Universal Orlando November 2016


Welcome to December, my November has flown by, but we are not here to talk about that, are we? Nah!


It is THE SEASON to let our Hearts Take Flight, to ask Where are you Christmas, and to hop up on Santa’s lap and rightfully demand that Hippopotamus for Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort.

Holidays in the Universe 


Beginning December 3rd, Universal comes alive with the holiday spirit.


The studios park welcome back Macy’s Holiday Parade for its 15th year.

Several of the stationary balloons have already started to show up around the park.


Mannheim Steamroller will be joining the festivities on Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 for live performances on the Music Plaza Stage.


While, Islands of Adventures gets a little Seussical as it plays host to a Whoville Holiday Spectacular. Hopefully, Mr Grinch is not a mean one this year.

Every Who in Whoville has begun decorating for the joyous day.

Jimmy Fallon and Race Through New York

Universal Orlando GlobeCast October 2016 Jimmy Fallon race Through New York Rendering

We still are going to miss Twister, a quite a bit, but if the attraction turns out nearly as good as this looks, well, the blow may be a bit softer.


However, the outside of the attraction is not quite there, it is getting closer by the day.

In preparation for his new ride debut, Jimmy Fallon was at the resort filming for the attraction. Look for the shots while you Race through New York next year.

Volcano Bay


Over the course of the month we learned a lot about the upcoming new gate, We are even more ready to splash a day away.

Fast and Furious


This building is racing along, I think those worker must be working pretty fast and furiously to get this attraction completed.




This certainly is not what we expected, but, always nice  spend over six months building a beautiful new building for Coca-Cole Freestyle Machines.


Scavenger Hunt

In celebration of the release of “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them”, the resort’s has created a scavenger hunt inside of the two Harry Potter themed lands.


This photo scavenger hunt will take you on a quest to find any of the fantastic beasts that reside in the worlds from Pygmy Puffs to majestic Hippogriffs.

Universal’s Superstar Parade

The Superstars Parade has a secret, well kinda, it has the Secret Life of Pets joining the parade in December.


Max and his friends will be taking the place of HOP in the parks daily parade.


You will also get to see the Big Apple themed floats and Max & Friends multiple times daily as they present a special show by Mel’s Drive-in. Speaking of Secret life of Pets, their photo booth has been taken over by Sing. I recomend trying it out.




Universal finally made the jump and busted the question mark of what the partnership with Nintendo will bring to the parks.  The details released promise the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure, what that exactly entails we are uncertain.

Yet, the details do say that the California, Florida and Japanese studios parks WILL be receiving multiple attractions, shops and restaurants that featuring Nintendo IP’s in expansive, immersive and interactive themed areas. Additionally, work on these projects is already underway and will be opening in the next several years. We will pass along more about this exciting project as soon as it is hits our ZONE, no KIDding.

HHN Closes

We bid a fond adieu to Chance and Halloween Horror Nights 26 early in the month.

We are already looking forward to next years event.

Universal’s Aventura Hotel

Universal Orlando Aventura Hotel concept

The resort announced the plan to construct a sixth on-site resort near Volcano Bay Water park and the newly opened Sapphire Falls.

Veterans Day


For the 10th year running, Universal Orlando celebrated veterans and their service with a parade in the steets of Universal Studios.

Until we meet again, Happy Holidays and if you get a Hippo for Christmas; I am always avalable for Hippo sitting.

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