominated by water rides I think that there is a clue in the name, another clue would be the signs that are dotted around the area saying ' You WILL get Wet! ! ' When you venture into the Toon Lagoon area you... Viewed 4549 times.
I often get asked is Universal Studios better than the Disney parks? Normally people who are on their very first visits ask this because they are trying to decide whether to visit just the Disney parks or both Disney and Universal Studios as ... Viewed 5653 times.
There are many good rollercoaster’s in Orlando, some being up there with the World’s best. Dragon Challenge at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure is well renowned as being one of the best in Florida and in the US. The ride is situated in the back... Viewed 5462 times.
If you have visited Universal Studios before you will know that visitors to both Universal Orlando theme Parks park in the same parking garage, then walk through CityWalk on their way into the Parks. You need to leave at least half an hour (an hour i... Viewed 4981 times.
I suppose planning your meal stops when visiting a theme park is hardly high on the agenda but, for families with children or those on a budget, it is worth considering what options are available. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is well represente... Viewed 5003 times.
If you get up early enough it is possible to enjoy a morning at Hollywood Studios concluding with lunch at the Hollywood Brown Derby. However we always make reservations for lunch prior to our visit to the Studios as this is a popular restaurant. Viewed 4637 times.
For those that have not been to Islands of Adventure before I hope you will find this information useful. I feel you need a full day here because there is so much to see and do that you will be occupied non stop from park open to park close. ... Viewed 5098 times.
On our last visit to Orlando in Sep of 2009 we were looking keeping our eyes peeled for the start of the new ride to hit Orlando’s Universal Studios, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. This new ride can be seen from the entrance to Orlando (right behind the ... Viewed 4897 times.
Just past Hogsmeade Village sits the Dragon Challenge, a ride based around the first task of the Tri Wizard Challenge. You must make your choice to challenge either the Chinese Fireball or the Hungarian Horntail dragon. Only the bravest, or most fool... Viewed 4983 times.
As you enter the Wizarding World of Harry Potter through the iconic archway, the first thing you will see (on your right) will be Hogsmeade Station. The distinctive red steam locomotive (bellowing out steam) whistles to announce your entry into this ... Viewed 5914 times.
Many years ago, before we started our family, my husband and I enjoyed a visit to Universal Studios. We had a great day enjoying attractions such as Back to the Future, King Kong and Jaws. Though we have been to the Orlando area several times since t... Viewed 4112 times.
Whilst Disney is brilliant for little kids Universal Studios tends to cater more to the older kids and teens, however if you are taking younger ones to Universal Studios don’t despair there is still plenty to keep them amused you just need to do a li... Viewed 5755 times.
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