Tag: Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Disney’s New Star Tours: A HYPE-rspace Free Review

Disney’s New Star Tours: A HYPE-rspace Free Review

| June 1, 2011 | 5 Replies

Take home message: pick up your Fast Pass for Toy Story Mania first The Disney PR hype machine is working overtime to pump up the Star Tours attraction that re-opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World on May 20th, 2011.  Disney is banking on the excitement of the Star Wars franchise to offset [...]

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Universal Orlando News, Notes, and Nuggets

Universal Orlando News, Notes, and Nuggets

| May 5, 2011 | 1 Reply

The Universal Orlando Resort has recently released some current news, attraction updates, and information.  Here are a few brief updates about what’s happening inside the resort.  Don’t forget!  You can live the adventure too!  On Saturday evening December 10th, 2011 Dreams Unlimited Travel and the DIS are renting out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter section of [...]

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Creative Lead for Universal’s Harry Potter Ride Promoted

Creative Lead for Universal’s Harry Potter Ride Promoted

| January 27, 2011 | 1 Reply

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 [...]

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The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman 12 Years Later

The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman 12 Years Later

| January 23, 2011 | 7 Replies

“How in the world did they do that?”  Those were the words I uttered when I walked off the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman attraction at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in April of 1999.  I was so curious and excited I had to jump back into the standby line to experience this attraction again.  Never [...]

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Harry Potter and the Stifling Horde: Summer 2010 Review

Harry Potter and the Stifling Horde: Summer 2010 Review

| October 3, 2010 | 9 Replies

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 [...]

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Interview With Thierry Coup, VP of Universal Creative, Part 3

Interview With Thierry Coup, VP of Universal Creative, Part 3

| September 7, 2010 | Reply

A Total Recall of his Forbidden Journey Part 3 of 3: Wizard of Universal In Part 1 of my interview with theme park designer Thierry Coup, Vice President of Creative Development for Universal Creative, he discussed his early years as a theme park attractions designer with Walt Disney Imagineering.  In Part 2, he described his [...]

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Interview With Thierry Coup, VP of Universal Creative, Part 2

Interview With Thierry Coup, VP of Universal Creative, Part 2

| September 6, 2010 | 1 Reply

A Total Recall of his Forbidden Journey Part 2 of 3: Does Whatever a Spider Can In Part 1 of my interview with theme park designer Thierry Coup, Vice President of Creative Development for Universal Creative, he discussed his background in film special effects and his early years as a theme park attractions designer with [...]

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