Universal Orlando confirms June 5 phased re-opening; virtual queues, limited attendance, no-touch payments
May22

Universal Orlando confirms June 5 phased re-opening; virtual queues, limited attendance, no-touch payments

Universal Parks & Resorts today confirmed plans to begin a phased reopening of Universal Orlando Resort beginning June 5, 2020. Amid continued concerns about COVID-19 coronavirus transmission, Universal promises the reopening will be carefully managed and include a wide range of new and enhanced best-practice health, safety and hygiene procedures based on guidelines from the CDC and health officials. The reopening will include...

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Universal Studios confirms phased re-opening; temperature checks, face coverings, free parking
May12

Universal Studios confirms phased re-opening; temperature checks, face coverings, free parking

Universal Orlando Resort has provided the latest details surrounding its policies and procedures for their COVID-19 coronavirus response. On Thursday, May 14, 2020, Universal Orlando’s CityWalk will begin limited operation of select venues, marking the occasion as as the “first steps toward reopening our destination.” The full statement is found below with bolding by us for emphasis. The health and safety of our guests and...

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Universal Studios closures extended through at least May 31, updates on Team Member pay, benefits
Apr09

Universal Studios closures extended through at least May 31, updates on Team Member pay, benefits

Universal Studios has confirmed additional closures through at least May 31 for both of its properties in Orlando and Hollywood. Part of Universal’s updated statement on the COVID-19 coronavirus closures follow below. We are extending the closure of Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood at least through May 31 as we continue to respond to current conditions and make the health and safety of team members and...

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Universal Studios extends COVID-19 coronavirus closures to April 19 in Orlando, Hollywood
Mar24

Universal Studios extends COVID-19 coronavirus closures to April 19 in Orlando, Hollywood

After originally stating an optimistic “end of March” reopening date for its parks in Orlando and Hollywood, Universal Studios confirmed today that the closures have now been extended through April 19, 2020. The change comes on the heels of Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair making similar although more conservative announcements of Mid-May openings. Although Disney initially led the charge as the first major theme...

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Universal Parks confirm closures through end of March, hotels and CityWalk to remain open on both coasts
Mar12

Universal Parks confirm closures through end of March, hotels and CityWalk to remain open on both coasts

In step with the Disney Parks around the world, Universal Parks confirmed today that they will be temporarily closing their parks through the end of the month effective this weekend. The hotels and Universal CityWalk will remain open. UPDATE: 3/16, 12:30pm: Universal has updated their policy regarding closures. As we continue to make the health and safety of our guests and team members our top priority and be responsive to current...

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POSTPONED: ‘Peacock Live!’ event at Universal Studios Hollywood aims to reschedule
Mar07

POSTPONED: ‘Peacock Live!’ event at Universal Studios Hollywood aims to reschedule

The inaugural Peacock Live! festival at Universal Studios Hollywood has been postponed. Oiginally slated to take place takes place on the legendary Universal Studios backlot from March 28-29, 2020 the event aimed at promoting NBC’s new digital streaming service was set to include panels and talent appearances amongst other surprises. RELATED POST ‘Peacock Live!’ confirms talent and panel line-up for Universal Studios Hollywood...

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Universal Hollywood confirms new details for ‘The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!’, opening date
Feb20

Universal Hollywood confirms new details for ‘The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!’, opening date

Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed today several details and the opening date for the upcoming The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! attraction! RELATED POST ‘The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!’ attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood New Details / Opening Date Opening March 27, the promising new attraction will feature 64 technologically-advanced animated figures to this all-new tech-savvy ride based on...

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THE WALKING DEAD horror attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood to close March 4
Feb18

THE WALKING DEAD horror attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood to close March 4

Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed via email today that THE WALKING DEAD, a year-round horror walk-through attraction in the park’s Upper Lot, will close permanently March 4, 2020. “After many years of thrilling guests, ‘The Walking Dead’ attraction will close on March 4. The area, now referred to as Pets Place, has been reimagined to accommodate the arrival of the new ride, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! We...

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‘Peacock Live!’ confirms talent and panel line-up for Universal Studios Hollywood event
Feb05

‘Peacock Live!’ confirms talent and panel line-up for Universal Studios Hollywood event

The previously announced Peacock Live! festival at Universal Studios Hollywood is just around the corner and several of the panels and talent appearances during the event have been confirmed! The first-ever two-day fan festival takes place March 28-29, 2020 on the legendary Universal Studios backlot. RELATED POST Universal Studios Hollywood hosting launch party for Peacock Live! streaming service Panels Saturday, March 28 Panel times...

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PICTORIAL: Universal Studios Hollywood rings in the 2020 Lunar New Year with updated offerings
Jan24

PICTORIAL: Universal Studios Hollywood rings in the 2020 Lunar New Year with updated offerings

Universal Studios Hollywood has been perfecting their Lunar New Year celebration each year, and for 2020 the the Year of the Rat (this isn’t Disneyland y’all), is the strongest one yet. Some mainstays return, like Mandarin-speaking Megatron, wishing trees, Kung Fu Panda meet-n-greets, seasonal costumes for Hello Kitty and the Minions. No new components were added, but focusing on improvements, like big upgrades to the Mr....

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