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News Around Universal: Military Discounts

Military Discounts Universal StudiosHappy Tuesday Hipsters! It’s time for you News Around Universal Studios.

New Theme Park Ticket Offer for Active Duty and Retired Members of the Military: Eligible service members can purchase a 1-Day Park-to-Park Ticket and get 2 days FREE. That is three days enjoying both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida for the price of one.  This special military offer is valid for purchase by active duty, reservist military and retired military service members, Department of Defense employees and/or spouses with valid military photo ID. Eligible service members may purchase up to 6 tickets with this offer. This offer is available for purchase now through November 30, 2014, and tickets must be used in full by December 14, 2014. Tickets are activated at either Universal Orlando theme park, with the eligible service member required to be present with a valid military photo ID to activate the ticket. Admission is valid for up to 14 days from first use. In addition, active duty and retired military personnel can make it a special vacation or long weekend by adding a stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package.

One Direction Universal StudiosNew! One Direction Free Concert November 17 2014 and One Direction Vacation Packages:  One Direction is going to be at Universal Orlando Resort on Monday, November 17 2014 for a special performance for NBC’s TODAY! FREE public viewing will be available throughout Universal CityWalk and no admission is required to attend! You read that correctly, One Direction free concert! Now, if you really want to dial up your visit to see 1D, head into Universal Studios Florida (admission required) and hitch a ride on a specially themed “Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit” roller coaster featuring music from One Direction. Then, hang around for a special One Direction version of the ”Universal Cinematic Spectacular” nighttime show. Oh, and to top it all off, the swanky new Cabana Bay Beach Resort hotel will also feature One Direction theming – including specially recorded wake-up calls from the Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry, and Louis themselves. More info.

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New! Photo Connect Package Price Increase: The prices of Photo Connect Packages have increased. Most packages have increased by $10.  For example, the in-park purchase price of the 3-day package is now $69.95. the largest increase comes on the Annual Passholder package which has increased from $59.95 to $99.95.

Contact Laura at Destinations in Florida for your next Universal Orlando Vacation!

 

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NikkyJ

Halloween Horror Nights Announces The Compound

Halloween Horror Nights 24Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights 24 has introduced a new social media experience that gives fans the opportunity to join The Compound and win prizes on each event night. To enter, fans must join The Compound, gather their Recon Squad of friends and RSVP for a Recon Mission on a select event night. On the night of their choosing, fans must execute a number of in-park photo challenges on Twitter or Instagram to complete their mission.

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Fans Review Halloween Horror Nights

Our friends over at Destinations in Florida say that fan reviews for Halloween Horror Nights has been great!

Words such “awesome,” “epic,” “immersive,” and “thrilling” have been just a few words that guests are using to describe Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 24. With terrifying experiences based on the biggest names in horror and pop culture, this year’s event features some of the highest-rated content in Halloween Horror Nights history. See for yourself what guests are saying about this year’s event.

NikkyJ

Best Thing I Ever Ate: Chicken and Waffle at Universal Studios

We’re taking it to the south for this week’s Best Thing I Ever Ate series! I’m a southern ThemePark gal whose roots are in central Florida. When we eat, we eat and it becomes more like a spiritual experience than a moment of must have sustenance. It’s no wonder that Cletus’ Chicken Shack over at Universal Studios Orlando has my foodie heart with its savory Chicken and Waffle sandwich.

NikkyJ

New Theme Park Deals!

Destinations in Florida Promo Pic2Happy Monday Hipsters! Check out the latest Theme Park deals from our friends over at Destinations in Florida. ThemeParkHipster’s official Travel Agency.

Disney Discounts 

Walt Disney World® Resort

  • Save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels: Planning a visit during the fall to Orlando? You still have time to save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels through November 25, 2014.
  • Active/Retired Military Rates: For US active and retired military, save money on tickets and resort accommodations through October 2015.
  • Florida Resident & Annual Passholder Rates: Florida Residents and Annual Passholders can take advantage of great rates on rooms at select Disney Resort Hotels up to 35% off.
  • RunDisney Group Rates: Are you a runner? Do you want to run a race with Mickey Mouse? Join our VIP runners at Destinations in Florida for some of the favorite races including Tower of Terror, Disney Marathon, and Disney Princess Run. These exclusive rates are only with Destinations in Florida.
NikkyJ

2014 Halloween Horror Nights Sneak Peek

It’s that time of year again for the 2014 Halloween Horror Nights daily sneak peeks as we anxiously await the opening of the annual haunted event. The pumpkins, the scarecrows, and oh yeah the bloody human organs that layer the streets of Universal Studios are all indicative of the Halloween festivities around the corner.

Yesterday I took a walk around the park to see if there were any hints of just how scary and taunting this year’s fearful festival would be. And boy was I freakishly impressed. Although many attractions were covered I was able to get a glimpse of a few set designs lining the park.

NikkyJ

News Around Universal: New Hotel Revealed

UniversalSapphireHotel

Happy Tuesday Hipsters! It’s time for you News Around Universal Studios.

New! Universal and Loews Hotels Announce New Hotel Coming to Universal Orlando in 2016: When it opens in the summer of 2016, guests visiting the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando will walk into an exotic Caribbean getaway built around a lush, tropical lagoon and towering waterfall. The new hotel will become the fifth on-site resort hotel and its 1,000 rooms, including 77 suites, will bring the number of on-site hotel rooms at Universal Orlando to 5,200. More info.

NikkyJ

Universal Studios Free WiFi Rollout Complete

NovemberDecember2012 144Universal Studios Orlando has completed its rollout of free Wi-Fi access through out the theme parks and Universal CityWalk. Earlier this year Loews introduced complimentary in-room wifi for all registered guests with two levels of service. The Premium Wireless will be complimentary for up to 4 devices in the room and will be optimal for surfing the web and checking email – 512kb. There will be an option to upgrade to Premium Plus for $14.95 per day up to 8 devices – 3meg. This will be optimal for streaming music, entertainment, VPN and Large file transfers. Complimentary Premium Wi-Fi in the common areas will continue as normal.

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NikkyJ
Diagon Alley: Tale of the Three Brothers

New Tale of Beedle the Bard Debuts at Diagon Alley

Universal Orlando announced earlier that a new Tale of Beedle the Bard, The Fountain of Fair Forture, would be debuting at Diagon Alley. In the Carkitt Market area of Diagon Alley will be a creative show in which three witches and a knight meet in their attempt to reach the Fountain in an enchanted garden. All the while enduring three challenges that will teach each witch a powerful lesson about their own inner power.

NikkyJ

Halloween Horror Nights Map Revealed!

Halloween Horror Nights 2014 Map

The 2014 Halloween Horror Nights Map has been revealed online. Excitement is building as the opening night is only 9 days away! For more information be sure to visit Orlando Informer for the latest Halloween Horror Nights news, rumors, and information.
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NikkyJ