The official fan base of Blue Man Group, BlueManLibrary.com (BML) will be hosting it’s annual “Monster Meet” on July 25 at Universal’s CityWalk. Tickets are on sale now at a special group discounted rate, and all fans of Blue Man Group are invited to attend for special activities and a behind the scenes glimpse at [...]
Volume 2, Issue 3 (April / May 2009) of Orlando Attractions Magazine is now available for preview and pre-Order. FEATURES: • COVER STORY: Idol Opportunity Visitors to Disney’s Hollywood Studios get into the act in the new American Idol Experience. • Unleash Your Inner Celebrity VIP tours offer a unique way to see Orlando’s theme [...]
Burger King Corporation today officially opened the world’s first Whopper Bar restaurant at Universal CityWalk. The Whopper Bar restaurant offers guests a customizable Whopper-based menu. “The official opening of the world’s first Whopper Bar is designed to deliver the ultimate have it your way experience,” said Russ Klein, president, global marketing, strategy and innovation, Burger [...]
CityWalk’s newest store, Element, recently opened in a newly constructed space near NASCAR Sports Grille. The store is a skateboard shop with skater-inspired clothes, accessories and of course, skateboards. Element is owned by the same company as Quiet Flight Surf Shop, also in CityWalk. They said they hope to bring in some skateboarding stars for [...]
Guiding Light star Murray Bartlett (Cyrus on the show) poses with some of his fans and TV hopefuls during the open casting session yesterday (March 7, 2009) in CityWalk. About 300 people showed up to audition, some with their headshots in hand. Cast and crew will be in town taping scenes throughout Universal Studios, Islands [...]
Universal CityWalk has created a whole new kind of experience for guests who want a quick meal. Housed together in one connected, convenient dining area, Panda Express, Moe’s Southwest Grill and the world’s first Burger King Whopper Bar will be opening next week. “We saw a desire for quick, casual meals among our guests, and [...]
Guiding Light may be looking for you. The show will be filming at Universal later this month and they’re looking to hire actors and non-actors of all ages, types, ethnicities and genders to appear as extras and/or small speaking parts on the CBS soap opera. Guiding Light star Murray Bartlett (Cyrus) and casting director Rob [...]
Here’s an updated look at the three new fast food restaurants going in upstairs at CityWalk. It looks like Panda Express, Moe’s Southwest Grill and BK Whopper Bar will all share the same space and seating. The restaurants are located above Quiet Flight Surf Shop.
NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. unveiled a replica of his No. 88 National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet at CityWalk’s plaza stage yesterday in front of a crowd of National Guardsmen and Universal Orlando guests. Earnhardt was a few minutes late but the Universal host kept the crowd entertained with his jokes and by throwing out hats and [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, will unveil his No. 88 National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet at CityWalk’s plaza stage from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday in front of a crowd of National Guardsmen and Universal Orlando guests. Those in attendance will get to see Earnhardt live on stage with a replica of the car [...]
If you haven’t subscribed yet and you’ll be in the Orlando area, the newest issue (February/March 2009) is now available at the following stores: B. Dalton Booksellers in Pointe Orlando on International Drive. Katie’s Candy Company at Universal CityWalk.
Volume 2, Issue 2 (February / March 2009) of Orlando Attractions Magazine is now available for pre-order! We’re expecting it back from the printer very soon, so orders should be mailed out this week. This new issue includes: • Solving Top Secret Missions with Kim Possible New adventure at Epcot turns guests into undercover agents. • Vehicular [...]
Universal Orlando Resort is inviting Gator fans to continue their celebration this Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 as it hosts the Gators National Championship Celebration Day with special savings and entertainment throughout the day. Universal will become Gator Country as they congratulate the National Champion University of Florida Gator football team. The festivities will include: • [...]
To celebrate the Powerball lottery coming to Florida, CityWalk is holding a Powerball Street Party tonight from 6 to 11 p.m. The first Powerball drawing in Florida will be tonight at 11 p.m. and it’ll be broadcast live throughout CityWalk. There will also be hourly giveaways sponsored by the Florida Lottery, a live band and [...]
From orlandosentinel.com: Universal Orlando is planning to open a Moe’s Southwest Grill and a Panda Express in the newly emerging quick-service food area of CityWalk, officials said last week. The two restaurants bring burritos and other Tex-Mex dishes, and orange chicken and other Asian dishes, to a dining and entertainment district that until now has [...]
At Islands of Adventure, The Grinch and The Whos from Whoville will sing their hearts out about the true meaning of Christmas in the park’s special holiday Grinchmas show – featuring music specially created by holiday music sensation Mannheim Steamroller. Just one park over, guests will line the streets of Universal Studios to see the [...]
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville recently announced the completion of their 2nd floor bar and balcony renovation. This area, formerly the 12 Volt Bar and Balcony, is now a tropical tiki dining experience, complete with palm trees, tiki heads and torches, flat screen TV’s embedded in surf boards, wall murals, thatched roofs and more.
Burger King announced today plans to introduce the world’s first Whopper Bar at Universal CityWalk in Spring 2009. The new concept is a condensed and more contemporary version of the typical Burger King restaurant. It will be located near the main entrance on the second floor adjacent to the theatre. The company-owned and operated Whopper [...]
As an annual passholder, I was invited by Universal to take part in a focus group yesterday. I can’t tell you what we discussed, but I can tell you it wasn’t anything really exciting. After the survey was over, I took a stroll around the park to take these pictures. Our focus group took place [...]
Volume 1, Issue 5 of Orlando Attractions Magazine has arrived and is now for sale! Be sure to visit our Volume 1, Issue 5 page for a free page-by-page preview of the entire issue. Articles inside Volume 1, Issue 5 page include: • Nighttime Activities at the Orlando Parks The party’s just getting started as [...]