Universal Orlando July 2016

As summer draws to a close, July has burnt a place in our hearts and souls as a great month in the universe.

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As we prepare to bid farewell to another summer of fun, the universe has given us a lot to return to in the future.

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Like joining your fellow Universal Extras watching  the XXXI Olympiad on the huge screens of NBC Sports Bar and Grill from 8/5-8/21.

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Or you can come back for some a sweet evening at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen.

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Where the walls have come down and lots more details on the building have went up.

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If if a park beacons your return,

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The Incredible Hulk will be roaring back to life very soon as testing continues into its last stages.

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The last finishing touches are in the process of being placed around the attraction.

resulting in a beautiful launch tube

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The test seats have made their way out. The entry features both the normal and expanded test seats for guests to try before experiencing the attraction. As a note, the expanded seats are in rows 1, 4, 5, and 8. A some what unique aspect of the new trains is the addition of expanded seating in the front and rear rows of the train.

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These new incredible lockers are getting their final installation checks before going into service.

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Can’t wait to ride? There is a preview center located in-between Marvel Super Hero Island and Toon Lagoon that sporadically features a virtual reality ride of the new coaster.

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Now that Skull Island: Reign of Kong has officially opened, you can always look forward to coming back to greet your favorite gorilla.

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I know we are all looking forward to splashing next summer away in Volcano Bay. You can follow the construction of the newest park in our updates.

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While looking forward to your next visit, we can all look forward to finding out what in the heck is going on with what will be replacing Robo-Oasis in the studios park. Hopefully we will be finding out soon as construction progresses on this project. Though this is moving quick, this was just a few steel supports a couple of weeks ago.

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Another thing we can look forward to on our next visits to the universe, Race through New York construction is racing along.

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The facade has grown to feature what appears to be an egress or entryway into the show building.

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The show building is now fully enclosed, as we brought you here, and has been wrapped with another layer of insulation.

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If we look really far into the future we can see something speeding into the universe.

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Fast and Furious: Fully Charged now has officially and visually turned from a demolition site into a construction site.

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On the Halloween Horror Nights front, it was announced this month that Halloween and Micheal Myers return to HHN 26

Sapphire Falls opens for business and welcomes its first guests.

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They were greeted by cheering team members, a steel drum band, stilt walkers and a colorful burst of streamers.

Universal Photo Connect became My Universal Photos

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The new name brings new options to get the photo taken in the park.

  • 1-Day Photo Package: ($69) Includes one day of unlimited digital downloads of your theme park photos (character meet & greets, participating attractions, etc.), a themed lanyard and discounts on photo products in the parks. Available for online purchase only.
  • 3-Day Photo Package: ($89) Includes all of the above for up to three consecutive days as well as one free 4×6 print, one free 5×7 or 8×10 print, and additional print discounts in the parks.

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Rock the Universe returns September 9 and 10th with tickets on sale now.

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A bit of world history lives out of sight and in our universe.

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Directly behind the Hard Rock Live, an authentic piece of the Berlin Wall can be seen. August marks the 45 anniversary of the walls construction and November will be the 28 year of its fall.

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See you at the parks! Look For a mid-month construction update on all things in the universe.

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