ANNOUNCING UNIVERSAL’S VOLCANO BAY

Today, we are announcing a project of incredible vision – bringing to life an entirely new water theme park experience for our guests. This addition will join Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure as our destination’s third highly-immersive park and will be called Universal’s Volcano Bay.

This is one of the most exciting projects we have had the opportunity to be part of because Volcano Bay will completely redefine the water park experience for our guests.

The park will feel as if it is set in picture-perfect tropical islands, formed by a massive volcano – and it will have something for every member of the family. It will feature radically-innovative attractions, peaceful moments of relaxation and an experience that we hope will change the way guests think about water theme parks.

We’ve already broken ground on Volcano Bay, just south of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Construction will move quickly, and the park will open in 2017.

Volcano Bay shows how Universal Orlando is continuing to evolve at an unprecedented rate that will not slow anytime soon. Since 2010, we’ve launched more than 18 remarkable experiences across the destination – from new attractions and theme park lands to new on-site hotels and restaurants. Our team will continue delivering new guest experiences that push the limits of theme park entertainment.

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NEW INFO REVEALED: Will you survive Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 25?

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WILL YOU SURVIVE HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 25?

 Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 25 will be the biggest, longest and most intense in event history.  Here are the top things you need to know:

  • The event will feature NINE haunted houses – more than ever in event history.
  • The streets of the event will be filled with MORE SCAREACTORS than ever before.  Guests will encounter twice as many “scareactors” than in previous years, who will terrify guests throughout highly-themed scare zones in the park.
  • Halloween Horror Nights 25 will feature MORE NIGHTS than ever before – running for a record-breaking 30 nights from Sept. 18 to Nov. 1 

This fall, guests can visit Universal Orlando’s theme parks by day and become victims of their own horror film by night at Halloween Horror Nights 25. For more information on Halloween Horror Nights 25, visitwww.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando.

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO NEWS: Prince Royce & Shawn Mendes Kick Off 25th Anniversary Concert Series This Weekend

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UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SERIES KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND WITH PERFORMANCES BY PRINCE ROYCE AND SHAWN MENDES

 

Orlando, Fla. (May 18, 2015) – Universal Orlando Resort’s 25th Anniversary Concert Series begins this weekend with musical performances by award-winning Latin singer Prince Royce on Saturday, May 23 andteen sensation and singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes on Sunday, May 24.

 

Prince Royce’s latest album, “Soy el Mismo,” debuted at No. 1 on the Latin Album charts with his fourth studio album slated to release later this year. The singer has recently collaborated with several of today’s biggest artists, on top hits like “Stuck on a Feeling” and “Back It Up.”

 

Mendes – who is hailed by Billboard as “Music’s First Vine Star”– just released his debut album, “Handwritten,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and includes his popular single “Life of the Party.” The 16-year-old singer is currently featured as one of TIME Magazine’s “Most Influential Teens of 2014” and will also be Taylor Swift’s opening act this summer during her “1989” world-tour.

 

On select nights through June 20, Universal Studios Florida will host a diverse lineup of award-winning, chart-topping artists to celebrate its 25th anniversary year.  The excitement of the concert series is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an Annual Pass. For more information, visitwww.universalorlando.com.

 

CONCERT SERIES LINE-UP
Concert Time Concert Dates Headliners

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9:00 PM

May 23 Prince Royce
May 24 Shawn Mendes
May 30 Pitbull
June 6 Kellie Pickler
June 13 Huey Lewis and The News
June 20 Goo Goo Dolls

 

Nintendo Partners With Universal Parks & Resorts

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Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts today announced plans to bring the world of Nintendo to life at Universal theme parks – creating spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters and worlds.

The agreement brings two icons of entertainment together and represents a significant partnership for Nintendo as it expands the reach and popularity of its characters and intellectual property.

Universal theme parks offer incredibly popular, innovative themed family entertainment experiences based on compelling stories and characters – using powerful storytelling and innovative technology.  Nintendo has created remarkable and imaginative worlds filled with captivating stories and beloved characters.  Now, for the first time, those stories and characters will be brought to life in entirely new ways – only at Universal theme parks.

The immersive experiences will include major attractions at Universal’s theme parks and will feature Nintendo’s most famous characters and games.  More details will be announced in the future, as the Nintendo and Universal creative teams work to create specific concepts.

I think this is huge for both companies. For Nintendo, it’s an increase in their brand profile, putting their characters into a prominent place alongside such franchises as Marvel, Harry Potter and the Simpsons. For Universal, it’s yet more new rides and another property they can boast of in their serious and exciting challenge to the theme park dominance of Disney.

 

King Kong Roars to Life in Groundbreaking New Attraction

Over the past 25 years, Universal Orlando has created some of the world’s most incredible entertainment experiences by combining emotional storytelling, timeless characters and innovative ride technologies. Today, we honor one of the most monumental figures in movie history, King Kong, with the announcement of a groundbreaking attraction opening in the summer of 2016 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure“Skull Island: Reign of Kong.”

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You’ll navigate perilous jungles, explore ancient temple structures and encounter hostile natives – and that’s only the beginning. Throughout the rest of your excursion, you’ll brave foreboding caves crawling with prehistoric creatures, fend off unspeakable terrors – and even come face-to-face with the colossal Kong himself.

When we began conceptualizing the next great attraction for Universal Orlando Resort, one prevailing thought rose to the top of our minds. How do we make the experience MASSIVE? The sets, the characters and even the story itself. All of it will be larger than life.

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The challenge is also to tell the next generation of the Kong legend, all while delivering an unparalleled, revolutionary theme park experience guests have come to expect from Universal.  We have done exactly that with Reign of Kong – you’ll be pulled into a powerful, intense fight for survival as you discover a side of the iconic beast that has never been revealed…until now.