Wednesday, May 20, 2015

UOR Permit Update: Project 727

Good afternoon everyone! I'm here to bring you news on the Universal Project front, with a new project number from the permit site. Today, Project 727 has appeared on the permitting site, labeled only as "building renovation".
We were told in the past that Project 727 would be the long-rumored replacement for Twister, believed to be a Jimmy Fallon/Soarin' type mashup revolving around New York City. yes, we're serious.

We're fairly sure this is a big project and not something small as a member of Universal Creative who was head of Ride and Show for the planning of Universal Moscow is the lead for the project.

As always, follow @Parkscope for more information as it becomes available.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Halloween Horror Nights 25

Jack's back. Today Universal Orlando Resort teased Halloween Horror Nights 25, with 9 houses, 5 scare zones, two roaming hoards of scare actors, and two shows. They're promising twice the amount of scare actors in each zone, along with a record 30 day event this year. More news as houses and scare zones get announced up until the debut of the event September 17th.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Walt Disney World Permit Update: Wilderness Lodge Bungalows

Welp, hot off the creation of the Polynesian DVC Bungalows, it looks like Disney isn't wasting any time building its next set of waterfront DVC locations, this time along Bay Lake at the Wilderness Lodge, at least according to plans filed at the water management site, which can be seen below.
As always, follow @Parkscope for more updates.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

4.6- Nintendo and Kong

We have a full house today with Joe, Mike, Nick, Sean, and Drew from Skull Island: Rise of Kong. Nintendo at Universal (I still can't believe that's happening).

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Niiiiiiinnnntendo. Wo-ho!

This morning in a joint statement Nintendo and Universal Parks and Resorts announced a partnership to bring Nintendo's characters and worlds to life.

 "Universal theme parks offer incredibly popular, innovative themed family entertainment experiences based on compelling stories and characters – using powerful storytelling and innovative technology... Nintendo has created remarkable and imaginative worlds filled with captivating stories and beloved characters.  Now, for the first time, those stories and characters will be brought to life in entirely new ways – only at Universal theme parks."

As a side note, we've heard that both parties have been in talks, but did not expect an announcement like this so soon or to ever actually happen.

More information as it develops.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

The King has returned. 

Starting with rumors of a Kong replacement for Disaster to now a whole new island at Islands of Adventure, Universal Orlando Resor today announced Kong. 

Set to open summer 2016, the attraction will combine massive rock work, lush jungle sets, rumored audio-animatronics, and a face to face encounter with the beast himself. 

We will update this post more as the story develops.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

4.5- Sean Loves Bread

Joe, Nick, and Sean join to discuss SeaWorld's and Busch Gardens Tampa's new coasters, Innoventions closing, Cedar Point, exclusive beers, Project Dig, HHN25, NBC Sports Grill Brew bad name, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, Marvel will always be at UOR, and then we cover Sean's trip and his love of bread!

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