Month: February 2016

Fallout boy draws record crowds to Universal Studios

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Photo courtesy of Fall Out Boy Twitter page

The pop group Fall Out Boy draws record crowds tonight at Universal Studios. According to PARK guessed it was clear very early in the day that there were going to be thousands of people there to see Fall Out Boy. By midday the park attendance swelled there were even reports that Universal Studios had reached capacity and was redirecting guest to Islands of Adventure.

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Guest took to social media throughout the day well most of the reports were positive and filled with excitement to see Fall Out Boy if you were upset at being turned away. However the majority of the guests were very impressed with the way that Universal Studios was able to keep crowds moving and keep everyone safe.

PEZ Still Making Magic out of Candy

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Hidden just off I-95 at exit 41 in Orange, Connecticut is the Pez Visitor center. But this is not your normal candy tour.

Pez Initially released to the Austrian public in the 1920s as an alternative to smoking, But It wasn’t until 1947 when Edward Haas III, inventor of PEZ, decided to release them with the cigarette lighter-like dispenser that we’ve got today.

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With great tasting flavors and collectible dispensers, PEZ has become more than just a candy… It’s both enjoyable to eat and fun to play with. PEZ Dispensers are a collectible for adults and children alike as well as being a and part of American pop culture. New character dispensers are introduced regularly to reflect current trends.

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The tour is self-guided and because it is a candy manufacturing facility, you are not permitted to actually tour the manufacturing area. However they do provide viewing windows into the production floor as well as video monitors that detail the entire process of how a dispenser is created and how the candy is made. The PEZ production floor is typically not operational during weekends or holidays but you can look through the windows to see where we package the candy and dispensers.

I had a blast what a great way to spend a few hours and learn the history of what goes into the making of PEZ. I even had a chance to play a game it consists of finding Snow White’s 7 Dwarfs (Pez dispensers) that each have a corresponding letter to figure out the key phrase.  (Trust me You Win!)

 

With each paid admission you will receive a $2.00 credit on your receipt good toward any merchandise purchase valid on the same day visit.

For More Information got to the PEZ website

Skull Island to be the most massive adventure yet at Universal Studios

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Skull Island Universal Studios Orlando

Some exciting news out of Universal Studios Orlando today !

Soon, you will be transported to an island shrouded in mystery and legend.  It is a lost world where adventure – and the unimaginable – will challenge you in unforgettable ways.

When it opens this summer at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure, Skull Island: Reign of Kong will bring the next generation of the King Kong legend to life.  You will be thrust into an exotic world filled with the menacing, the intense – and the wildly entertaining.  A powerful storyline, a stunning 3D experience, innovative technology – and the unexpected – will pull you into one of Universal Orlando’s most massive adventures yet.  This is a multi-dimensional experience filled with surprise – all wrapped into what will be one of the longest Universal ride experiences ever created.

More first-ever details will be released soon.  But today, Universal Orlando unveils details about the incredible journey guests will experience.

The adventure begins as you set out to explore an island rife with prehistoric creatures of unknown origin –and the legend of a beast still undiscovered.  You find yourself at a campsite of the 8th Wonder Expedition Company, the research team leading your adventure.

Once beyond camp, the menacing terrain shows signs of a native presence; beating drums draw you toward an ancient temple. Moving deeper into the ruins reveals a lost shrine – and proof you are not alone. You ignore warnings to turn back.   

You board a specially designed expedition vehicle that will take you deeper into the island.  Mysterious sounds pierce the air and you hear chanting.  And then – you confront an enormous temple wall, complete with carvings and images that seem to pay homage to something you cannot quite comprehend.  The temple’s massive wooden doors slowly open, revealing a labyrinth of caves.

Inside the caves, you meet your expedition leader – and suddenly find yourself in the midst of a raging struggle between creatures of incomprehensible size and ferocity.  Then, as those creatures turn on you, there is an even more enormous, earth-pounding presence – bigger, closer and more overwhelming than you can possibly imagine.  It is Kong.  But is he friend or foe?

More details about “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” will be revealed soon. To stay up-to-date on all the latest news, visit http://www.universalorlando.com/ReignofKong

ROCK OUT WITH FALL OUT BOY THIS WEEKEND AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S 2016 MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION

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Since the release of their multi-platinum breakthrough album From Under The Cork Tree in 2005, Fall Out Boy has continued to be one of rock music’s biggest-selling bands.fall-out-boy-rocks-out-this-weekend-at-universal-orlandos-mardi-gras-1.jpg.jpegThe band is best-known for its hit singles “Irresistible,” “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s An Arms Race,” “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and “Dance, Dance.” The group’s sixth studio album, AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 while the album’s first two singles “Centuries” and “Uma Thurman” have been certified 4x and 2x platinum, respectively.

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Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration continues on select nights through April 16.  Along with live concerts by some of today’s hottest artists, guests can also enjoy mouthwatering Cajun cuisine, authentic New Orleans bands in the French Quarter Courtyard and a dazzling parade, featuring 12 vibrant floats – including four new additions that celebrate different cultures and festivals from around the world: Venetian Carnival, Oktoberfest, 4th of July and Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

 

Schedule of Events for the Weekend:

  • 4:00 P.M. – French Quarter Courtyard Opens
  • 7:45 P.M. – Mardi Gras Parade Starts
  • 8:30 P.M. – Live Concert Begins

 

Mardi Gras is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. For more information and details about special ticket offers, visitwww.UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGras.

March 5th and 6th Steve Miller Band and Daughtry will be performing at SeaWorld

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March 5th and 6th SeaWorld’s spring time concert series and Bands Brews and BBQ kick into high gear this weekend with Steve Miller Band and Daughtry. This world class event features some of the top performers and some of the greatest BBQ and Craft Beers all set in the middle of all the fun and excitement of SeaWorld Orlando!

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Go to seaworld.com for tickets and information

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents Kinky Boots

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Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father’s shoe factory.

This weekend Orlando is trying on a new pair of boots! Fairwinds Broadway presents the National tour of Kinky Boots in the Walt disney Theater at the Dr Phillips Center.

Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father’s shoe factory. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that’s ever rocked the runways of Milan, giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future. An exuberant story about finding friendship, inspiration and passion where you least expect…

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Featuring a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a hilarious book by Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein, and Tony-winning choreography and direction by Jerry Mitchell.

Great seats for the show start at only $33.75 for more info and tickets visit the Dr. Phillips website.