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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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Sunday, February 19, 2017 01:12

What follows is a list of the top 10 attractions at Universal Orlando Resort as voted by all of you. I’ll also offer my feelings on what you got right and what you got very (very very) wrong.

Friday, January 27, 2017 06:55

LOST LEGENDS: Jaws: Lurking beneath the clouded surf, a menace is circling. Duh-dun. Duh-dun... In this in-depth feature, we'll risk becoming shark-bait as we explore the story of Universal's starring JAWS ride and the technical prowess and storytelling that could bring the great white to terrifying life. Then, we'll ride through the experience and explore what's in its place today. And for today's story, we're gonna need a bigger boat.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 04:58

It’s not easy to pick a winner, is it?

Thursday, December 29, 2016 05:20

Here are the eight most popular dark rides of the 2000s.

Friday, September 16, 2016 04:36

They’re trying to trick you into missing out on some of the tastiest bites in Orlando. Here are six of the best restaurants at Universal Orlando.

Thursday, September 08, 2016 04:13

Hello, dear Muggles. It is I, Professor Minerva McGonagall, here to teach you about an important subject: Muggle rides at Universal Studios.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 15:52

Clearly, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is one of the most influential rides of the 20th century, one whose impact is still felt today. Let’s go Behind the Ride to learn how Universal Studios engineers built one of the most impacting amusement park creations ever.

Image - Flickr, joeshlabotnik
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 04:53
Disney has the backing of a multi-billion dollar corporation, while Universal has changed hands among a handful of corporations since its launch. How could this ragtag park ever hope to compete with the big bad mouse?
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 03:10

In 2010, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter arrived in Orlando, Florida. The theme park that hosted it, Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort, claimed a paltry 4.3 million visitors in 2009. In 2015, that total had almost doubled to 8.8 million. All the credit goes to the Harry Potter license, which is why Universal execs doubled down on the premise in the years that followed, adding a second Potter themed land to Universal Orlando Resort, this one located at Universal Studios Florida.

Friday, June 03, 2016 00:30

In late 2015, Universal Orlando Resort shocked central Florida theme park fans when it announced that Wet 'N Wild, which it had acquired nearly two decades prior, would be closing its gates forever in December 2016.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 21:30

Here are four ways The Simpsons Ride excels in bringing the hilarity of Springfield and its residents to life.

Manta at SeaWorld Orlando
Monday, May 16, 2016 13:43

Theme Park Tourist's guide to the 50 most popular theme parks in the world. How many of the globe's best parks have you visited?


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