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Jun 10, 2015, 12:14 ET
Two of the most feared icons in horror film history, A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger(TM) and Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees(TM), will be unleashed at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 25 in a terrifying new haunted house. This fall, guests can visit Universal Orlando's theme parks by day and become victims of their own horror film by night at Halloween Horror Nights 25. For more information, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando."

The Vicious Feud Continues... Two Ultimate Horror Icons, Freddy And Jason, Come To Life At Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 25

Two of the most feared icons in horror film history, A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger™ and Friday the 13th's Jason...

May 29, 2015, 16:28 ET
Universal Orlando Resort is bringing to life an entirely new water theme park experience - Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort. It will join Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure and become the resort's third incredibly immersive park, opening in 2017. (C) 2015 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

Volcano Bay At Universal Orlando Resort Will Be A Water Theme Park Built On A Bold Creative Vision

 Universal Orlando Resort today announced a project of remarkable vision: to bring to life an entirely new water theme park experience. ...

May 06, 2015, 12:25 ET
King Kong will rule at Universal Orlando Resort next year in the groundbreaking attraction, "Skull Island: Reign of Kong."   The new attraction will open in the summer of 2016 at Universal's Islands of Adventure - and will be an intense, all-new adventure brought to life in a dramatically themed environment.  Skull Island: Reign of Kong will pull guests into a powerfully told story where they become part of the next generation of the Kong legend.

King Kong Roars To Life At Universal Orlando Resort in Groundbreaking New Attraction

Download Additional Attraction Renderings and Images Here: https://universalorlandoresort.sharefile.com/d-sef6c4734adc4ba68  Watch the...

Nov 06, 2014, 11:00 ET
HARRY POTTER FILM TALENT ROBBIE COLTRANE, MICHAEL GAMBON, JAMES PHELPS, OLIVER PHELPS AND EVANNA LYNCH TO APPEAR AT "A CELEBRATION OF HARRY POTTER" EVENT AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Harry Potter Film Talent Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps And Evanna Lynch To Appear At "A Celebration Of Harry Potter" Event At Universal Orlando Resort

 Harry Potter film talent Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and Evanna Lynch are slated to appear at the second...

Sep 19, 2014, 11:08 ET
Universal Orlando Resort unleashes the horror of some of the most terrifying names in entertainment with Halloween Horror Nights 24. This year's event features eight all-new haunted houses based on some of the most recognizable names in horror, including AMC's  "The Walking Dead," John Carpenter's "Halloween" and sci-fi franchise Alien vs. Predator. Consistently ranked as the nation's best Halloween event, Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights takes place select nights now until Nov. 1. (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

You've Been Warned...Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 24 Opens Tonight, Featuring John Carpenter's "Halloween," AMC's "The Walking Dead" And More

Tonight, guests' worst nightmares will be unleashed as Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 24 opens – drawing fans from all around...

Aug 14, 2014, 10:00 ET
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT AND WARNER BROS. TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL "A CELEBRATION OF HARRY POTTER" EVENT JANUARY 30, 2015 TO FEBRUARY 1, 2015. (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

Universal Orlando Resort And Warner Bros. To Host Second Annual "A Celebration Of Harry Potter" Event In January 2015

 Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. announced today that they will host the second annual "A Celebration of Harry Potter" event –...

Aug 05, 2014, 12:30 ET
In collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are putting "Halloween Horror Nights'" guests in the middle of an epic and primal war between the universe's most deadly species in an all-new, horrifying maze inspired by the cult sci-fi franchise AVP: Alien vs. Predator, beginning Friday, September 19, 2014. (C) 2014 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

For The First Time Ever, The Epic Battle of "AVP: Alien vs. Predator" Becomes Reality at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood's 'Halloween Horror Nights'

 In collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are putting "Halloween...

Jul 08, 2014, 14:49 ET
Esta manana, Universal Orlando Resort inauguro oficialmente The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley en Universal Studios Florida. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley convierte en realidad muchas mas aventuras de Harry Potter en Universal Orlando Resort. Esta area completamente tematica expande el fenomeno mundial lanzado por Universal Orlando cuando inauguro The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade en Islands of Adventure en el 2010. (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

La aventura continúa… The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley ya abrió sus puertas en Universal Orlando Resort

Es el día que han estado esperando millones de personas en todo el mundo… Foto - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140708/125295...

Jul 08, 2014, 13:37 ET
Jun 09, 2014, 12:10 ET
Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are bringing back AMC's "The Walking Dead" to Halloween Horror Nights for an unprecedented third consecutive year. Horror-hungry fans will experience an all-new terrifying maze inspired by Season 4 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award(R)-winning television series. This year's bone-chilling maze will place guests at the heart of a harrowing journey to seek sanctuary at Terminus, an elusive destination that promises community for all. (C) 2014 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.  (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

AMC'S 'The Walking Dead' Makes Unprecedented Return to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood's Award-Winning 'Halloween Horror Nights' Events

 After rave reviews from fans on both coasts, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are bringing back AMC's "The Walking...

Mar 31, 2014, 09:01 ET
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort officially welcomes its first guests today. This brand-new value and moderately-priced property is the fourth on-site hotel at Universal Orlando Resort and evokes the classic, retro-feel of iconic beach resorts from the 1950s and 60's.  (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

Universal Orlando's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Is Now Open

 Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort officially welcomes its first guests today.  This brand-new value and moderately-priced property is...

Mar 14, 2014, 11:04 ET
Universal Orlando Resort revealed never-before-released details about the Hogwarts Express experience that will debut as part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley - the all-new, magnificently themed land opening this summer.  The train will connect the new land in Universal Studios Florida with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure - allowing guests with park-to-park admission to enjoy a real journey aboard the iconic locomotive. (c)2014 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.  (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

All Aboard! Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Never-Before-Released Details About The Magical Journey Guests Will Experience Aboard The Hogwarts Express

One of the most memorable and exciting experiences from the Harry Potter series will come to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer. ...

Feb 14, 2014, 12:54 ET

Universal Orlando Resort To Create Nearly 3,500 New Jobs In 2014

 Universal Orlando Resort today announced it will hire nearly 3,500 new team members during 2014 for a wide range of managerial, professional,...

Jan 23, 2014, 10:45 ET
Opening this summer at Universal Studios Florida, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley will bring even more of Harry Potter's adventures to life. Guests will pass through London and the iconic brick wall archway from the films into Diagon Alley - a bustling, wizarding hub within a Muggle city. There will be shops, dining experiences, and a new ride called Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts - a multi-sensory, multi-dimensional journey that will take theme park attractions to a new level. (C) 2014 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.  (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Details For The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

 Never before has a theme park created a guest experience like this: you climb aboard the Hogwarts Express in Hogsmeade and moments later...

Jan 15, 2014, 13:36 ET
UK pop sensation The Wanted, responsible for the hits "Glad You Came" and "Chasing the Sun," will perform live in concert at Universal Orlando Resort's 2014 Mardi Gras Celebration - the biggest, most authentic Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans. Running select nights from February 8 through May 31, 2014, guests will enjoy a family-friendly version of the iconic "N'awlins" street party featuring a colorful parade, delectable Cajun cuisine and live performances by some of the biggest names in music today.  The Wanted will perform on May 10, 2014. (C) 2014 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.  (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

Universal Orlando Resort Unveils Star-Studded Musical Lineup For 2014 Mardi Gras Celebration

 Universal Orlando Resort comes alive this spring with its Mardi Gras 2014 celebration, featuring 20 nights of electrifying concerts from the...

Dec 12, 2013, 11:30 ET
Universal Orlando's CityWalk will undergo a historic expansion during 2014 - all part of an epic year for Universal that will include the opening of the destination's largest hotel, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando announced that it will open eight new venues across CityWalk throughout 2014 as part of a bold growth strategy designed to complement the entertainment complex's already popular collection of national brands.  (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

Universal Orlando Resort Unveils Expansion Plans For Its CityWalk Entertainment Complex

 Universal Orlando's CityWalk will undergo a historic expansion during 2014 - all part of an epic year for Universal that will include the...

Nov 18, 2013, 09:30 ET
Universal Orlando Resort Debuts All-New Interactive Online Vacation Planner That Helps Families Customize Their Destination Experience.  (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

Universal Orlando Resort Debuts All-New Interactive Online Vacation Planner

Universal Orlando Resort is launching a new online vacation planner to help guests plan their Universal Orlando vacation in a fun and interactive...

Nov 13, 2013, 12:04 ET
The Swizzle Lounge is a casual bar that will be located inside the main lobby of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort.  The resort is Universal Orlando Resort's fourth on-site hotel with striking color schemes and nifty, nostalgic details throughout the decor. The new, 1800-room hotel features moderately priced family suites and value-priced guest rooms, slated to open early 2014.  When complete, guests can experience a 10-lane bowling alley and enjoy two massive pools with sand beaches, a lazy river, waterslide and more.(c) 2013 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.  (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

Universal Orlando Offers Incredible Preview Rates To Celebrate The New Cabana Bay Beach Resort

 Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort is celebrating its 2014 opening with an incredible preview offer, allowing guests to be among the first...

Aug 22, 2013, 13:50 ET

WOO-HOO! Springfield ya está abierta en Universal Orlando Resort

Fanáticos de Los Simpson, ¡alégrense! El primer ambiente temático de Los Simpson ahora está abierto en Universal Orlando...

Aug 22, 2013, 12:37 ET
Springfield is Now Open at Universal Orlando Resort.  (PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort)

Woo-Hoo! Springfield Is Now Open At Universal Orlando Resort

Simpsons fans, rejoice! The world's first Simpsons themed environment is now open at Universal Orlando Resort.  Springfield – the...