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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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Monday, November 11, 2019 07:02

Some of the most spectacular theme parks lands on Earth today take the essence of source materials and expand them with “original worlds” born of the minds of designers!

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:03

Did you know that theme parks around the world operate more than 130 attractions based on movies? Over 100 of these attractions are rides, which naturally leads to a question. Which ones are the best?

Image: Flickr, medau
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:15

Universal Studios Florida opened in 1990. It turns 30 in 2020. It’s time we start looking at some of that park’s attractions with the same reverence afforded to Disney’s classics. Here are eight attractions and areas at the Universal Orlando resort that should be considered classics, just like Disney’s best.

Sunday, November 03, 2019 05:49

Islands of Adventure also accidentally invented the IP-park model that's been often imitated, but will never again be duplicated...

Friday, November 01, 2019 02:22

Will we ever again see an "original" anchor attraction at Disney or Universal parks? Or is the future filled with E-Tickets backed by billion-dollar box office hits and popular intellectual properties alone?

Image: Flickr, stevieontario
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 05:09

A movie can be an awesome way to spend an arrival night, or a great spot to spend a few hours on a rainy day. And, Orlando has enough great movie theaters that it’s actually a pretty solid place, all things considered, to see that movie you’ve been waiting all year for. But, as you likely know from your home town, all movie theaters are not created equal.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 06:10

Universal Resort Orlando arrived long after World Disney World and has often stood in the shadow of the world’s most popular theme park. In recent years, Universal has stood up for itself by challenging its more storied opponent. Universal’s innovations have garnered acclaim, particularly at the new water park that’s staked a claim as the best in Orlando. Here are seven reasons to visit Volcano Bay, Universal’s spectacular water park.

The Landmark

Monday, October 21, 2019 05:01

We’ve collected some of our favorite “something goes horribly wrong” moments to see just how much fun this simple set-up can be when it’s done right.

Image: Flickr, bigshock
Monday, October 21, 2019 04:59

One day in Orlando is also enough to see that not all attractions are created equal. For every awesome themed land and museum, there’s also an awful, trashy tourist trap. For every genuine thrill, there’s also a slightly-too-real fright. For every exciting instagram opportunity, there’s also a tacky knock-off.

Image: Hollywood Drive-In Golf
Friday, October 18, 2019 06:06

There’s just something about mini golf that makes you feel like you’re on vacation, right? Perhaps it’s the themed courses or the whimsical holes, but there’s just something inherent to the activity that helps you forget all of your cares. Orlando, as a great tourist destination, has nearly as many mini golf locations as it does hotels — some of which even offer their own 9-hole course.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 05:15

Here are the best rides in the world today.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 07:08

Have you heard the news? Universal Orlando's newest "E-Ticket" attraction, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is the first "story coaster" in the world...! Or is it?

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