Halloween Horror Nights 2016: ‘Krampus’ comes to Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando

Deep in the dead of winter, the stage is set for a centuries old tale of terror. The “half-goat, half-demon” horned creature known as Krampus has emerged to terrorize those lacking the spirit of the holidays. In scenes from the 2015 horror flick, guests will navigate the dysfunctional Engel family’s home where they’ll encounter the […]

Universal Orlando Planning Volcano Bay Water Park

Speculation has been brewing for quite a while, and Universal Orlando has just put the rumors to rest. The resort is indeed planning its third completely new theme park. Joining Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure will be the Volcano Bay water park. At this time, there aren’t a whole lot of details […]

Theme Park News and Announcements 2015: Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion, and Universal Orlando

Maybe because it’s National Tourism Week, or maybe I’m just paying more attention than normal, but there are all kinds of interesting announcements coming from the theme park world lately. From partnerships between competing parks to reduced tickets and major brand partnership announcements, it has been a newsy couple of days. Granted, I live for […]

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort to open at Universal Orlando in 2016

The Caribbean is coming to Orlando. Universal Orlando, to be exact. I love a good theme, and if I can’t be in the actual Caribbean, staying somewhere that looks like the Caribbean is the next best thing. Being so close to the magic of Universal’s theme parks (which includes Harry Potter, Diagon Alley and Hogwarts) […]

Sun Protection Tips: SolEscapes Packable Sun Hats

Whether you’re sightseeing, strolling around a resort or cruise ship, or spending the day at the pool, beach, or water park, it is crucial to protect your skin and eyes on sunny (or even not so sunny) days. This, of course, means sunscreen. And lots of it. Add a cute sun hat and you’ve got […]

‘The Walking Dead’ to come to life at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights

You can’t keep a good man down. Or even, so it seems, a dead one. Season three is the scene and Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando are the stages for the Emmy-Award winning AMC series “The Walking Dead” as it makes its second year run at Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). Universal Orlando is dedicating its […]

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23: ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ comes to life

As much as I love the sunshine of summertime, I would have to say that Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays. Haunted houses,devious decorations, perfectly themed settings and being scared senseless are all at the top of my list for an entertaining evening. When else is it perfectly acceptable to scream your head […]

Spread the Good: Voluntourism with Universal Orlando and Give Kids the World

One of the many benefits of my job as a writer is that I get to share news, events and attractions with others.  A lot of the activities and events are things that I actually do myself, but an equal amount involves just getting the word out about good things that are going on, whether […]

Happy Wholidays from Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Seuss Landing is easily the most festively decorated spot in all of the Universe (Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, that is).  Sure, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is always snow-covered and stocked with snowmen and steam engines, but all of the greenery and red-trimmed wreaths just add a special sparkle […]

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