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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:49 pm
by jarmor
I think this is great but my only problem is your eyes adjusting from complete brightness to almost darkness.

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:34 am
by PKI Jizzman
Oh man I thought they were going to say they're just going to keep it open nightly going forward, haha. It would be so cool to have a year round haunt and change the story/IP every quarter.

Stranger Things...Day? :roll: Okay everyone gets one I guess.

When is it Theme Park Review day?

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:35 am
by SharkTums
PKI Jizzman wrote:Oh man I thought they were going to say they're just going to keep it open nightly going forward, haha. It would be so cool to have a year round haunt and change the story/IP every quarter.


Many locals are assuming this is kind of a 'test' to see if we'll get a year round house similar to USH.

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:54 am
by jedimaster1227
^I'm hoping it pans out! I'd much rather get a year round Stranger Things house than a year round Walking Dead house!

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:43 am
by Jew
PKI Jizzman wrote:Oh man I thought they were going to say they're just going to keep it open nightly going forward, haha. It would be so cool to have a year round haunt and change the story/IP every quarter.

Stranger Things...Day? :roll: Okay everyone gets one I guess.

When is it Theme Park Review day?


November 6 was the day Will Byers disappeared in the show.

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:36 am
by jedimaster1227
Last night TPR was invited to attend a media preview of this year's Holidays at Universal Orlando offerings! Across both parks, Universal puts their own spin on the holidays, offering extra entertainment, decor and delicious treats for all guests to enjoy.

At Universal's Islands of Adventure, guests can experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which includes holiday decor, a special holiday set for the Frog Choir and The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle, a nighttime projection show on Hogwarts Castle itself... And in time for the season, Warm Butterbeer makes its delicious return! The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular returns this year for guests at Islands of Adventure. This classic show debuts a new set this year, which looks fantastic--and the Grinch is as terribly fun as usual! ;)

Over at Universal Studios Florida, Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter carries over to London and Diagon Alley with additional decor and a holiday show for Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees. Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's returns after its debut last year, running on select nights throughout the season. Mannheim Steamroller also returns for live performances of the holiday classics on select evenings.

Even at the resort hotels across property, you'll find special holiday decor, photo opportunities and some special moments!

And don't forget, if you're looking to experience New Year's Eve at Universal, EVE at Universal CityWalk is definitely the way to go!

There's plenty to experience this year for the Holidays at Universal Orlando--I highly recommend you plan to visit to soak in the holidays!

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:37 am
by Zero One
It appears that Universal is on the forefront of a new trend: customized cotton candy. You can pick various flavors (like vanilla, berry, and birthday cake) and then have them throw in some mix-ins (sprinkles, marshmallows, rock candy or needs). You can even have a spiral lollipop as the stick! When finished the cloud of candy is about the size of a small child.

It was super popular. Universal dedicated a whole store for it in Suess Landing and it was packed with people. I also saw lots of families posting selfies with their finished creations. It also appears to be the new thing across Orlando. A friend of mine who works at a different hotel/resort says they just started selling them this week too.

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:10 pm
by SharkTums
Pretty sure Disney is also doing crazy new cotton candy flavors at Springs right now too.

Did some park people get inspired at IAAPA!?!? ;)

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:31 pm
by bert425
those cotton candy cones look amazing!

I certainly would want to take pictures with it once it's done. tho not so sure about the "flavors" or "mix-ins". . . my brain is trained to thing the different colors of cotton candy taste the same, so it would be a shock to get an actual flavor difference.

(stares forlornly at my Six Flags tub o cotton candy)

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:40 pm
by Jew
I honestly just love the fact parks have taken Disney's cue after all these years and turned seasonal food events into major marketing items.