Saturday, June 18, 2011, marked the one year anniversary of the Grand Opening of the highly anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park. Universal marked the occasion with a small ceremony at 9:23 am, the exact time of the opening. Some of the guests on hand enjoyed free [...]
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Yesterday I was invited to visit the all new Grand Reef at Discovery Cove in Orlando, FL. Discovery Cove is an all inclusive tropical retreat where you can swim with dolphins, snorkel and experience a beautiful under sea world of exotic fish and graceful sting rays, see exotic birds, or just relax and enjoy the [...]
Cue the Dirty Dancing theme, “I… Had… the Slime of my life, and I’ve never slimed this way before…” Last year I took a Daddy/Daughter trip to Orlando – just me and my two girls (ages 9 and 12). On previous trips to Florida we would pass the Nickelodeon Suites on our way to Walt Disney World property. The [...]
Thursday, January 27th, Universal Orlando Resort announced Thierry Coup, creative director for the wildly popular Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction, was named Senior Vice President of the Creative Studio at Universal Creative. Coup started his career creating special effects for film before he was invited by Walt Disney Imagineering to create attractions for Disneyland Resort [...]
Disney Imagineering Legend Bob Gurr reports on Podcast Cruise 2.0 Disney Legend Bob Gurr was one of the special invited guests of the DIS Unplugged for Podcast Cruise 2.0. He gave an exclusive presentation with fellow Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway during the 4 night cruise. Continue after for his unique perspective on the events.
When planning our 2010 family summer vacation there was no question where we were headed. My girls, Maggie (age 12) and Evie (age 9), are huge Harry Potter fans. When they heard about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, they begged and pleaded to go. We knew it [...]
Take a handful of creative types, chain them in a room with an ink board and yellow legal pad, and what do you get? Halloween Horror Nights, one of the most terrifying, nightmarish, and outrageous Halloween events in the country. Recently, I was able to talk with Universal Orlando’s Mike Aiello, Show Director for Halloween [...]