Super Nintendo World opening delayed

Konohana, Osaka, Japan

The opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, initially planned for Feb. 4, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new themed area will include a Mario Kart-inspired ride and other augmented reality attractions. Click the headline for more information

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Super Nintendo World opening in 2021

Konohana, Osaka, Japan

Universal Studios Japan announced that Super Nintendo World will open February 4th. The new $580 million themed area will feature augmented reality attractions based on the game series, such as Yoshi’s Adventure attraction and Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge ride inside a re-creation of Bowser’s Castle. Click the headline for more information

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Halloween Horror Nights cancelled

Orlando, Florida, USA

Universal theme parks announced they will not hold their Halloween Horror Nights this year due the coronavirus pandemic. The Orlando resort plans to maintain its daytime-only operating schedule, while a closure order in California has kept Universal Studios Hollywood closed for the past few months. Click the headline for more information

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Jurassic Park Coaster update

Orlando, Florida, USA

The beast is coming alive! The construction of Universal Studios Islands of Adventure’s new Jurassic Park roller coaster is taking shape, with many new elements starting to form. When will Universal officially announce this ride? Check out our construction video and big batch of images by clicking the headline

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Orlando’s Universal Resort reopens

Orlando, Florida, USA

Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of Universal Studios Florida and the first weekend since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak that all three theme parks were open. Staff ensured guest safety by enforcing social distancing and face mask wearing even as crowds remained small. Click the headline for more information

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Universal Orlando reopening dates

Orlando, Florida, USA

Universal Orlando Resort will be reopening on Friday, June 5th! The plan includes the Islands Of Adventure and Universal Studios theme parks as well as Volcano Bay water park opening with reduced capacity. They will also have shortened hours, but not use a reservation system like many other parks are doing. Click the headline for more information

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Japan parks close due to COVID-19

Urayasu, Chiba, Japan

Following last month’s China theme park closures, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea parks announced they will close for the next two weeks due to concern regarding the spread of the Coronavirus. All other parks including Universal Studios, Fuji-Q Highland and Nagashima Spa Land, have also closed. Click the headline for more information

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Wizarding World Coaster revealed

Orlando, Florida, USA

After almost two years of construction, Islands of Adventure finally reveals the new attraction coming to its Wizarding World section: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. This heavily themed coaster will open on June 13, 2019. It replaces Dragon Challenge (formerly Duelling Dragons), which was demolished in 2017. Click the headline for more information

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The end for Universal Florida’s T2: 3D

Orlando, Florida, USA

After 21 years of operation, Terminator 2: 3D at Universal Studios Florida is hosting its last shows today. Like many of the park’s other classic attractions over the years, T2 Battle Across Time will be making way for a all-new live-action experience based on a high-energy Universal franchise coming in 2019. Click the headline for more information

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