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Universal Orlando Resort Thanksgiving Guide 2017

If your idea of Thanksgiving Day is spending time in Orlando with family at a Universal Orlando Resort, then you’ve chosen the perfect place. Among the coasters, magic, and fairy-tales are some of the best fall festival feasts right here in the theme park capital of the world. 

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Sights and Sounds at Universal Studios Florida October 2017

On today’s trip, we’re heading out to experience a relaxing day at Universal Studios Orlando Florida. I will take you around the New York area, Diagon Alley, and the queue of the Jimmy Fallon Race Through New York attraction.

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter. King's Cross Station #harrypotter #universalstudios #diagonalley #themepark

7 Ways to Enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade

Are you planning on making a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter soon? If so, you should know the best ways to experience The Boy Who Lived and all his wizarding friends. Universal Orlando Creative has done a spectacular job of bringing the novels of JK Rowling to life.

I’ve put together a list of 7 ways to enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade. These tips can be useful in your solo trip or a trip with friends and family.

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Halloween Horror Nights VI

 

Halloween Horror Nights VI Journey Into Fear marketing featured a demented creature lurking in the dark, chanting the tagline in advertisements. The event featured three mazes, one scarezone, three shows, and an all new parade. The event was held for fifteen nights from October 11th to November 2, 1996.

Halloween Horror Nights 1996 was the first year to see the Festival of the Dead Parade, a Mardi Gras-style parade. The Crypt Keeper was not the icon that year; however, he was still featured in the event with his own house and as the leader of the parade.

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Halloween Horror Nights V

In 1995 Universal had to find a way to recreate Halloween Horror Nights due to its popularity. The pressure to top previous years was present with the event creators. This problem led to the creation of a main character to distinguish each year.

Halloween Horror Nights V was the first year an “icon” or single figure was presented, The Crypt Keeper. This icon was from the HBO series Tales From the Crypt where he told creepy stories and life lessons in a not so traditional way. 

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Halloween Horror Nights 1994

 

Halloween Horror Nights 1994 was the first Horror Nights that added Scarezones to the event. Horrorwood was the first scarezone that featured the Chainsaw Drill Team, the Lizzie Borden Band and more. This new concept provided a safer way of organizing the crowds on theme park streets. Halloween Horror Nights IV was also the last time Robosaurus would appear at the event. The monstrous robot would not make an appearance for another twelve years.

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Halloween Horror Nights 3

Halloween Horror Nights 1993

 

Halloween Horror Nights III was marketed as the 3rd  Annual Universal Studios Florida Halloween Horror Nights and was held for five nights. Creators for HHN 1993 brought in consultants, the Elm Street Hauntreprenuers of Irving, Texas, who recommended Universal concentrate more on startling people than grossing them out. Halloween Horror Nights III was also the first year of three different mazes, two with brand new concepts.

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Universal Orlando Annual Passholders August 2016 Perks and More!

Passholder Appreciation Kick-Off Event

The Universal Orlando Resort is kicking off Passholder Appreciation Days! Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure will stay open late for Passholders, giving private access to select attractions and venues in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter –Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, Jurassic Parkand Marvel Super Hero Island. Plus Passholders will be able to experience the new ride, Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

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HULK Construction Update Footage

On today’s construction trip we’re heading over to Islands of Adventure to check on the HULK and KONG attraction status.

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Ride Highlight: E.T. Adventure

Let’s get ready to take a far out journey with the popular creature known as E.T.

A classic Universal Studios Florida dark ride and the only remaining original attraction based on the 1982 Steven Spielberg film. The sci-fi film takes viewers on an epic ride of friendship and loyalty with the extraterrestrial and a young boy named Elliot.

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