Universal Orlando August 2016
As summer 2016 winds down, the shorter, slower days descend upon us and our Universe.
Though as the sun sets on one season, the moon rises on another.
HHN 26 starts the September 16th and preparations for this years event have already started to appear inside of the studios.
From Production Avenue continuing through to New York
and on to San Francisco
But the scare-zones are only half of the event, HHN be without a little horror, Right?
direct from the killer FX series, American Horror Story joins a horrific and gruesome array of houses and mazes this year.
The house will represent seasons 1 (Murder House), 4 (Freak Show) and 5 (Hotel) from the acclaimed television suspense drama.
Still not scared, HHN 26 will feature The Repository.
This is a first of its kind virtual experience combining virtual and real life into a singular wholly immersive horror experience.
Take a chance on a new restaurant now until 10/2 with Orlando Dining Month specials at many of Universal Orlando onsite resort restaurants. For just $33 you can have a 3-course meal from:
- Amatista Cookhouse – L0wes Saphire Falls Resort,
- Emeril’s Tchoup Chop – Loews Royal Pacific Resort,
- Islands Dining Room – Loews Royal Pacific Resort,
- Bice Ristorante – Loews Portofino Bay Hotel,
- Mama Della’s Ristorante – Loews Portofino Bay Hotel,
- The Kitchen – Hard Rock Hotel, and
- Emeril’s Orlando – Universal CityWalk
Two special events are coming to the Universe in the near future,
Universal Studios comes alive with rocking, riding and rejoicing on 9/9 & 9/10 with Rock the Universe.
This year’s event brings some of the top performers in Christian Music such as Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Matt Maher, Rend Collective, KB, Lauren Daigle and wrapping up 9/9, Finding Favour. On the 10th, Lecrae, TobyMAC, Colton Dixon, Family Force 5, Andy Mineo, NF, and I am They.
A celebration of Harry Potter returns January 27 – 29, 2017 for another wizarding year of fandom and magical fun.
The event, included with park admission or annual pass membership, brings wizards, witches and muggles alike close to the stars of The Harry Potter series and allows them to meet other “Potterheads”. For more information check back in upcoming months or to book vacation packages visit UO’s dedicated portal.
Switching gears, we have been following along as Universal Orlando prepares to bring us new and exciting experiences. A couple of those we can now officially enjoy.
The Incredible Hulk is now roaring again after nearly a year-long “Lab Refurbishment” to the gamma radiation facility.
Even Stan Lee got to take a trip through, well kinda
We are very happy to have this wonder and much smoother attraction back. The past year was just not the same without the green guy around.
The other project now available is a sweet place to the tooth.
We had the chance to try out this sweet new addition to the resort on opening night of the preview. We had a great experience, amazing food and Outstanding service, shout out to Tim B, but read and see for your self in the link above.
Moving on to some of the other projects around the resort, Volcano Bay is starting to really slide in to place. You can float over to our construction updates to see whats going on there.
The next attraction scheduled to open at the resort is Race Through New York: Staring Jimmy Fallon.
The facade steel has faded away into an actual facade.
More steel structure is now erected over at Fast and Furious Fully Charged for this 2018 new attraction.
The mysterious replacement to Robo-oasis is still under construction for going on the seventh month.
Closing out this month, the resort has started to offer mosquito spray to in-park guests amid the Zika crisis.
The official Universal Orlando mobile app now allows tickets purchased in the app to be used via the app, thus eliminating paper tickets and will call stops. At this time only tickets purchased via the app may be used at the turnstiles.
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