Showing posts with label Universal Orlando. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Universal Orlando. Show all posts

August 20, 2019

UNIVERSAL’S ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE NAMED TOP AMUSEMENT PARK IN THE WORLD FOR THE FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW BY TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS


Universal’s Islands of Adventure has just been named the #1 Amusement Park in the World for the fifth year in a row as part of TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards. Universal Studios Florida has also been named #3 on both the worldwide and national list, meaning two of the top three theme parks worldwide are here at Universal Orlando Resort. TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award winners are determined using an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

For nearly 30 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. Universal’s Islands of Adventure is home to some of the most innovative rides and attractions ever created traversing spectacularly themed islands, where guests can fly aboard enchanted motorbikes through the Forbidden Forest on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, encounter dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, come face-to-face with the mighty King Kong himself and more. Universal Studios Florida features cutting-edge attractions based on some of the top Hollywood blockbuster films, hit television shows and iconic characters in pop culture, where guests can explore the streets of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, plunge into total darkness while fleeing from an ancient evil on Revenge of the Mummy, face the adrenaline pumping and music thumping coaster rush of Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and more.

Universal Orlando Resort is also home to Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park - a South Seas oasis that is the perfect place to get away from it all. With a spectacular 200-foot volcano at its center, this picturesque island escape features a variety of experiences ranging from thrilling to serene. Guests can drop 125 feet on Ko’okiri Body Plunge, wind along a gentle river on Kopiko Wai Winding River, kick back and relax on the sands of Waturi beach and so much more.

For more information on Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com.

August 13, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS THE ALL-NEW SCARE ZONES INVADING THE STREETS OF HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2019


Guests will Encounter Five Scare Zones Based on Twisted Original Stories, Sony Pictures’ upcoming “Zombieland: Double Tap” and the Heavy Metal Frights of Horror Icon Rob Zombie
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 12, 2019) – Bloodthirsty zombies, otherworldly beings, chainsaw-wielding slashers and more will take over the streets of Universal Studios Florida in all-new scare zones at Halloween Horror Nights 2019 – the world’s premier Halloween event. 

Guests will navigate five scare zones filled with menacing scare-actors that will stalk their every move: they’ll become prey to zombies as they enter the world of Zombieland, based-on Sony Pictures’ 2009 cult classic hit and its upcoming sequel out on October 18; try to escape horrifying creatures inspired by the popular music of horror icon Rob Zombie; and find themselves in three original nightmares created by the twisted minds of Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team – Anarch-cade, Vanity Ball and Vikings Undead.

August 8, 2019

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT BRING UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING FILMMAKER JORDAN PEELE’S GLOBAL BLOCKBUSTER, US, TO LIFE IN ALL-NEW TERRIFYING “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” MAZES

 Click Here for a Look at the Horror that Awaits and Here to Purchase Tickets 

Universal City, CA, Orlando, Fla., (August 7, 2019) – The reality unearthed in Universal Pictures’ global horror film blockbuster, Us, from visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele, becomes perilously tethered to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in all-new terrifying “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes, debuting this September.

Featuring the unnerving labyrinth of underground tunnels that stretch from coast to coast below America, to the disorienting and the ominous uprising of “The Tethered”— doppelgängers of every living man, woman and child in the country—the “Us” maze will place guests at the heart of this living nightmare where they quickly realize they are their own worst enemy.

The journey begins circa 1986 as guests follow in the footsteps of the young girl they first meet as Adelaide Wilson as she innocently ventures through a mirror funhouse at the Santa Cruz boardwalk and has a fateful and traumatic encounter with her tethered doppelgänger, an event that will forever alter both of their lives.  The harrowing experience will then transition to present day, thrusting guests into the chaos of “The Tethered” uprising as they emerge from their tunnels to murder their privileged doubles in a nationwide coordinated act of rebellion. 

"It's very exciting to know that fans of Us will get to experience firsthand the terror of being stalked and tormented by ‘The Tethered.’ It’s been a lifelong ambition of mine to create a monster that would scare people on Halloween, so having ‘The Tethered’ join such esteemed company is a dream come true,” said Jordan Peele. 

August 5, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT RELAUNCHES POPULAR THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER VACATION PACKAGE WITH ALL-NEW ENHANCEMENTS


New Entitlements Include a Special Themed Keepsake Box and an
 Exclusive Wizarding World-Themed Photo Session
Orlando, Fla. (August 5, 2019) – Universal Orlando Resort has added exciting new enhancements to its popular The Wizarding World of Harry Potter vacation package. And with the recent opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – plus the upcoming fall debut of the new light projection experience, “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,” there has never been a better time to experience the wonder and adventure of the most spectacularly-themed lands ever created.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Florida Resident Exclusive Vacation Package” includes Universal Orlando hotel accommodations, admission to Universal Orlando’s three world-class theme parks, breakfast at a signature restaurant within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and more. Plus, package holders will receive new specialty items, such as an exclusive photo at Shutterbutton’s Photography Studio in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and a specially-themed keepsake box filled with items to get them ready for their trip, including a personalized welcome letter, travel planning guide, Harry Potter character luggage tags and more. 
Florida residents can book “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Florida Resident Exclusive Vacation Package” now for travel through the end of the year. See below for details.

July 25, 2019

MGM’S KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE LANDS IN ALL-NEW MAZES AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS”


The Crazed Klowns Return to Wreak Havoc at Universal Orlando Resort and Make Their
Shockingly Wicked Debut at Universal Studios Hollywood

Orlando, Fla., Universal City, CA (July 25, 2019) – Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s (MGM) “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” lands at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” in all-new chilling mazes at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood – bringing together the most twisted scenes and ghastly gags from the popular horror sci-fi film at the nation’s premier Halloween events.

Based on the cult 1980s film favorite, the “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” mazes will transport guests to the sleepy small town of Crescent Cove, taken over by a pack of murderous clown-like creatures. Guests will be lured by the sweet smell of cotton candy and ice-cream and find themselves in an otherworldly circus tent where they’ll come face-to-face with the crazed klowns and their sinister, side-splitting antics. As they make their way through the Big Top Space Ship, guests will witness diabolical klowns making cotton candy cocoons from unsuspecting victims and will realize the joke’s on them as they are next to become the gooey snack. From one shrieking klown to the next, the mazes will lead guests through the doomed community of Crescent Cove to an eerie amusement park closed for the season. Trapped in a terrifying funhouse full of killer klowns, guests will be left screaming as there’s no stopping this twisted three-ring circus.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film.  Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins FridaySeptember 6 in Orlando and on FridaySeptember 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” and to purchase tickets at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

About Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors.  In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About Universal Orlando Resort 
Universal Orlando Resort is a unique vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. 

Universal Orlando’s three theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

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About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.”  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN

July 17, 2019

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS WELCOMES GHOSTBUSTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER TO “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” IN ALL-NEW MAZES INSPIRED BY SONY PICTURES’ 1984 CLASSIC HIT

Orlando, Fla., Universal City, CA (July 17, 2019) – For the first time ever, Sony Pictures’ classic film, Ghostbusters, is coming to “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort and  Universal Studios Hollywood – bringing the most memorable scenes, characters and supernatural spirits from one of pop culture’s most iconic films to life in immersive mazes based off the 1984 classic at the nation’s premier Halloween events, starting this September.

Ghostbusters has entertained generations with its comedic yet frightening tale of four paranormal investigators on their quest to eradicate supernatural threats from creating chaos throughout New York City. As the film marks its milestone 35th anniversary, guests will have the unique opportunity to live the action and terrifying scares they have seen in the hit film when it comes to life at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” in Orlando and Hollywood.

In each maze, guests will follow in the footsteps of the Ghostbusters – Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston – as they venture through artfully recreated scenes from the film, including the firehouse, New York Public Library and the Temple of Gozer, as an army of ghoulish spirits, hideous specters and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms attack from every corner.  As they delve deeper into the maze, guests will come face-to-face with an array of paranormal creatures, from the voracious Slimer to the all-powerful Gozer the Gozerian and in its ultimate destructor form – the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, to brave the demonic spirits and survive the night.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film.  Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins FridaySeptember 6 in Orlando and on FridaySeptember 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” and to purchase select tickets at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.

About Ghost Corps
Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., is focused on expanding the Ghostbusters brand with live-action feature films, animated motion pictures, television, merchandise, and other new entertainment products.  Ghost Corps is headquartered on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.

About Universal Orlando Resort 
Universal Orlando Resort is a unique vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. 

Universal Orlando’s three theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family. 

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About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.”  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN

June 29, 2019

NOW OPEN: UNIVERSAL’S ENDLESS SUMMER RESORT – SURFSIDE INN AND SUITES ADDS EXTRA AFFORDABLE HOTEL OPTION FOR UNIVERSAL ORLANDO GUESTS


The destination’s first Value Category hotel features 2-Bedroom suites, exclusive theme park benefits, a surfboard-shaped pool, and a casual food court – all at an affordable price

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 27, 2019) – Today, Universal Orlando Resort’s seventh hotel – Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites – opened its doors to guests as the destination’s first Value Category hotel. Universal Orlando now offers a hotel for every style, every family and every budget, complete with exclusive theme park benefits and a seamless vacation experience.

Brought to life by the award-winning Universal Creative team, Surfside Inn and Suites offers guests a relaxed and easy retreat, with a surf and beach vibe woven throughout the hotel. The 750-room hotel is the destination’s seventh property in partnership with Loews Hotels & Co., giving guests the immersive experience they have come to expect at a Universal Orlando hotel with rates starting as low as $73 per night for a 7-night stay.

June 26, 2019

NEW FIRESIDE DINING RESTAURANT, BIGFIRE, IS NOW OPEN AT UNIVERSAL CITYWALK

 
All-New Dining Experience Puts Modern Twist on Open-Fire Cooking,
With Signature Dishes Infused with Smoky Goodness

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 26, 2019) – Universal Orlando’s newest original concept restaurant, Bigfire, is now officially open, adding a unique dining experience that draws modern inspiration from open-fire cooking and the nostalgia of long summer evenings at the lake to the incredible collection of restaurants at Universal CityWalk. 

Bigfire’s unique theming is designed to make guests feel as though they have stepped into a lakeside summer house, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of relaxed evenings spent at the water’s edge, cooking and creating memories with friends and family. The two-story venue features natural design elements of mix and matched fabrics and seating, cast iron, twinkling lights, camp lanterns and more to complete the outdoor ambience inside the restaurant. And guests can enjoy one of the most popular fireside treats– s’mores – which they can prepare themselves right at their table.

June 25, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT BEGINS HIRING FOR HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS AND DESTINATION-WIDE OPPORTUNITIES


Universal Orlando to Hire 2,000 New Team Members Across Entire Destination 

WHAT: Universal Orlando Resort is hiring a total of 2,000 Team Members to fill roles for the world’s premier Halloweenevent, Halloween Horror Nights, and other opportunities across the destination.
Universal Orlando is now hiring more than 300 Haunted House Attendants for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. Running for 41 select nights this fall, these positions are perfect for students and people looking for a nighttime or additional jobs outside of typical work hours. In the coming weeks, Universal Orlando will host specific hiring events for the Haunted House Attendant roles. 

The destination is also now hiring new Team Members for various opportunities across the entire resort. Full-time, Part-time and Seasonal positions are available in all areas including Attractions, Food Services, Culinary, Custodial, Entrance Operations, Security – and more.

May 21, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT CREATES THE MOST THRILLING AND INNOVATIVE COASTER EXPERIENCE YET WITH HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE


Immersive Environments, Unparalleled Thrills and Beloved Harry Potter Characters Come to Life on the Epic New “Story Coaster” – Opening June 13 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade

Orlando, Fla. (May 20, 2019) – From rich sets and an actual forest with 1,200 trees to ground-breaking coaster technology and a captivating storyline, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will be the most highly-themed, immersive coaster experience yet – becoming the world’s first “story coaster.”  

Epic Thrills Await Within the Forbidden Forest…

May 6, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS ITS MOST LIFE-LIKE ANIMATED FIGURE EVER, HAGRID, FEATURED IN ALL-NEW EXPERIENCE, HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE


Guests Will Encounter One of the Most Beloved Characters From the Harry Potter Film Series in a Whole New Way as Part of the Epic New Addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 

Orlando, Fla. (May 6, 2019) – Universal Orlando Resort has created its most life-like animated figure for the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – opening June 13. And it’s none other than Hogwarts gamekeeper and Care of Magical Creatures professor himself – Hagrid.

Guests will come face-to-face with Hagrid during their journey as his hyper-realistic animated figure tries to contain his beloved Blast-Ended Skrewt. The gentle half-giant will guide guests through their adventure into the Forbidden Forest as they encounter some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.

May 1, 2019

TODAY CAFE TO GRAND OPEN ON MAY 16 AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT


TODAY Cafe at Universal Studios Florida will officially grand open on Thursday, May 16. Designed to feel like stepping onto the iconic TODAY set, the cafe will serve specialty food and beverage options, including fresh in-house baked pastries, salads, sandwiches and locally-roasted coffee including the TODAY Cafe blend, a unique coffee blend made exclusively for the cafe.

NBC’s Al Roker and the TODAY team will broadcast live from the TODAY Cafe on Thursday, May 16 – celebrating the grand opening with guests and fans alike. Plus, Al’s Avocado Toast – the first seasonal dish inspired by his favorite recipes – will be available at the cafe. Al’s Avocado Toast is topped with cherry tomatoes, artichokes, roasted red onions and tomato aioli, and is accompanied by bread and butter pickles. Guests will be able to power through their day with this hearty and healthy dish and according to Al, the pickles add a nice sweetness and an umami taste.

In preparation for the official grand opening of the TODAY Cafe on May 16, the cafe is currently operating on a limited, unscheduled basis. During this time, guests can enjoy select menu items for breakfast and lunch, as well as beverage and snack options. 
For more information about the TODAY Cafe, visit the Universal Orlando Resort Blog and to check out the full menu, click here.

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