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Is Universal Studios Florida getting ready to Simpsonize the International Food & Film Festival?
Earlier this month when I was down at Universal Studios Florida for the " Transformers The Ride - 3D " press event, a longtime Universal cast member pulled me aside and suggested that -- as part of that trip -- I make an effort to swing by that theme park's International Food & Film...
13 Nov 2012
It's official. "Transformers - The Ride 3D" to open at Universal Studios Florida for the Summer of 2013
It was a quiet, grey November day yesterday at Universal Studios Florida ... Photo by Jim Hill Which was kind of impressive unto itself. Given that the night before had been October 31st, Halloween, the very last night of operation for this year's edition of Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights...
2 Nov 2012
Universal Orlando Resort gets ready for its 17th annual Mardi Gras celebration
There must have been a few confused tourists at Universal Orlando earlier today. Given the whales ... ... and polar bears that were parked right outside of the entrance of Universal Studios Florida this morning ... ... you have to wonder how many tourists thought (at least for a moment) that they had...
10 Feb 2012
Magic Kingdom presents an abbreviated "Dream," Blue Man Group regroups
January used to be the start of the slow season at the stateside Disney Parks. How so? So slow that - immediately after New Year's Day -- Disneyland Park wouldn't even open on Mondays & Tuesdays. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved Which -- as far as the maintenance crew...
23 Jan 2012
Zombie 101 or What I learned from covering Universal Studios Florida's Media "Boo" Camp
Earlier this month, the Universal Orlando Resort invited JHM to take part in their Media "Boo" Camp. Meaning that one lucky representative from this website got to be a Universal scare-actor at this year's Halloween Horror Nights for one evening. The last time I went to HHN for JHM, things...
20 Oct 2010
Going from “Boo!” to Blue at the Universal Orlando Resort
Still working your way through the last of the Halloween candy, eh? Well, before we all totally transition away from trick-or-treating to Turkey Time, I’ll share a Halloween Horror Night-related story that you may have missed. Copyright 2009 Universal Orlando. All Rights Reserved Do you recall the theme...
10 Nov 2009
Frightening Friday: Attend Boo Camp at Universal Studios Florida ...
Did you ever wonder what it might be like to be one of those scare-actors at Universal Studios Florida ? You know, one of those guys who comes lurching out of the shadows on Halloween Horror Nights and then frightens some poor unsuspecting tourist? Well, this past week, the nice folks who work in Public...
9 Oct 2009
Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 19: Ripped From the Screen gets underway this evening
There are all sorts of rituals associated with the opening of a brand-new show. Take – for example – how veteran performers will wish each other well on opening night. They never say “Good Luck” or “Have a good show.” They always say “Break a leg.” Well, the Universal Orlando Resort has its own rituals...
25 Sep 2009
Michael Roddy's ready to take you behind-the-screams at Halloween Horror Nights 19
How's this for a twist on social media? Universal Orlando has just set up a Facebook fan page for Halloween Horror Nights . Which is this seasonal USF event that typically features tons of performers who look as though they've just had their faces ripped off. If you can get past that grisly irony, then...
27 Aug 2009
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