Holidays at Universal Studios Orlando Resort

Macys-christmas-parade-universal-orlandoAt Universal Studios Orlando Resort you can experience the only holiday celebrations where your whole family can be naughty, nice and everything you can imagined . During the month of December 2013 and until  January 4, 2014, you can see balloons and floats, sing along with everyone’s favorite green meanie, and top it all off with live music by one of the world’s most beloved holiday artists.

Universal Studios Orlando  Presents the Macy’s Holiday Parade™  the streets will be full with colorful balloons and floats coming  straight from the world famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Also they have  marching bands, clowns, and an appearance by the one and only Santa Claus! You can also enjoy the spectacular tree lighting ceremony with music and a dazzling display of lights!

Parade Times:  Dec. 7 – 25 at 5PM, Dec. 26 – 31 at 8PM , Jan. 1 – 4 at 5PM

Universal Stuidos Orlando  Bring  to the whole Family A Barney™ Holiday

Barney™ and his friends  Presents a magical musical show full of songs at A Day In The Park With Barney™ located inside Universal Studios Florida.

Grinchmas-universal-studos-orlandoUniversal’s Islands of Adventure Presents  THE GRINCHMAS™ HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, The centerpiece of our celebration is a heartwarming live show starring The Grinch™, and featuring music recorded by Mannheim Steamroller. You can See characters come to brilliant life both onstage and off,  enjoy the holidays celebrations trough Seuss Landing, ready to say hello and spread good cheer.

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Universal Orlando’s 2012 Summer Live Concert Series

Summer Concert Series to Feature Six Nights of Electrifying Live Performances, Including
Legendary Classic Rock Band ZZ Top and Multi-Platinum Rockers 3 Doors Down

ORLANDO, Florida – This June, Universal Orlando Resort’s 2012 Summer Concert Series will feature a diverse lineup of powerhouse performers, beginning with some of the biggest names in the music business. Orlando’s hottest summer event will kick off with live concerts by the talented cast of Nickelodeon’s hit TV series, “Victorious,” on Sat., June 9, and rock bands ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down on Sat., June 16.  Additional performing acts will be announced at a later date.

victorious_universal_orlandoCast of “Victorious” To Perform June 9
The cast of Nickelodeon’s smash hit TV series, “Victorious,” will get the party started at Universal Studios Florida on June 9. Theme park guests will also have the opportunity to preview upcoming episodes and participate in live Q&A sessions with members of the cast.  The event will culminate with an incredible music performance by the entire cast – including Victoria Justice, who plays the show’s main character, Tori Vega.

Currently in its third season, “Victorious” follows teenager Tori Vega as she navigates life at Hollywood Arts, a prestigious performing arts high school.  The show, a co-production with Sony Music, features original songs performed by Victoria Justice and the show’s ensemble cast.  The show’s first soundtrack, “Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show,” debuted at the no. 5 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and features the show’s theme song “Make It Shine,” as well as the hit singles “Beggin’ On Your Knees,” “Freak the Freak Out” and “Best Friend’s Brother.”  For the month of March 2012, “Victorious” ranked as the #1 show across all TV with kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14.  Most recently, the series won the Favorite TV Show award at “Nickelodeon’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards.”

ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down to Perform June 16
On June 16, Universal Studios will be rocked by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top. With more than 25 million albums sold, the multiplatinum Southern rock legends have released classic rock staples such as “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Cheap Sunglasses” and “Gimme All Your Lovin’.”  Their album, “Eliminator” achieved diamond status, and ZZ Top’s worldwide success even earned a declaration of “ZZ Top Day” in Texas, the band’s home state. Named by VH1 as one of the “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock,” the band is currently working on their next album.

Also performing on June 16, alternative rock band 3 Doors Down will take the stage at Universal Studios. Originally from Mississippi, 3 Doors Down has scored 12 Top Ten singles, including “Kryptonite,” “Be Like That” and “Away from the Sun.” Their most recent album, “Time of My Life,” debuted in the top three on the Billboard 200.

Access to all Summer Concert Series performances is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. On Saturday nights from June 9 to July 14, guests can top off their day of theme park thrills with a live performance by a top-name musical artist, such as the cast of “Victorious,” 3 Doors Down or ZZ Top.

For this Summer Season the best family destination is Orlando Florida, Check our great   Universal Orlando Vacation Packages, we offer a great deals all year around and Orlando is the best place to be with the family  and www.orlandodiscountticketsusa.com the best place online to get the best deals on town.

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2012

 

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT CELEBRATES THE SPIRIT OF NEW ORLEANS WITH 

MARDI GRAS 2012

 Pop Superstar Kelly Clarkson and Other Nationally-Renowned Artists to Perform Live in Concert

 Celebration Includes Authentic Cajun Cuisine, Mardi Gras Parade and Tons of Beads

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ORLANDO, Fla.  This spring, the fun and excitement of The Big Easy makes its way to Universal Orlando Resort for Mardi Gras 2012 – an authentic celebration that completely transforms Universal Studios Florida into the famed New Orleans street party.

On select nights February 11 through April 14, 2012, Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration combines unparalleled theme park entertainment with an elaborate Mardi Gras parade, dozens of colorfully costumed performers, authentic New Orleans bands, delicious Cajun cuisine and live concerts by some of today’s most popular artists.

Mardi Gras 2012’s concert series features performances by 14 top-name musicians, including global superstar,

Kelly Clarkson.   Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, she has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, won two Grammy Awards and recently released her fifth studio album Stronger, featuring the hit single “Mr. Know It All.” Kelly Clarkson will perform at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 18.  The complete Mardi Gras concert line-up will be released in early 2012.

The other 13 artists taking the stage during Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2012 promise to be some of the biggest names in music, spanning multiple music genres. Before enjoying the live concerts, guests can dance along with street performers and collect beads by the handful as the Mardi Gras parade winds down the street of Universal Studios.  The parade’s elaborate, hand-crafted floats are built by Blaine Kern Artists – the same company that designs the floats for the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.

The celebration continues at Universal Studios’ French Quarter Courtyard – the heart of Mardi Gras. Here, guests can groove to the soulful sounds of authentic New Orleans bands.  Since 2006, more than 20 bands have traveled straight from The Big Easy to Universal Orlando to perform Blues, Jazz and Zydeco music for partygoers – adding to the authenticity of Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration.  The French Quarter also features delicious Cajun cuisine, including jambalaya, gumbo, beignets and much more.

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Despicable Me” to Become Attraction Experience at Universal Orlando in 2012

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UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS MAJOR ATTRACTION NEWS

                                                       Blockbuster 3-D-CGI Feature “Despicable Me” to Become

Attraction Experience at Universal Orlando

Plus, Incredible High-Tech Enhancements Underway for One of the World’s Most

Popular Attractions: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando Resort today announced that its newest attraction will be based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s blockbuster 3-D-CGI feature “Despicable Me,” bringing minions, mayhem and a whole new level of 3-D family fun to its guests.  The “Despicable Me” experience will replace the Jimmy Neutron attraction at Universal Studios Florida.

Universal also announced that The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, one of the greatest attractions in theme park history, will be completely reanimated in 4K digital high definition – once again redefining the theme park experience.

Both will open in 2012 and are being developed by the same award-winning Universal Creative team that has brought all of Universal Orlando’s spectacularly themed attractions to life.  Both will utilize brand-new, highly sophisticated Infitec 3-D projection systems designed to make the experience sharper, clearer and more “real” than ever before.

DESPICABLE ME

With a worldwide gross of more than $540 million, 2010’s “Despicable Me,” from directors Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin, is the sixth most successful film that Universal Pictures has ever distributed.  It is now the 10th-biggest animated film in U.S. history.  The 3-D animated adventure thrilled audiences across the globe with its outrageous humor, endearing characters and compelling storyline – all of which guests will be able to experience exclusively at Universal Orlando in 2012.

“Despicable Me” will become the first-ever Universal animated film to be transformed into a theme park experience.  The Universal Creative team is working closely with producer Chris Meledandri, the founder of Illumination Entertainment, to create all-new animation for an all-new “Despicable Me” adventure that places guests right in the center of the action.

Gru, one of the world’s greatest super-villains, is bringing his high-tech empire – and his three adopted daughters – to Universal Studios, and he is looking for all the help he can get.  First, he will transform guests into an army of mischievous, scene-stealing minions.  Then he will train them.  And that kicks off an unforgettable ride experience that creates a hysterical mix of chaos and family fun.

Guests will:

  • laugh as they embark on an entirely-new, high-tech 3-D digital adventure with their favorite characters from the film – Gru, daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes, and of course, Gru’s not-so-bright pit crew, the minions
  • marvel as they explore Gru’s lair and descend into his secret lab
  • shriek as the entire family is transformed into minions
  • celebrate as they are swept into a first-ever, minion-inspired, interactive dance party where they can show off their best moves

“The ‘Despicable Me’ attraction is the latest example of how we tap into pop culture’s most compelling stories and turn them into extraordinary theme park entertainment,” said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative.  “This is a perfect fit for Universal Orlando, and we can’t wait to bring this one-of-a-kind experience to life.”

“As we write, design and animate our films at Illumination, it is our singular goal to bring to life endearing and, hopefully, enduring characters,” said Chris Meledandri.  “With the creation of next year’s ‘Despicable Me’ attraction at Universal Orlando, audiences will be able to immerse themselves in Gru’s world for many years to come.”

 

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF SPIDER-MAN

Already one of the most popular and innovative theme park attractions ever created, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal’s Islands of Adventure continues to raise the bar for theme park entertainment – combining advanced motion-based ride vehicles, 3-D digital film and live special effects to create an unparalleled ride experience.  It is widely acknowledged as one of the best theme park experiences in the world – and it’s about to get mind-blowingly better.

The newly reanimated, high-definition experience will unfold within the attraction’s towering visual spaces – taking on even larger than larger-than-life proportions.  The new digital animation – combined with the new Infitec system and new set enhancements – will transform what is already one of the most technologically advanced attractions ever created into what will feel like an all-new experience.

Facts about the enhanced ride experience:

  • All-new digital animation done in 4K high definition – the highest HD resolution available
  • The new HD animation will allow guests to experience details they’ve never been able to before – from the flames spewing from Hobgoblin’s pumpkins to the electricity arching through Electro’s body to the stitching on Spider-Man’s gloves.
  • To take advantage of new HD clarity and detail, Universal Orlando is adding entirely new details to the film – and leaving it up to guests to find them.

“Guests will not believe their eyes when they experience the new Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man,” said Thierry Coup, senior vice president of the Universal Creative Studio.  “We are talking about a larger-than-life environment and the HD animation will make it even more remarkable than it has been.  It will seem brand-new.”

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Planning Your Vacation Can Build Convenience, More Savings into a Orlando Vacation

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ORLANDO, Fla. – If you are looking for Affordable family vacations in Orlando we can help you to save money and create the perfect vacation for you family . Planning is the key . . . and here are some ideas and things to consider while planning to create  a perfect vacations to fit perfectly in your budget.

Planing your trip Before You Go !

When you planing a vacation the most important thing learn some about what Orlando and the Theme Parks has to offer this can save you time and money especially when the Parks admissions are expensive you must  decide witch parks you want to visit and witch ones offer the best attractions for your family ,  you can visit our special  Orlando Theme Parks section  and get informed with the best rides and shows on each park.

Our Travel agents are experts who are familiar with vacation destinations and how to get there.  They will explain the choices, make the calls and book arrangements.  They save you time, and their services generally are provided at a modest cost — sometimes no cost — to you.  Options to consider:

  • Orlando Discount Tickets Vacation Planers can answer questions, offer suggestions and book reservations at  1-800-230-6991
  • Vacation packages  are available through  ODTUSA.COM  we combine popular components of a vacation at Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Legoland Florida  In addition to convenience, packages also may save money and often include special value-added features.

Seasons: 

Guestroom rates vary based on when a guest visits.  Value Season, which takes place over select weeks throughout the year, offers lower room rates than peak or holiday seasons.  Often, Value Seasons coincide with smaller theme park crowds, meaning less time in line and more time having fun!  Weeknight stays (Sunday night through Thursday night) sometimes have lower rates than Friday nights and Saturday nights.

The main seasons are :

Low Season ( Value Season ) : Jan 3 – March 5   / April 23 -May 31 / Sep 10 – Nov 16  / Nov 26 – Dec 18  ( smaller theme park crowds, meaning less time in line and more time having fun! )

High  Season :  June 1 – Sep  9   ( Biger theme park crowds, meaning more time in line , parks are open until late hours )

Holiday  Season  :  March 6  - April 22 / Nov 17 – Nov 25 / Dec 19 – Jan 2  (  Theme parks are crowd, meaning more time in line but the  open until midnight )

Theme Park Considerations and benifits:

The best option when you visit a theme park is to spend the all day exploring and enjoying the attraction on each park,  Park Hopper option is good when you have visit all the parks before and you just want to enjoy some rides on each parks, this option is not recommendable to everyone.

Kids under age 3 are provided free admission to all theme parks in Orlando. Parents with young children can rent a stroller for the day’s use in any theme park.  Tips for renters: (1) opt for a length-of-stay rental, which saves some money; (2) keep your receipt; if you’re park-hopping during the day, drop off the stroller when you’re leaving a park and use your receipt to obtain a stroller when you enter another park.

Baby Care Centers are located in all four Disney theme parks and feature private rooms with rocking chairs for nursing mothers, diaper-changing rooms, and feeding rooms with highchairs, bibs and plastic spoons.  There are even diapers, formula and teethers for sale.

“rider swap” program lets both parents enjoy a ride – one parent waits with the child while one parent rides a ride.  Afterwards, the other parent can board the ride with minimal wait time.

Theme park guide maps (available in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese) and times guides for shows, character greetings, parades and fireworks are available at Guest Relations locations in each park.

For the convenience of guests with disabilities, wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) are available for rent at  theme parks.

Disney’s FASTPASS, ( FREE SERVICE )  guests can avoid waiting in standby queues at designated popular attractions in all four Walt Disney World theme parks. At the entrance to attractions offering FASTPASS, two times are posted: approximate wait time using the standby queue, and return time for FASTPASS holders currently being issued (at no charge to park guests). If the wait is long, guests can choose to obtain a FASTPASS ticket with an assigned return time (an hour-long window) and then use the time until then for other experiences in the park. Upon returning to use their FASTPASS, the guest experiences little or no wait time to enter the attraction.

Universal Studios OrlandoUniversal Express  ( Fees apply ) Get express ride access and SKIP THE REGULAR LINES at each of your favorite participating rides and attractions in both theme parks

Professional photographers are available on each park, the  service take keepsake shots of family vacations – with everyone in the picture – that can be viewed online and from which guests can order prints, customized photo albums, T-shirts, mugs and more! The photographers are stationed at prime photo spots throughout the theme parks.

Just to get more information visit our  vacation package website  to Check our great Orlando Vacation Packages. We offer a great deals for your future vacations and Orlando is the best place to celebrate it  with family and friends. www.orlandodiscountticketsusa.com

 

Universal Orlando CityWalk December 2011 Calendar

Orlando, Florida.  CityWalk at Universal Studios Orlando is best place in the city to enjoy  a great music, live bands and excellent food, everything in one place.

 Rock In The New Year

Orlando’s Hottest New Year’s Eve Party Featuring Smash Mouth & Big Bad VooDoo Daddy

-          December 31 ~ 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

-          Kick off 2012 with live music, gourmet food and a party that doesn’t stop until next year!

-          Buy your tickets now – on sale at 407.224.5500 and citywalkorlando.com/newyears

-          Must be 21+

Bob Marley’s Island Christmas Celebration

Saturday, December 10, 2011 ~ 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

-          Free admission until 8:00 p.m., Admission $15 plus tax after 8:00 p.m.

-          Must be 21+ after 9:00 p.m.

-          Live reggae bands, drink specials, Jamaican & African merchandise vendors and Jamaican food available for purchase

DJ Irie Spinning Live at the groove

Saturday, December 10, 2011 ~ 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

-          $7 cover, 21+ only

-          Grey Goose and Bacardi drink specials

**Restaurants and Clubs**

Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom

Legendary Thursdays ~ 4pm – close

- 1/2 off select appetizers

- Heineken and Appleton Run and Pinnacle Vodka drink specials

Ladies Night ~ Sundays, 9pm – close

-          No cover for ladies until midnight

-          2 for 1 drink specials until midnight: Hypnotiq, Bacardi, Grey Goose and Red Stripe

Entertainment

Mystik NRG ~ Monday – Friday

Chain Reaction ~ Saturday & Sunday

CityWalk’s Rising Star

Entertainment

Karaoke with Live Band & Backup Singers ~ Tuesday – Saturday

Karaoke with Backup Singers ~ Sunday & Monday

Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando

Happy Hour ~ Daily: 5pm – 8pm

Free dessert with purchase of a lunch entrée ~ now through December 31, 2011

-          Simply present your Universal Orlando theme park ticket to your server

-          Limit one per table

The groove

80s Night – Every Thursday from 9pm to close

- Free admission until 10pm

- $7 cover after 10pm; 21 and up for admission

- Russian Standard & Pinnacle Vodka drink specials

 Entertainment

DJs ~ nightly

Hard Rock Live

Purchase tickets at the Hard Rock Live Box Office or by calling 407-351-LIVE

December 11th ~ Foundation Presents My Morning Jacket with Delta Spirit

December 14th ~ Alice Cooper with Livan

December 31st ~ Slightly Stoopid New Year’s Eve with special guests

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

Happy Hour at the Lone Palm ~ Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Happy Hour ~ Sunday – Thursday from 11:00 p.m. to close

-          $3 domestic drafts, $4 wells and $5 house margaritas

Entertainment

Blue Stone Circle ~ Tuesday – Saturday

Hypersona ~ Sunday & Monday

Guitar Hero at Lone Palm ~ Daily

Live Guitar Soloist on the Porch of Indecision ~ Daily

Interactive DJ on the Porch of Indecision ~ Friday & Saturday

Latin Quarter

Happy Hour ~ Sunday – Friday 5pm – 7pm

Ladies Night Every Thursday ~ 10pm – 2am

Complimentary admission and drink specials all night long

 Entertainment

Alejandro Kartal ~ Nightly on the patio

DJ Leony ~ Thursday – Saturday

NASCAR Sports Grille

-          Daily beer and drink specials

-          Showing all NFL, College Football and UFC fights

-          $1.95 Coors Light pilsner refills during all college football games

-          5 for $15 buckets of Miller Light and Coors Light during all NFL games

-          Retail shop with the latest in NASCAR, NFL and College Football merchandise

NBA City

All sports, all the time!

Happy Hour daily ~ 4pm – 7pm

Pat O’Brien’s Orlando

2 for Tuesdays ~ 4pm – 10pm

2 for 1 Hurricanes; 2 for 1 domestic drafts and specialty drinks

Entertainment

World Famous Dueling Piano Players ~ Nightly

Red Coconut Club

Nightly Happy Hour

Sunday – Thursday: 8pm – 10pm; Friday and Saturday: 6pm – 9pm

 Ladies Night every Thursday ~ 8pm – close

Ladies receive complimentary admission and drink specials all evening

Hospitality Tuesdays ~ Tuesdays 10pm – close

Free admission for members of the hospitality industry all evening with your ID or hospitality pay stub

Free parking after 10pm

$2 domestic beers, $3 premium cocktails

Entertainment

Herb Williams Band ~ Thursday – Saturday

DJs ~ Nightly

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Macy’s Holiday Parade™ at Universal Studios Orlando Florida

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The magic of Macy’s Thanksgiving parade  come alive at the streets of Universal Studios Orlando Florida  with balloons and floats beyond your imagination, marching bands  and  Santa!  during the best time of the year Universal Orlando bring the magic and excitement of the great Macy’s Parade , There will be plenty of delicious treats to eat and drink and festive music everyone in your family will enjoy!

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This year we are Celebrating the 10th Anniversary Macy’s Holiday Parade featuring floats and balloons direct from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® in New York City. The merriment continues with marching bands, clowns – even an appearance from Santa himself! Afterwards, enjoy the spectacular tree lighting with music and a dazzling display of lights around the Holiday Village! You can catch the parade nightly at dusk.

Schedule for  Macy’s Holiday Parade:

December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 5:30pm
December 5-9, 12-16, 19-25, Jan 1 at 5:00pm
December 26-31 at 8:00pm

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Halloween Horror Nights Themes for 2009

I had recently posted an article about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, well after that post they revealed 3 of the Themes for that event….

For more info click here

Saw at Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights

Dates for Halloween Horror Nights Revealed

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2009On select nights in September and October, Universal Studios Orlando Florida® theme park is transformed into a nightmarish labyrinth of haunted houses, outrageous live shows, and electrifying scare zones while an army of mutants, monsters and maniacs roam the darkened studio streets. More Info…..

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