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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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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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Weezer added to Universal Mardi Gras 2014 lineup

January 28, 2014
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Today, Universal Orlando announced some additions to the lineup for their 2014 Mardi Gras celebration. Joining previously announced artists like Barenaked Ladies, Robin Thicke and Kool & the Gang will be Great Big World, Huey Lewis & the News and Weezer. The Mardi Gras concert series at Universal Orlando begins on Feb. 8 with Daughtry and...
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TNA Wrestling returns to Universal Orlando on March 13

January 27, 2014
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Good news for fans of the “squared circle”: TNA Wrestling returns to Universal Studios Florida beginning March 13, 2014. The league recently updated their website with a schedule of 13 events at Universal Orlando between March 32 and May 9. Most will be tapings or live broadcasts of IMPACT (TNA’s weekly Spike TV series),...
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Universal Orlando reveals name of new Harry Potter ride and Diagon Alley shops

January 23, 2014
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This morning (Jan. 23, 2014), Universal Orlando held a webcast to reveal more details of Diagon Alley, the new expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening at Universal Studios Florida this summer. I’ll have a full breakdown of the revealed information — and a peek into secrets yet to be revealed —...
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First look at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley without scaffolding

January 17, 2014
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Barely two years ago, Universal Studios Florida shuttered their beloved Jaws ride, and today fans got their first unobstructed view of the mega-attraction that replaces Amity village. Overnight, Universal Orlando unveiled the London Waterfront, giving us a good look at the facade that conceals The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley without...
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Universal Orlando 2014 Mardi Gras concert lineup released

January 15, 2014
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While certain Orlando theme parks keep losing musical acts, earlier today Universal Orlando released an unusually strong list of artists for their 2014 Mardi Gras concert lineup. This year’s event opens on February 8 with a performance by Daughtry, and continues all the way until May 31, with concerts on Saturday nights and select...
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Universal Orlando survey suggests Halloween Horror Nights ticket price changes in 2014

January 14, 2014
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Like all the major theme parks, Universal Orlando frequently uses guest surveys to gage potential consumer reactions to proposed changes in their parks. Today, I participated in an online survey that strongly suggests Universal is considering changes to their Halloween Horror Nights ticket price structure in time for the annual event’s 24th debut in...
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