It’s getting very close to the time of the year when everyone in the amusement and attraction industry gets a little gitty.. It’s almost time for IAAPA! The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the premier global event for the attractions industry, held annually at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, […]
Universal Orlando’s CityWalk landscape continues to be changing… Universal closed some of their long running restaurants to make way for new ones. Some of the new additions include Red Oven Pizza Bakery; Vivo Italian Kitchen; Antojitos, a Mexican place that took over the Latin Quarter space; Hot Dog Hall of Fame; a larger Starbucks location; and the […]
With Halloween Horror Nights in full throttle, you’re probably thinking about your game plan and the best way to see all that Halloween Horror Nights has to offer. Universal knows that not everyone has the option of being able to attend the event multiple nights, which is why they have some really great upgrades and […]
The “Best of the Best” in the amusement industry were honored this past week with the annual Golden Ticket Awards. This year the prestigious awards ceremony was hosted at Sea World San Diego. Calculated from an international poll conducted by Amusement Today, the Golden Ticket Awards are the results of a detailed survey that is […]
Summer is winding down, seasonal water parks will be closing for the year, and up North amusement parks are going to weekend only operation. This time of year can be a bit sad, but it is also the start of a something very exciting: The Halloween season! Parks will be starting up their Halloween events, […]
In 2010 when the Wizarding World was conceived, Potter fans were hoping to one day take a ride on a real Hogwarts Expresss. Well, with the introduction of Diagon Alley, that wish has become a reality. After only one month of Diagon Alley being open, Universal Orlando celebrated a major milestone yesterday as the Hogwarts […]
Universal Orlando has rolled out a series of interactive wands that guests will be able to purchase once in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! The new interactive wands have been revealed for Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade! The new interactive experience was built into Diagon Alley while it was constructed, however, it was not built into Hogsmeade […]
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