Orlando, Fla. (May 19, 2011) – Universal Orlando Resort today announced that its newest attraction will be based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s blockbuster 3-D-CGI feature “Despicable Me,” bringing minions, mayhem and a whole new level of 3-D family fun to its guests. The “Despicable Me” experience will replace the Jimmy Neutron attraction at Universal Studios Florida. Continue reading
NASA officials announced on 4/12/11 that Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has been selected to permanently display space shuttle Atlantis upon retirement of the Space Shuttle Program. Atlantis, one of three orbiters in the space shuttle fleet, will fly the last scheduled space shuttle mission before being retired in 2011.
The $100 million exhibit for Atlantis will be the marquee element of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s 10-year master plan. Initial design concepts for the 65,000 square-foot home for the space-flown orbiter include viewing the space shuttle “in flight,” showing how the spacecraft worked in space and providing a unique vantage point for guests to look at the complex vehicle up close. Complementing the orbiter display will be interactive features reflecting major accomplishments of the Space Shuttle Program, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station.
Officials with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex plan to break ground on Atlantis’ new home in 2012 with a grand opening planned for 2013. The orbiter home will be located in the Shuttle Plaza at the main Visitor Complex; incorporating the Shuttle Launch Experience attraction. To purchase your Kennedy Space Center Tickets, please call our office toll free at 1-877-406-4836 TODAY.
Islands of Adventure ~ Recently I was over at the newest addition to the Orlando theme parks, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter inside Universal Orlando’s, Islands of Adventure theme park. What amazed me the most was that we were there at 8:30 am and we were not alone. As we sat there we got to talking with a few of the families that were there waiting with their mugs of coffee and asked them what they were going to do first. Continue reading
Most of the travelers, who come to see the Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, actually think that it is its own park when in reality it is its own little section at Universal Orlando’s, Islands of Adventure theme park. If you buy Islands of Adventure tickets, Harry Potter comes with it. I would say that on any given day, I personally receive a hand full of people’s calls that are planning their Orlando vacation and want to buy Harry Potter theme park tickets and I have to explain to them that there is NO Harry Potter theme park. Continue reading
Universal Studios tickets and Islands of Adventure tickets are not the same. Many people on a daily basis call my office and ask to buy Harry Potter theme park tickets and at this point I have to put on my vacation planner face and start my class on the types of tickets that there are over at the Universal Orlando Resort. This is the part of my job that I love the most. First thing I need to tell them is that Harry Potter is not a Orlando theme park, but a section in Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park.
According to the Universal Orlando Resort Facebook page, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has reached 1 million riders in record time. The newest attraction at Islands of Adventure’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter introduces new robotic arm technology and has guests flying with Harry through elaborate life-like scenes from the famous book series.
Check out this video released by Universal: Continue reading
For months, Potterheads and theme park enthusiasts have been following the development of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter closely, as various construction photos and videos have been leaked and as rumors flew around like Golden Snitches. Universal employees and hotel guests got early sneak peeks a few weeks ago, and for the past couple of weeks, guests lucky enough to be present at Islands of Adventure were able to experience the WWoHP during its soft opening. I was one of those lucky guests! Continue reading
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando, FL. ~ For the legions of Harry Potter fans expected to descend on Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer, riding roller coasters is only part of the draw. Just as important is the ability to sip a butterbeer ($3), sample a chocolate frog ($10) and be outfitted with a magic wand ($29). Continue reading
Attractions Magazine has posted a ton of videos from within Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which is opening for Universal Orlando Hotel guests this week. WWoHP is set to open at Islands of Adventure on June 18th and will be included with general park admission and with your purchase of Discount Islands of Adventure Tickets.
Check out this video of a boy being chosen by a wand at Ollivanders, and many more on the Attractions Magazine YouTube Channel!