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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast

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We bring you new, interviews and discussion about the Universal Orlando Resort every week.


#411 - The Navigators Club & Halloween Horror Nights
Jul 14 • 47 min
On this episode we hear from Seth about the Little Things going on at Universal Orlando, we discuss the recent news about The Navigators Club, hear a SPEW from Kevin and a Which Loo Gets Your Poo? from Grace and wrap up talking about the recent…
#410 - Universal Orlando with The Despicable Three
Jul 7 • 79 min
On this episode we are joined by Steph and Jim from the vlogging trio, The Despicable Three, to talk about their vlogs and Universal Orlando. Catch them on youtube : Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
This Month in Universal Orlando History - July
Jun 30 • 3 min
On this bonus episode, we bring you a look at what happened in Universal Orlando history in the month of July. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if…
#409 - HHN30, Michelle’s Trip & The Bourne Stuntacular
Jun 30 • 66 min
On this episode we answer two questions from listener Abi, we discuss the version of the HHN 30 Spec Map and whether we think the event will go ahead. Then Michelle tells us about her recent trip to Universal Orlando and reviews The Bourne Stuntacular…
#408 - Universal Orlando ****, Marry, Kill
Jun 23 • 58 min
On this episode we respond to the listeners trio of Universal Orlando “things” which ones would we ****, Marry and Kill. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t…
#407 - UOAP Perks & Re-Opening Experience wtih Seth Kubersky
Jun 16 • 57 min
On this episode we discuss the recently released UOAP perks for 2020 and then Seth Kubersky joins us to discuss the Bourne Stuntacular and his experiences visiting the parks now they have re-opened after the pandemic closure. Check out all we have to…
#406 - Universal Orlando Through a Walt Disney World Fans Eyes Part 3
Jun 9 • 81 min
On this episode we welcome back our 6 guests to compare and contrast Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, but from a more Disney biased point of view for part 3. Our guests were : Maria Riboli former host of the Unleash the Magic…
Bonus : Producers Club Roundtable Re-Opening Week
Jun 8 • 67 min
On this bonus episode we welcome Brittney, Jack, Maddy and Tom on to talk about their experience of visiting Universal Orlando during the week of Re-Opening. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#405 - Universal Orlando Through a Walt Disney World Fans Eyes Part 2
Jun 3 • 55 min
On this episode we welcome back our 6 guests to compare and contrast Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, but from a more Disney biased point of view for part 2. Our guests were : Maria Riboli former host of the Unleash the Magic…
Bonus - Universal Orlando Re-opening FAQ
Jun 1 • 21 min
On this bonus episode we go through the Frequently Asked Questions Universal have posted on their site about the re-opening of the parks. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
This Month in Universal Orlando History - June
May 31 • 3 min
On this bonus episode, we bring you a look at what happened in Universal Orlando history in the month of June. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if…
#404 - Universal Orlando Through a Walt Disney World Fans Eyes Part 1
May 26 • 69 min
On this episode we welcome 6 guests on to the podcast to compare and contrast Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, but from a more Disney biased point of view for part 1 Our guests were : Maria Riboli former host of the Unleash the…
Bonus : Universal Orlando Re-opening Date.
May 21 • 25 min
Seth joins us for an impromptu episode to discuss the submitted plans for Universal Orlando to re-open their parks and the proposed date. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#403 - CityWalk Re-Opens
May 19 • 69 min
On this episode we discuss the recent re-opening of Universal Orlando’s CityWalk, hear from Seth as brings us Little Things from the opening day& friend of the show Connie shares her thoughts on her visit too. We then welcome a special guest,…
#402 - The Rides That Made Me with Kathrynn Cobbs
May 12 • 45 min
On this episode we welcome Themed Entertainment Designer Kathrynn Cobbs on to discuss the 3 attractions that have had the biggest influence on her and her career. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#401 - Guidelines & Mandates for Park Re-Opening
May 5 • 73 min
On this episode we begin by inviting members of The Producers Club to share the three things that they would like to see implemented in the parsk to make them comforatble returning once they re-open, a SPEW from Alexa, we announce the listener vote on…
#400 - MIB & Marathon Of Mayhem Composer Andy Garfield
Apr 28 • 61 min
On this episode we talk to music composer Andy Garfield about his work on Men In Black : Alien Attack and HHN 29’s Marathon Of Mayhem. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#399 - Park Closure Extended & HHN 30 Spec Map V 2.0
Apr 21 • 56 min
On this episode we discuss the recent extension to the closure of the park due to Covid-19, the recent survey sent out by Universal Orlando regarding safety measures that may be put in place once the parks reopen and V 2.0 of HNNghtmares HHN 30…
#398 - Universal Studios Florida Versus Islands of Adventure
Apr 14 • 88 min
On this episode we debate which theme park is better, Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure? We break the parks down and vote on theming, rides, shows, food and drink, character meets and background music. Check out all we have to offer. …
#397 - Extended Closure & HHN Spec Map V 1.0
Apr 7 • 62 min
On this episode we discuss the extension of the closure of Universal Orlando, we have a Which Loo Gets Your Poo? from Brian, we have a S.P.E.W from Matt and then we breakdown HHNightmares HHN speculation map Version 1.0. Check out all we have to…
#396 - Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2020 Review
Mar 31 • 51 min
On this episode we discuss this years Mardi Gras celebrations at Universal Orlando. We discuss the street performers, the tribute store, the music, the food and the parade. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#395 - Universal Orlando Closure & Ride Breakdowns
Mar 24 • 55 min
On this episode we discuss the closure of Universal Orlando Resort due to Covid 19, we have a SPEW/Which Loo Gets Your Poo? combo from Nicole and we discuss our ride evac/breakdown stories. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to…
#394 - February trip to Universal Orlando In Review
Mar 17 • 69 min
On this episode Lee, Tracey, Darren & Chris discuss their recent trip to Universal Orlando, reviewing, Cabana Bay, Strong Water Tavern, riding a parade float and recording in the broadcast centre, among other things. Check out all we have to…
#393 - Bourne Stuntacular & Horror Nights Rumors
Mar 10 • 68 min
On this episode we discuss new details of the Endless Summer Resorts Dockside Inn & Suites, Seth brings us Little Things, we talk about the recent sneak peak and TM previews of The Bourne Stuntacular, Which Loo Gets Your Poo? and wrap up with some…
#392 - Our Week at Universal Orlando for Mardi Gras & More
Mar 3 • 42 min
On this episode we take you along for our trip to Orlando in February 2020. We tackle Tater Tots, Mardi Gras and more. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t…
#391 - Mardi Gras with Blake Braswell from the Universal Orlando Radio Broadcast Studio
Feb 25 • 28 min
We bring you this Mardi Gras episode recorded live in the Radio Broadcast Centre at Universal Studios Florida. We talk to Show Director Blake Braswell about this years event. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
#390 - The Theme Park Duo’s Guide To Universal Studios Hollywood
Feb 18 • 60 min
On this episode Nikki and Gabe of The , bring you all the information you need to tackle a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood . Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#389 - The Complete Guide to Universal Orlando 2020
Feb 11 • 71 min
On this episode we update our Complete Guide to Universal Orlando Resort. This is your pocket audio guide to everything you need to know about Universal Orlando, for those that haven’t been in a while OR are heading out for the first time. Check out…
#388 - Mardi Gras Food & Confisco Grille New Menu
Feb 4 • 63 min
On this episode we delve in to the food and drink that will be part of this years Mardi Gras event at Universal Orlando, we have another Which Loo Get’s Your Poo?, Seth brings us more Little Things and Confisco Grille gets a new menu. Check out all…
#387 - The Big Fat Universal Quiz of the Year
Jan 28 • 46 min
On this weeks episode we invite you to play along in : The Big Fat Universal Quiz of the Year. The quiz is split in to 4 sections, each sections contains questions pertaining to 3 months of 2019. ENJOY! by licensed under by is licensed under C …
#386 - Mardi gras & Nintendo Power Up Bands
Jan 21 • 61 min
On this episode we bring you the dates for the next UUOP The Weekender, Little Things from Seth, we discuss this years Mardi Gras concerts, parade theme and food, we have our first Which Loo Gets Your Poo? and we discuss the recent news from Universal…
#385 - 2020 & Beyond at Universal Orlando With Seth Kubersky
Jan 14 • 68 min
On this episode we are joined by Seth Kubersky to discuss what is happening at Universal Orlando Resort this year and beyond. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#384 - Green Eggs & Ham Review & More Halloween Horror Nights
Jan 7 • 52 min
On this, our first episode of 2020 we give you this years Podcast Debate details, news about extra Halloween Horror Nights 30, Seth brings us Little Things, we have a S.P.E.W and Darren & Chris review the tots from Green Eggs & Ham. Check out…
#383 - The Rides That Made Me with Justin Martin
Dec 24, 2019 • 64 min
On this episode we talk to Justin Martin, Themed Entertainment Designer who has worked on world class attractions from water parks, theme park attractions and exhibits around the world, about the 3 attractions that have had the biggest impact on him,…
#382 - Our Top 5 Universal Orlando Souvenirs
Dec 17, 2019 • 57 min
On this episode we count down our Top 5 Universal Orlando souvenirs. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip to Orlando to give our…
#381 - Which Voodoo Do You Do? Top 3 & Green Eggs & Ham
Dec 10, 2019 • 59 min
On this episode we bring you the latest Little Things with Seth, we discuss the new Green Eggs and Ham menu, we present the FINAL Which Voodoo Do You Do? Listener voted for top 3. Gabe and Nikki from the Theme Park Duo review the new Cannolo’s for us…
#380 - Weekender Guests Roundtable
Dec 3, 2019 • 63 min
On this episode Lee is joined by UUOP The Weekender 2019 guests, Becki Tyler, Christina Freundel, Naomi Quebedeaux and Stephanie Grant to discuss the Weekender, Halloween Horror Nights 29 and more. Check out all we have to offer. . You…
#379 - The Cannolo & Universal Beijing
Nov 26, 2019 • 63 min
On this episode we discuss the new Cannolo at Voodoo Doughnut, we have FOUR Which Voodoo Do You Do? recordings, We talk a little more about the Holidays at Universal Orlando, we have a S.P.E.W from Sean, Little Things from Seth and we discuss…
Bonus : Grinchmas and The Holidays with Show Director Blake Braswell
Nov 22, 2019 • 21 min
On this bonus episode welcome Show Director Blake Braswell to discuss Grinchmas and The Holidays at Universal Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t…
#378 - Wrapping Up The REST of Halloween Horror Nights 29
Nov 19, 2019 • 57 min
On this episode we wrap up our HHN 29 coverage by counting down the official UUOP HHN29 House Top 10 and discussing the Scarezones, Shows, food and beverages. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#377 - Bourne Stuntacular & Holiday Food
Nov 12, 2019 • 63 min
On this episode we bring you a BIG Little Things from Seth, we discuss the Bourne Stuntacular, the UOAP Lounge, the Wholidays, this years Holiday food, drinks and events, we have a Which Voodoo Do You Do from Brian and the Halloween Horror Nights 30…
#376 - Final Horror Nights House Thoughts - Part 2
Nov 5, 2019 • 73 min
On this episode we give our thoughts on the second 5 houses of Horror Nights 29 and we count down our individual top 10 lists. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#375 - Final Horror Nights House Thoughts - Part 1
Oct 29, 2019 • 51 min
On this episode we discuss our final thoughts on the first 5 houses of HHN 29. They are : Depths of Fear, Ghostbusters, Graveyard Games, House of 1000 Corpses and Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen…
#374 - Trip Report & UUOP TheWeekender
Oct 22, 2019 • 88 min
On this episode Lee, Tracey, Darren and Chris sit down to talk about Lee & Tracey’s trip as well as give their thoughts on the very first UUOP The Weekender. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms:…
#373 - Live From Universal Orlando & The Weekender
Oct 15, 2019 • 81 min
On this episode join Lee and Tracey as they take a trip to Universal Orlando, they are joined by many people, so join us as we visit the parks and take part in the very first UUOP The Weekender. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen…
#372 - Surfside Inn & Suites Review with Listener Zoe
Oct 8, 2019 • 47 min
On this episode we are joined by listener Zoe from her room at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn & Suites to review Universal Orlando’s newest hotel. Find Zoe on her youtube channel - Check out all we have to offer. . You…
#371 - Everything New at Universal Orlando Since 2015
Oct 1, 2019 • 60 min
On this episode we go through everything that is new at the Universal Orlando Resort since 2015. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re…
#370 - Producers Club Roundtable : The Future of 3D Attractions at Universal Orlando
Sep 24, 2019 • 48 min
On this episode we are joined by Brittney, Chris, Christina and David to discuss the future of 3D attractions at Universal Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
Bonus Episode - Halloween Horror Nights With Show Director Blake Braswell
Sep 20, 2019 • 27 min
On this bonus episode we talk to Halloween Horror Nights Show Director, Blake Braswell about this years event. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget,…
#369 - Dark Arts & Running Universal
Sep 17, 2019 • 72 min
On this episode we cover the new Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle show, the upcoming Universal Orlando Running Event, this years HHN food, a Listener question, a Which Voodoo Do You Do? and Seth brings us the latest Little Things. Check out all we have…
#368 - Halloween Horror Nights 29 House Roundtable Part 2
Sep 10, 2019 • 65 min
On this episode we continue looking at each of the Halloween Horror Nights 29 houses, by looking at the last 5 houses for this year and we bring you our hype lists. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#367 - Halloween Horror Nights 29 House Roundtable Part 1
Sep 3, 2019 • 54 min
On this episode we are joined by Julie Zimmerman, to discuss the first five Halloween Horror Nights houses that were announced for this years event. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#366 - Creating Halloween Horror Nights Food
Aug 27, 2019 • 60 min
On this episode we come up with our own foods and beverages based on Halloween Horror Nights 29’s houses and scarezones. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#365- Last 3 HHN Houses, Scarezones & Shows
Aug 20, 2019 • 61 min
On this episode we look at the last 3 Halloween Horror Nights houses announced, we have Little Things from Seth, Darren brings us an update of his Which Voodoo Do You Do, we discuss the full list of Scarezones and we talk about the TWO shows at this…
#364 - The Mummy and Revenge of the Mummy
Aug 13, 2019 • 47 min
On this episode we take a look at Universal Studios Florida’s Revenge of the Mummy attraction and the movie that inspired it, Brendan Fraser’s The Mummy. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#363 - Epic Universe & Killer Klowns
Aug 6, 2019 • 69 min
On this episode we discuss Universal Orlando’s announcement of their 4th theme park, Universal’s Epic Universe, Darren brings us his thoughts on his recent visits to the park and we talk Halloween Horror Nights as Killer Klowns from Outer Space is…
#362 - Focus on Islands of Adventure : Marvel Superhero Rides Part 2
Jul 30, 2019 • 49 min
On this episode we continue to look indepth at Marvel Superhero Island and wrap up our look at the rides by delving in to Dr. Doom’s Fearfall and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-man. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on…
#361 - Ghostbusters & Passholder Appreciation
Jul 23, 2019 • 47 min
On this episode we discuss Universal Orlando’s recently details of the upcoming Annual Passholder Appreciation Days and the Ghostbusters announcement for Halloween Horror Nights. Seth brings us Little Things and we have a Which Voodoo Do You Do? from…
#360 - The Rides That Made Me with Andy Digenova
Jul 16, 2019 • 55 min
On this episode we invite another theme park creator on to the show to talk about the 3 attractions that had the biggest influence on themselves and their career. This time it is former Disney and Thinkwell employee, Andy Digenova. Check out all we…
#359 - Reviews of Bigfire, New Voodoo Donuts and Hagrid & Surfside and Jurassic World
Jul 9, 2019 • 77 min
On this episode we discuss : The opening of Bigfire and Chris reviews it for us, New Limited Edition Voodoo Donuts and Chris reviews them, The Surfside Inn & Suites And Hagrid still having problems and Chris gives us his thoughts having…
#358 - Opening Day of Hagrids Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure : Producers Club Roundtable
Jul 2, 2019 • 69 min
On this episode we are joined by Joni, Maddy, Michelle and Tod to talk about their experience visiting Islands of Adventure to ride Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure on opening day. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen…
#357- Hagrid & The Yeti
Jun 25, 2019 • 71 min
On this episode we discuss the grand opening, the first day lines and the subsequent happenings for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. Seth brings us Little Things, we have reviews of the the new Hagrid ride from Tes, Kenneth and Michelle…
#356 - 5 Things from Universal Hollywood to Universal Orlando
Jun 18, 2019 • 66 min
On this episode we all pick 5 “things” we’d like to bring to Universal Orlando from Universal Studios Hollywood. Go and listen to our friends over at the Theme Park Duo and their latest episode as they cover 5 “things they would like to take to…
#355 - Hagrid’s Opening & HHN Speculation Map 3.0
Jun 11, 2019 • 62 min
On this episode we discuss Universal Orlando’s 4th of July celebrations, an incident at Volcano Bay, the opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, HHN tickets & HHNightmares speculation map V3.0. Seth brings us Little Things &…
UUOP#354 - Focus on Islands of Adventure : Batman & Superman Rides That Nearly Were
Jun 4, 2019 • 35 min
On this episode we discuss two of the attractions that would have been part of Marvel Superhero Island, had it been based on DC Comics. The two attractions would have been the Batwing and a Superman 3D ride. Thanks to You can find the Batwing post …
#353 - Depths of Fear & More Hagrid Coaster Details
May 28, 2019 • 44 min
On this episode we discuss the recently revealed new details for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure AND a new magical creature, we then have Which Voodoo Do You Do? from Matt Tucker. We talk about the food that will be available at…
#352 - Focus on Islands of Adventure - Marvel Superhero Island Rides
May 21, 2019 • 52 min
On this episode we continue to look in-depth at Islands of Adventure and we carry on looking at Marvel Superhero Island by looking at two of the lands attractions : Storm Force Accelatron and The Incredible Hulk Coaster Check out all we have to…
#351 - Hagrid & HHN Speculation
May 14, 2019 • 75 min
On this episode we discuss the Hagrid animatronic, the Today Cafe opening and HHNightmares Horror Nights speculation map. Seth brings us Little Things, Alicia brings us the Rumor Mill and we answer a question about Horror Nights. Check out all we…
#350 - Creating A 90’s Themed Halloween Horror Nights
May 7, 2019 • 67 min
On this episode we create our own Halloween Horror Nights by each coming up with 2 houses and 2 scarezones based on 90’s I.P’s. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#349 - Magical Creatures & Monsters
Apr 30, 2019 • 52 min
On this episode we discuss ALL of the creatures announced to be part of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Seth brings us Little Things, we have the dates for this years Holidays at Universal Orlando, we share another Which Voodoo Do You…
#348 - Chat & Q&A with the Theme Park Duo
Apr 23, 2019 • 51 min
On this episode we welcome Nikki and Gabe from the Theme Park Duo on to the show to chat about Universal Orlando & Universal Studios Hollywood and take part in our Listener Q&A. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on…
#347 - Nightingales & BigFire
Apr 16, 2019 • 61 min
On this episode we discuss some more details about Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, we have a S.P.E.W from Stefani, we talk about the new restaurant - Big Fire, we discuss the new Monsters Store, Nikki and Gabe from the Theme Park Duo…
#346 - Men In Black With Creator Dave Cobb
Apr 9, 2019 • 70 min
On this episode we celebrate 8 years of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast by talking to Men In Black : Alien Attack creator Dave Cobb about the creation of the ride and more. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
#345 - Stranger Things Returns & New Smells
Apr 2, 2019 • 49 min
On this episode we discuss the Surfside Inn & Suites opening dates, the first Halloween Horror Nights announcement and new bathroom smells, as well as answering two listener emails and Little Things with Seth. Check out all we have to offer. …
#344 - The RidesThat Made Me with Jason Surrell
Mar 27, 2019 • 51 min
On this episode we talk to veteran theme park creator, Jason Surrell for “The Rides That Made Me”. We discuss the three attractions that have had the most impact on him and his career as well as some other themed entertainment talk. Check…
#343 - More Hagrid Details & UUOP The Weekender
Mar 19, 2019 • 64 min
On this episode we discuss the new details of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Seth brings us Little Things. We then bring you all the details of UUOP The Weekender and Alicia brings us another Rumor Mill. Check out all…
#342 - Chris Reviews Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2019
Mar 12, 2019 • 64 min
On this episode Chris gives us his thoughts about his recent visit to Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2019. We discuss the atmosphere, the parade, the food and more. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#341 - Hagrid’s Motorbike & Mardi Gras Show Director Blake Braswell
Mar 5, 2019 • 63 min
On this episode we discuss the Today Cafe, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure and The dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle and hear from Seth about more Little Things. We then talk to Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Show Director Blake Braswell….
#340 - The Transformers Movie & Transformers The Ride 3D
Feb 26, 2019 • 54 min
On this episode we continue our look at the movie based attractions at Universal Studios Florida by looking at 2007’s Transformers movie and the Transformers The Ride 3D attraction. Don’t forget to follow Maddy on . Check out all we have…
#339 - Mardi Gras 2019
Feb 19, 2019 • 61 min
On this episode Seth brings us more Little Things, Alicia brings us up to date with the Rumor Mill and we cover all you need to know about Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2019 celebrations. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us…
#338 - Creating Our Own Upcharge Events for Universal Orlando
Feb 12, 2019 • 71 min
On this episode we each come up with three upcharge opportunities we could see Universal Orlando easily implementing in to the parks and one that is our dream event. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#337 - More Mardi Gras Concerts & HHN Codenames
Feb 5, 2019 • 46 min
On this episode we discuss two more Mardi Gras acts announced, Seth brings us the latest Little Things, we give you the definitive order to ride the screen based attractions at Universal Orlando, we have a SPEW from Nicole and then we go through the…
#336 - Universal Orlando Rumors 2019 & Beyond with Theme Park Stop’s Alicia Stella
Jan 29, 2019 • 64 min
#335 - Mardi Gras Concerts & Late Night Access
Jan 22, 2019 • 64 min
On this episode we discuss late night access to Universal Studios Florida, Seth brings us Little Things, we talk about Bob Marleys’ Birthday Jam, we have a Which Voodoo Do You Do? from Jeffrey, a listener question from Charles, the Mardi Gras 2019…
#334 - Universal Orlando 2019 & Beyond with Seth Kubersky
Jan 15, 2019 • 61 min
On this episode we welcome Seth Kubersky on to the show to discuss what to expect at Universal Orlando Resort in 2019 and beyond.
#333 - Fantastic Worlds Leak & Potter Coaster Opening Date
Jan 8, 2019 • 60 min
On this episode we catch up on the news we’ve missed over the holidays. The leak of the name for Universal 3rd Theme Park, the opening date for the Coaster in Hogsmeade, Halloween Horror Nights dates, new plant based foods at the resort, the holiday…
#332 - CHRIStmas at Universal Orlando & The Rides That Made Me with Julie Zimmerman
Jan 1, 2019 • 42 min
On this episode Chris reports from Universal Orlando on his trip to the parks for the Holidays and we continue our look at the Rides That Made Me with the Mother of Halloween Horror Nights, Julie Zimmerman. Check out all we have to offer. . You…
#331 - Producers Club Roundtable : New Rip, Ride, Rockit Tracklist
Dec 18, 2018 • 59 min
On this episode Lee is joined by Producers Club members Heather, Joe, Maddy and Patrick to come up with a new setlist for the Universal Studios Florida rollercoaster, Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit. You can check out our Spotify playlist of the new…
#330 - Top 5 Most Wanted Characters at Universal Orlando
Dec 11, 2018 • 63 min
On this episode we count the characters we would like to see introduced to the parks at Universal Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re…
#329 - Motion Sickness & Random Thoughts
Dec 4, 2018 • 47 min
On this episode we answer a listener question regarding motion sickness, we have a Which Voodoo Do You Do? from Phil Lewis, Brian Jennings shares his random thoughts from his recent trip to Universal Orlando and Seth brings us more Little Things. …
#328 - Tales from the Jaws Ride with Author Dustin McNeill
Nov 27, 2018 • 59 min
On this episode we talk to Dustin McNeill about his book - Adventures in Amity : Tales from The Jaws Ride. Find out more and buy the book at the Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#327 - Endless Summer Rooms & UOAP Lounge
Nov 20, 2018 • 51 min
On this episode we discuss the Holidays at Universal Orlando, the new UOAP Lounge, the recent release of the room details for the Endless Summer Resort, as well as hearing a S.P.E.W from Jack, the Rumor Mill from Alicia and Little Things from Seth. …
#326 - Trip Report with Mouse & Muggles Michelle
Nov 13, 2018 • 66 min
We chat to Michelle from Mouse and Muggle about her recent trip to Universal Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip to…
#325 - Stranger Things Day & Mobile Express Pick - Up
Nov 6, 2018 • 52 min
#324 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space with The Chiodo Brothers
Oct 30, 2018 • 55 min
On this episode we are honoured to welcome Stephen, Charles and Edward Chiodo, the creators of Killer Klowns from Outer Space, on to the show to discuss the movie itself and the Halloween Horror Nights scarezone that was at the event this year. Head…
#323 - 20 Million Butterbeers & More Halloween Horror Nights 28
Oct 23, 2018 • 46 min
On this episode we discuss the record number of Butterbeers sold at Universal Orlando, we have a SPEW, Seth brings us a big Little Things update, details on EVE, a Halloween Horror Nights extension and Alicia gives us the latest rumours in the Rumor…
#322 - Johnny’s E.T Adenture Record Attempt
Oct 16, 2018 • 62 min
On this episode we invite John Porto on to talk about his attempt to break the record for the most rides in one day on The E.T Adventure. Here is a link to Johnny’s channel so you can check out all his videos. Check out all we have to offer. . …
Dead Man’s Digest : Bonus - UK Scare Attraction Review
Oct 12, 2018 • 75 min
Tracey and Lee got to visit in York, in Kirkleatham and in Durham. On this episode they take you to the events, through the events and then give their reviews. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
#321 - New Potter Coaster Concept Art & Halloween Horror Nights Creative Director Charles Gray
Oct 9, 2018 • 70 min
On this episode we discuss the first official concept art for the new ride coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade, Seth brings us up to date with all the Little Things, Chris recounts his recent trip to Universal Orlando, we share…
#320 - Julie Zimmerman : Former Creative Director at Universal Studios Florida
Oct 2, 2018 • 68 min
On this episode we talk to Julie Zimmerman, former Creative Director for Universal Studios Florida about her time working on the park and the creation of Halloween Horror Nights. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on…
#319 - Darren Reviews Fast & Furious & The Rides That Made Me with Adam Bezark
Sep 26, 2018 • 77 min
On this episode Seth brings us more Little Things, Darren FINALLY reviews Fast & Furious : Supercharged, we have a Which Voodoo Do You Do from Ted and then Lee brings you the very first Rides That Made Me segment with Adam Bezark from the . Check…
Dead Man’s Digest : S3 Ep6 - The Review
Sep 21, 2018 • 86 min
The gang gets together to review HHN 28! Did Stranger Things live up to the hype? Did Blumhouse steal the show? (No) Are pizza fries REALLY that good? (Yes) All this and more will be revealed! Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to…
#318 - Producers Club Roundtable : Have the Parks Improved in the Past 10 Years
Sep 18, 2018 • 69 min
On this episode Lee is joined by Producers Club member, Andrew, Brittany, Claire and Ian to discuss whether they think the parks have improved over the last 10 years, but also how they feel the parks have done in the last 5 years. Check out all…
#317 - A Celebration of Harry Potter & Listener Q&A
Sep 11, 2018 • 61 min
On this episode we a SPEW from Gemma Clay, Alicia brings us the Rumor Mill, we discuss some news about A Celebration of Harry Potter and Seth updates us on the Little Things We wrap up with Producers Club member Ian tackling our Listener Q & A….
Dead Man’s Digest S3 Ep5 - Hyped For Horror
Sep 7, 2018 • 78 min
Nina, Travis and Darren get hyped for HHN, just one week away! We recap the event, take listener questions and run down the DMD group’s top anticipated lists! Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#316 - Aventura Hotel Review
Sep 4, 2018 • 64 min
On this episode Darren gives his honest review of his recent stay at the brand new Universal Orlando Aventura Hotel. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget,…
#315 - Aventura Opens & Toothsome Closes
Aug 28, 2018 • 60 min
On this episode we discuss Cinemark coming to Universal Orlando and the closure of Toothsome. We have a Which Voodoo Do you Do? from Maddy and then we talk abouit the closing of the 8th Voyage of Sindbad at Islands of Adventure. Maureen comes to us…
#314 - Our Perfect Day at Universal Orlando Resort
Aug 21, 2018 • 65 min
On this episode we discuss what it would take to have our perfect day at Universal Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip…
#313 - AP Appreciation Days & Rumors with Theme Park Stop
Aug 14, 2018 • 62 min
On this episode we discuss this years Annual Passholder Appreciation days benefits, Robin and Michelle from Mouse and Muggle bring us another “Did You know?” and then we are joined by Alicia Stella from Theme Park Stop to discuss the latest 4th gate…
Dead Man’s Digest S3 Ep4 - The Whole Damned Thing
Aug 9, 2018 • 41 min
Armed with Horror Night Nightmare’s final spec map and thanks to a few leaks, the Dead Man’s Digest crew is ready to present you with an accurate, complete picture of this year’s event. Be warned - All will be revealed! We also talk about some of the…
#312 - Focus On Islands of Adventure : Marvel Superhero Island Part 2
Aug 7, 2018 • 56 min
On this episode we continue our look at Marvel Superhero Island. Darren rejoins the team and gives us his opinions on what we discussed in Part 1, we then delve in to the hidden details of the area, the music and wrap up talking about its future. …
#311 - Fantastic Worlds & Bar 17 Bistro Food & Drink
Jul 31, 2018 • 54 min
On this episode we discuss the recent “announcement” from Universal about a 4th gate, Maureen comes from Volcano Bay, Jackalyn answers Which Voodoo Do you Do?, Seth brings us little things and we go through the sneak peak at the food that Universal…
#310 - Focus On Islands of Adventure : Marvel Superhero Island
Jul 24, 2018 • 51 min
Dead Man’s Digest S3 Ep3 - Killer Klowns, Slaughter Sinema and Chucky, I guess….
Jul 21, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode, Travis, Nina and Darren talk about the latest HHN reveals, answer your questions, and wonder just how bad the Chucky scarezone is going to be. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#309 - Cinematic Celebration & Mummy Lockers
Jul 17, 2018 • 47 min
#308 - Volcano Bay with Designer Justin Martin
Jul 10, 2018 • 65 min
On this episode we speak to Justin Martin, who was a design intern for Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if…
#307 - Slaughter Sinema & Urban Pantry
Jul 3, 2018 • 49 min
On this episode we discuss the recent house and scarezone announcements for HHN 28, then we here Alicia’s Which Voodoo Do You Do?, followed by some info about the pre-ordering system at Voodoo Donut from Jon Self. Maureen comes to us from the…
#306 - Despicable Me & Minion Mayhem
Jun 26, 2018 • 56 min
On this episode we take alook at the movie, Despicable Me and the Universal Studios Florida attraction it inspired, Minion Mayhem. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#305 - Blue The Raptor & Cinematic Celebration
Jun 19, 2018 • 52 min
On this episode we discuss the debut of Blue, the raptor in Jurassic Park, we have a SPEW from Keith, Robin and Michelle bring us another Did You Know? We then talk about the officially revealed new lagoon show for Universal Studios Florida, Seth…
#304 - Imagining Universal Orlando’s 3rd Gate
Jun 12, 2018 • 74 min
On this episode we come up with 5 IP’s or Original ideas that we would like to see incorporated in to Universal Orlando’s 3rd gate. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
Dead Man’s Digest S3 - Ep2
Jun 11, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode of the Dead Man’s Digest, Nina, Darren and Travis talk Trick R Treat, 3 newly announced Scarezones, ticket prices, and Academy of Villians’ NEW show location? Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
#303 - New Lagoon Show & Harry Potter Coaster Details
Jun 5, 2018 • 64 min
On this episode we discuss the leaked details of the new lagoon show at Universal Studios Florida, we reveal a secret project, we have another SPEW from Brian, Seth brings us a bumper edition of Little Things, we reveal the Universal exclusive Voodoo…
#302 - The UUOP Mailbag
May 29, 2018 • 55 min
On this episode we delve in to the UUOP mailbag to discuss Ice-cream, whether Universal Orlando has improved over the last 10 years & more. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#301 - Jurassic World & Trick ‘r Treat
May 22, 2018 • 59 min
On this episode Maureen comes from Volcano Bay, we have a SPEW from Brian, we discuss the closing of Emeril’s at CityWalk, we hear from Robin & Michelle in Did You Know with Mouse & Muggle. We talk about the recent announcement that Universal…
#300 - Inside UUOP
May 15, 2018 • 75 min
On this episode we pull back the curtain a little on 7 years and 300 episodes of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We discuss how the podcast has influenced our lives, our view of the parks and so much more. Check out all we have to offer. …
#299 - Fast? And Furious!
May 8, 2018 • 70 min
We also have Little Things with Seth, a SPEW from Brian and the Rumor Mill with Alicia.
Dead Man’s Digest : S3 - Ep1
May 6, 2018 • 59 min
The Dead Man’s Digest is back! It’s 2018 and time to dust off the old book and get in to some Stranger Things, Dead Exposure and rumors! Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#298 - Top 5 Extinct Attractions at Universal Orlando
May 1, 2018 • 67 min
On this episode we count down our Top 5 Extinct Attractions at Universal Orlando Resort. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip to…
#297 - Fast & Furious : Supercharged & New Nighttime Parade
Apr 24, 2018 • 56 min
On this episode we discuss a new locker patent filed by Universal Orlando, the new nighttime parade at Universal Studios Japan, the new land purchase and the opening of Fast & Furious : Supercharged. We also hear Little Things from Seth, a SPEW…
#296 - Tributes to Former Attractions at Universal Orlando
Apr 17, 2018 • 48 min
#295 - Stranger Things & Bar 17 Bistro
Apr 10, 2018 • 57 min
On this episode we look at the new details released about Universal’s new hotels on I-Drive, Seth brings us Little Things, we look at the Aventura’s RoofTop bar, Alicia brings us the Rumor Mill covering Jurassic Park and then we look at the first…
# 294 - Universal Orlando Guests Survey “Event Concepts”
Apr 3, 2018 • 61 min
On this episode we look at a recent guest survey on “Event Concepts” for Universal Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip…
#293 - Marvel Dining Review & Universal Orlando Show Director Blake Braswell
Mar 27, 2018 • 70 min
On this episode we hear a big “Little Things” from Seth, we begin a new “debate” topic surrounding Voodoo Donut, a S.P.E.W from Ailley, Robin and Michelle bring us a Did You Know with Mouse & Muggle, Chris gives us his thoughts on his recent…
#292 - Top 5 Unused Universal IP’s with The Theme Park Duo
Mar 20, 2018 • 68 min
#291 - Voodoo Donut Menu & HHN Dates
Mar 13, 2018 • 64 min
On this episode we bring you a S.P.E.W from Alexa, another Did You Know with Mouse & Muggle, Little Things with Seth, the first look at the CityWalk Voodoo Donut menu, Jon Self reports from the last day of A Celebration of Harry Potter, we then…
#290 - Shrek The Movie & Shrek 4D
Mar 6, 2018 • 40 min
On this episode we take a look at the Universal Studios Florida attraction, Shrek 4D and the movie that inspired it, Shrek. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t…
#289 - New Milkshakes, Entertainment Passes & More
Feb 27, 2018 • 60 min
On this episode we discuss 3 new Milkshakes at Toothsome, Universal raising ticket prices, new entertainment passes at jimmy Fallon and we here Little Things from Seth, Did You Know from Robin and Michelle, a LIVE review from Voodoo Donut at Universal…
#288 - Focus On Islands of Adventure : With Port of Entry Art Designer Adrian Gorton
Feb 20, 2018 • 33 min
On this episode we speak to Adrian Gorton, the Art Director for Islands of Adventure’s entrance way, Port of Entry. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget,…
#287 - Final Mardi Gras Concerts, Rumor Mill & More
Feb 13, 2018 • 47 min
On this episode we discuss the last two Mardi Gras concert performers, we have a SPEW from Melanie, Jon Self reports from A Celebration of Harry Potter, Darren tells us about his recent trip to the parks, Alicia brings us the Rumor Mill and we answer…
#286 - Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Feb 6, 2018 • 52 min
On this episode we take a look at the Universal Studios Florida attraction, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. We look at the queue, the ride and everything in between. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
#285 - Studios Name Change & Voodoo Donuts
Jan 30, 2018 • 61 min
On this episode we have another Team Member success story in our S.P.E.W segment, Voodoo Donuts has been announced for CityWalk, Seth brings us more Little Things, We bring you 6 reasons to stay at Aventura and will Universal consider changing the…
#284 - Top 5 In Park Places To Eat
Jan 23, 2018 • 70 min
On this episode we count down our Top 5 places to eat inside Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if…
#283 - Hogwarts Projections, Mardi Gras Line Up & More
Jan 16, 2018 • 57 min
On this episode we bring you up to date with the news & rumors from Universal Orlando. We discuss TM bonuses, a new projection show for Hogmseade and the Mardi Gras concert line up. Chris brings us a SPEW from Brittany Berger, Seth brings us…
#282 - Universal Orlando 2018 & Beyond with Jim Hill
Jan 9, 2018 • 41 min
#281 - Universal Orlando in 2017
Jan 2, 2018 • 72 min
On this episode we take a look back at everything that went on at Universal Orlando resort in 2017, with our NEW co-host. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t…
#280 - Stories of Cabana Bay with Russ Dagon
Dec 26, 2017 • 45 min
On this episode we take a look back in time to the opening of Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, as former UUOP member, Eric talks to VP Executive Project Director for Universal Orlando about his work on the Universal hotels and the…
#279 - Producers Club Roundtable : The Good & Bad of Volcano Bay
Dec 19, 2017 • 67 min
On this episode we are joined by 4 members of The Producers Club : Chris, Jane, Jillian and Nicole to talk about their differing experiences at Universal’s Volcano Bay, the good AND the bad. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to…
#278 - Upgrading Islands of Adventure : Part 2
Dec 12, 2017 • 61 min
On this episode we continue our look at what we feel needs to happen to Islands of Adventure to bring it up to the standards of Universal Studios Florida. This episode we look at Jurassic Park, Skull Island, Toon Lagoon and Marvel Superhero Island. …
#277 - Nintendo Permit, Marvel Dining & the Holidays at Universal Orlando with Mike Aiello
Dec 5, 2017 • 64 min
We wrap up this show with an interview that Lee and Tracey conducted with Universal Orlando’s Mike Aiello about this years new Holiday offerings.
#276 - Upgrading Islands of Adventure : Part 1
Nov 28, 2017 • 70 min
On this episode we are joined by Orlando Informer’s Marc Kleinhenz, as we discuss what need to happen to Universal’s Islands of Adventure to bring it up to the standards set by Universal Studios Florida. On part 1 we discuss Port of Entry, Seuss…
#275 - The Holidays Come To Universal Orlando
Nov 21, 2017 • 46 min
On this episode we discuss the new holiday offerings at Universal Orlando, from the Wizarding World to the new Parade in Universal Studios Florida. Seth brings us another Little Things and Robin and Michelle give us a Did You Know with Mouse and…
#274 - A Tribute to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure with Former Actor, Kevin Vincent
Nov 14, 2017 • 38 min
On this episode we are joined by Former Universal Orlando Actor, Kevin Vincent to discuss his time as an actor for Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando and we also share some memories of other former contributors. …
#273 - More Land Acquisition & Fast and Furious
Nov 4, 2017 • 76 min
On this episode we discuss Darren visiting the final night of Halloween Horror Nights, new details of Fast & Furious : Supercharged,Seth brings us more Little Things, Monsters Cafe has had an update, Tchoup Chop is closing, we have a SPEW from…
#272 - First Time Visit to Universal Orlando with The Theme Park Duo
Oct 31, 2017 • 75 min
On this episode we welcome Gabe and Nikki from the Theme Park Duo Podcast on to the show to discuss their recent, first ever, trip to Universal Orlando Resort. Listen to the Theme Park Duo Podcast on Check out all we have to offer. . You…
#271 - Cinematic Spectacular Ends & First Look at Aventura Rooms.
Oct 24, 2017 • 65 min
#270 - A Tribute to T2:3D - Battle Across Time with Alicia Stella
Oct 17, 2017 • 65 min
On this episode we take a look at the now extinct Universal Studios Florida attraction, T2:3D Battle Across Time. We bring you the pre-show and the show itself, from it’s original script and then we discuss our thoughts and memories of it and then…
Dead Man’s Digest - UK Haunt : Scream Factory
Oct 16, 2017 • 26 min
On this bonus episode of the Dead Man’s Digest, Tracey and Lee go On Location to Scream Factory in the UK at Kirkleatham, for the media preview night. This episode will be best enjoyed listening on headphones. Check out all we have to offer. . …
#269 - Sapphire Fails & Caribbean Carnivale
Oct 10, 2017 • 47 min
On this episode we have an announcement about Hunter, then we share some Producers Club birthdays before we get in to another Did You Know with Mouse & Muggle. Darren’s shares his thoughts on his recent stay at Sapphire Falls and then we bring you…
#268 - Pimp My Universal Orlando Vacation
Oct 3, 2017 • 84 min
On this episode we go through the ways you can spend a little extra to make your trip to Universal a little bit better. Here’s a link to the . Enjoy! Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
Dead Man’s Digest Season 2, Episode 4 : Judgement Day
Sep 27, 2017 • 100 min
REVIEW TIME! In this episode, Nina, Travis and Darren give us their HHN 27 reviews! See which houses we thought were groovy and which ones were pure torture. Join us on the Dead Man’s Digest Facebook group and let us know YOUR top 3 houses for our show…
#267 - A Celebration of Harry Potter & The Ladies of Universal Orlando
Sep 26, 2017 • 61 min
On this episode we look at 2018’s A Celebration of Harry Potter, we hear about some Little Things With Seth, we discuss the goings on at Halloween Horror Nights 27, our sponsors Robin & Michelle bring us the first of their new Did You Know with…
#266 - A Tribute To Dragon Challenge with Craig Williams
Sep 19, 2017 • 68 min
On this episode we pay tribute to, the now extinct Islands of Adventure attraction, Dragon Challenge, paying particular attention to its queue lines. We then go behind the scenes of the ride with ex Team Member Craig Williams. Check out all we have…
Dead Man’s Digest - Charles Gray : Show Director for Halloween Horror Nights
Sep 13, 2017 • 26 min
On this episode Lee and Tracey step in to the Dead Man’s Digest hot seat to talk to Show Director of Halloween Horror Nights, Charles Gray. They discuss this years houses, paying particular attention to the originals. Check out all we have to offer. …
#265 - T2:3D Closing & Holidays at Universal Orlando
Sep 12, 2017 • 56 min
On this episode we are joined by a guest host as we discuss the recent news of Terminator 2 :3D at Universal Studios Florida closing, the new holiday offerings at Universal Orlando,as well as a live report from Volcano Bay by Chris and Alexa and…
#264 - Top 5 Halloween Horror Nights House I.P Wish Lists
Sep 5, 2017 • 79 min
On this episode we look at our Top 5 I.P’s for Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando. We pick our top five wish list for Halloween Horror Nights houses based on movies, T.V shows, books or video games. Check out all we have to offer. . You can…
Dead Man’s Digest S2 Ep3 - Original Sin
Sep 1, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode, Nina and Darren discuss the full reveal of HHN 27, including scarezones, The Horrors of Blumhouse and the original houses. They also give us their most anticipated house list and read listener questions from the Dead Man’s Digest…
#263 - Ministry of Magic & The Future of HHN
Aug 29, 2017 • 59 min
On this episode we discuss the closure of Bill and Teds Excellent Halloween Adventure after HHN 27 and what it could mean for the event, we talk about a Harry Potter rumor surrounding Fear Factor : Live, Seth brings us more “Little Things” from…
#262 - Producers Club Roundtable : Dragon Challenge
Aug 22, 2017 • 67 min
On this episode Lee is joined by Producers Club members Tod, Tyler, Donna and Holly to discuss their thoughts on the closure of Dragon Challenge and what the future may hold for the Islands of Adventure attraction. Check out all we have to offer. …
Dead Man’s Digest S2 Ep2 - Ashes to Ashes
Aug 18, 2017 • 78 min
On this episode Nina, Travis and Darren return to discuss reveals from Halloween Horror Nights and Busch Gardens. We also delve in to some listener questions and comments. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#261 - Harry Potter Hotel & 5 Hidden Gems of the Royal Pacific
Aug 15, 2017 • 86 min
On this episode we discuss the possibility of A Harry Potter themed hotel coming to Universal Orlando, the beginning of Annual Passholder Appreciation, the 5 hidden gems of the Royal Pacific, we hear a live report from Volcano Bay from Ron and we…
#260 - Focus on Islands of Adventure : Port of Entry
Aug 8, 2017 • 59 min
On this episode we begin our series of podcasts looking in-depth at Islands of Adventure, by going in to Port of Entry. We are joined by John Smith to discuss the history, backstory and details of the entrance land to the park. Check out all…
#259 - Goodbye Dragon Challenge, Hello Ash Vs Evil Dead
Aug 1, 2017 • 62 min
On this episode we talk about the recent Halloween Horror Nights announcement of Ash Vs Evil Dead house, Maureen comes to us from the Woody Woodpecker Nuthouse Coaster, we discuss the closure of Dragon Challenge at Islands of Adventure, Seth…
#258 - Volcano Bay : Hints & Tips
Jul 25, 2017 • 63 min
On this episode we are joined, one again, by listener Chris Zavala, to discuss 2 blog posts recently released by Universal Orlando : 10 Insider Tips To Know Before You Go To Universal’s Volcano Bay and 13 Ways To Play While Virtually Waiting In Line…
#257 - Dragon Challenge Replacement & Blue man Group
Jul 18, 2017 • 62 min
On this episode we are joined by listener Chris Zavala, as he replaces Hunter for this episode as guest host. We bring you some news about The Blue Man Group, Maureen comes from Curious George, we have a little news about the Lord of the Rings…
#256 - Top 5 Universal Orlando Attraction Moments
Jul 11, 2017 • 62 min
On this episode we talk about our favourite moments, that are part of a Universal Orlando attraction. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re…
#255 - Wizarding World Express & Islands of Adventure - Best Theme Park?
Jul 2, 2017 • 60 min
On this episode Maureen reports from Fievel’s Playland in Autism at the Parks, we discuss some Dreamworks stuff, Trip Advisor recently reported their Top 10 Theme Parks, where are the Universal Parks in that list. Seth brings us another Little Things…
#254 - Universal Orlando Youth Programs
Jun 27, 2017 • 28 min
On this episode we welcome Chris Screws on the podcast to talk about taking his students to Universal Orlando to experience two of their Youth Programs , Special FX and Food For Thought. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to…
#253 - Super Nintendo World & Universal Orlando Challenge
Jun 20, 2017 • 62 min
On this episode, we begin with some birthdays and then jump in to Jillian Dunn’s attempt at our Universal Orlando Challenge. We then discuss some Halloween Horror Nights information and jump in to Barney with Maureen in Autism at the Parks. Seth is up…
#252 - Volcano Bay Grand Opening & Review with Seth Kubersky
Jun 13, 2017 • 82 min
On this episode we are joined by Seth Kubersky to discuss his experience of the opening media event for Universal Orlando’s new Water Theme park, Volcano Bay. He discusses the opening event and then reviews the park including the journey to Volcano…
#251 - Fast & Furious : SuperCharged & Volcano Bay Opening
Jun 5, 2017 • 52 min
On this episode we are joined by Listener Shana, as Darren takes a sabatical. We discuss new Aventura hotel details, Fast & Furious : Supercharged info and the Volcano Bay opening. We hear the Little Things with Seth and Autism at the Park…
#250 - A Semiquincentennial Celebration
May 30, 2017 • 60 min
On this episode we celebrate 6 years and 250 episodes of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast . Join us as we take a trip back down memory lane. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
Dead Man’s Digest S2 Ep1 - They Live!
May 28, 2017 • 33 min
In this short episode, we talk about American Horror Story and The Shining, take listener questions and delve into some rumors. Sorry about the bad audio, it’ll be fixed for the next show! Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us…
#249 - Aventura & Mouse and Muggle
May 23, 2017 • 65 min
On this episode we discuss the rates and deals for the Aventura Hotel, more Tapu Tapu information as well as plans for an expansion to Volcano Bay. Seth brings us more Little Things and Tracey gives us the veggie section and then we welcome…
#248 - How to Spend a Rainy Day at Universal Orlando
May 16, 2017 • 47 min
On this episode we discuss Universal Orlando’s recent blog post on 5 tips on what to do on a rainy day at Universal Orlando Resort and add in our 2 cents worth. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#247 - The Shining & Pandora V’s The Wizarding World
May 9, 2017 • 58 min
On this episode we here from Maureen from Autism at the Parks about Animal Actors, we compare Disney’s new Pandora : World of Avatar and how it compares to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Seth brings us up to speed with the ” Little…
#246 - How Does Universal Orlando Surpass Walt Disney World
May 2, 2017 • 62 min
On this episode we follow on from our discussion on Episode 242 about what Walt Disney World does better than Universal Orlando, by looking at what Universal Orlando does better than Walt Disney World. Check out all we have to offer. . You can…
#245 - Wizarding World Holidays & Volcano Bay Cabanas
Apr 25, 2017 • 63 min
On this episode we are joined by Producers Club member Stuart Mallett as we discuss Race Through New York , as well as hearing some accessibility updates from Maureen. Tracey gives us the news of new Holiday additions coming to the Wizarding World,…
#244 - Places to Escape the Crowds at Universal Orlando
Apr 13, 2017 • 49 min
On this episode we are joined by Maureen Deal from Autism at the Park and she gives us her top 5 places to Escape the crowds in Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort. Check out all we have to offer. . …
#243 - Volcano Bay Food & Dead Man’s Digest
Apr 11, 2017 • 60 min
On this episode we discuss the banning of Adam the Woo from Universal Orlando, we here the latest Little Things from Seth, we discuss the Volcano Bay and ticket prices, we hear from Maureen about Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon in Autism…
#242 - How Does Walt Disney World Surpass Universal Orlando?
Apr 4, 2017 • 60 min
On this episode we take a look at the ways we think Walt Disney World does things better than Universal Orlando? and the things that Universal could learn from them. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#241 - 5 Tips for Visiting Universal Orlando & Volcano Bay Backstory
Mar 28, 2017 • 60 min
On this episode we discuss news about the Wet N Wild land, a new schools programme, the back story for Volcano Bay, Seth brings us the latest Little Things, we share Universal Orlando’s 5 tips to maximise your trip to the parks, this week’s veggie…
#240 - A Tribute to Twister : Ride It Out
Mar 21, 2017 • 69 min
On this episode we paid homage to, the more extinct, Universal Studios Florida attraction, Twister : Ride It Out. We discuss the attraction, we share our thoughts and those of The Producers Club and we talk to Craig Hanna of the Thinkwell Group…
#239 - Race Through New York Soft Opening & Review
Mar 14, 2017 • 72 min
On this episode we bring you a review of Universal Orlando’s latest attraction, Race Through New York starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as the Little Things with Seth, Autism at the Park with Maureen and the latest news and discussion. Check out all we…
#238 - 25 Things You May Not Know About Universal Orlando
Mar 7, 2017 • 60 min
On this episode we go through a WESH.COM article entitled 25 Things You May Not Know About Universal Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if…
#237 - News & Best Seat in the House
Feb 28, 2017 • 48 min
On this episode we bring you the latest “Little Things” from Seth, delve in to some of the recent news from the resort including ticket prices rises and HHN dates, we discuss some Halloween Horror Nights rumors and then give you some advice on where…
#236 - Top 5 Universal Orlando Stores
Feb 21, 2017 • 61 min
On this episode we count down our top 5 Universal Orlando Resort stores. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip to Orlando to give…
#235 - Tapu Tapu & Hogsmeade
Feb 14, 2017 • 58 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news about Volcano Bay’s Tapu Tapu queueless system, a Mardi Gras concert addition, more vegetarian options, Autism at the Parks, Little Things with Seth and we head in to Hogsmeade to find out where its best to…
#234 - Virtual Line & Tapu Tapu with Seth kubersky
Feb 7, 2017 • 54 min
On this episode we invite Seth Kubersky on to the show to discuss the latest edition of his and the current testing and future of Universal Orlando’s queueless system as well as Tapu Tapu. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen…
#233 - Volcano Bay Opening & Best Seat in the House
Jan 31, 2017 • 54 min
On this episode we hear The Little Things from Seth, we discuss the grand opening date of Volcano Bay, leaked Halloween Horror Nights dates and the Jimmy Fallon safety spiel. Maureen comes to us from Springfield and we give you…
#232 - Almost Universal Orlando Attractions with HateToFly
Jan 24, 2017 • 72 min
On this episode we invite Andy, AKA HateToFly, on to the show to talk about about some of the concepts for attractions and lands that nearly came to fruition at Universal Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
#231- Jimmy Fallon Opening & Best Seat in the House
Jan 17, 2017 • 65 min
On this episode we hear from Seth about the Little Things at Universal Orlando, we discuss Phone Charging Stations, vegetarian options, and where to sit on the rides in Marvel Superhero Island for the best experience. Check out all we have to offer. …
#230 - Universal Orlando 2017 & Beyond with Jim Hill
Jan 10, 2017 • 84 min
On this episode we are joined by Jim Hill to discuss what’s going on at Universal Orlando in 2017 and beyond. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if…
#229 - Looking Back at Universal Orlando in 2016
Jan 3, 2017 • 78 min
On this episode, we take a look back at what happened at Universal Orlando in 2016. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip to…
#228 - Being a Universal Orlando Fan : Part 3
Dec 27, 2016 • 50 min
On this episode, we wrap up our look at the Universal Orlando fan community by letting our guests answer to last questions about their love of the resort. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#227 - Being a Universal Orlando Fan : Part 2
Dec 20, 2016 • 70 min
On this episode, we continue looking at what it means to be a fan of Universal Orlando. Lee’s sixteen guests join him once more to discuss their fandom of the resort. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#226 - Being A Universal Orlando Fan : Part 1
Dec 12, 2016 • 55 min
On this episode, and the following two, we will be delving in to what it means to be a Universal Orlando Fan. Lee invites 16 guests on to the show to talka bout what Universal means to them and how being a Universal Orlando fan has affected them. …
#225 - Nintendo & HHN Rumors
Dec 6, 2016 • 65 min
On this episode we try a different format. We include the usual segments : Seth with Little Things, Maureen with Autism at the Park and Producers Club Birthdays, as well as discussing Nintendo, some DreamWorks and HHN rumors and we wrap up the…
#224 - Armchair Creative : A New Restaurant
Nov 29, 2016 • 48 min
On this episode we don our creative hats and each come up with a new restaurant for Universal Orlando Resort. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if…
#223 - HHN 27 Speculation & The Holidays
Nov 22, 2016 • 64 min
On this episode we begin with our penultimate a Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate calls from James, Shannon, Kiki, Philip, Tes and Tod. In the NEWS we hear From Seth Kubersky about the Little Things at Universal Orlando, we discuss the Holiday…
#222 - Top 5 Attraction Facades at Universal Orlando
Nov 15, 2016 • 49 min
On this episode we go through our top 5 Attraction facades at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if…
#221 - Universal Orlando VIP Tour & Volcano Bay
Nov 8, 2016 • 66 min
On this episode we begin with a Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate from Kelly. In the NEWS we hear From Seth Kubersky about the Little Things at Universal Orlando, we discuss new details released about race Through New York…
#220 - Universal Orlando Bucket Lists
Nov 1, 2016 • 59 min
On this episode Darren, Tracey and Lee give us their Universal Orlando Bucket Lists. They are split in to the achievable and the not so achievable. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
Dead Man’s Digest #9 - Howl-O-Scream & The Repository
Oct 26, 2016 • 68 min
On this episode, the gang heads to Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL to check out Howl-O-Scream, HHN’s closest competition. We discuss scare zones, houses and the differences between the two events. We then head back to HHN to experience The Repository. …
#219 - Halloween Horror Nights & Owl Post
Oct 25, 2016 • 52 min
On this episode we begin with a Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate from Donna. In the NEWS we hear From Seth Kubersky about the Little Things at Universal Orlando, we discuss Halloween Horror Nights recent announcements due to…
#218 - Universal’s 3rd Gate & Halloween Off Topic
Oct 18, 2016 • 82 min
On this episode we begin discussing our thoughts on Universal’s 3rd gate, then we talk about what we’re doing for Halloween this year outside of Universal Orlando and finish up answering some listener submitted questions that do not relate to…
#217 - Mardi Gras & The Repository
Oct 11, 2016 • 51 min
On this episode we begin with some Producers Club birthdays and a Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate from Jay. In the NEWS we hear From Seth Kubersky about the Little Things at Universal Orlando, we discuss Mardi Gras 2017 and an E-Cig…
Dead Man’s Digest #8 - Shallow Grave, Unmasking the Horror & HHN Hollywood Review
Oct 7, 2016 • 69 min
On this episode, we visit The Shallow Grave in Winter Haven, FL and speak with the owner Joe Phillips. We then head over to Universal for an Unmasking the Horror tour. We then divert to Hollywood, CA for a review of HHN Hollywood from our pal Andy. …
#216 - The Hogwarts Express
Oct 4, 2016 • 30 min
On this episode we join Tracey and Hunter as they make their journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, aboard the Hogwarts Express. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#215 - The Walking Dead at USH & News
Sep 26, 2016 • 62 min
On this episode we begin with some Producers Club birthdays, a wedding anniversary announcement and a Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate from Michael. In the NEWS we hear From Seth Kubersky about the Little Things at Universal…
Dead Man’s Digest #7 - Halloween Horror Nights 26 Review
Sep 26, 2016 • 85 min
On this episode of the Dead Man’s Digest Nina, Darren and Travis discuss and rank the Halloween Horror Nights houses from the opening weekend. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#214 - Top 5 Drinks at Universal Orlando
Sep 20, 2016 • 44 min
On this episode we bring you our Top 5 Drinks at Universal Orlando Resort. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip to Orlando to…
#213 - Toothsome Chocolate Emporium
Sep 13, 2016 • 57 min
On this episode we begin with some Producers Club birthdays, a sad announcement and a Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate from Eric. In the NEWS we hear about the official opening date for Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, changes and a…
Dead Man’s Digest #6 - Full House & Scarezone Rundown & Should I Take My Child
Sep 12, 2016 • 80 min
On this episode of the Dead Man’s Digest, the crew gets hyped about HHN 26! First, we answer a listener e-mail about the best way to start your evening. We then delve into all the houses, scarezones and shows of this year’s event! We give you all the…
#212 - The Complete Guide to Universal Orlando Resort 2016
Sep 6, 2016 • 74 min
This episode has been put together as a resource for first timers, people who haven’t visited for a while and families who want to know the ins and outs of Universal Orlando Resort in one nice little package. Check out all we have to offer. …
#211 - Reign of Kong with Universal Creative’s Adam Rivest
Aug 29, 2016 • 56 min
On this episode we begin with a Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate from Tyler. We then answer a voicemail question from Tracey and an email from Lee about visiting the parks during Halloween Horror Nights, while not attending the…
Dead Man’s Digest #5 - The Complete Survivor’s Guide to Universal Orlando’s HHN 26 with Chris Ripley
Aug 28, 2016 • 62 min
On this episode of the Dead Man’s Digest, Darren and Travis talk to Christopher Ripley, about American Horror Story, Chris’ book ” and then we talk a little Horror Nights History. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on…
#210 - Hulk Reopening & Annual Passholder Event
Aug 23, 2016 • 74 min
On this episode we begin with a Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate from Maureen. In the NEWS we discuss the re-opening of the Incredible Hulk Coaster, the broadcast rights for Harry Potter, A Celebration of Harry Potter 2017 and Halloween…
#209 - Producers Club Roundtable : Universal Orlando Character Interactions
Aug 16, 2016 • 66 min
On this Episode Lee is joined by Producer’s Club members Alliey Schillberg, John Tyler and Leo Gipson, as they discuss character interactions at Universal Orlando. They discuss the past, the present and the future of characters in the parks. Check…
Dead Man’s Digest #4 - Original houses, ScareZones & The repository
Aug 15, 2016 • 59 min
In this Episode, Darren, Nina and Travis discuss the original house reveals, the scarezones and the shows. They also discuss “The Repository”, Universal’s up-charge Virtual Reality House. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen…
Dead Man’s Digest #3 - Krampus & RIP
Aug 12, 2016 • 46 min
The gang tackles Krampus, R.I.P Tours and listener questions for stay and scream. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip to…
#208 - The Universal Orlando Quiz
Aug 9, 2016 • 57 min
On this episode we bring you a quiz hosted Lee. Tracey, Darren and Hunter battle it out to see who is the Universal Orlando know it all. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#207 - Sapphire Falls Review & News
Aug 2, 2016 • 59 min
On this episode we begin with a Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate from Alana. In the NEWS we hear the next of Seth’s Little Things Segments, the line up for this years Rock the Universe. Then we head in to Universal Studios Florida with…
Dead Man’s Digest - HHN 26 #2
Jul 29, 2016 • 55 min
In this episode of the Dead Man’s Digest we discuss booking Unmasking the Horror tours, delve into the Halloween 2 announcement and answer your listener questions. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#206 - Universal Studios Florida Celebrity Lookalikes with Ron Schneider
Jul 22, 2016 • 62 min
On this episode we talk to Ron Schneider about his time as Creative Supervisor for Universal Studios Florida’s Celebrity Look-A-Likes. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#205 - Reign of Kong & Halloween
Jul 17, 2016 • 58 min
On this episode we begin with a Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate from Meg. In the NEWS we discuss the grand opening of , the announcement of the second house for Halloween Horror Nights 26, and a Trip Advisor award for Islands of…
#204 - The 5 Worst Queues at Universal Orlando
Jul 12, 2016 • 57 min
On this episode we count down our 5 worst queues at Universal Orlando Resort. We begin, though, with the first of Seth Kubersky’s Little Things segments, in which he keeps us in touch with the smaller updates from Universal Orlando Resort. Check out…
#203 - Volcano Bay & Things Filmed at Universal Orlando
Jul 5, 2016 • 52 min
On this episode we begin with some Producers Club birthdays and then forgo the Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate, to hear a quick review of Skull Island : Reign of Kong and the infamous Kong Dog, from Kenneth. In the NEWS we discuss the…
#202 - Costuming at Universal Orlando with Tiffany Krstulich
Jun 27, 2016 • 51 min
On this episode we welcome Tiffany krstulich on to the show to talk about her time working costuming at Universal Orlando Resort. In her time there, she worked on a lot of the costumes for most of the walk around characters in Islands of Adventure and…
Dead Man’s Digest - Halloween Horror Nights 26
Jun 23, 2016 • 66 min
Welcome the the 1st episode of the Dead Man’s Digest for HHN 26! On this show, Darren, Nina and Travis tackle ticket prices, discuss the announcements that have already taken place and talk about rumors for this year’s event. Check out all we have to…
#201 - Skull Island : Reign of Kong Review
Jun 21, 2016 • 63 min
On this episode we begin with some Producers Club birthdays and then another Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate, this time, from Kevin. In the NEWS we discuss the Halloween Horror Nights Icon announcement as well as some HHN ticket info and an…
#200 - UUOP & US
Jun 14, 2016 • 70 min
This our 200th episode, thank you so much for listening and here’s to 200 more. On this episode we ask each other our Listener Q&A Rapid Fire questions, interspersed with some listener submitted questions about Universal Orlando and some we answer…
#199 - Completing the Hard Rock’s Kitchen Challenge
Jun 7, 2016 • 49 min
On this episode we begin with another Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate, this time, from Nina. In the NEWS we discuss another Halloween Horror Nights announcement, a new on ride photo available at Islands of Adventure, a casting call for Toothsome…
#198 - Trip Planning Mardi Gras & Long Lines
May 31, 2016 • 59 min
On this episode we delve in to the UUOP mailbag to read and answer some listener questions. We answer some questions about Laurel’s upcoming trip, give Jessica some hints and tips for her solo trip to Universal Orlando Resort, we help Donna plan her…
#197 - Mummy Production Tour & E.T Ride Audio
May 22, 2016 • 50 min
On this episode we begin with another Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate from Jennifer. In the NEWS we discuss the big reveal of the King Kong animatronic in Skull Island : Reign of Kong. Find out more The re-introduction of plastic passes at…
#196 - T2 :3D with Gary Goddard
May 17, 2016 • 71 min
On this episode we talk to Gary Goddard about his work on the Universal Studios Florida attraction T2:3D - Battle Across Time. From inception right up to the opening of the attraction. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on…
#195 - Dreamworks Animation Purchase & The Exorcist
May 6, 2016 • 58 min
On this episode we begin with our Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate from Chris. In the NEWS we talk about the recent DreamWorks acquisition by ComCast: Read the article . The second Halloween Horror Nights maze announcement. Read…
#194 - Entertainment Designers Forum 2016
May 3, 2016 • 51 min
On this episode we bring you the audio from the recent . This is the edited down, Universal specific, first Q&A session which featured: Mike Aiello (Director of Entertainment - Creative Development Universal Orlando Resort - ‎Universal Orlando,…
#193 - Halloween Horror Nights & Ride Audio
Apr 26, 2016 • 61 min
On this episode we some Producers Club birthdays and then move on to Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Debate from Rebecca and Gabe. In the news we discuss some recent Skull Island : Reign of Kong updates, annual pass price rises, Halloween…
#192 - Top 5 Attraction Queues at Universal Orlando
Apr 19, 2016 • 76 min
On this episode we count down our Top 5 attraction queues at Universal Orlando Resort. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip to…
#191 - Reign of Kong Preview
Apr 12, 2016 • 44 min
On this episode we begin hearing from Holly on her families favorite Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream. In the news we talk about the media preview date for Skull Island : Reign of Kong, Hello Kitty and Forbidden Journey’s 3D conversion. We head over…
#190 - The Music of Marvel Superhero Island with Composer Howard Drossin
Apr 5, 2016 • 61 min
On this episode we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast by welcoming composer Howard Drossin on to the show. Howard talks to us about the music he composed for Marvel Superhero Island at . Howard…
#189 - Skull Island & High in The Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride
Mar 27, 2016 • 52 min
On this episode we begin with the news Universal Orlando have released a lot more details of Skull Island : Reign of Kong. We hear back from Tyler York after his batchelor party and of course go over to Islands of Adventure with Maureen for another…
#188 - A Tribute to Disaster : A Motion Picture Ride Starring You
Mar 22, 2016 • 66 min
On this episode we take a look back at the attraction Disaster : A Motion Picture Ride Starring You!, as well as it’s first iteration, Earthquake: The Big One. To take a posthumous look at the attraction, we are joined by returning guest, ‘s…
#187 - Universal Studios Hollywood Wizarding World Preview
Mar 15, 2016 • 71 min
On this episode we begin with another Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream debate entry from Chris. In the news, we discuss some details about the Universal/Nintendo deal, Upcoming Mardi Gras concerts and the replacement eatery for…
#186 - The Universal Orlando Oscars
Mar 8, 2016 • 67 min
On this episode we present the 2016 Universal Orlando Oscars ( Wassermans). The theme park categories are: Best Park Area Music Best Attraction Storyline Best 3D Attraction Best Show Best Meet and Greet Best in Park Restaurant Best CityWalk Restaurant…
#185 - Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
Mar 1, 2016 • 72 min
On this episode we begin with a voicemail from Nina Thompson about wearing birthday buttons at Universal Orlando Resort. Pete then gives us his Ice-Cream debate entry. In the news, we discuss the recent Skull Island : Reign of Kong announcement, Myth…
#184 - Universal Orlando Magic Bands
Feb 23, 2016 • 73 min
On this episode we the recent Universal Orlando survey which include questions about people’s experience with Walt Disney World’s Magic band system. This survey has prompted speculation that Universal are considering a similar system at their parks….
#183 - Sapphire Falls & Butterbeer Fudge
Feb 16, 2016 • 45 min
On this episode we begin with The Producers Club birthdays and then move in to The Great Florean Fortescues Ice-Cream Debate from Chris More. In the news, we discuss the Universal land purchase, Mardi Gras, an introductory offer for Sapphire Falls,…
#182 - Producers Club Roundable : Screen Based Attractions
Feb 6, 2016 • 62 min
On this episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, Lee is joined by Producers Club members Craig Lucas, Martin McVay, Matt Tucker and Tod Eltzroth. This is the first, of what we hope will be many, Producers Club round-table discussions…
#181 - Universal’s Land Purchase with Sandra Pedicini
Feb 2, 2016 • 58 min
On this episodev we are joined by the ‘s Business and Theme Park Reporter, Sandra Pedicini. We begin, as we always do, with The Producers Club birthdays and continue our Great Florean Fortscue’s Ice-Cream Debate by hearing from Sandra, herself….
#180 - Top 5 Bathrooms at Universal Orlando Resort
Jan 26, 2016 • 48 min
On this episode we bring a listener suggested segment, A Top 5 List. The subject of this Top 5 list, is the Top 5 Bathrooms at Universal Orlando Resort. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#179 - Annual Pass Changes & News
Jan 19, 2016 • 62 min
On this episode we continue our Great Florean Fortscue’s Ice-Cream Debate by hearing from Brian. We delve in to the news, by bringing you an update on the recent attack in Islands of Adventure. A few attractions are down right now, for annual…
#178 - 2016 & Beyond with Jim Hill
Jan 12, 2016 • 68 min
On this episode we discuss what is going on at Universal Orlando Resort in 2016 and beyiond with Jim Hill. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if…
#177 - News & Gringotts Audio
Jan 2, 2016 • 49 min
Happy New Year everyone. 2016 promises to be a great year for the Universal Orlando Resort and for the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We kick off the new year by bringing you our new Podcast Debate - The Great Florean Fortescues Ice…
#176 - Giving Universal a Disney Make Over
Dec 29, 2015 • 86 min
This episode is a show that originally aired in 2012 as a Thanksgiving Special, on which we invited Tim, Brett and Paul, from the WDWFanboys, on to the show to have a bit of fun by taking a Universal attraction and giving it a Disney make-over. Sadly,…
#175 - Christmas at Islands of Adventure
Dec 22, 2015 • 36 min
Happy Holidays everyone. This episode is a very Grinchmas episode, but we do begin with something a little special that we have been working on for a while and hope you enjoy. Following that we take you “live” to Islands of Adventure, to hear about…
#174 - Christmas at Universal Studios Florida & Improving the Holidays
Dec 15, 2015 • 59 min
The holidays are here at Universal Orlando and Darren visited the park to check out what’s going on at Universal Studios Florida . You can check out his video of the and Travis’ . The Christmas celebrations are also in full swing at Universal…
#173 - News & Emails
Dec 8, 2015 • 66 min
In 2016 the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast will be making some changes and we clue you in on what they will be at the start of the show, we look forward to going in to 2016 and being your Number 1 Universal Orlando Podcast. Throughout…
#172 - Coasters of Universal Orlando - Universal Studios Florida
Dec 1, 2015 • 50 min
We continue our coverage of the rollercoasters of Universal Orlando Resort by stepping in to Universal Studios Florida and covering: and We go through the stats, the queue, the ride itself and then we hear our listeners thoughts on each coaster as…
#171 - Screen Based Attractions & News
Nov 24, 2015 • 67 min
On this episode we have the Great Butterbeer Debate from Lee, then go in to the news, which includes the , and . We then go to Hogsmeade with Maureen for . Wrapping up the show, we discuss the amount of screen based attractions at Universal…
Dead Man’s Digest - Halloween Horror Nights 25 Review Part 2
Nov 18, 2015 • 129 min
On this episode Darren is joined by Lee and Tracey to talk about their thoughts of the houses, scarezones, shows and the R.I.P tour at Halloween Horror Nights 25. Check out our review of the at this years event. Check out all we have to offer. ….
#170 - Lee & Tracey’s Trip Report
Nov 16, 2015 • 74 min
On this episode we delve in to the after thoughts of Lee and Tracey’s trip to Orlando at the end of October for all the new stuff at the parks. They will be covering their thoughts of Halloween Horror Nights in a separate episode of the , so go and…
#169 - Shallow Grave & News
Nov 10, 2015 • 52 min
On this episode we bring you The Great Butterbeer Debate from Tracey, we then delve in to the news which includes, Halloween Horror Nights 26 dates, Twister and Beetlejuice closing and a Universal Orlando garage sale, we then go to Dragon Challenge…
#168 - Live from Universal Orlando Resort
Nov 3, 2015 • 68 min
On this episode Lee and Tracey take you LIVE to Universal Orlando Resort for the week long trip to check out Diagon Alley, CityWalk 2.0 and Halloween Horror Nights. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#167 - Hidden Activities at Universal Orlando
Oct 27, 2015 • 59 min
On this episode we unearth some hidden activities to take up more of your time on your next visit to Universal Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#166 - Coasters of Universal Orlando - Islands of Adventure
Oct 20, 2015 • 53 min
On this episode we discuss the two main coaster at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, The Incredible Hulk Coaster in Marvel Superhero Island and Dragon Challenge in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Check out all we have to offer. . …
#165 - Unexpected Adveturous Eats at Universal Orlando
Oct 13, 2015 • 65 min
On this episode we have a Great Butterbeer Debate from Matthew, we delve in to a new experience for Hunter and then bring you the latest news from the Universal Parks. Maureen brings us another Autism at the Parks and then we discuss a recent article…
#164 - Team Member Stories with Extended Queue
Oct 6, 2015 • 81 min
On this episode we are joined by Stephen Krstulich from the podcast to talk to us about his time as a Team Member at Universal Orlando. In his time there he worked as a Jaws Skipper, a video technician at Fear Factor Live and a scare actor at…
Dead Man’s Digest - Halloween Horror Nights 25 Review
Oct 4, 2015 • 91 min
Welcome to another episode of the Dead Man’s DIEgest, on this Episode Darren and Nina give us their overall review of the anniversary event, we then go live to hear their reaction after coming out of each house for the first time and we wrap up with…
#163 - Haunted Hangout Live
Sep 29, 2015 • 52 min
This episode was recorded Live at our first UK meet on Saturday 26th of September. As part of the Haunted Hangout we bring you a Great Butterbeer Debate, a little news, a Listener Q&A with Claire Goodwin, Autism at the Park with Maureen, the…
#162 - Plusing Universal Studios Florida
Sep 22, 2015 • 74 min
On this episode, we put our creative hats to go around Universal Studios Florida and see what we think could be added to each area to plus it. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#161 - Last Ride on Disaster & News
Sep 15, 2015 • 84 min
On this episode we beging with the Great Butterbeer Debate then go to Islands of Adventure to hear Darren and Nina’s opinion on the new Sinbad show, we then delve in to the news, which includes Halloween Horror Nights and the Holidays. Maureen goes to…
#160 The Unofficial Guide with Seth Kubersky
Sep 8, 2015 • 63 min
On this episode we welcome the author of Touring Plans Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, Seth Kubersky to dicuss his book and more. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#159 - Listener Q & A & News
Sep 1, 2015 • 49 min
On this episode we bring you another installment of the Great Butterbeer Debate from Kenneth, the latest news from around the Universal Parks, we go On Location from the Hulk and hear about chill out areas in Suess Landing with Maureen in Autism at…
Dead Man’s Digest - HHN 25 Full Reveal
Aug 28, 2015 • 59 min
On this episode of the Dead Man’s DIEgest Darren is joined by Nina and Gregory to discuss the full reveal for Halloween Horror Nights 25 in Orlando. They talk all the houses, scarezones and shows, as well as some news items and wrap up going through…
#158 - Plusing Islands of Adventure
Aug 25, 2015 • 74 min
On this episode, we put our creative hats to go around Islands of Adventure and see what we think could be added to area to plus it. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
Dead Man’s Digest - HHN Hollywood Scare L.A Panel
Aug 21, 2015 • 61 min
On this episode of the Dead Man’s Digest we take you to the recent Scare L.A convention to hear the entire Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood panel with John Murdy and Chris Williams and following that an interview with them. Thanks to the guys over at…
#157 - Halloween Horror Nights & Superstar Shuttle
Aug 18, 2015 • 51 min
On this episode we begin with another Autism at the Parks, then head in to the news to discuss , , and , we then hear from Joe in the Great Butterbeer Debate and wrap up with listener emails. Check out all we have to offer. . You can…
#156 - Breakfast at Universal Orlando Resort
Aug 11, 2015 • 60 min
On this episode we go through City Walk, Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and the four onsite hotels, to let you know what breakfast options there are for you at Universal Orlando Resort. This episode was recorded live at go and…
Dead Man’s Digest - HHN : Questions & The Great Express Pass Debate
Aug 6, 2015 • 46 min
On this episode of the Dead Man’s Digest, Darren is joined by Gregory to answer some listener questions and then debate whether you need express Pass for Halloween Horror Nights, in the Great Express Pass Debate. Check out all we have to offer. …
#155 - Gardens of Allah & News
Aug 5, 2015 • 52 min
On this episode we start with another entrant in to “The Great Butterbeer Debate” from Lance, then get in to the latest news, which includes Universal profits, Halloween Horror Nights and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. We then go “On Location” to the…
#154 - Jurassic Park River Adventure with Gary Goddard
Jul 28, 2015 • 56 min
On this episode we invite Gary Goddard, the CEO of to talk about the creation of the Jurassic Park River Adventure from conception to completion and everything in between, including some things that didn’t make it in to the final…
#153 - Disney V’s Universal & News
Jul 21, 2015 • 47 min
On this episode we hear Michelle’s input on The Great Butterbeer Debate, then go in to the news to talk about two recent theme park polls, one on the top ten U.S theme park restaurants and the other on the top ten Theme Parks in the U.S, then Darren…
Haunted Hangout Special
Jul 18, 2015 • 42 min
On this episode Tracey and Lee are joined by co organsier Lee Conway and Museum Director Matt Wakefield to talk about the upcoming UUOP Meet at the National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield. They go through all the details of the event, which is…
#152 - Skull Island with Jim Hill
Jul 14, 2015 • 65 min
On this episode we invite Jim Hill on to the show to discuss what he knows about the new attraction that will open in Islands of Adventure in 2016 - Skull Island : Reign of Kong. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
#151 - Beyond The Globe & News
Jul 7, 2015 • 51 min
On this episode we get in to The Great Butterbeer Debate, give you the latest news from around the parks, go to Seuss Landing with Maureen from Autism at the Park and then go Beyond the Globe with Nina and Darren in their new segment…
Dead Man’s Digest - Scarecon
Jul 4, 2015 • 33 min
Lee and Tracey recently visited the U.K scare convention . They are here to tell you a bit about it as well as talk to some people from it. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#150 - Planning Universal Studios Florida with Sam Gennawey
Jun 30, 2015 • 66 min
On this episode we welcome Sam author Sam Gennawey back on to the show to talk about the story behind the creation of Universal Studios Florida and how the park is designed and laid out. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us…
#149 - Freddy V Jason & Wet N Wild Closing
Jun 24, 2015 • 48 min
On this show we discuss the latest news, which includes Freddy V’s Jason coming to Halloween Horror Nights, Hello Kitty coming to Universal Studios Florida and Wet N Wild closing. We then go in to the email bag. Check out all we have to offer. ….
#148 - Listener Emails
Jun 16, 2015 • 72 min
On this episode we delve in to the email bag to read some trip reports and answer some questions about Marvel, Minions and cutting in line and more. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#147 - News & Rumours
Jun 9, 2015 • 72 min
On this episode we tackle some of the big news items that have come out at Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Japan, including Volcano Bay, The Annual theme park attendance figures, NBC Sports Grill and Brew,…
#146 - Universal Orlando 2013 to 2015
Jun 2, 2015 • 65 min
On this episode we go through CityWalk, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida to discuss what is new at Universal Orlando Resort since 2013. This show was recorded “live” on Monday 25th of May on . Check out all we have to offer. . …
#145 - On Location with This Florida Life & News
May 26, 2015 • 49 min
On this episode we begin with some housekeeping: Our UK meet in September, head over to the to find out more And our US meet in October. We then have a Butterbeer preference from Jordan Midson. We then bring you the latest news, which includes…
Dead Man’s Digest - Spooky empire HHN Panel
May 22, 2015 • 59 min
Welcome to another Dead Man’s Digest and on this episode we bring you audio from the recent Halloween Horror Nights panel at Spooky Empire held in Orlando. We wanted to say a big thank you to Erik and Racheal from for supplying this audio…
#144 - Top 5 Worst Attractions at Universal Orlando
May 19, 2015 • 74 min
On this episode Lee, Tracey, Darren and Hunter are joined by Derek Burgan to talk about their top 5 WORST attractions at Universal Orlando Resort. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#143 - Skull Island : Reign of Kong & Nintendo.
May 12, 2015 • 64 min
On this episode we get straight in to the news to discuss the Skull Island : Reign of Kong announcement as well as the partnership between Universal and Nintendo. Following that we go On Location with Gregory to talk more about the metal detectors, we…
#142 - Kong Returns & Emails
May 6, 2015 • 58 min
On this episode we bring you breaking news of the latest addition to Universal Orlando Resort and then delve in to the mail bag to answer, some questions, discuss some topics and more. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on…
Dead Man’s Digest - Halloween Horror Nights 25 Leaked Reveal
May 1, 2015 • 39 min
On this episode of the Dead Man’s DIEgest we actually get back to what this show was designed for - Halloween Horror Nights!!! Recently is was posted by HHNRumours.com that all the houses and scarezones for this years celebratory event had been…
#141 - Listener Q&A & News
Apr 30, 2015 • 49 min
On this episode we have another Autism at the Parks from Maureen, then we delve in to the news to talk Universal Orlando’s 25th Anniversary concert series, metal detectors and guests up to no good, we have a Butterbeer Preference from Josh and we wrap…
Dead Man’s Digest - Review of Cracked : Survival Experience
Apr 23, 2015 • 36 min
On this episode of the Dead Man’s Digest Lee is joined by Dani Heim, who he participated in Cracked : Survival Experience, the new 6 hour psychological challenge and experiment. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
#140 - Entertainment Designers Forum 2015
Apr 23, 2015 • 70 min
On this episode we take you to the recent Entertainment Designers Forum that is held every year in aid of the American Cancer Society Relay for life. The forum included a few people who have worked or currently do work for Universal Orlando, this is…
#139 - The Live Show
Apr 16, 2015 • 58 min
This was our 4th anniversary show and was broadcast LIVE over at mixlr.com/uuopodcast on Monday the 13th of April. On this show we bring you the latest news which includes Mardi Gras, Metal detectors at Universal Orlando Resort, Fire Whisky, a suicide…
#138 - Universal’s International Program at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Apr 9, 2015 • 54 min
On this episode we are joined by Zoe Waycott, who took part in Universal Orlando’s International Program, in which she spent 3 months working at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We tak about the interview process, getting to Orlando, her…
#137 - Autism at the Parks & News
Apr 2, 2015 • 47 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news which includes Hulk, Mardi Gras and A “live” report form the new Springfield area at Universal Studios Hollywood by Dr. Ian Malcolm, we then bring you a new segment by Maureen from , in which she…
Dead Man’s Digest - Cracked : Survival Experience
Mar 27, 2015 • 26 min
On this special episode we are joined by Rosalie Woodward one of the creators of , a multi hour haunt coming to the U.K next month. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#136 - Disney Versus Universal & Emails
Mar 26, 2015 • 66 min
On this episode we delve in to the mailbag to discuss Halloween Horror Nights, Selfie Sticks at the parks, Diagon Alley tips and whether you should go to Universal INSTEAD of Disney world. We then put two attractions head to head in another…
#135 - On Location with Orlando Informer & News
Mar 19, 2015 • 67 min
On this episode we catch up on the news, which includes Halloween Horror Nights, Mardi Gras, Escape from Gringotts and TNA, we have a listener butterbeer preference from Alex in the U.K and then we go On Location with Gregory as he sits down with…
#134 - The Definitive Guide to the Top Six Attractions at Universal Orlando
Mar 12, 2015 • 54 min
On this episode we discuss Derek Burgan’s recent article on the Touring Plans Blog about the Top Six Attractions at Universal Orlando. Darren, Tracey, Hunter and Lee were invited to part of Derek’s “expert” panel and so we go through the top six as…
#133 - The Big News Show
Mar 5, 2015 • 60 min
On this episode we get straightin to the news as we talk Kong, Ticket price increases, Sharknado, Mardi Gras, Water Bottles and much more. We bring you some announcements, we talk about The Producers Club and the very first U.K Unofficial Universal…
#132 - The Big Fat Universal Quiz of the Year 2014
Feb 26, 2015 • 56 min
Welcome everyone to The Big Fat Universal Quiz of the Year. We tackle the news at Universal Orlando Resort for 2014, but in a quiz style show. Team UUOP (Darren and Hunter) take on Team Listener (Chris and Chris). Can you answer them all? the two…
#131- A Celebration of Harry Potter & News
Feb 19, 2015 • 59 min
On this episode we begin every episode, with a ButterBeer preference from Mugglenet’s Eric Scull. We then go over to Gregory as he reports about the recent A Celebration of Harry Potter. On to the news in which we discuss Mardi Gras, I-4 improvements,…
#130 - Universal Orlando Ride Retheming
Feb 12, 2015 • 41 min
On this episode we tackel with an idea Hunter recently came up with, his premise was to take a current attraction and retheme it to something different. So, join us as all four of us bring you our reimagined Universal Orlando attractions. Check out…
#129 - Tchoup Chop On Location & News
Feb 5, 2015 • 48 min
On this episode we begin with another Listener Butterbeer Preference from Listener Travis Terrell. Then we delve in the news, which includes Mardi gras, Harbor Nights Romantico and Bleus Brother leaving Universal Studios Hollywood. We then let you…
#128 - Sam Gennaweys Universal V’s Disney
Jan 29, 2015 • 60 min
On this episode we welcome Sam Gennawey on to the show to talk about his latest book - Universal Versus Disney : The Unofficial Guide to Theme Parks Greatest Rivalry. The book can be purchased . Check out all we have to offer. . You…
#127 - Disney V’s Universal & News
Jan 22, 2015 • 64 min
On this episode we have a listener email that we really need your help with, so if you have had any experience of Claire’s condition, please email us at podcast@uuopodcast.com. We then play our first Butterbeer preference of our new preference…
#126 - 2015 & Beyond
Jan 15, 2015 • 72 min
On this episode we discuss what is coming to the Universal Orlando resort, as well as Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Japan. in 2015 and beyond and delve in to some of the rumours flying around about the…
#125 - Disney V’s Universal & News
Jan 8, 2015 • 50 min
On this episode we begin by playing the last of our Frozen V’s Regular Listener submitted butterbeer preferences and then let you in to how the segment has evolved for this year. Then we bring you up to date with the news from around Universal…
#124 - Islands of Adventure Orientation Part 3
Jan 1, 2015 • 31 min
On this episode we wrap up our Islands of Adventure Orientation. If you need to get the notes from the previous orientation segments, just head over to & Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#123 - Christmas & Outtakes
Dec 25, 2014 • 39 min
Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to our last show of 2014. We bring you “live” reports from Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, as well as an update from Universal Studios Singapore. We draw a winner from the Producers Club,…
#122 - Behind the Scenes as a Team Member
Dec 18, 2014 • 61 min
On this episode we welcome our Orlando On Location reporter Gregory on to the shpw to talk about his time as a Team Member at Universal Orlando Resort. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#121 Grinch Breakfast Review & News
Dec 11, 2014 • 53 min
On this episode we have a butterbeer preference from Jason Gallant, then we talk about the Holidays at the Universal Orlando Resort hotels, Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood, Eve at Universal Orlando Resort and Darren brings us a review of the…
#120 - Top 10 CREEPY Things at Universal Orlando
Dec 4, 2014 • 55 min
On this episode we welcome Creepy Kingdom podcast host, James H. Carter II. James is joining us to give us his list of the Top 10 Creepy things at Universal Orlando Resort . Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
#119 - News & emails
Nov 27, 2014 • 53 min
On this episode we begin with another butterbeer preference from MiceChat.com’s Dusty Sage and Fishbulb, then head in to the news to hear about Holiday offerings at Universal Orlando Resort, the introduction of HOT butterbeer and an On Location, AP…
Dead Man’s Digest - Primrose Unknown Projects
Nov 22, 2014 • 55 min
On this episode we step away from Halloween Horror Nights and sit down with the guys from the U.K scare company Primrose Unknown Projects, to talk about their history in the scare business and their mazes for 2013. …
#118 - The Disney Hipsters Assumptions of Universal Orlando
Nov 20, 2014 • 59 min
On this episode we discuss a listener question from @sarahalayne57, she asked for ideas on how to let your kids know that they are going to Orlando. After the break we discuss a recent article by Derek Burgan on the Touring Plans blog of the Disney…
#117 - Cowfish Review & Trip Report
Nov 13, 2014 • 69 min
On this episode we begin with a news update, here is the link for info and here is the link to the weekend. We then pass it over to Gregory “On Location” at Cowfish at Universal Orlando CityWalk before hearing from Darren about his recent…
#116 - News from around the Universal Globe
Nov 6, 2014 • 48 min
On this episode we begin with a Butterbeer preference from Steve from New Jersey and then get in to the NEWS, as there is a lot to cover. We start with Orlando, move on to Hollywood, then Beijing and finish in Singapore. Don’t forget to enter our…
Dead Man’s Digest - Halloween Horror Nights 24 : The Audio Experience
Oct 31, 2014 • 74 min
Happy Halloween listeners. We bring you a special edition today, we are going to share the walk through audio of ALL 8 houses at Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Studios Florida as well as the audio from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween…
#115 - Universal Studios Japan
Oct 30, 2014 • 51 min
On this episode we welcome our new Universal Studios Singapore correspondant. Xiao on to the show to share his thoughts on his recent trip to Universal Studios Japan as well as telling us about his thoughts of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter…
Dead Man’s Digest - The Hollywood Review
Oct 28, 2014 • 74 min
For this edition of the Dead Man’s Digest Darren is joined by Andy DiGenova to talk aout Halloween Horror Nights out at Universal Studios Hollywood as well as comparing it to Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on…
#114 - Islands of Adventure Orientation Part 2
Oct 23, 2014 • 24 min
Welcome everyone, thank you for joining us again as we attempt to give you the knowledge that will help bring this amazing theme park to life. In this session of our Orientation we will go through the mystical “Lost Continent” and the technological…
Dead Man’s Digest - Halloween Horror Nights 24 Review Part 2
Oct 17, 2014 • 39 min
Welcome to part 2 of our Halloween Horror Nights 24 review. On this edition Darren reviews the four Scarezones that can be found at this years event. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#113 - Listener Q & A & News
Oct 16, 2014 • 46 min
On this episode we discuss the explanation for the cancellation of the Human Sacfrice in the Bayou of Blood Scarezone at Halloween Horror Nights 24 in Orlando, Steve Harvey bringing his chat show to Universal Orlando AND you can be there, go to …
#112 - Diagon Alley Roundtable Part 2
Oct 9, 2014 • 45 min
On this episode Darren, Nina and Gregory talk about all the food and beverage options, the entertainment and the Interactive wands, for our Diagon Alley Roundtable Part 2 Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
Dead Man’s Digest - Halloween Horror Nights 24 Review
Oct 4, 2014 • 51 min
Join us as Darren and Nina review Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Studios Florida. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking…
#111 - On Location with Autism at the Parks
Oct 2, 2014 • 43 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news, including an On Location Resort Report from Gregory, we then talk rumours before going On Location with Gregory again as he sits down with Maureen from Check out all we have to offer. . You can…
#110 - First Timer Mistakes
Sep 25, 2014 • 62 min
On this episode we talk about the mistakes that first time visitors to Universal Orlando can make, as well as sharing some hints and tips that everyone can make use of Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#109 - Lombards Seafood Grille & News
Sep 18, 2014 • 53 min
On this episode we answer Allison from North Carolina’s question about visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, we then bring you the latest news and rumours. After taking a quick break, Darren and Hunter talk to us about their trip to Lombards…
Dead Man’s Digest - HHN 24 Media Preview
Sep 16, 2014 • 41 min
Join us for this look at the Media Preview Event that was held at Universal Orlando on September 7th. Darren was in attendance and talks to us about his experience, he shares a presentation by Director of Entertainment, Mike Aiello, a couple of…
#108 - Diagon Alley with Eric Scull
Sep 11, 2014 • 58 min
Gregory is joined by Mugglecast’s Eric Scull to discuss his potter eye view of Diagon Alley and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
Dead Man’s Digest HHN Orlando, Hollywood & Howl-O-Scream
Sep 5, 2014 • 24 min
On this episode of the Dead Man’s Digest, we bring you the last announcement for HHN from Orlando, the last announcements from Hollywood and also talk Howl - O - Scream at Busch Gardens. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on…
#107 - How to Propose at Universal Orlando & News
Sep 4, 2014 • 48 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news and rumors from around the Universal parks and then discuss ways for a listener to propose to his girlfriend at Universal Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
#106 - UUOP meets RF4RM
Aug 28, 2014 • 70 min
On this episode we welcome Andy and Roman from the podcast on to the show to discuss some of the movies that inspired the rides and the rides themselves. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
Dead Man’s Digest - Halloween Horror Nights News
Aug 22, 2014 • 26 min
On this episode of the Dead Man’s DIEgest we bring you ALL the announcements for the Houses and Scarezones for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us…
#105 - LeakyCon with Eric Scull
Aug 21, 2014 • 46 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news, which includes the first of our new On Location Resort Report : Hollywood Edition segments, we then delve in to the rumor mill, before heading “On Location” with Gregory to talk to Eric Scull about…
#104 - Islands of Adventure Orientation Part 1
Aug 14, 2014 • 28 min
Thank you for joining us for this first part of your Orientation for Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park. We aim to help you bring each island of this amazing theme park to life for our guests by equipping you with the information you will…
#103 - Cabana Bay Review & HHN
Aug 7, 2014 • 68 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news from around the world of Universal Theme parks, followed by all the latest rumours, Darren shares with us his experience and review of staying at Cabana Bay Resort, next up is Gregory’s latest On Location…
#102 - Diagon Alley Roundtable
Jul 31, 2014 • 59 min
On this episode Tracey, Darren and Lee are joined by Gregory and Nina Thompson to discuss Diagon Alley. Darren, Nina and Gregory give us their thoughts on entering Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts in…
#101 - The Dead Man’s Digest & News
Jul 24, 2014 • 57 min
Diagon Alley, Universal Hollywood, universal japan, universal orlando, halloween horror nights
#100 - A Celebration of UUOP
Jul 17, 2014 • 65 min
Welcome to a very special episode of UUOP, our 100th!!! On this show we bring back some old segments, here from some listeners, invite a listener on for a Q&A and end with some outtakes. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to…
#99 - The Quest for Gringotts
Jul 10, 2014 • 55 min
On this episode we start with the News, which includes reviews of Hotdog Hall of Fame and BreadBox, we then step in to the Rumor Mill, then we follow Gregory “On Location” as he begins his Quest to ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and…
#98 - Diagon Alley with Jim Hill
Jul 3, 2014 • 64 min
On this episode we are joined by Jim Hill as he talks to us about his experience at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley Media Preview Event. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
- Diagon Alley Special
Jun 30, 2014 • 54 min
On this special Episode of the podcast, we welcome our good friend and podcast videographer, Jessie Smith on to the show to talk about her experience in Diagon Alley as part of the Team Member Preview ane we wrap up with a PotterWatch ”On…
#97 - Diagon Alley Sweep Winner & On Location with Seth Kubersky
Jun 26, 2014 • 76 min
On this episode we begin by talking to Katy Rogers, one of the Today Show Sweep Winners, about her experience in Diagon Alley, we then bring you the latest news and rumours before going “On Location” with Gregory at Cabana Bay with Seth Kubersky. …
#96 - Universal Orlando Show Director Lora Wallace
Jun 19, 2014 • 45 min
On this episode we bring you the news update, which includes a mini review of Vivo by Gregory, we then welcome Show Director for Universal Orlando, Lora Wallace on to the show to discuss her carrer at the parks and finish up with a Listener Q & A…
#95 - Diagon Alley News & Menchies
Jun 12, 2014 • 58 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news which includes the food offerings in Diagon Alley as well as the entertainment that will be seen there, Universal’s new app and parkwide Wi-Fi, Citywalk details, a Transformers Fan event and more. We…
#94 - Gregory and the PotterHeads
Jun 5, 2014 • 58 min
Join us for the latest news and then we join Gregory “On Location” inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade as he is joined by @violarum, @megadis13 and Laura, as they talk about the Harry Potter fandom, the Wizarding World at Islands of…
#93 - On Location & News
May 29, 2014 • 56 min
On this episode we begin by welcoming a NEW member to the team, it’s then time for the latest news and rumours from the Universal Parks, followed by a Special interview in honour of the 10th annversary of the Revenge of the Mummy ride at Universal…
#92 - The Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Queue
May 22, 2014 • 65 min
On this episode we bring you a News Update and then, to whet your appetite for the imminent opening of Diagon Alley, we delve in to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. We virtually walk the queue (with a twist), bring you another Fact Hunter,…
#91 - Harry Potter & the Escape from Gringotts
May 15, 2014 • 44 min
On this episode we bring you the news, which includes Universal Orlando’s announcement of some of the details for the new Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts attraction, then we delve in to the “rumour mill” discussing rumours about Halloween…
#90 - Listener Feedback
May 8, 2014 • 57 min
On this episode we bring you a show full of listener emails and voicemails. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip to…
#89 - Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Tour
May 1, 2014 • 60 min
On this episode we bring you another listener Butterbeer preference, the Universal news and rumours and then invite listener Chris Moore on to the show to talk about his experience of the V.I.P Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood. Check…
#88 - Back To The Future : The Ride
Apr 24, 2014 • 43 min
On this episode we get the podcast up to 88 miles per hour for theis Back To The Future : The Ride Special. We take you back to 1991 to discuss one o Universal’s most famous attractions. We share a Fact Hunter about the attraction as well as sharing…
#87 - Cabana Bay & News
Apr 17, 2014 • 60 min
On this episode, we have a little listener feedback, another Butterbeer preference, the latest news, a HUGE rumours segment and then bring you audio from a tour of Cabana Bay Beach Resort taken by Eric, which includes Russ Dagon and Phil Klinkenberg. …
#86 - Former Universal Orlando Senior VP - Skip Sherman
Apr 10, 2014 • 54 min
On this, our three year anniversary show, we invite former Senior Vice President of Entertainment for Universal Orlando, Skip Sherman on to the show to discuss his history at Universal Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen…
#85 - Weezer & News
Apr 3, 2014 • 40 min
On this episode we bring you another Listener Butterbeer preference, the latest news and rumours and then finish with Darren telling us about his trip to Universal Orlando for the Mardi Gras Weezer concert with Hunter. Check out all we have to offer….
#84 - Rip, Ride, Rockin’ It
Mar 27, 2014 • 44 min
On this episode we announce our UUOP Club, bring you the latest news in the Update an then we have a bit of fun by going roundtable to all pick new tracks, that we would like to hear, for Universal Studios Florida’s attraction, Rip, Ride, Rockit. We…
#83 - Coldstone Creamery
Mar 20, 2014 • 47 min
On this episode we have another Butterbeer taste test, the news, which includes our new “rumours” segment and Darren reviews the recently opened Coldstone Creamery at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk. Check out all we have to offer. . You can…
#82 - Universal Studios Singapore
Mar 13, 2014 • 51 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news in the UUOP News Update and Paul Boniface joins us to talk about his recent trip to Universal Studios Singapore. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#81 - The 3 Broomsticks & Antojito’s
Mar 6, 2014 • 46 min
On this episode we answer a listener question, begin an interactive butterbeer challenge, review Antojito’s and the 3 Broomsticks breakfast and also talk about the recent news. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
#80 - Universal Orlando 2014 & Beyond
Feb 27, 2014 • 64 min
On this episode we delve in to what we can expect to see coming to a Universal Theme Park near you in 2014 and beyond and as part ofthe show we discuss some of the biggest rumours out there too. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen…
#79 - New Beetlejuice Show
Feb 20, 2014 • 45 min
On this episode, we answer a listener email, Darren reviews the new Beetlejuice show at USF and Mardi Gras 2014 and then we bring you up to speed with the news. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#78 - Universal Orlando - The Unofficial Story
Feb 13, 2014 • 57 min
On this episode we bring you the News Update and then invite Nick Sim on to the show to talk to us about his book “Universal Orlando, The Unofficial Story”, stay tuned till the very end to find out how to win one of 3 copies of the book. Check out…
#77 - A Celebration of Harry Potter
Feb 6, 2014 • 50 min
On this episode Darren tells us about his trip to the Celebration of Harry Potter, we bring you the latest news from the parks and more. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#76 - Mike Aiello
Jan 30, 2014 • 62 min
On this episode we interview the legend that is MIKE AIELLO. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip to Orlando to give our…
#75 - Diagon Alley
Jan 23, 2014 • 53 min
On this episode we bring you the news that was announced about Diagon Alley on Thursday 23rds webcast as well as the latest news from the parks and a Live report from a UUOP listener. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on…
#74 - Beetlejuice & PhotoConnect
Jan 16, 2014 • 58 min
On this episode we bring you a news update, the Last of the current performances of Beetljuice’s Rock and Roll Graveyard Review a Universal Studios Florida and we finish up delving in to the PhotoConnect system at Universal Orlando. Check out all we…
#73 - The News
Jan 9, 2014 • 49 min
On this news episode we discuss some interesting Universal Orlando Holiday surveys and go in depth on the Harry Potter Celebration, among other things. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#72 - The Holidays
Dec 23, 2013 • 103 min
Join us for the last show of the year as we tell you about the changes coming to the show, delve in to the new venues coming to CityWalk at Universal Orlando in 2014, share some Universal Japan news, listen to Lora Wallace talk about the Macy’s Parade…
#71 - CityWalk Part 2
Dec 12, 2013 • 103 min
Welcome to our penultimate episode before Christmas and on this show we have our usual news discussion, which includes Universal Orlando’s CityWalk announcement, The Who-bilation Presentation at Universal Hollywood and some ticket price rises at…
#70 - Armchair Theme Park Creating
Nov 28, 2013 • 88 min
On this episode we start with a live report from the parks from Jessie Smith, we then bring you the news, in a slightly different format and then move in to our main topic and that is some armchair creating. Check out all we have to offer. . …
#69 - A Retro Trip Report
Nov 14, 2013 • 98 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news from Orlando, Hollywood and Singapore, A S.P.EW Story and we invite listener and freind, Thomas Wagner on to the show to talk about him about his most recent visit and also his other visits that date…
#68 - HHN 23 The Audio Experience
Oct 31, 2013 • 104 min
On this episode we make an announcement on an expansion of the show, we then delve in to the latest Orlando news, which contains a “What’s Newniversal” from Eric, followed by the Hollywood news. We then have Binaural audio of all 8 Houses from…
#67 - Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood
Oct 17, 2013 • 81 min
On this episode we discuss the stranding of people on Rip, Ride, Rockit and share our listeners thoughts on the ride, as well as other Universal news. We then invite Norm Fishbulb on to the show to talk to us about this years Halloween Horror…
#66 - Halloween Horror Nights 23 Review
Oct 3, 2013 • 127 min
On this episode we discuss the announcement by NBC Universal, that they will be putting $500 million a year in to its U.S Theme parks, Norm brings us a new “what’s Newniversal Hollywood Edition” Darren then reviews all the houses, scarezones and show…
- The Meet
Sep 26, 2013 • 29 min
On August 23rd 2013, the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast held their very first Meet. It was held, partly in Universal Studios Florida and partly at Universal Orlando’s Hard Rock Hotel. The first part being a ride on Men In Black with a small…
#65 - The Epic Trip Report
Sep 19, 2013 • 146 min
We spend this show giving you the run down on Lee and Tracey’s trip to Orlando in August. They are joined by Darren and Eric to discuss their opinions of all the new experiences and all the classic favourites that Universal Orlando has to offer….
- HHN 23 Preview
Sep 12, 2013 • 46 min
On Tuesday the 10th of September, Universal Orlando held a special media preview for this years Halloween Horror Nights and Eric was there reporting for UUOP. So, here we have the audio from that event. Check out all we have to offer. . You can…
#64 - Live from Mythos
Sep 5, 2013 • 37 min
On this very special edition of the show, recorded live from the Mythos restaurant in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. We include the full update from Darren, on this years Halloween Horror Nights, in his Dead Man’s Digest and then we return to…
#63 - John Murdy
Sep 3, 2013 • 46 min
On this episode we bring you one of the greatest interviews we have had the pleasure of conducting, we welcome on to the show, John Murdy, the current Creative Director of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. We had the opportunity…
#62 - Universal Orlando Characters
Aug 4, 2013 • 73 min
On this episode, we bring you up to speed on what is happenign at the first ever UUOP meet this month. We then answer a listener email, bring you the latest new from the parks and the next segment of the Dead Man’s Die-Gest. We finish the show of by…
#61 - HHN and Singapore
Jul 25, 2013 • 102 min
On this episode we bring you the news from around the U.S parks, the second of Darren’s Halloween Horror Nights segments “Dead Man’s Die-Gest” and finish with an interview with one of the creatives behind Universal Singapore’s Madagascar ride. Check…
#60 - HHN & Cabana Bay
Jul 9, 2013 • 72 min
On this episode we discuss the latest Orlando and Hollywood news. We then bring you a brand new regular segment, Dead Man’s Die-Gest, in which Darren will share all the Halloween Horror Nights news leading up to the Hollywood and Orlando events. We…
Transformers The Ride 3D Grand Opening Special
Jun 23, 2013 • 43 min
On this bonus episode we invite our good friends Eric and James on to the show to discuss with us the two day grand opening event at Universal Studios Florida, for Transformers The Ride 3D. We share interviews with Bill Davis, among others and full…
#59 - Orlando & Hollywood News
Jun 18, 2013 • 62 min
On this episode we start with a few listener emails and then get in to the Orlando and Hollywood news. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if…
#58 - Springfield Expansion
Jun 4, 2013 • 109 min
On this episode we bring you a discussion about the new Springfield are at Universal Studios Florida, plus the other Orlando and Hollywood news. We then dip in to the listener email bag and share with you the emails we have recieved recently. Check…
#57 - Diagon Alley & Universal Project Manager Tim Jones
May 23, 2013 • 103 min
On this episode we have an in depth discussion on the recent official announcement of Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida and then Tracey and Lee talk to Project Engineer, Tim Jones about his work at Islands of Adventure. Check out all we have…
#56 - The Kitchen Challenge with Derek Burgan
May 9, 2013 • 104 min
On this episode we have some more listener emails, the Universal Orlando and Hollywood news and then we delve in to one of the most anticipated parts of our August Podcast Meet and that is the Kitchen Sink Challenge, with listener Derek Burgan. Check…
#55 - Give Kids The World
Apr 24, 2013 • 82 min
On this episode we have some listener emails, the Orlando and Hollywood news, then a “First Time Visitor” interview and we finish with an interview with the Director of PR for Give Kids The World. Check out all we have to offer. . You can…
#54 - Our First Visits to Universal Orlando
Apr 10, 2013 • 90 min
On this episode we invite Eric on, to discuss the listener submitted Limited Time Magic ideas for Universal Orlando. We also have the latest news from Universal Orlando amd Universal Studios Hollywood, as well as a discussion on our first visits to…
#53 - Universal Orlando Limited Time Magic
Mar 28, 2013 • 79 min
On this episode we bring you our little announcement followed by the News. For our main discussion this show, we discuss what we would like to see if Universal Orlando held a Disney Limited Time Magic type promotion. Check out all we have to offer. …
#52 - CityWalk Part 1
Mar 13, 2013 • 87 min
On this episode we bring you the latest Universal Orlando Resort news and then dive back n to Walk the Walk by looking at one half of City Walk. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#51 - Universal Orlando Touring Plans with Len Testa
Feb 28, 2013 • 69 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news from aroud the resort which will include another of Eric’s “What’s Newniversal”, following that we have the first of Darren’s “Funny Schmidt” segments and then we invite Touring Plans.com owner, Len Testa…
# 50 - Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2013 Media Preview
Feb 12, 2013 • 62 min
On the show we bring you the latest news and then Darren tells us all about his experience of the opening night of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2013. Darren attended the media event and will share his thoughts and he also brings us interviews with…
#49 - It’s Kind of a Cute Story with Jeff Heimbuch
Jan 30, 2013 • 60 min
On this Episode we catch up on the news and bring you another of Erics “What’s Newniversal” segments. For the main feature of the show, we veer away from Universal a little bit and bring you an interview Tracey Recorded with Communicore Weeklys, Jeff…
#48 - Universal Orlando January 2013 & Beyond
Jan 16, 2013 • 93 min
On this Episode we welcome Jim Hill on to the show to discuss January’s this month in History as well as that, we delve in to what is new at Universal Orlando Resort in 2013 and what we can expect to see in the coming years. Check out all we have to…
#47 - The Wakefield Report
Jan 1, 2013 • 82 min
On this episode we bring you an interview Tracey and Lee recorded with Chris Wakefield, for the Wakefield Report podcast. In the interview they delve in to their history and the history of the podcast, following that we bring you another Listener Q…
#46 - The Xmas Special with Adrian LePeltier
Dec 23, 2012 • 69 min
On this Episode we report “live” from the Macy’s Day Parade, whilst at the parade we bring you the news from around the resort and Eric brings you a round up of the year,in his “What’s Newniversal” segment, wethen step away from the parade to talk to,…
Macy’s Day Parade at Universal Studios Florida Bonus Audio
Dec 6, 2012 • 11 min
Hi guys, here is the bonus content that we talked about on Episode 45. An interview with the Creatives behind Universals Macys day Parade. Enjoy. If you would like to get in touch with us, email us at
#45 - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogmseade
Dec 6, 2012 • 49 min
On this episode we bring you the news from around the resort, followed by a great Team Member story in our S.P.E.W segment. Then Darren is joined by Seth Kubersky to complete our Walk the Walk of Islands of Adventure, as the talk about the Wizarding…
#44 - Walt Disney World V Universal Orlando
Nov 22, 2012 • 88 min
On this episode we are joined by Kimmie from The Minnie Minxes podcast, as she finally fulfills her role as guest host from our auction back in May. On this episode we bring you the news, followed by a discussion of the competition that is hotting up…
#43 - Marvel Superhero Island
Nov 8, 2012 • 84 min
Welcome everyone, to our first post Halloween Horror Nights show. Coming up on this show we have the latest news, including more talk and audio from the Transformers announcement, we also have another of Eric’s “What’s Newniversal”. Following the…
#42 - HHN with Adrian LePeltier
Oct 25, 2012 • 133 min
On this episode we bring you the news, followed by Darrens review of Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens as well as his re-review of Halloween Horror Nights 22. We then welcome former HHN Creative Member, Adrian LePeltier on to the show to discuss his work…
#41 - Haunted Stories Of Universal Orlando Resort
Oct 11, 2012 • 80 min
On this episode, we bring you the latest news, which includes a What’s Newniversal from Eric. We are then joined by listener Dan Lambreth for a trip report and then it’s time for Tracey’s super secret segment, which is the Haunted Stories of Universal…
#40 - HHN 22 Review
Sep 27, 2012 • 88 min
On this episode we bring you the latest Universal Orlando news, followed by a discusion on whether we think Universal are putting too many eggs in one basket with Harry Potter and then we finish with Darren’s review of Halloween Horror Nights 22….
#39 - HHN Preview &Survival Guide
Sep 13, 2012 • 126 min
On this episode we have the news, including a What’s Newniversal from Eric, following that we have Darren’s review of the Halloween Horror Nights preview event , Then its time for Darren’s HHN Survival Guide (his hints and tips on how to get the most…
#38 - Leonard Kinsey
Aug 30, 2012 • 93 min
On this episode we have the News, a review of Despicable Me : Minion Mayhem from listener Kyle Thibodeau , an interview Tracey recorded with Leonard Kinsey and a live report from the parks. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us…
#37 - Toon Lagoon
Aug 16, 2012 • 80 min
On this episode, we begin with the news, followed by Eric’s “What’s Newniversal”, we then continue our Walk the Walk with a virtual walk around Toon Lagoon which will include an actual audio walk through of the areaWe would really appreciate it if you…
#36 - Jurassic Park
Aug 2, 2012 • 71 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news, followed by our Walk the Walk Jurassic Park, we’ll end the show with some listener emails and an audio walk through of Jurassic park. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
#35 - Superstar Parade & Cinematic Spectacular
Jul 19, 2012 • 106 min
We start with the news and then we invite Seth Kubersky and Jim Hill on to the show to discuss the debuts of both the Superstar Parade and the Cinematic Spectacular. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#34 - Trip Report
Jul 5, 2012 • 84 min
We bring you the news, Barb Nefer reports from the Grand Opening of Despicable Me : Minion Mayhem and then we welcome Louise and Andrew Waghorn to talk about their most recent trip. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the…
- USH July 4th Special
Jul 4, 2012 • 162 min
Happy July 4th. Join us on this episode as we discuss the latest Universal Studios Hollywood news, invite Scott Smith to discuss the…
#33 - Lost Continent
Jun 21, 2012 • 70 min
On this episode, we bring you the latest news, a S.P.E.W story from listener Dan Lambreth, we continue our Walk the Walk of Islands of Adventure with the Lost Continent and finish up with some listener emails. Check out all we have to offer. . …
#32 - Trip Report and Disabilities
Jun 7, 2012 • 110 min
On this episode fwe have the news, a Trip report with the Gillam Family and Tim Grassey joins us to talk about options at Universal Orlando with a disabled guest. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#31 - Suess Landing
May 31, 2012 • 56 min
On this episode we bring you the news and then continue our Walk the Walk of Islands of Adventure by entering Suess Landing. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#30 - Universal Orlando: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park Adventure with Seth Kubersky
May 17, 2012 • 92 min
On this episode we discuss the recent news and then are joined by author Seth Kubersky to talk about his book - Universal Orlando: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park Adventure and then we ring Hunter at Universal Orlando to talk about his…
#29 - Ascendio with Heidi Tandy & VIP Tour with Heather
May 3, 2012 • 103 min
On this episode we discuss the recent news, we then discuss the Harry Potter fan event taking place at Universal Orlando, Ascendio and then we talk to sponsor Heather about her recent private tour of the parks and specifically Hogsmeade. Check out…
#28 - The Music of Islands of Adventure with William Kidd
Apr 19, 2012 • 170 min
On this, our first year of podcasting, we start with a listener anniversary wish, you will hear more listener messages through-out the show. We begin with the News, as usual and then Darren, Tracey, Lee and Hunter discuss the first year of the…
#27 - News & Port of Entry
Apr 5, 2012 • 80 min
On this episode we catch up on the latest news, Tracey brings us antoher Thinhgs Dad’s Don’t Think About segment and then we bein our walk the walk of Islands of Adventure by stepping in to Port of Entry. Check out all we have to offer. . You…
#26 - Live at Universal with Hunter & News
Mar 15, 2012 • 50 min
On this episode we discuss the recent Universal Orlando news and a live call with Hunter from Islands of Adventure and wrap up with some listener emails. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#25 - Hollywood
Mar 1, 2012 • 84 min
On this episode we discuss the latest news and then continue our Walk the Walk of Universal Studios Florida by entering Hollywood and looking at the attractions, stores and restaurants. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on…
#24 - Ask Jim Hill
Feb 16, 2012 • 95 min
On this episode we discuss the latest news and then we welcome Jim Hill on to answer listener questions. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re…
#23 - Kidzone
Feb 2, 2012 • 73 min
On this episode we ring you the latest news, followed by our Walk the Walk of Woody Woodpeckers Kidzone at Universal Studios Florida, which includes a Fact Hunter about The E.T Adveture and we finish up with a voicemail from listener Andy…
#22 - Diagon Alley & Mardi Gras Details
Jan 19, 2012 • 47 min
On this episode we discuss the latest news including details of the Wizardng World expansion replacing Jaws at Universal Studios Florida. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#21 - Jaws Tribute Show
Jan 5, 2012 • 157 min
Welcome to this very sad episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We are going to devote this entire episode to the now closed Jaws ride at Universal Orlando. We will start with an Interview with former Jaws Ride Skipper, Josh Ash, we then…
#20 - First Holiday Event at Universal Orlando with Ron Schneider
Dec 29, 2011 • 39 min
On this episode we discuss the latest news and then welcome Ron Schneider on to the show to talk about the very first Holiday event at Universal Orlando. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#19 - Leonard Kinsey and the Darkside of Universal
Dec 15, 2011 • 98 min
On this episode we will bring you the latest news, Leonard Kinsey the author of the Darkside of Disney to talk about the Darkside of Universal. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#18 - Secret Tracks & The Simpson’s
Dec 8, 2011 • 76 min
On this episode we begin with the news. Then we tackle an email from Listener Paul, in which we answer his questions about secret tracks on Rip, Ride, Rockit, park additions and the Simpsons. Following that we have a S.P.E.W story from Matt Holt We…
#17 - The Top 5 Misconceptions of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Nov 17, 2011 • 82 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news from Universal Orlando, we then have a trip report with listener trip Ashley Robinson. Following that we welcome Theme Park Examiner Barb Nefer on to the show to discuss her article “The Top 5…
#16 - Halloween Horror Nights with Billy Kirkwood
Nov 3, 2011 • 79 min
On this episode we sadly announce Hunter’s hiatus and introduce the new host that will replace him, following that we bring you the news, then Darren compares the two Edgar Alan Poe houses at both Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights and Busch…
#15 - Fright Nights with Ron Schneider
Oct 20, 2011 • 50 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news from the Universal Orlando Resort and then we talk to Ron Schneider about the very first Halloween Horror Nights held at Universal Orlando and his role in it. Check out all we have to offer. . You…
#14 - Halloween Horror Nights 21 Review
Oct 6, 2011 • 101 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news and rumors for Universal Orlando Resort, which includes the Ghost Hunters coming to Halloween Horror Nights, rumors of a new nighttime lagoon show, Halloween Horror Nights tweet…
#13 - Halloween Horror Nights 21 Full Reveal
Sep 22, 2011 • 78 min
On this show we bring you the Universal Orlando news, then we bring you the full rundown of the houses and scarezones for Halloween Horror Nights 21. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#12 - Top 5 Tips for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Sep 8, 2011 • 97 min
On this episode we cover the Universal Orlando news, followed by a Trip Report with Listener Sean Cassamento, then we go through the and wrap up with some emails. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#11 - World Expo
Aug 25, 2011 • 94 min
On this show we begin with the news which includes Velvet Sessions, Rock the Universe, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jimmy Neutron and more. Next up is Tracey’s Things Dad’s Don’t Think About segment. We then go on a Walk the Walk of World Expo…
#10 - What Islands of Adventure Nearly Became with Jim Hill
Aug 11, 2011 • 106 min
On this episode will begin with the news, then joins us to talk about the original plans for Islands of Adventure and we’ll end show with some emails. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#9 - News, Trip Report & San Francisco/Amity
Jul 28, 2011 • 108 min
On this episode we begin with the news, then we bring Darren Schmidt on to talk about his recent trip. We wrap up the show with a Walk the Walk of San Francisco and Amity, which includes a Fact Hunter of the Jaws ride. Check out all we have to offer….
#8 - News & Leaky Con
Jul 14, 2011 • 124 min
On this episode we bring you the latest news, which includes Universal Orlando Resort raising their ticket prices, a new restaurant at CityWalk, Halloween Horror Nights and more. We then have a S.P.E.W story from Darren Schmidt. Following that we have…
#7 - New Member, News and Listener Scavenger Hunt
Jun 30, 2011 • 49 min
On this show we introduce the new member to the team and then delve in to the news and then invite Listener Caroline Gray on to the show to let us know how she got on with the Universal Orlando scavenger hunt we gave her and then we wrap up the show…
#6 - News & Trip Report
Jun 16, 2011 • 79 min
We bring you the latest news and then a trip report with listener Craig Lucas. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: Don’t forget, if you’re booking a trip to…
#5 - New York
Jun 2, 2011 • 42 min
On this episode we start with another of Tracey’s “Things Dads Don’t Think About” segments and then finish off with our Walk the Walk of The New York area of Universal Studios Florida. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on…
Bonus Episode- Spiderman & Despicable Me Announcements
May 26, 2011 • 30 min
For this special episode, we are joined by Juz Griffiths to discuss the latest announcements by uor about The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman and Despicable Me. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following…
#4 - News and Universal Meal Deal
May 19, 2011 • 46 min
On this episode we bring you the latest Universal Orlando news and then discuss the Universal Meal deal. ENJOY! Email us at Don’t forget you can record us a little message telling us who you are, where you’re from and whether you…
#3 - Production Central
May 5, 2011 • 43 min
We begin with a new Segment “Things Dad’s Don’t Think About”, then carry onwith another new segment “Walk the Walk”, in which we will take the parks, area by area and talk about the rides, attractions, shops and eateries and we begin in Universal…
#2 - Express Passes
Apr 21, 2011 • 34 min
On this show we bring you the news and then talk sbout the Express Pass options available at Universal Orlando resort. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …
#1 - The Introduction
Apr 7, 2011 • 9 min
Welcome to our inaugral podcast. On this show we set out our targets for the show as well as letting you know a bit about us too. Check out all we have to offer. . You can listen to us on the following platforms: …