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How Universal Orlando is Building Voluntourism into a Vacation Package

September 3, 2014 at 3:45 PM | by | ()

There are plenty of ways to give back while vacationing in Orlando, and now Universal is offering families an option as part of an easy package.

Universal Orlando Resort is offering guests the chance to volunteer at Give Kids The World Village, a cost-free storybook resort for children with life-threatening illnesses, in exchange for discounts on their own vacation.

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Disney Isn't the Only One Raising Theme Park Prices

February 28, 2014 at 7:46 AM | by | ()

Well that didnít take too long. Earlier in the week we were chatting about how prices were increasing at Walt Disney World, and now it looks like the other theme parks just down the interstate are doing the same. We kind of figured this was going to happen, but we guess we just did not expect it to take place so soon after.

Looking to pay for all the new entertainment options and additional Harry Potter stuff, Universal Studios is upping the price of admission at their two theme parks in the Orlando area. It looks like a one-day ticket is now $96 for the big kids and $90 for the little kids, and if youíre looking to hop between the parks on the same day it will be $136 for adults and $90 for children. The prices do not include tax, so expect things to jump right over that $100 level when itís all said and done.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Will Get a Hogwarts Express (and More)!

May 8, 2013 at 3:53 PM | by | ()

If you're a Harry Potter fan even in the slightest, you might want to sit down for this news.

Not only has Universal Studios Orlando today revealed the first image of planned additions to come at The WIzarding World of Harry Potter, but they've announced that the new zone will be connected to the original Wizarding World by a recreation of the Hogwarts Express train.

Here's the full details:

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What's (Maybe) in Store for the Massive Expansion of Universal Orlando's Harry Potter World

March 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM | by | ()

As if Universal Studios wasn't already double-downing on brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks coming to their Hollywood and Japan locations, they've even announced a "significant expansion" going on at the Orlando original WWoHP.

That's about all we know for sure, but it's enough to get the rumor mills whirring.

Here's what's being said about the Orlando Wizarding World expansion right now:

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A Skull with Hair Just Arrived in the Mail

Where: 8504 Universal Boulevard [map], Orlando, FL, United States, 32819
September 26, 2012 at 12:32 PM | by | ()

Yup. Opened a box to find some sort of skull head and it felt very much like a Brad Pitt in Seven moment. This head, however, was not that of Gwyneth Paltrow; this skull belonged to Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 22. The annual event will take place on select nights between September 21 and October 31st.

This year visitors will try to survive hordes of AMC's The Walking Dead, an Alice Cooper created haunted house, and a Penn & Teller magic trick gone wrong, amongst other experiences.

The skull we received still had hair on it, and the accompanying note said "don't worry, hair continues to grow long after death." UmÖyeah.

For the scoop on what Five US Amusement Parks are doing this Halloween, check out our previous story here.

[Photo: Jaunted]