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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, 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.

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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?

Friday, November 16, 2018 07:18

Though no one can reasonably overtake Disney, it sure seems like Walt would step off of these nine attractions feeling inspired and smiling...

Friday, November 09, 2018 03:45

In a previous article, I used a bit of mathematical hoodoo to determine the best-reviewed attractions at Walt Disney World. This time, I'll use a similar methodology to identify the most critically acclaimed rides at the other theme park in town. Here are the best-reviewed attractions at Universal Orlando Resort.

9. Hogwarts Express

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Thursday, November 08, 2018 04:02

No one wants to wait in line at a theme park. It doesn’t matter whether the queue is as intricately themed as Hogwarts Castle or as haphazard as Magic Carpets of Aladdin — lines just aren’t fun. But there are some things that make even a modest wait time become an excruciating ordeal.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:10

Let’s go behind the ride to learn all the Engineering feats that have helped make Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts the most popular ride at Universal Resort Orlando.

Sunday, October 14, 2018 07:40

Which attractions do you think will fall into the five largest showbuildings on our list? Any guesses at number one?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 04:44

When you pay too much attention to Disney, however, you run the risk of missing out on some terrific theme parks and attractions.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 06:57

Here’s the best place to eat at the eight most popular non-Disney theme parks in North America!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 06:15

We’ve seen innovations like Fastpass get copied by the regional competitors and turned into upcharge skip-the-line passes. So, if the things Disney and Universal invent trickle down to the regional amusement parks as time goes by, what are some of the trends we’d expect to see at our local thrill park in the near future?

Sunday, September 16, 2018 22:12

Today, we'll take a look at some of the animatronic figures you can find at Disney and Universal Parks without being on a ride...

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