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Old 2 Jan 18, 06:01 PM  
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Universal 2018 Update

From grand openings to upcoming announcements, heres a quick look ahead at what you can expect from Universal Orlando Resort.

Fast & Furious Supercharged

Opening: Spring



The latest installment of the Fast & Furious franchise isnt in your local cinemas or streaming on your favorite device. Its a big, bold rideand its right here at Universal Studios Florida. Jump in alongside your favorite Fast characters in a crazy chase scene that feels like its right out of the movies. The attraction is also filled with cars and props from the movies, perfect for that selfie on your IG.

Universals Aventura Hotel

Opening: August



If youre looking for modern, sleek and perfectly-priced accommodations while youre here, look no further. Our sixth hotel welcomes you this August. You can already book a room and start dreaming about the views out your floor-to-ceiling windows, the sparkling pool and our first rooftop bar.

Perched 17 stories up in the air, youll enjoy striking, panoramic views of all three theme parks. Youll be able to look out over the iconic Hogwarts Castle, the twists and turns of Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster, and the tropical oasis of Universals Volcano Bay.

Special Events

Beyond the rides and shows, your favorite events will be back this year! A Celebration of Harry Potter and Mardi Gras are just around the corner. And here are a few more of my favorites to look forward to.

Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Opening: September, with select nights through October



The worlds premier Halloween event will return for its 28th straight year at Universal Orlando. When this event ends, I always ask myself, How will we top ourselves next year? Theres no way. But then those demented geniuses go off and do it. Cant wait to see the terrifying houses, scarezones and shows they scare up for us.

Holidays

Opening: Mid-November



This year brought all-new dcor, live shows and an incredible music and lighting spectacle on Hogwarts Castle with Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It also included an all-new Universal Holidays Parade Featuring Macys with entirely new balloons and floats. And all thats on top of the fun of Grinchmas, Mannheim Steamroller performances and holiday cheer all around.

Well, its all coming back again this year for more holiday merriment and mischief. Consider your holiday travel plans booked.

Plus more...
  • The previously-announced ride replacing Dragon Challenge in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade
  • An additional projection mapping experience at Hogwarts castle
  • Universals Cinematic Spectacular being replaced
  • Something new going in where Terminator 2: 3D was
  • A new venue coming to Universal CityWalk where Element was
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I go to RPR at Universal in 116 days. I hope Fast and Furious is open. Its all really exciting for 2018
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Can't wait!

Soooooooooo excited!
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Anyone know if they have released the opening date for Fast and Furious yet?
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Anyone know if they have released the opening date for Fast and Furious yet?
Jimmy Fallon was scheduled for Spring 2017 and that opened officially on April 6th but they were doing soft openings for 2 weeks prior.


An update from this weeks passholder e-mail...

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Join the Fast & Furious family for a full-throttle, high-octane experience where you'll be immersed in heart-pounding action alongside Dom, Letty, Hobbs and the rest of the crew. You'll meet up with the team and check out iconic vehicles and memorable locations from the films. Just as the party is getting started an enemy infiltrates your location and a wild chase ensues. You'll have to keep up with this unbreakable family as they help you escape from danger on this thrilling new ride, coming Spring 2018.
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Oooh so we have a small chance that it will be open then fingers crossed.

Thanks for the info from your e-mail, sound awesome keep us posted if you get another e-mail xx
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EXPERIENCE THE NIGHTTIME LIGHTS AT HOGWARTS CASTLE IN THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER



Get out your house robes and scarves a new projection mapping experience is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle celebrates the four houses of Hogwarts by transforming the castle in a dazzling display of lights, special effects and music.

As night falls, youll see the spirit of each house wrap itself around the castle. Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff will all be represented, each house showcasing its pride in its own unique way.

And of course, its all set to incredible music based on the original scores from the Harry Potter films.

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle will debut on Wednesday, January 31 and is scheduled to run Feb. 5, and Feb. 7 Feb. 12 (additional dates will be announced at a later time). You can preview it during A Celebration of Harry Potter on Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 28.

And if youre A Celebration of Harry Potter package holder, you can be among the first to see it during an exclusive preview event on Friday, Jan. 26.

This is the second projection mapping experience weve featured in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Over the holiday season, The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle made its debut at Universal Orlando. This brought Christmas moments inspired by the Harry Potter films to life.

If you made it out here to see that magic, you wont want to miss this. For me, seeing my house colors of green and silver (go Slytherin!) on Hogwarts took my breath away.

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Omg that is very exciting news hope we get to see it in the Easter holidays.
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This looks very exciting. Does the hotel have FOLP included if you book it?
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This looks very exciting. Does the hotel have FOLP included if you book it?
The new hotel doesn't no, it has early entry but no folp
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