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News Around Universal: New Hotel Revealed

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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.

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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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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.

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Halloween Horror Nights Map Revealed!

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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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Are You Ready for the Holidays at Universal Orlando?

Holidays at UniversalNew! Universal Holiday Events Announced: Beginning Dec. 6 and running daily through Jan. 3, the Holidays at Universal Orlando features one-of-a-kind traditions. At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, families will light up with holiday cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing. Guests can enjoy a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring the Whos from Who-ville, accompanied by an original musical score by Mannheim Steamroller. Guests can also meet The Grinch and the Whos and on select dates, enjoy a special breakfast with the characters.

At Universal Studios Florida, the Macy’s Holiday Parade will fill the streets every evening with the same larger-than-life balloons seen in Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This year, you won’t want to miss the Chloe The Clown “Balloonicle,” a new addition to the parade that combines a towering balloon with a self-powered vehicle that roams the streets of Universal Studios. Guests will also enjoy colorful holiday characters, fantasy-filled floats and a tree-lighting ceremony by Santa Claus.

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News Around Universal Studios

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Happy Sunday Hipsters! It’s time for your News Around Universal Studios.

New! Velvet Sessions with Eve 6 Aug 28, 2014Velvet Bar hosts the city’s only rock ‘n’ roll cocktail party on the last Thursday of the month. Admission is $29 on-line or $35 at the door and includes FREE specialty drinks & finger foods and warm-up tunes from 6:30-8:30pm, plus FREE valet parking. Cash bars and live band from 8:00pm onward. Each “session” combines creative cocktails with live music from some of the hottest rock bands.

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Celebration of Harry Potter 2015 Scheduled for January

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New! Celebration of Harry Potter 2015 Scheduled for January:  Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. announced that they will host the second annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter” event – a special event for fans celebrating the global phenomenon that is Harry Potter. Beginning January 30, 2015, fans will enjoy three days of incredible experiences – including the “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Expo, Q&A sessions with Harry Potter film talent and more. 

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News Around Universal Studios: New Houses for Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights 2014New! Three Original Houses, Two New Scare Zones Announced for Halloween Horror Nights 24:  Universal Orlando Resort announced that three original concept haunted houses and two all-new scare zones will join the killer line up of experiences at Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Studios Florida.

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News Around Universal Studios: Newest Halloween Horror Nights Haunted House Announced

There are exciting new things happening every day at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida! Join us every week to read about what’s new “Around the Universe.” This week’s Universal Orlando Resort News update features: Halloween Horror Nights 24 updates, Rock the Universe Christian Music Festival, live concerts and events and more!

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News Around Universal Studios: New Park Hours

Universal Orlando ResortThere are exciting new things happening every day at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida! Join us every week to read about what’s new “Around the Universe.” This week’s Universal Orlando Resort News update features: changes to park hours, Halloween Horror Nights announcements, new CityWalk live events and more!

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New! Changes to Park Operating Hours: August 1 through August 16, Universal Islands of Adventure will open at 8:00am to the general public (7:00am for Early Park Admission), while Universal Studios Florida will open at 9:00am to the general public (8:00am for Early Park Admission). Due to the differences in opening times, the Hogwarts Express will not be available until 8:00am, and from 8:00am to 9:00am, it will only be available to guests with Early Park Admission (and park-to-park tickets, as always). Universal CityWalk operating hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., 365 days a year.

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