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VIDEO: Wine Slushies and Oktoberfest Poutine | Disney Springs

Join Ryno, Craig, and Kylie for some Disney Springs fun!

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Disney Cruise Line Adds More Changes to Eastern Caribbean Itineraries

Itineraries on several cruises aboard the Fantasy and Magic have been adjusted.

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VIDEO: Plaza de la Familia Dining and Overview | Disney California Adventure

Join Tom and Tyler as they check out what’s happening at the new Halloween Time area in California Adventure called Plaza de la Familia!

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Disney Files Lawsuit Against Unlicensed ‘Star Wars’, ‘Frozen’, and Marvel Event Characters

Nick Sarelli, who owns Characters for Hire, LLC, is under fire from Disney due to the use of characters like Darth Vader, Iron Man, and Frozen’s Elsa at parties and events.

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Walt Disney World Increases Spending on Law Enforcement

The Reedy Creek Improvement District increased its security budget more than $2 million over 2016.

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Angelina Jolie Set to Voice ‘Stella’ in Disney’s Upcoming ‘The One and Only Ivan’

Angelina Jolie will lend her voice in the role of Stella in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of ‘The One and Only Ivan.’

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Marvel Studios Releases New Trailer for ‘Black Panther’

Take a look at the newest movie trailer for Marvel Studios’ upcoming Black Panther!

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Enter the World of Springfield Like Never Before

ENTER THE WORLD OF SPRINGFIELD LIKE NEVER BEFORE

ONLY AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT!


ORLANDO, Fla. (May 23rd 2013) – Woo Hoo! Springfield, hometown to America’s favourite animated family, The Simpsons, comes to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer.

The expansive, new area within Universal Studios will be anchored by the mega-attraction, The Simpsons Ride, and will allow guests to enter the world of The Simpsons like never before. It will be the only place in the world where guests can walk the streets of Springfield. It will include a brand-new outdoor attraction, places and foods pulled right from the show and two new Simpsons characters who will make their debut with the new area – Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob.

And yes – there will be Duff Beer, brewed exclusively for Universal Orlando!

For the first time ever – anywhere – fans will be able to walk down Fast Food Boulevard and visit the places that helped Springfield stake its claim as “Shelbyville by the Sea.” They will be able to grab a Krusty-certified meat sandwich at Krusty Burger, snatch the catch of the day at the Frying Dutchman, get a slice at Luigi’s Pizza, go nuts for donuts at Lard Lad, enjoy a “Taco Fresho” with Bumblebee Man and drink at Moe’s Tavern.

The new attraction – called Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl – will take “foolish humans” on an intergalactic spin designed to send them into orbit.

“This will be a must-see experience for Simpsons fans all over the world,” said Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. “For the first time ever, they’re going to be able to enter a world that they’ve only seen on television – and we’re really excited to bring that world to life.”

“This new expansion will broaden and deepen the already incredible experience at Universal, by bringing to life the iconic landmarks of Springfield that fans have grown to love,” said Jeffrey Godsick, President, Fox Consumer Products. “Fans will literally be able to live and breathe Springfield as they visit the statue of Jebediah, enjoy a Krusty Burger, and have a seat at Moe’s Tavern, which are just a few of the great experiences awaiting at Universal.”

“It has been an honour to bring the world of the Simpsons to life in such a letter-perfect way,” said Denise Sirkot, President, Worldwide Brand, Gracie Films. “Truly this is the Krustyest place on earth.”

For more information, visit www.universalorlando.co.uk

Experience Transformers: The Ride – 3D!

 

Seven nights in Orlando from £819

Seven nights in Orlando with Virgin Holidays, including scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick direct to Orlando, accommodation at the 5V Loews Royal Pacific resort at Universal on a room only basis with car hire included starts from £819. Price is per person based on 2 adults travelling and sharing a standard room, price includes all applicable taxes and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. Prices are based on departures on 21st Jan 2014.

Virgin Holidays is a member of ABTA and is ATOL protected

 

To book:
www.virginholidays.co.uk, 0844 557 3859 or visit one of our 100 stores located in Debenhams, House of Fraser, Tesco and Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.

 

Universal 2-Park Bonus Ticket

 

Experience the best of Universal Orlando Resort with unlimited admission to both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for up to 14 consecutive days. The Universal 2-Park Bonus also includes all-club access to the live entertainment at Universal CityWalk, Orlando’s hottest nightspot.

  • Tickets start from £109 per adult and £99 per child (2013 prices)
 

About THE SIMPSONS

The longest running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most ground-breaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognisable throughout the world. Matt Groening created the iconic family: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. Currently in its record-annihilating 25th season, THE SIMPSONS celebrated their historic 500th episode in February 2012. The series has won 27 Emmy Awards, been the subject of a hit feature film, created “Krustyland” and a revolutionary virtual coaster – The Simpsons Ride – at Universal Studios, received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, been honoured with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening, and named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine.

THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the Executive Producers. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division develops and produces the licensed content for the series. Film Roman is the animation house.

About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products

A recognised industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the Executive Producers. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division develops and produces the licensed content for the series. Film Roman is the animation house.

About Universal Orlando Resort

There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando holiday, but there is only one place where holiday becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a night-time entertainment complex. It’s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained – you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. Now open: the new, heart-warming and hilarious Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. And coming soon: TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D.

Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.

MEDIA CONTACT:  

Universal Orlando Public Relations

Carly Reed                                    Fiona Duncan

carly.reed@nbcuni.com              Fiona.duncan@nbcuni.com

0203 618 5103                             0203 618 5109

http://media.universalorlando.com

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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Grand Opening Date for Blockbuster Attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D


HEED THIS WARNING:


THE DECEPTICONS HAVE ARRIVED IN ORLANDO

THE BATTLE BEGINS 20th JUNE

 

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Grand Opening Date for Blockbuster Attraction,

TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D

(2nd May 2013) – Megatron and the Decepticons are closing in on Orlando…we must prepare for battle.

The highly anticipated blockbuster attraction TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D will officially open on Thursday 20th June 2013, Universal Orlando announced today.

Universal also launched an all-new “Join the Resistance” Facebook experience to prepare fans for the battle they’ll experience on the mega-attraction.  “Recruits” can create their very own NEST IDs, train for battle and access exclusive photos and video. Click here to join the resistance.

TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D is a mind-blowing, action-packed ride experience that pushes the limits of technology to place guests in the middle of a larger-than-life battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. The ride was created under license from Hasbro, Inc. and is based on its iconic TRANSFORMERS brand.

The battle begins when guests enter the NEST facility – the headquarters for the government operation that partners with the Autobots to protect Earth from the Decepticons.  While inside, they are recruited to help protect the AllSpark – a powerful energy source that would allow the Decepticons to destroy the planet. Guests board EVAC – an Autobot created exclusively for the attraction – to transport the AllSpark to safety.  But beware…the Decepticons are in close pursuit…

For more information about Universal Orlando and TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D, visit www.universalorlando.co.uk.

 

 

 

Experience Transformers: The Ride – 3D this summer!

 

Seven nights in Orlando from £873pp

Seven nights in Orlando with Virgin Holidays, including scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick direct to Orlando, accommodation at the 3V Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista on a room only basis with car hire included. Prices are per person based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room, and include all applicable taxes and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. Prices are based on departures on 24 June 2013.

 

To book:
www.virginholidays.co.uk, 0844 557 3859 or visit one of our 100 stores located in Debenhams, House of Fraser, Tesco and Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.

 

Universal 2-Park Bonus Ticket

 

Experience the best of Universal Orlando Resort with unlimited admission to both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for up to 14 consecutive days. The Universal 2-Park Bonus also includes all-club access to the live entertainment at Universal CityWalk, Orlando’s hottest nightspot.

  • Tickets start from £114 per adult and £104 per child
 

 

 

About Universal Orlando Resort

There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando holiday, but there is only one place where holiday becomes adventure:  Universal Orlando Resort.  It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a night-time entertainment complex.  It’s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained – you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D.  Now open:  the new, heart-warming and hilarious Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride.  And coming soon: TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D.

Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. Through the Company’s deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognised for its efforts by being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.”Learn more at www.hasbro.com.

© 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

MEDIA CONTACT:  

Universal Orlando Public Relations

Carly Reed                                Fiona Duncan

carly.reed@nbcuni.com              Fiona.duncan@nbcuni.com

0203 618 5103                           0203 618 5109

http://media.universalorlando.com

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“TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D” Coming to Universal Orlando in Summer 2013 UK


THE BATTLE CONTINUES…IN ORLANDO




JUST ANNOUNCED:

BLOCKBUSTER MEGA-ATTRACTION “TRANSFORMERS: THE RIDE – 3D” COMING TO UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IN SUMMER 2013

Hugely-Successful Attraction Will Now Be Featured at Three Universal Parks Worldwide

Guests Will Be Fully-Immersed in a TRANSFORMERS Adventure with Their Favorite Characters and Nemeses from the Popular Film Series


(1st November 2012) – Get ready – it’s time to prepare for battle…

Universal Orlando Resort announced that its next blockbuster attraction will be the widely-popular TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D. The groundbreaking ride – created under license from Hasbro, Inc. and based on its iconic TRANSFORMERS brand – will bring the intergalactic battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons to Universal Studios Florida in summer 2013.


Already a “must-see” at Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Hollywood, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D is a mind-blowing, action-packed ride experience that you have to see to believe. You will come face to face with Megatron. You will dodge explosions and attacks by the Decepticons. You will fight to save mankind alongside Optimus Prime and the Autobots. It will be the greatest battle you’ll ever ride.


Universal worked closely with Michael Bay, the award-wining director of the “TRANSFORMERS” film series and the ride’s creative consultant, to create an authentic experience that brings the non-stop action of the films to life. The attraction combines the larger-than-life TRANSFORMERS characters and an exciting storyline with life-like HD CGI media, state-of-the-art 3-D technology and amazing special effects to place riders right in the middle of an epic battle between good and evil.


“We broke the mold and have taken this ride to a new technological level in terms of blending seamless 3-D,” said Michael Bay, director of the “TRANSFORMERS” films.


“TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D is the perfect addition to Universal Orlando’s thrilling theme park experiences,” said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. “The ride has already proven to be a hit at our Hollywood and Singapore parks, and we’re excited that Universal Orlando guests will soon be able to join the Autobots in the fight to save the world.”


TRANSFORMERS films, television shows and merchandise have captivated millions of people all over the world. To date, three blockbuster films have been released – “TRANSFORMERS” (2007), “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN” (2009) and “TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON” (2011) – grossing more than $2 billion combined worldwide at the box office. The three films were directed by Michael Bay, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and released by Paramount Pictures.


TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D is slated to open in summer 2013 at Universal Orlando. The attraction will have one of the shortest build times in Universal history – making it one of Universal’s most ambitious projects ever. For more information about TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D, visit www.prepareforbattle.com or see

www.youtube.com/universalorlando

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About Universal Orlando Resort
There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one place where vacation becomes adventure:  Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It’s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained – you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, be transformed into a banana-loving minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. www.universalorlando.co.uk
Universal Orlando Resort is an NBCUniversal company.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORM’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint ventureERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. Through the company’s deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” Learn more at www.hasbro.com.

© 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Liz Edwards                              Fiona Duncan

Liz.edwards@nbcuni.com         Fiona.duncan@nbcuni.com

0203 618 5103                           0203 618 5109

http://media.universalorlando.com  

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