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February 22, 2018

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER MACKLEMORE TO HEADLINE UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2018) – Universal Orlando Resort’s 2018 Mardi Gras celebration continues this weekend featuring a live performance by four-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, Macklemore, on Saturday, February 24.

One of only two rappers with a diamond-certified single, Macklemore’s music videos have collectively garnered more than 2.7 billion views. Featured on the chart-topping album, The Heist, in collaboration with Ryan Lewis, Macklemore skyrocketed to fame with the release of top tracks, “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us.” In 2017, Macklemore released Gemini, the Seattle native’s first solo effort in 12 years, which features PLATINUM single “Glorious” and “Good Old Days (featuring Kesha).”

February 15, 2018

THE GOOD TIMES CONTINUE TO ROLL THIS WEEKEND AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS WITH LIVE CONCERTS BY KELSEA BALLERINI AND ANDY GRAMMER


ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2018) – Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras celebration will keep the good times rolling this weekend with live performances by Kelsea Ballerini on Saturday, February 17, and Andy Grammer on Sunday, February 18.

February 8, 2018

JASON DERULO AND JESSIE J COMPLETE UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S 2018 MARDI GRAS CONCERT LINEUP


ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Powerhouse singer-songwriters, Jason Derulo and Jessie J, are joining the exciting concert lineup for Universal Orlando Resort’s annual Mardi Gras celebration – one of the most authentic Mardi Gras events outside New Orleans.

Multiplatinum selling artist and dancer, Jason Derulo, will take the stage on Saturday, March 10.  With more than 100 million single sales worldwide, the international superstar is known for his breakout hits, “Whatcha Say” and “Talk Dirty,” and his most recent hit, “Swalla,” which has amassed over 980 million views on YouTube.

February 7, 2018

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMERS THE BEACH BOYS PERFORM LIVE THIS WEEKEND AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS


ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2018) – This Saturday, February 10, Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras celebration continues with a live performance by Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, The Beach Boys.

Recognized for easy-going, California-style soundtracks, such as “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “I Get Around” and “Fun, Fun, Fun,” The Beach Boys have remained global music icons for more than 50 years.  This legendary group is among 12 remaining acts performing live on select nights during Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras.  See below for the full lineup.

January 30, 2018

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE BY SEAN PAUL


ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2018) – Universal Orlando’s 2018 Mardi Gras kicks off this weekend with a live performance by international superstar and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Sean Paul, on Saturday, February 3.

Sean Paul rose to fame in 2002 with the success of his album “Dutty Rock,” featuring Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers “Gimmie the Light” and “Get Busy.”  His most recent hits include “Cheap Thrills,” “Rockabye,” “No Lie” and “Body.”

Sean Paul is one of 13 nationally recognized musical acts performing live on select nights during Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration, which begins Feb. 3 and continues daily through April 7 – marking the longest Mardi Gras celebration in Universal Orlando’s history.  See below for the complete concert schedule.

January 22, 2018

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT AND WARNER BROS. REVEAL REMAINING LINEUP OF EXPERIENCES COMING TO “A CELEBRATION OF HARRY POTTER” THIS WEEKEND


The Event Takes Place Jan. 26-28 and Will Feature Even More Magical Experiences, Including Q&A Sessions with Harry Potter Film Stars, New Immersive Displays at the Harry Potter Expo and more

Orlando, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2018) – “A Celebration of Harry Potter” kicks off this weekend at Universal Orlando Resort and will feature a variety of interactive and exciting experiences that will allow guests to celebrate their love for the stories from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. 

Today, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. announced the remaining lineup of experiences coming to the three-day fan event.

January 21, 2018

VOODOO DOUGHNUT TO BRING ITS SINFULLY DELICIOUS FLAVORS TO UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT THIS SPRING

The doughnut shop with a cult following is arriving east of the Mississippi at Universal CityWalk

Who: Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres Shannon created Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon in 2003. The pair had enjoyed experimenting with unique flavors to create eccentric pastries and they turned their passion into the phenomenon that is Voodoo Doughnut. As they say, the rest is history.

What: Voodoo Doughnut will open at Universal CityWalk, Universal Orlando Resort’s entertainment and dining complex. Loved for its sinfully delicious, delightfully weird lineup of fried creations, Voodoo Doughnut will feature signature originals and one-of-a-kind delectables such as the Dirt Doughnut, the Bacon Maple Bar, Grape Ape and, of course, Voodoo Doll doughnuts.

When: The new Voodoo Doughnut location is set to open at Universal CityWalk in Orlando this spring. Stay tuned atUniversalOrlando.com, the Universal Orlando blog and social channels for more information.

January 11, 2018

“THE NIGHTTIME LIGHTS AT HOGWARTS CASTLE” PROJECTION MAPPING EXPERIENCE COMING TO THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT


This Magical Transformation of Hogwarts Castle will Showcase the Four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and Officially Debut on Wed., Jan 31 and Run Select Nights Throughout the Year  

Guests Can Preview the New Experience During “A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018” on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28

Orlando, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2018) – Calling all Gryffindors, Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs and Slytherins...
For the first time ever at Universal Orlando Resort, guests will be able to celebrate their Hogwarts house pride during an all-new, breathtaking experience – The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle – debuting on Wed., Jan. 31 and running select nights throughout 2018. 

January 9, 2018

MACKLEMORE, SEAN PAUL AND FIFTH HARMONY AMONG STARS PERFORMING LIVE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S 2018 MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION


Live Concerts, Cajun Cuisine, Nightly Mardi Gras Parade and More Bring the Spirit of The Big Easy to
Florida’s Biggest Party Feb. 3 – April 7
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2018) – Universal Orlando Resort today announced the headlining acts of its 2018 Mardi Gras celebration – the most authentic Mardi Gras event outside New Orleans, complete with Cajun-style cuisine, dazzling costumed performers and a stunning parade with countless beads. 

From Feb. 3 through April 7, Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2018 will offer more opportunities than ever before for guests to experience Florida’s Biggest Party.  On 13 select nights, fans can sing along to popular hits as some of the biggest names in music take the stage, including GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, Macklemore, international superstar and recording artist,Sean Paul and award-winning, multiplatinum chart-toppers, Fifth Harmony.  See below for the complete lineup.

December 15, 2017

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT AND WARNER BROS.ANNOUNCE NATALIA TENA AS FINAL HARRY POTTER FILM STAR TO JOIN “A CELEBRATION OF HARRY POTTER” IN 2018


Today, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. revealed Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) as the final Harry Potter film star to join this year’s “A Celebration of Harry Potter” from January 26-28, 2018. She will attend the special event alongside previously announced film talent Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley).

November 15, 2017

ICONIC CHARACTERS FROM ILLUMINATION’S DESPICABLE ME AND MINIONS AND FROM DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S SHREK AND MADAGASCAR FRANCHISES JOIN CLASSIC HOLIDAY FAVORITES TO SPREAD CHEER IN THE ALL-NEW UNIVERSAL’S HOLIDAY PARADE FEATURING MACY’S


Universal Orlando’s New Holiday Parade Will Feature More Than 100 Performers and More than 30 Larger-than-Life, Specially-Designed Floats and Balloons to Delight Audiences of All Ages 

Beginning Saturday, Nov. 18, Universal Orlando guests will experience an awe-inspiring and highly entertaining parade like no other during Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. The all-new parade will feature some of guests’ favorite characters from some of the world’s most iconic franchises, extraordinarily-detailed floats and high-flying balloons parading through the streets of Universal Studios Florida for the first time ever.
Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s will raise the bar for holiday entertainment at Universal Orlando.  Universal’s award-winning Entertainment team has worked to create a massive parade that will highlight traditional holiday favorites and some of today’s most popular characters. Guests will marvel at:

November 7, 2017

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO AND LOEWS HOTELS & CO. TO OFFER OPTIONS FOR EVERY BUDGET WITH ADDITION OF TWO NEW HOTELS

Two new Universal Orlando Resort hotels will be high-quality, high-value and include destination-wide benefits at an unbeatable price 


ORLANDO, Fla. (November 6, 2017) – Universal Orlando Resort will soon offer two high-quality, high-value hotel options for families looking for theme park thrills, exclusive benefits and a seamless Universal Orlando Resort experience –starting at less than $100 per night.

Set to begin opening in the summer of 2019, the hotels will feature a combined 2,800 guest rooms, including 1,450 two-bedroom suites designed to accommodate families of all sizes. Both options will be value-driven, with nightly rates starting below Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Universal’s Aventura Hotel.

November 2, 2017

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT RELEASES NEW DETAILS AND A FIRST BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT UPCOMING FAST & FURIOUS – SUPERCHARGED ATTRACTION

New Attraction Will Open in Spring 2018 and Bring the Energy, Excitement and High-Octane Adventures of the 
Blockbuster “Fast & Furious” Films to Life 


Orlando, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2017) – Soon, Universal Orlando’s newest attraction, Fast & Furious – Supercharged, will race into Universal Studios Florida and bring one of the world’s hottest film franchises to life in a whole new way.

Fast & Furious is a global phenomenon and one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. Millions of people from all over the world have been captivated by the action-packed storylines, unique characters and high-speed cars. In Spring 2018, the next chapter of this blockbuster franchise will come to life with Universal Orlando’s new attraction: Fast & Furious – Supercharged. Guests will have the opportunity to actually live the excitement they’ve seen on the big screen in a high-octane ride experience where they will become part of the Fast family.

October 9, 2017

“A Celebration of Harry Potter” Returns to Universal Orlando Resort from January 26-28, 2018 with Harry Potter Film Stars Stanislav Yanevski and James and Oliver Phelps

Special Event Packages On Sale Now - Available Here

Orlando, Fla. (October 9, 2017) – Today, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. announced the return of “A Celebration of Harry Potter,” on January 26-28, 2018. This ultimate fan event can only be experienced at Universal Orlando Resort and will feature an array of interactive and engaging experiences that will allow guests to celebrate their love for the stories from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

For the first time in event history, Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum) will attend the special event and participate in festivities throughout the weekend, alongside returning fan-favorites James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley). More talent will be announced at a later date.

October 4, 2017

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT BEGINS HIRING FOR UPCOMING HOLIDAY SEASON

Universal to Hire More Than 3,000 New Team Members Across Entire Destination 

WHAT: Universal Orlando is now hiring 3,000 new Team Members for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions across the entire resort. Positions are available in areas including Attractions, Operations, Culinary, Food Services, Merchandise - and more. These positions are open in Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay and CityWalk. 

Universal will hold multiple hiring events over the coming weeks, with the first one taking place on Thurs., Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Universal Orlando Human Resources office. Hiring events are by appointment only. Interested candidates should apply online, and will then be contacted to schedule an interview appointment.

Universal Orlando provides an exciting work environment for Team Members with great perks like free park admission, discounts, complimentary guest passes and more.

To be a part of the team, interested candidates can apply online at  www.UniversalOrlandoJobs.com  to be considered. Here, you can also sign up to receive regular email updates on job opportunities across the destination.

WHERE:  To learn more about job opportunities at Universal Orlando Resort and upcoming hiring events, visit www.UniversalOrlandoJobs.com, visit Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/UniversalOrlandoCareers/ or visit LinkedIn at  https://www.linkedin.com/company/universal-orlando-resort.

August 30, 2017

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S ALL-NEW HOLIDAYS CELEBRATION BRINGS MORE EXPERIENCES THAN EVER BEFORE

Guests Can Enjoy an Epic Holiday Celebration, Featuring New Experiences like Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s and Beloved Classics like Grinchmas, Mannheim Steamroller Concerts and More


Orlando, Fla. (August 30, 2017) – Starting Nov. 18, holiday cheer – and a little mischief here and there – will take over Universal Orlando Resort for its destination-wide Holidays celebration. Guests of all ages will enjoy a Holiday celebration like no other with more dates than ever before. At Universal Orlando guests can witness the magic of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, watch all-new larger-than-life balloons and incredible entertainment fill the streets during the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, uncover the true meaning of Grinchmas, rock around the Music Plaza Stage to Mannheim Steamroller – and more. 

Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration will run daily from Nov. 18 to Jan. 6 and include the following festivities:

August 29, 2017

Beginning September 15, “The Horrors of Blumhouse” Takes Possession of Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” in Two New Mazes Inspired by Acclaimed Contemporary Horror Producer Jason Blum’s Blockbuster Movies

The Purge, Sinister and Happy Death Day Featured at Universal Studios Hollywood 
Insidious, Sinister and The Purge Featured at Universal Orlando Resort 
Click HERE to Unlock the Horrors and HERE to Purchase Tickets 


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (August 29, 2017) – Jason Blum, one of today’s most prolific producers of contemporary horror films, brings his signature movies to life in the uniquely distinctive “The Horrors of Blumhouse” maze at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” event at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning Friday, September 15.

Based on The PurgeSinister and Insidious franchises, as well as the upcoming thriller Happy Death Day, Blumhouse Productions (Split, Get Out, Whiplash ), is teaming with the creative minds behind the nation’s most intense and immersive Halloween event to unleash three twisted Blumhouse films in one bone-chilling experience at each Halloween destination. 

August 17, 2017

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO REVEALS NEW DETAILS ON THE TERRIFYING SCARE ZONES COMING TO HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2017

The Nation’s Premier Halloween Event Will Feature Frighteningly Authentic “Scare Zones” Based on Iconic Horror Films Trick ‘r Treat and The Purge Along with Two Mind-Blowing Live Shows


ORLANDO, Fla. (August 17, 2017) – Beginning September 15, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will bring unimaginable horrors to life in five spine-chilling “scare zones” filled with menacing scareactors that stalk guests’ as their prey.

This year, these horrifying street experiences will live within a collection of the most unearthly and macabre terrors called The Festival of the Deadliest. From the depths where nightmares are born, this horrifying “scare zone” is an ancient tradition filled with hellish wonders that are hard to resist and impossible to escape. This ghastly collection of madmen and monsters from beyond the veil have joined together to revel in firelight and create the ultimate afterlife of fright. And this is just the beginning.   

August 15, 2017

Lionsgate’s Horror Blockbuster Franchise SAW Returns to Universal Studios' "Halloween Horror Nights"

“DO YOU WANT TO PLAY A GAME?” 
LIONSGATE’S HORROR BLOCKBUSTER FRANCHISE SAW SETS THE ULTIMATE TRAP AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” WITH A TWISTED NEW MAZE BASED ON THE ICONIC GAMES OF JIGSAW


All-New Maze to Feature a First-Look at Lionsgate’s Upcoming Eighth SAW Film, JIGSAW, Debuting at the Nation’s Premier Halloween Events in Hollywood and Orlando

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (August 14, 2017) – The SAW series – one of the highest grossing horror film franchises of all time – makes its return to “Halloween Horror Nights,” bringing the blockbuster’s most terrifying traps to life in an all-new original maze opening at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning September 15, 2017.

July 27, 2017

ASH VS EVIL DEAD, STARZ'S COMEDY HORROR SERIES, MAKES ITS GRUESOMELY GROOVY DEBUT AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS' HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS


ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (July 27, 2017) - For the first time ever, the critically-acclaimed television series "Ash vs Evil Dead" from Starz, a Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) company, will summon Deadites to a new haunted maze at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, beginning September 15.

The "Ash vs Evil Dead" maze will transport guests into the town of Elk Grove, Mich., where they will encounter Deadites - people or objects possessed by evil demons - that have been unwittingly unleashed by Ash Williams, again. Throughout the maze, guests will come face-to-face with disturbing characters and iconic comedic and gory scenes from seasons 1 and 2 as they desperately try to escape all things evil...before it's too late.

The STARZ Original Series "Ash vs Evil Dead" is a follow-up to the original The Evil Dead movie, which has long been regarded as a cult classic since its debut in 1981. Starring Bruce Campbell, who reprises his role as Ash Williams, the series has amassed a huge fan base and was renewed for a third season by STARZ. Catch up on the STARZ APP.

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