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ACE Fall Conference 2014 in Tampa, Kissimmee & Orlando – Prologue: Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort On Wednesday, September 24 I drove to Florida for the ACE Fall Conference at Busch Gardens Tampa and Fun Spot America parks in Kissimmee and Orlando. Before the Conference would get underway on Friday, I met up with Richard Bostic and David Lipnicky for a day and night at Universal Orlando Resort. I had never been to Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal, so the timing of this Conference gave me the perfect opportunity. On Thursday, September 25 we went to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. We started at USF, then took the train to IOA […]

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Orlando Halloween Events are less than a month away

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Its early August and its time to start thinking of your Orlando Halloween events! The events to research are: 2 Kids Events: Disney World’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pros: Loads of Candy, unique Parade, Fireworks, and meet and greets. Cons: Separately ticketed 5 hour event starting at $62 for non-peak nights. This event CAN get rather busy, which is why Disney offers this event at early as September 1st. On peak nights the prices can go up to $77. More Info: The event is held on Sunday, Tuesdays, and Fridays in September; and select days up to 4 days a […]

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Major Expansion Announced For Universal Studios Florida

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Today Universal finally announced what many in the theme park world have been anxiously awaiting: an all new expansion to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Dubbed The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, guests at Universal Studios Florida in 2014 will be able to step into the shoes of Harry Potter as he viewed the Wizarding World for the first time. Potterverse favorites such as the Leaky Cauldron, and Gringotts Bank are sure to be staple must-see experiences in this new area. So far there are two attractions confirmed for the area. The first will be a […]

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Upload with Shaquille O’Neal was filmed in front of a live studio audience at Universal Studios Florida

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Tonight at 10:30pm Universal Studios Florida will have another production in the books with the premier of Upload with Shaquille O’Neal on TruTV. The series is hosted by Shaq with co-hosts Gary Owen and Godfrey as they review and comment on some of the funniest videos on the internet. The series will also show the the hosts create their own viral videos, prank others and make parodies of recent pop culture stories. Each week also feature a guest comedian. It is the concept of Tosh . O but in a Sports Center setting.

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N. E. S. T. and other updates at Universal Orlando

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Transformers has been speeding along at Universal and over the past weeks newer theming has appeared on the sides of the building. Also new lights have been installed that definitely give a new feel to the building. Subscribe to our twitter or like our facebook page for updates! Haven’t heard the latest from Universal Orlando? Here is a quick way to catch up! Ripsaw Falls is not falling due to a winter refrub     Beautiful cooler morning give way to beautiful days.   Universal’s Islands of Adventure’s Jurassic Park team doing what they do best! The first Mardi Gras […]

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Announced today! “All American Rejects” and “Kool & the Gang” at Mardi Gras 2013

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All American Rejects and Kool & The Gang join the Mardi Gras 2013 line up at Universal Orlando! This announcement takes care of the two TBA spots located near the end of the schedule! Click the read more link on this page to get a link to the official line up! http://www.universalorlando.com/Events/Mardi-Gras/Concerts.aspx    

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Universal Orlando Challenges You to “Vacation Like You Mean It”

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A new advertising campaign has surfaced from Universal Orlando Resort, “Vacation Like You Mean It.” Destination South has found two commercials now posted online. The first being on Universal Website itself at http://www.universalorlando.com/Vacation-Like-You-Mean-It. The second video is the original commercial Universal released on their youtube channel. The website video was posted on youtube as well today. Links to these videos can be found by clicking the “read more” option below.  

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Facebook Photo Album Updates

Review of some central Florida Park's Holiday sights

Have you seen our new Facebook photo albums? Like us on Facebook and view our “Holiday Albums” from SeaWorld Orlando and the parks of Universal Orlando. Also, as a bonus treat we have added almost 60 pictures of the early 2000′s at Six Flags Over Georgia that you can’t see anymore! Check us out and like us on Facebook!  

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