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Art of Tomorrow at Universal Orlando Resort Offers Students Hands-On Look at Creative Process

Art of Tomorrow Union Park High School OCPS Grinchmas Soundstage tourAs part of an ongoing partnership between Universal Orlando Resort and Orange County Public Schools, more than 200 students from local middle schools are visiting Universal Orlando this month for a hands-on look at real-world jobs that exist within the entertainment industry through a program called The Art of Tomorrow.

Students from Carver, Union Park and Memorial Middle Schools are joining members of Universal Orlando’s Art & Design department to walk through the processes involved in creating the many attractions and shows at the theme parks.  The students are touring soundstages where the creative team showcases several key processes, such as concept design, production, costuming and makeup – all centered around Universal Orlando’s Holidays and Mardi Gras celebrations. Students have the chance to fire confetti cannons, learn dance choreography, participate in graphic design projects, speak to performers from the popular Grinchmas show and more.

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Universal Orlando Offers Hero Ticket Special for Florida Residents

Universal Orlando Resort LogoUniversal Orlando Resort has launched a new Hero ticket just for Florida residents – designed to give them huge savings on multi-day ticket options to Universal’s award-winning theme parks.  Offers are available for a limited time and include:

Three-Day Ticket – can be used for THREE DAYS between now and Jan. 31, 2016. Blockout dates apply.

·         3-day base ticket (access to one theme park per day) for $129.99 plus tax, per person

·         3-day park-to-park ticket (access to both theme parks on each day) for $163.99 plus tax, per person

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Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon Announced for Universal Studios Florida

Race through New York Starring Jimmy FallonThe host of America’s No. 1 late-night talk show will soon get his very own theme park attraction at Universal Orlando Resort.

In 2017, Jimmy Fallon – host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and one of today’s funniest comedians – will be the star of a brand-new hilarious ride experience at Universal Studios Florida called, Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. Guests will enjoy the full Tonight Show experience as they’re transported to Studio 6B to race against Jimmy in a crazy adventure that only he could imagine.

Jimmy and his creative team are working closely with Universal to develop the ride’s storyline and bring his vision to life. The experience will seamlessly blend the playful and irreverent world of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with the incredible technology and imaginative storytelling for which Universal Orlando is known.

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Universal Orlando Announces Expansion of Cabana Bay Beach Resort for 2017

Universal Orlando?s fourth on-site hotel, Universal?s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is now open! The retro-inspired hotel features incredible amenities for endless family fun including a 10,000 sq. ft. zero-entry pool with iconic dive tower waterslide, 10-lane bowling alley, the Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio, family suites that sleep up to six and much more. This summer, guests will be able to enjoy even more family fun, including a second 8,000-square-foot zero entry pool, Universal Orlando?s first lazy river at an on-site hotel, The Hideaway Bar & Grill, and additional moderately-priced family suites and value-priced standard guest rooms. © Universal Orlando Resort. All Rights Reserved.Universal Orlando Resort and Loews Hotels & Resorts are excited to announce an expansion of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Four hundred new rooms will be added to the retro-themed hotel due to its tremendous success and positive guest response since opening in March 2014.

Opening in 2017, the expansion will consist of two additional towers that will be located at the south end of the property, adjacent to the Continental and Americana guest towers.

In addition to the remarkable amenities and on-site benefits, select rooms in the new towers will offer spectacular views of Universal’s Volcano Bay – the resort’s third incredibly immersive park that will forever change the perception of water theme parks when it opens in 2017.

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Fast & Furious Supercharged Announced for Universal Studios Florida 2017

Fast & Furious Supercharged Coming to UOROne of the most successful film franchises of all time will soon become one of Universal Studios Florida’s most action-packed ride experiences.  Universal Orlando Resort has announced that Fast & Furious: Supercharged will join its incredible lineup of attractions in 2017 – continuing the unprecedented growth of the destination.

Guests will experience a high-octane journey that fuses an original storyline and incredible ride technology with everything that fans love about the films—popular characters, exhilarating environments, nonstop action and, of course, high-speed cars.

Led by film stars Vin Diesel (Dom Toretto), Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) and Tyrese Gibson (Roman), guests will feel like part of the “Fast family” as they embark on a thrilling new Fast & Furious adventure.  They will be immersed in the underground racing world made famous in the films, explore the headquarters of Toretto and his team and even get to check out some of the supercharged cars they’ve seen on the big screen.  Then, guests will board specially-designed vehicles and take off on an adrenaline-pumping ride with their favorite stars from the films.

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