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5 Reasons Why Universal’s E.T. Adventure Doesn’t Need To Be Replaced

As one of Universal Studio’s last remaining opening day attractions, here’s why we think E.T. Adventure is worthy of its place in the Orlando park…

The 2021 Theme Park Year in Review: What Opened (and What Didn't) at Disney and Universal Parks!

Many of the rides that debuted in 2021 were initially planned for 2020, and likewise, many of 2021's planned attractions will instead open in 2022! So today, let's look back on 2021 with a time capsule review of the big attractions of the year... and what the rides that missed their expected 2021 openings altogether...

Do You Miss JAWS - The Ride? Here's How it Could Come Back...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, here's how Universal could bring back Jaws...

"WTF" Coaster of the Month - Eejanaika

Fuji-Q Highland’s 4th Dimension coaster Eejanaika is certainly a head scratcher and stomach turner.

Would You Dine in the Haunted Mansion's Ballroom? Here are 6 Rides That Should Have Restaurants INSIDE

Are these spatially possible? Practical? Of course not! Consider this more of a conceptually exercise than a concrete one. But if you can join us in temporarily forgetting space constraints, ignoring blueprints, and thinking Blue Sky, consider how great these dining experiences would be...

Bucket List Parks: Fuji-Q Highland

This theme park may be one of the biggest thrill destinations in the whole world

Nintendo Meets Universal, Take One: Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure

“If the real Universal Studios is anything like this game, we don’t ever, ever want to go.”

The Top 50 Theme Parks in the World

Believe it or not, half a billion people – that's 7% of the planet! – visited a major theme park in 2018.

T2 3-D: Behind-the-Screens of Universal's Larger-Than-Life Lost Legend

LOST LEGENDS: T2 3-D – Battle Across Time: Yet another Universal classic has closed, and this was a BIG one. T2 3-D was one of the most expensive media attractions ever, reuniting blockbuster stars, Hollywood directors, and themed entertainment industry legends in one of the most larger-than-life, massively-scaled attraction experiences ever. From the 1980s to the 2020s, this time-traveling experience was unlike anything else.

BACK to the FUTURE: The Lost Legend that Created Universal Studios Florida and Thrilled a Generation

LOST LEGENDS: Back to the Future – The Ride: When Universal first eyed the opportunity to bring a version of its famed Hollywood studio park to Florida in the mid-1980s, the idea of taking on Disney was simply too daunting... to become a contender in Disney's own back yard would take an out-of-this-world E-Ticket ahead of (and in this case, also behind) its time. Headed up by Spielberg himself, this closed classic is the reason Universal Orlando exists! This is the full story...

This Amazing Adventure May be One of the Best Rides Ever Built. Here's the Inside Scoop.

MODERN MARVELS: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: It's not every day that a new attraction stuns the industry and reshapes themed entertainment design. But that's exactly what happened when "the world's most technologically advanced theme park" opened with a revolutionary ride. We'll recount the almost-unbelievable tale from Spidey's earliest concepts to the industry-wide impact of its amazing blend of projection, physical sets, music, special effects, and fun.

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