It’s a-him, Chris Pratt! Watch the trailer for upcoming Mario movie
While the jury is still out on if famously non-Italian Chris Pratt will actually be successful at voicing the character of Mario (was Michael Imperioli from “The Sopranos” not available?), the trailer for the upcoming movie is out and it looks SO good.
Universal CityWalk implements weekend curfew for minors
CityWalk reopens Universal CityWalk will partially reopen Thursday with limited operations and new guidelines to keep guests safe. (WFTV.com News Staff)ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando Resort has announced changes to its weekend operations at Universal CityWalk involving guests under 18. Minors must leave CityWalk at 9 p.m. unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian, staying at a Universal hotel or seeing a movie at Universal CityWalk, Universal officials confirmed. READ: Universal’s Great Movie Escape to debut at CityWalk this fallThe curfew is for the weekends, but that is subject to change, Universal said. READ: Seminole County leaders plan active shooter drill following weekend panic at Florida Mall, CityWalkVideo: Police say fight between teens led to evacuation at Universal Orlando parking garage Police said a fight “between several juveniles” led to evacuations at Universal Orlando.wftv.com
‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Back to the Future’ escape rooms coming to Universal Orlando — KnightNews.com
Two new themed escape rooms themed after the ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Back to the Future’ film properties are coming to Universal CityWalk this Fall. Universal Orlando released a statement about the new Universal’s Great Movie EscapeAdvertisement“Universal’s Great Movie Escape, two extraordinary escape adventures inspired by Jurassic World and Back to the Future, is coming to Universal CityWalk this Fall. Tickets and additional details will be released soon.”Universal’s Great Movie Escape, two extraordinary escape adventures inspired by Jurassic World and Back to the Future, is coming to Universal CityWalk this Fall. pic.twitter.com/CpXe8iP509 — Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) June 13, 2022Universal Orlando recently released a ‘Retro Tribute Store’ with theming to classic Universal film properties such as, ‘Back to the Future’, ‘E.T.’ ‘Jaws’ and ‘Jurassic Park’. Check back to Knightnews.com for more details about the opening of this new theme park attraction.knightnews.com
Universal’s Great Movie Escape to debut at CityWalk this fall
ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando announced two new escape room experiences at Universal CityWalk later this year. Read: With ‘Jurassic World 3,’ dinosaurs rule again at box officeGuests are invited to “escape” into thrilling adventures inspired by the films “Jurassic World” and “Back to the Future” at Universal CityWalk, beginning this fall. Read: 2022 Tony Awards: See the complete winners list from Broadway’s biggest nightThe new escape adventures were created by the same team responsible for many of Universal’s popular Halloween Horror Nights creations. Officials said that more information about Universal’s Great Movie Escape will be revealed in the coming months. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Universal Studios Store unboxes legacy name, pays tribute to iconic classics
ORLANDO, Fla – Universal Orlando Resort has now officially changed the name of its gift shop in CityWalk to the Universal Legacy Store. “The current Universal Studios Store location in CityWalk is undergoing a transformation to become the Universal Legacy Store and additional details will be revealed soon.”AdFull Screen 1 / 13 Inside newly named Universal Legacy Store at CityWalkInside the new legacy store location, officials have added props and photographs above several merchandise displays. Gargoyle outside of new Universal Legacy Store at CityWalk on March 24, 2021 (WKMG)Last year, Universal closed Island Clothing Co., Fossil and P!Q to make room for its new flagship merchandise location, which is just steps away from the legacy store. Construction crews recently installed a large Universal store sign outside of the new location as well as large marquee letters. AdFull Screen 1 / 4 Construction on new Universal Studios Store at CityWalkUniversal has not announced an opening date for the new location.
Universal Orlando building new flagship store in CityWalk
Universal confirms new flagship store is coming soonORLANDO, Fla – For months, guests visiting Universal Orlando have been wondering what construction crews were building in the heart of CityWalk. Universal confirmed Friday that it’s in the process of building an all-new store. [TRENDING: All Florida Publix locations now offer vaccine | John Morgan settles beef with Arby’s | Last chance to go to space]“Universal Orlando Resort will soon debut an all-new flagship Universal Studios Store in the heart of Universal CityWalk. PHOTOS: New Universal Studios Store Confirmed, Concept Art Releasedhttps://t.co/XVKNCstWSn pic.twitter.com/PanZ7Obnpm — Universal Parks News Today (@UniNewsToday) February 26, 2021Last year, Universal closed Island Clothing Co., Fossil and P!Q to make room for this new location. Universal has an official store right now next to Big Fire restaurant in CityWalk.
CDC posts long-awaited coronavirus tips for minimizing everyday risk
These are some of the tips in long-awaited guidance from U.S. health officials about how to reduce risk of coronavirus infection for Americans who are attempting some semblance of normal life. The staging and attendance of such events should be in accordance with what local health officials are advising, based on much the coronavirus is spreading in a particular community, he added. These guidelines are really directed toward ordinary Americans trying to make decisions about risk every day.But there are notable omissions. The CDC has put out many sets of guidelines, including some for churches, camps, schools and transit agencies. The guidelines repeat earlier advice about wearing face coverings, especially if its difficult to keep at least 6 feet away from other people.
Explore the 3 top spots in Orlando's Florida Center neighborhood
Get to know this Orlando neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an Indian restaurant to a Mexican spot. Tabla Indian RestaurantPhoto: tabla indian restaurant/YelpTopping the list is Indian, Thai and Chinese spot Tabla Indian Restaurant. Tabla Indian Restaurant serves up chicken tandoori, Hakka noodles, Thai green curry and more. Universal CityWalkPhoto: p. l./YelpNext up is shopping center Universal CityWalk, situated at 6000 Universal Studios Plaza at Universal CityWalk Orlando. This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor.
Floridians take first, hesitant, steps back to public life
During this flurry of activity, signs were everywhere that life had changed and that people were clamoring to return to some semblance of normal. Tables were spread out to enforce social distancing guidelines, with some people not wearing masks so they can eat. The paper wrote that people in the park followed the rules, and occasionally park employees had to ask some to put masks on properly. According to state health statistics, there have been more than 45,500 confirmed cases in the state, and at least 1,973 deaths. Separately, the Times received a copy of a master list of coronavirus-related deaths from the states Medical Examiners Commission.
Fun Spot America, Gatorland push to reopen during phase 2
ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s been almost two months since Gatorland Orlando closed its doors due to the pandemic. Now with the news of Universal's CityWalk and Disney Springs partially reopening, workers say they are ready to reopen whenever they get the green light. Gatorland Orlando, along with other local attractions like Fun Spot America and Icon Park submitted letters to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings asking to be included in phase two of the governor's reopening plan. Employees at Gatorland Orlando have safety measures already set up throughout the park-like 6 feet place holders on the ground and signs with new restrictions for guests. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Days of Our Lives cast let go from contracts, as the show struggles with ratings
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 10: "Days Of Our Lives" sign at NBC's "Days Of Our Lives" Day Of Days fan event at Universal CityWalk on November 10, 2018 in Universal City, California. The sands of time may be running out for the "Days of Our Lives." Earlier this year, Corday Productions, the company behind Days of Our lives, sued Sony Pictures Television for $20 million. "Sony Pictures Television has embarked on a concerted campaign to destroy the legendary daytime drama Days of our Lives by starving it to death," alleges the complaint filed by Corday Productions. Sony Pictures Television declined to comment.cnbc.com
All the fun things happening before the Cure Bowl
This article is sponsored by the Cure Bowl. The Cure Bowl is right around the corner, and that means there are a handful of fun events happening around Orlando the week before the big game. Nominate a Cure Bowl Warrior here. Here are some events happening before the Cure Bowl. Of course, Saturday is the day of the Cure Bowl.
Florida residents offered discount for Blue Man Group performance at Universal
ORLANDO, Fla. - If you are looking for a family-friendly event for this season, Universal has an affordable answer. Florida residents can get a limited time, exclusive offer on tickets to Blue Man Group and Universal CityWalk. Adult tickets are $54 plus tax and $29 plus tax for children. The Blue Man Group offers an experience with a mix of comedy, theater and a concert suitable for guests of all ages. The Blue Man Group tickets also include free admission to select Universal CityWalk clubs, valid on the date you attend the performance.