Spooky Empire, the annual thriller and horror convention, has announced the reunion of the cast of “Sixteen Candles” with the attendance of Molly Ringwald, John and Joan Cusack, and Anthony Michael Hall during their convention at The Hyatt Regency Orlando. [Read more…]
If you miss Jaws, Back to the Future, and other blockbuster rides from the early days of Universal Studios Florida, head over to Universal Orlando’s website to see their new page paying tribute to the resort’s retired attractions. [Read more…]
By Banks Lee
“Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No” aired on SyFy last night, giving us plenty of shark-related destruction from Washington DC to right here in Central Florida. [Read more…]
Muggles (AKA non-magical folks) making their way through The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida probably won’t even notice several references to the area’s former tenant. The Jaws ride closed in early 2012 to make way for the Harry Potter expansion, but “Jaws” isn’t totally gone. [Read more…]
Walls have been taken down today at Universal Studios Florida, revealing the London waterfront facades that are part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley expansion.
Earlier today, Universal Parks & Resorts launched their latest app entitled, Universal ScreenPlay. It is an augmented reality experience for guests visiting Universal Parks & Resorts by letting them experience their favorite Universal movies and characters in a new way.
Construction continues on the recently announced Transformers: The Ride attraction and the former Jaws area, rumored to be a Wizarding World of Harry Potter London area including a Grignotts Bank roller coaster, at Universal Studios Florida. The photo above shows the partially enclosed building for the rumored coaster. [Read more…]
It’s pajama party week! Join hosts Heather Leonardi and A. Ali Flores for this week’s Orlando-area theme park and attraction news.
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We have a video showing a unique view from the air of construction of the former Amity Island/Jaws area at Universal Studios and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Blueprints have also been found online that show what and where buildings might be going in the former Jaws place. [Read more…]
This issue features Sorcerer Mickey (or Apprentice Mickey, as his card calls him) from the new Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card game. Inside you’ll find everything you need to know to play the game and stop the Disney villains from taking over the park. Our other big story is a feature on the history of the Jaws ride at Universal Studios.
Plus you’ll find much more from all your favorite attractions. [Read more…]
This week’s theme park and Orlando attractions news brought to you by hosts A. Ali Flores and Heather Leonardi.
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The Jaws ride had its final voyage last night. Many fans were on hand to get their last rides and say goodbye to the whole Amity area as it closed to make way for new attractions. We were among the lucky 48 who were able to get a ticket to “Jaws – The Final Voyage” and be on the very last boat around the harbor (video below). [Read more…]
It appears someone at Universal Orlando has anonymously shared plans for the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion at Universal Orlando with Robert Niles of ThemeParkInsider.com. The detailed plans call for a Gringotts Bank ride, a large restaurant and more at the Amity and Jaws area, which is closing Monday. [Read more…]
By Kevin Yee
The SeaWorld Orlando penguin exhibit will be replaced by a ride in the coming months and years, so we swung by to document the building and exhibit as it exists now (the puffin exhibit is already closed). We did the same for Jaws at Universal, which is rumored to be replaced by an expansion to Harry Potter. In both parks, we also stopped to document “new to us” items as we came across them. [Read more…]
The last time to ride Jaws, and walk through the town of Amity at Universal Studios will be 9 p.m. Jan. 2, 2012. Universal has stated new attraction experience will replace it. While they haven’t said what that will be, rumors suggest it may be more Wizarding World of Harry Potter. [Read more…]