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Universal Orlando announces 2014 Halloween Horror Nights dates

March 24, 2014
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Universal Orlando announces 2014 Halloween Horror Nights dates

It’s official, fright-fans: the nation’s #1 haunted theme park event returns to town this fall, as Universal Orlando has announced Halloween Horror Nights dates for the event’s 24th annual edition. Halloween Horror Nights 24 will begin on September 19, and run through November 1, 2014. The event will be held in Universal Studios Florida...
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Universal Orlando unveils new Hogwarts Express information

March 14, 2014
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Universal Orlando’s upcoming Diagon Alley addition to their successful Wizarding World of Harry Potter is sure to draw crowds when it opens this summer. Some of the longest lines are bound to be for the new Hogwarts Express attraction, which will connect the new London-themed area in Universal Studios Florida with the original Hogsmeade...
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Universal Orlando Mardi Gras extends with Robin Thicke on June 7

March 12, 2014
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Last month, a last-minute cancellation due to a “lost voice” scuttled the planned Orlando appearance of R&B superstar Robin Thicke, who was originally scheduled to headline the “media night” concert at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras on February 22. (Media reports shortly after revealed that Thicke had spilt with his wife, and he was photographed...
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Universal Orlando CityWalk Cold Stone Creamery and Starbucks open this week

March 11, 2014
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Tourists with a craving for caffeine and sugar have two new options for filling up on their way to and from Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as the new CityWalk Cold Stone Creamery and Starbucks Coffee open this week. Cold Stone Creamery specializes in hard-packed ice cream hand-blended with a variety of...
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It’s National Margarita Day: Are you searching for your lost shaker of salt?

February 21, 2014
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With this gray, mucky weather, there’ll be no nibblin’ on sponge cake / watchin’ the sun bake on this year’s National Margarita Day. But that doesn’t mean you should give up. Whether you stick with a bottle of tequila, a lime wedge and some salt on the back of your hand or go HAM...
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Robin Thicke cancels tomorrow night’s performance at Universal Mardi Gras

February 21, 2014
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Robin Thicke cancels his performance tomorrow night at Universal Mardi Gras, but says that he plans to reschedule for a later date.
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Wet ‘n’ Wild adding Aqua Drag Racer slides for Summer 2014

February 12, 2014
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Hold onto your bathing suits, water park fans; a groundbreaking new thrill slide is breaking ground at Wet 'n' Wild on International Drive. The park boasts that Aqua Drag Racer will be “Florida’s tallest and fastest water-based racing attraction of its kind,” and will feature four intertwined six-story-high slides. Riders will reach speeds of...
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Kelly Rowland, The Roots complete Universal’s Mardi Gras 2014 concert lineup

February 11, 2014
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Universal Orlando quietly updated their Mardi Gras 2014 concert lineup web page today, filling in the final two blanks on their performance schedule with Kelly Rowland and The Roots. Kelly Rowland, a former member of Destiny's Child and current solo artist, performs on March 28. The Roots, an experimental hip-hop collective turned Jimmy Fallon...
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Video: Antojitos grand opening at Universal Orlando CityWalk

February 7, 2014
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Universal Orlando’s CityWalk is undergoing a major transformation at the moment, with more than a half-dozen new eateries scheduled to open in the next few months. On Wednesday, February 5, the Antojitos grand opening event celebrated the official debut of Universal’s latest restaurant with free-flowing “authentic Mexican” food and drink for the media. The...
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Photo Gallery: New Islands of Adventure Starbucks now open

February 4, 2014
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Nothing starts a day of scream-inducing simulator rides off right like an expensive cup of super-sweetened coffee, amirite? Recently, I brought you the first sneak peak inside the new Islands of Adventure Starbucks, which replaced the funnel cake stand near the front of the park. The baristas are now open for business, and I’m...
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