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What we’re excited for at Universal Orlando in 2018

2017 seemed to be dominated by Walt Disney World and all of their incredible announcements. While we have already dove into what we’re excited for in 2018 at Disney World, there’s plenty of awesome stuff coming to Universal Orlando Resort. So here’s what we’re excited for at Universal Orlando in 2018.

In 2017 Universal stepped up there nighttime entertainment in a big way. The “Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts” dazzled guests at Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure this holiday season. If you haven’t gotten to experience it, the video below from Inside the Magic does a great job of capturing it but still doesn’t do it justice of seeing it in person. While this was a great addition we have just received word this week that Universal is developing another projection mapping show to be displayed on Hogwarts Castle. No further information was released but this show might be a year round experience.

Coming this Spring, Universal will be opening Fast & Furious Supercharged at Universal Studios Florida. This attraction is going to put you in the action of the huge movie franchise. While Universal Hollywood already has this as a component of their tram ride it will be cool to see how they restructure it as a stand alone attraction in Orlando.

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Universal’s ever growing hotel collection will receive its latest addition this Summer with the Aventura Hotel. This 17 story glass tower hotel is sure to bring some awesome views of the parks and we always enjoy a new hotel to explore. Universal has also said further announcements will be made this year regarding their growing hotel collection. Rumors say hotels will begin to pop up further down International Drive where Wet n’ Wild use to be located. So stayed tuned for that!

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Special events like A Harry Potter Celebration, Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights and Holidays at Universal Orlando are coming back as well.

What 2017 in announcements was for Disney might be what 2018 is for Universal. In their recent blog post they have teased at up coming announcements that we should begin to hear about in 2018. These announcements will include a new roller coaster that will take the place of Dragon Challenge in Hogsmeade, Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular being replaced, something new taking the place of Terminator 2: 3D and the big announcement everyone will be waiting for, Super Nintendo World. There’s potential of a third park being announced as well as that rumor has been swirling for a long time and Universal has been buying land at a rapid pace.

2018 at Universal Orlando Resort will be filled with things we know and things we don’t. New attractions will be just as exciting as new announcements. I for one can’t wait to see what this year holds for it.

What are you excited for at Universal in 2018?


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