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Universal Orlando Resort Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Universal Orlando Resort are listed below. As well as previews and reviews of new rides, look out for "Top 10" lists and tips for saving time and money on your next visit.

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Friday, March 22, 2019 04:04

It may seem odd that Disney would go through the time and expense of having these characters in lines... But that's exactly where they're needed most!

Friday, March 15, 2019 05:15

After the sun sets, Disney and Universal's Parks truly come alive.

Saturday, March 09, 2019 05:14

One of the strangest feuds on the internet is the battle between Universal and Disney loyalists. Based on scale, it’s a lot like fans of the Hartford Yard Goats hating the New York Yankees, but the Goats have shown a lot of promise in recent years. They hired a wizard back in 2010 and have risen fast after that. Think of them as a team full of top prospects with plenty of potential.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 04:56

Here are several things Universal should learn from Disney.

Image - Flickr, aloha75
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 05:17

These hotels offer a kind of parallel dimension to Disney that can feel like as much of an escape but in a vastly different way. And, after enjoying some of these resorts myself, I can say that it is now time to consider staying at Universal instead of Walt Disney World.

Image - Flickr, RollerCoasterPhilosophy
Friday, January 25, 2019 06:12

When thinking about what’s next for Universal, we must also ask ourselves what might go away to make room for the big changes? What follows is an attempt to answer that question.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 05:44

Let’s step inside Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios Florida.

Sunday, December 23, 2018 06:42

Let's have a Universal/Disney showdown to determine which park has built THE best Marvel ride.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 03:50

THEME PARK TOURIST'S IN-DEPTH COLLECTION LIBRARY: For years, Theme Park Tourist has been building collections of in-depth entries on some of the world's most well-known rides and attractions. The secret attraction histories Disney and Universal don't want you to know? They're here in our full (and ever-expanding) collections of detailed explorations, yours to explore: Lost Legends, Disaster Files, Modern Marvels, and Possibilitylands.

Monday, December 10, 2018 03:56

'Tis the season, and across the country, theme parks are ramping up their offerings and appearances for the most wonderful time of the year.

Image - Flickr, harshlight
Sunday, November 25, 2018 06:51

A good idea never dies at Walt Disney Imagineering, and some of the best ideas in the company’s history have been reworked into some truly classic Disney attractions. Let’s take a look at a handful of those awesome ideas that Disney created, but which wound up in different rides and shows than were their original intent.

Hogwarts Castle
Saturday, November 17, 2018 06:29

Disney missed their shot to acquire the right for the Harry Potter franchise back in the mid-2000s. Could they have taken a different approach that would have saved their partnership with J.K. Rowling?

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