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Top Ten Must Do’s at Universal Studios Florida

You’re at Universal Orlando’s Universal Studios Florida. What do you need to do that will leave everyone at home wishing they were you? Here are the top ten must do’s at Universal Studios Florida:

1. Join Your Favorite Wizards on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

Plunge into the depths of Diagon Alley’s famed Gringotts bank as you encounter dragons, trolls, and Voldemort himself.

2. Practice Performing Spells at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

Witches and wizards can practice their spell casting throughout The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Haven’t had a wand choose you yet? Be sure to check out Ollivanders or Wands by Gregorovitch when you arrive.

3. Become an actual Minion on Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

Gru is recruiting Minions for his latest scheme, and good news: it looks like you’re the perfect candidate.

4. Head to Studio 6B for Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

Visit the famed Studio 6B for a unique tour of the Big Apple. Don’t forget to stop and smell the pizza.

5. Jam out on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Select a song and prepare to rock on this coaster that takes you up a 90-degree angle before dropping you back down at 65 mph.

6. Help Optimus Prime and Bumblebee save mankind on Transformers: The Ride 3-D

It’s time for someone to take down Megatron and the Decepticons, and that someone could be you.

7. Dare to Eat an Entire Lard Lad Donut in The Simpsons’ Springfield, U.S.A.

Giant pink-iced donuts, Brain Freezin’ D’oh-Nut Sundaes, delectable cupcakes… Need we say more?

8. Flee From the Evil Imhotep on Revenge of the Mummy

Forwards or backwards – you’ll barely be able to tell which way you’re moving on this dark coaster. All you’ll care about is avoiding the swarm of insects, mummies, fire…

9. Boogie down with popular characters in the Superstar Parade

Seriously. Where else can you dance with Gru and the Minions, Dora and Diego, plus the one and only SpongeBob SquarePants?

10. Wipe out the scum of the universe on MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack

Aliens have taken over New York and we’re arming you with a blaster to zap them into oblivion. Rack up points and get ready for a lifetime of bragging rights.

What are your favorite must do’s at Universal Studios Florida experiences? Tell us in the comments below!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Sneak Peek of Fast & Furious- Supercharged Coming to Universal Studios Florida

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Sneak Peek of Fast & Furious- Supercharged Coming to Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando’s newest attraction Fast & Furious – Supercharged will be opening soon in Universal Studios Florida. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into the Fast & Furious films with supercharged cars, an original storyline and your favorite characters. Here’s a sneak peek of Fast & Furious – Supercharged.

From the moment you enter the attraction, you’ll become immersed in the storyline. You’ll encounter Dom’s iconic car parked out front of the new home base of operations for the Fast & Furious family.

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Once inside, you’ll get to explore familiar scenes from the films like Tej’s high-tech War Room, where you learn more about your mission.

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And of course, garages filled with souped-up cars designed by Dennis McCarthy, the man behind the vehicles created for the films. Several of the cars you’ll see are from the Fast & Furious movies. You’ll even come across an all-new vehicle designed exclusive for the attraction – Letty’s Turbo Truck!

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If you’re a car fanatic, keep your eye out for modifications that only a true fan would recognize. I’m not what you would call “car savvy”, but it was pretty cool to walk through and see it all.

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Keep checking back for more updates on this new attraction opening soon!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Rock the Universe 2018 Returns to Universal Studios on September 7 and 8

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Florida’s biggest Christian music festival returns to Universal Orlando Resort this fall, and I am so excited for all of the incredible artists coming this year! On September 7 and 8, 2018, Rock the Universe 2018 is back for a weekend filled with faith and worship in the exhilarating atmosphere of Universal Studios Florida.

This year’s incredible talent line-up features some of the genre’s biggest names like Casting Crowns, Jesus Culture and TobyMac. If that doesn’t get you excited enough, check out the full line-up below for Rock the Universe 2018.

Friday, September 7, 2018

  • Jesus Culture
  • TobyMac
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Red
  • Zach Williams
  • Trip Lee

Saturday, September 8, 2018

  • Casting Crowns
  • For King & Country
  • Family Force 5
  • Brandon Heath
  • Andy Mineo
  • Ryan Stevenson

The fun doesn’t stop in-between sets! Your admission to Rock the Universe 2018 includes access to Universal Studios’ thrilling attractions like Revenge of the MummyHollywood Rip Ride Rockit and the all-new, high-octane ride, Fast & Furious – Supercharged, which is opening this spring.

You’ll also have access to the FanZone presented by Coca-Cola. Here you can enjoy even more live performances, attend autograph sessions with your favorite performing acts and more. It’s going to be an epic weekend you won’t want to miss.

Tickets for this event will go on sale for Rock the Universe 2018 soon. Stay tuned for more updates on this year’s Rock the Universe at Universal Orlando. See you there!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Don’t Miss Live Entertainment at Universal Studios Florida

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Don’t Miss Live Entertainment at Universal Studios Florida

I don’t know about you but in-between defying gravity on thrill rides, it can be nice to take a break and walk around taking in the atmosphere of Universal Orlando Resort. Along with Universal’s Superstar Parade, you can now be entertained while you’re on your stroll through Universal Studios Florida with new performances and live entertainment at Universal Studios Florida bringing the streets to life!

From throwing it back to the silver screen with Marilyn & the Diamond Bellas to rockin’ with the Beat Builders, there is incredible entertainment for every Tom, Dick, and Harry.

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My personal favorite is the aca-awesome Sing It! Here, dynamic vocalists compete in a “riff-off”—and enlist your help—in a battle for acapella supremacy. This treat for the ears features hits from summer chart-toppers such as, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” to classics like, “Don’t Stop Believin’”.

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Also in New York, share the silver screen with Hollywood’s Bombshell as Marilyn & the Diamond Bellas perform her classic songs with a Star-Spangled Flair.

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Just on the edge of New York City streets before heading to San Francisco, you’ll find the Beat Builders. This lively percussion group incorporates the materials and equipment from a construction site to create jams that echo through the streets.

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And last, but certainly not least, is the high flying, fish tossing, Flying Fish Market. Located in San Francisco, you can stop by for the Halibut and stay for the acrobatic awesomeness.

Check your Park Map on your next visit for show times to enjoy a performance in the streets.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

2017 Dates for Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort Announced

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2017 Dates for Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort Announced

In just a few months, it will be time to let the good times roll as Universal Orlando’s annual Mardi Gras celebration returns to Universal Studios Florida. 2017 Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort will offer a bigger party than ever before with 49 nights spanning from February 4 through March 24, 2017!

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And next year, Universal is changing things up a bit. Mardi Gras will run for a total of 49 consecutive nights from February 4 to March 24.

That means you’ll have 49 nights to catch as many beads as possible during the dazzling Mardi Gras parade.

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…49 nights to interact with Mardi Gras characters and hear live music from bands straight from The Big Easy…

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…49 nights to enjoy the delicious authentic Cajun cuisine in the French Quarter Courtyard, like jambalaya, gumbo and more…

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And on 12 select nights, some of the biggest names in music will take the stage for live concerts. Stay tuned – the concert lineup for Mardi Gras 2017 will be revealed in the next few months.

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Mardi Gras is included in admission to Universal Studios Florida. Will you be in Florida next year to celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Meet Kubo and The Two Strings Characters at Universal Orlando Resort

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Meet Kubo and The Two Strings Characters at Universal Orlando Resort

Telling larger than life stories is one thing, but living them is another. Now you can meet Kubo, Beetle and Monkey from Kubo and the Two Strings at Universal Studios Florida this summer for a limited time through August 19.

From the creators of The Boxtrolls and Paranorman comes a story of Kubo, a scrappy, shamisen-shredding 12-year-old with magical powers he’s only beginning to unlock. Kubo joins forces with Beetle (part samurai, part insect and all warrior) and Monkey (a loyal guardian and fierce protector) on a quest to save his family.

Kubo, Beetle and Monkey make daily appearances at the Character Party Zone, just outside Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show in Universal Studios, as well as on the title float during Universal’s Superstar Parade at 7pm each night.

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Be sure to check out the face paint stations throughout Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where you will be able to choose from designs of each character and rock your favorite all day long!

Kubo didn’t choose how his story began. But on August 19, he will decide how it ends. While you’re waiting for the quest to begin, enjoy the trailer below then come out to meet Kubo and his friends at Universal Studios Florida.

Are you going to meet Kubo and The Two Strings Characters at Universal Orlando Resort this summer?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote.