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VelociCoaster begins Technical Rehearsal Soft Opening

Universal is now letting regular day guests in on the preview fun, and has now begun technical rehearsals (or "soft openings") at the park. 

Universal Orlando Resort Removes Temperature Checks, Reduces Physical Distancing, and Brings Back Single Rider

As of this morning there have been several changes at Universal Orlando Resort, which is rolling back several of the COVID-19 safety policies that were enacted last summer.

IAAPA Report Suggests Social Distancing Can Be Reduced to 3ft at Theme Parks IF Face Coverings Are Still Worn

IAPPA and The University of Central Florida (UCF) have released their findings regarding social distancing...

Jurassic World VelociCoaster Passholder Previews Taking Place Next Month

Anticipation is high for the grand opening of Jurassic World: VelociCoaster on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Universal Orlando Resort's Islands of Adventure, but if you are a Universal Orlando Annual Passholder, you may be able to check out this attraction a month early as part of a new annual

44% Said 'Yes' To Vaccine Passports For Theme Parks In Latest Big Debate

Here are the results from our latest Big Debate on COVID-19 Vaccine Passports and theme parks...

VelociCoaster Opens June 10 at Islands of Adventure

Jurassic World: VelociCoaster will open on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Big Debate - COVID-19 Vaccine Passports For Theme Parks, Yes or No?

Let us know what you think about Vaccine passports by voting in our latest Big Debate...

Universal Orlando Resort Extends 2021 Mardi Gras Festival... AGAIN

it has been announced that this year's event will now run through Sunday, May 2, making this officially the longest Mardi Gras celebration at Universal Orlando Resort ever!

Universal Orlando Resort Extends 2021 Mardi Gras Festival

This year's Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval was originally set to run through Sunday, March 28, but has now been extended an additional two weeks through April 11 due to popular demand. 

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Universal Confirms Halloween Horror Nights 30th Anniversary Dates for 2021, Beetlejuice House Returning

Universal is getting a jump on their fall plans and have announced that they will kick off the 30th year of Halloween Horror Nights on September 3rd, 2021 and will run the event select nights through October 31, 2021.

Work Officially Resumes Universal's Epic Universe, No Updated Opening Timetable Yet

After months of rumors about delays and possible cancellation, Universal announced this morning that work is officially resuming on Universal Orlando Resort’s Epic Universe theme park

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