A Look Back at the 2014 Theme Park Highlights

Looking Back in Retrospect

Looking Back in Retrospect

For Orlando Theme Park fans, the Year 2014 is unique in many exciting ways. I think the world-famous Parks here had taken some impressive leaps in making our dream vacations even more special and memorable. 2014 is the Year when for the first time muggles at Universal Orlando were able to experience the iconic multi-park ride-adventure onboard the famous Hoghwart Express. And this is also the Year when visitors at WDW (Walt Disney World) had the opportunity to use the most magical wristbands offered by the Company as part of the billion dollar NextGen Theme Park Experience and Ride Reservation System.

Moreover, among the many great events and attractions that had joined the Parks in 2014, I think first it was the advent of The Disney Festival of Fantassy Parade that had changed the way we look at Disney Parades. The new Parade came as a replacement of the old Celebrate a Dream Come True Procession in Magic Kingdom and becomes the most sought-after attraction in no time, celebrating the stories and characters of New Fantasyland with the all new floats, costumes, music and much more. The family coaster-train Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is another unique New Fantasyland attraction that had unleashed an entirely new kind of ride experience for fans and families.

The phase-wise launched of MyMagic+ and FastPass+ Program is perhaps the biggest experience that WDW fans had come across in 2014. The new initiative is aimed at enhancing vacation experiences like never before. One of the most important components of the Program is the MagicBand which serves as your ticket, room keys, credit cards and more.

Another 2014 highlight is the Frozen attraction that had gripped almost all of WDW. Started just as a meet and greet prelude to the release of Disney’s blockbuster animation, Frozen breaks all records in no time. And the excitement and popularity of Anna & Elsa is such that their presence becomes a craze everywhere across the Parks, be it at the Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom or at the Epcot for that matter.

Again at Universal Orlando Resort it was like the whole world is waiting for the birth of another most incredible theme park experience ever. And when Diagon Alley opens in the summer of 2014, fans’ excitements touch a new height. And the record crowd as sighted around the new attraction since the launch tells it all.

Whether it’s the grand opening of the most anticipated Diagon Alley with attractions such as The Harry Potter and Escape from Gringotts Ride or the completion of WDW’s epic expansion of New Fantassyland with first of its kind dark-rides such as the legendary Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride as the last of the expansion activities or more, 2014 is a year full of great anticipations and surprises that brings to life a new era of theme park experience.

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Getting Bigger and More Exciting For the Muggles

New Diagon Ally at Universal Orlando Resort

New Diagon Ally at Universal Orlando Resort

The Official Ticket Center ~ Being a great fan of the world famous Boy Wizard and his amazing world of magic, I am very much excited about the new Harry Potter Expansions at the Universal Studios Florida Park. The prospect of exploring the London side of the story where you will be visiting the Diagon Alley or take a dark ride through the Gringotts vaults, or better still the opportunity to ride on the real Hogarth Express is incredible. And often the anticipation of a surprising journey from London’s King’s Cross station to Hogsmeade Village keeps me excited about an experience that can revolutionize the very nature of theme-park-entertainment today. Thanks to Universal Orlando for coming up with such a historic and world’s first ever multi-park fun initiative in honor of its most prized possession.

The new Diagon Alley attractions include two of the most promising Harry Potter rides for the muggles at Universal Orlando. Inspired with next-gen style animation and interactivity the Gringotts dark ride will take you through the Gringotts vaults, where guests will have encounters with dark wizards, including Voldemort. The most surprising Hogwarts Express ride on the other hand will connect visitors and guests with the two Potter Worlds- the new Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida park and the original Hogsmeade in the Islands of Adventure section of the Resort.

The original Wizarding World of Harry Potter is undoubtedly the most successful theme-park-entertainment initiative on part of Universal Orlando Resort. Since inception, it has been the centerpiece attraction and an object of great envy for the other big contenders in the business. Whether it’s the most amazing Hogwarts Castle or the Forbidden Journey Ride, Universal’s Creative team had left no stone unturned in bringing to life the most inspiring adventures of JK Rowlling’s world famous Harry Potter stories. Truly a visit to the Potter Land at the Islands of Adventure Park is a dream come true experience.

Moreover, the creation of such widely fancied attraction has changed the way we will perceive Universal Studios forever. In fact the Potter World proves to be a game changer for the Resort. The sudden increase in visits, including the overwhelming response from fans and visitors, and the high returns on investments of such repute had set a new bench-mark in the theme park industry today. The level of competition is being raised so high that even bigger challengers in the business like the Disney World is being forced to re-think. And while the competitors are trying their best to score an edge over the other, Universal is prudent enough to lead the way with the new Harry Potter Expansions.

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Orlando’s New Springfield Expansion Takes Simpsons Experience to the Next Level

The New Simpsons Springfield USA Now Open

The New Simpsons Springfield USA Now Open

The Official Ticket Center ~ It seems Universal Studios Orlando is all set to hit new records every now and then. Achieving milestones one after another becomes a constant trend for the premier Theme Park today. After the much anticipated Transformers -The Ride 3D attraction with a whooping one million riders in just over a month since inception, it’s time again to win more laurels and visits with the new Springfield Area expansion program. While most of the new expansion features were already launched for the public, the Park is confident of bringing a new joy to generations of Simpsons’ fans.

For Universal guests and visitors the Simpsons Experience is not just the same old adventure-ride any more, it’s all about exploring the entire world of the Simpsons in real-time. For the first time ever, fans visiting this area will be able to live and breathe Springfield like the characters themselves. Thanks to Universal Orlando for bringing to life the experiences of America’s most favorite animated family show.

The new “Springfield USA” welcomes you to the bright and colorful city and the hometown of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson. Once inside, there lays a whole new world of iconic landmarks from the famous Simpsons Episodes; all ready to greet you like never before. Imagine walking in the streets of a dream town only seen on television until today. Imagine the sight of the statue of Jebediah Springfield as you approach the dream town, or having a seat at Moe’s Tavern or enjoying a Krusty Burger or go nuts for donuts at Lard Lad, everything you encounter at the new Springfield will take your Simpsons experience to the next level.

The Simpsons Springfield Expansion is on the verge of completion and almost all of the features already opened to the public with the exception of the two upcoming attractions namely – Kang & Kodos’ and Twirl ‘n’ Hurl. It was just a couple of months earlier, as part of the expansion program we saw the opening of The Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard that comprises of the Cletus’ Chicken Shack, Krusty Burger, Moe’s Tavern, Frying Dutchman, and Luigi’s Pizza. And later it was The Simpsons waterfront area that comes alive with the home to Lard Lad Donuts, Duff Gardens, Bumblebee Man’s Tacos and more.

Moreover, despite a couple of features still to open, the response to the new Springfield Expansions is tremendous. And it is good to know that the new Area is already being praised of as a win- win initiative by many. Truly, the Simpsons command’s the most lofted position in the list of Universal attractions now. A must visit themed-area that combines the best of America’s most ground-breaking and innovative entertainment franchise.

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Countdown for Universal Orlando’s Transformers Ride Is About to Begin

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Transformers Universal Studios Orlando

The greatest Intergalactic Battle Ride fantasy is joining the list of amazing ride attractions at Universal Studios Orlando soon. Come summer 2013 the Universal resort in Florida will have its newest and most thrilling action-packed ride ever. The blockbuster attraction Transformers: The Ride-3D is slated for a summertime opening and according to the Park officials everything is on track for the grand opening. The much anticipated attraction ride is based on the famous Transformers Brand and is expected to boost the level of adventure rides to newer heights.

It’s time for guests to prepare for the greatest battle ride experience now, where larger- than -life characters – the likes of Autobots and the Decepticons will put you right in the middle of a never ending battle of good and evil. Universal Studios Orlando fans will come face to face with Megatron for the first time and join Optimus Prime and the Autobots in the epic fight to save the World. However, the exact date for the opening still remains undisclosed. While the world awaits Universal’s official announcement for the opening, guests at the Park are already enjoying the sights of some of the famous characters from the movie outside the newly erected Transformers building. Two of the leading characters – Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are making their appearances, meeting and greeting guests at irregular intervals. Moreover, after entertaining visitors for months now, the two famous characters have a new rival in the form of Megatron of late.

The Transformers: The Ride-3D at the Orlando Park is the third of its kind that Universal is opening after it proves to be a big hit in the other Universal parks in Singapore and Hollywood. The thrilling battle ride is same in all the three parks, but Universal Studios Orlando being the latest one in adding the same enjoys the advantage of improvising the ride with superior technologies which others don’t. Park officials believed that the Orlando version will offer a more rich experience than the predecessors. With the use of high-definition 3D integration and 45 feet tall screens, including life-like HD CGI media and more, it is expected to bring the non-stop actions of the films to life.

It’s good to know that Universal is doing well in keeping the excitement alive for the upcoming Ride. The buzz had been around since March when the famous Transformers characters were rolled out for entertainment one after another. Also the Transformers gift shop- the Supply Vault which is officially opened up, welcoming guests for weeks now. With everything is on place and construction walls removed from the high-tech industrial looking Transformers building, fans will be excited to hear that much awaited official opening date for sure.

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Lynard Skynard Live at Universal Studios Orlando

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