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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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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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The Walking Dead Returns to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights in Los Angeles and Orlando for 2015

The Walking Dead Halloween Horror Nights 2015The nation’s insatiable appetite for AMC’s The Walking Dead will continue to terrify Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort when the most intense moments from season 5 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning television series take a bite out of Halloween Horror Nights, beginning Friday, September 18, 2015.

Attempts to evade the terror of the undead and the inhumane brutality of mankind will be the underlying theme of these mazes as guests navigate authentic three-dimensional recreations of one of television’s most talked about shows, The Walking Dead.

Following in the footsteps of The Walking Dead cast, guests will begin their journey at the Terminus safe-haven compound, where an unspeakable hunger has consumed the demented souls of those dwelling within. As the chaos ensues, guests will encounter even greater atrocities as they stumble upon dismembered “W” walkers, witness the horror of victims besieged by the living dead, and step onto the loading dock of the Del Arno Food warehouse to face hordes of “W” walkers.

“I couldn’t be more delighted to continue and expand The Walking Dead universe with Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando than by having fans experience some of the most harrowing and suspenseful moments of our show,” said Greg Nicotero, executive producer and special effects makeup supervisor for The Walking Dead.  “Halloween Horror Nights is the gold standard to which all other Halloween-themed events try to emulate, so to bring authentic walkers to this event, alongside other horror greats, is the ultimate thrill.”

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Moving Photographs now at Shutterbutton’s in Diagon Alley

Shutterbuttons-Diagon-Alley (2)Guests visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida have one more souvenir temptation to add to their wish list – a DVD of personalized moving photographs from Shutterbutton’s!

Located in the Carkitt Market portion of Diagon Alley, Shutterbutton’s invites guests to step into 12 iconic moments from the Harry Potter films and re-enact each scene, including a trip aboard Hogwarts Express, and an encounter with the Gringotts dragon!

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Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort 2014

Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal OrlandoUniversal Orlando Resort is the perfect place for families to spend the holiday season. In addition to the pulse-pounding attractions and unforgettable experiences found at the theme parks, families can build lifelong memories together at Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration.

Beginning Dec. 6 and running daily through Jan. 3, the Holidays at Universal Orlando features one-of-a-kind traditions for guests from one to 92 throughout the destination. At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, families will light up with holiday cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing. Guests can enjoy a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring the Whos from Who-ville, accompanied by an original musical score by Mannheim Steamroller. Guests can also meet The Grinch and the Whos and on select dates, enjoy a special breakfast with the characters.

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Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Orlando

HHN-500x500-dollhouseUniversal Orlando Resort announced today that three original concept haunted houses and two all-new scare zones will join the killer line up of experiences at Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Studios Florida.

Deviously-inspired original haunted houses will terrify guests as they “die laughing” in Giggles & Gore Inc., experience the terror of a community in cannibalistic turmoil in Roanoke – Cannibal Colony and face the horrors within the decaying walls of the Dollhouse of the Damned. Even more horrors fill the streets of Universal Studios as guests are hypnotized by deceptive patrons of a seemingly glamorous ball in MASKerade: Unstitched and surrounded by voodoo practitioners that fill the snake and spider-infested Bayou of Blood. More details on these experiences, as well as a look into how they were created, are available on the Official Universal Orlando Blog.

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Making of Diagon Alley Television Event

Harry Potter Stars Visit Diagon Alley 2In anticipation of the July 8th Grand Opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s newest theme park experience, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, Meredith Vieira will host Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley, an NBC News primetime special produced by Peacock Productions on Monday, June 30th at 8 pm/7c. Vieira gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the design and construction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, the latest manifestation of the multi-billion dollar cultural phenomenon of Harry Potter.

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Harry Potter Stars at Diagon Alley

On June 18, 2014, Harry Potter film stars including Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and others attended an exclusive preview of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Ð Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort.On June 18, 2014, Harry Potter film stars including Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and others attended an exclusive preview of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort.

Arriving on a red carpet that stretched from King’s Cross Station to the picturesque ‘London,’ the cast celebrated the announcement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s grand opening date – recently revealed to be July 8, 2014. Robbie Coltrane led event attendees inside the land by ceremoniously tapping the bricks of Diagon Alley – just like Rubeus Hagrid did in the Harry Potter books and films.

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Universal Orlando Releases New App

UOR App Screenshot For ReleaseUniversal Orlando Resort launched a new mobile application this month that gives guests full control of their adventure by providing immediate attraction wait-times, interactive park maps, customizable favorites lists and more – all with the swipe of a finger. The app is available as a free download for Apple and Android mobile devices.

In its pursuit to enhance theme park mobile technology, Universal Orlando also announced the debut of FREE park-wide mobile Internet access, with Xfinity WiFi, the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network. High-speed Wi-Fi is now available across both Universal Orlando theme parks – Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida – and at Universal CityWalk.

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Diagon Alley Opening July 8, 2014

-resources-digitalassets-Diagon Alley_1Today, Universal Orlando Resort announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley will officially open on July 8 – allowing guests to experience even more of Harry Potter’s adventures in an all-new, magnificently-themed environment.

Located in the Universal Studios Florida theme park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley will feature shops, dining experiences and the next generation thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. The new immersive area will double the size of the sweeping land already found at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, expanding the spectacularly themed environment across both Universal theme parks.

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