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November, 2011:

Happy Veterans Day 2011

Orlando Sentinel – Members of the Universal Orlando Resort’s Veteran Network will participate in a parade through Universal Studios theme park on Friday, Nov. 11, to commemorate Veterans Day.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. in front of the Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue attraction, and it will culminate with a ceremonial flag-raising in the New York area of the theme park.

Universal’s veterans will be joined by members of other organizations, including the Orlando Police Department, the American Legion, Orlando Fire Deparment Pipe & Drum Corps, high school JROTC units and the Jones High School marching band. Some Universal characters and performers also will participate in the march.

More than 400 of Universal’s team members have served in the U.S. military.

Blue Man Group At Universal Orlando’s CityWalk

© 2011 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reservedBLUE MAN GROUP REDEFINES ENTERTAINMENT

ORLANDO, Fla. – Guests visiting Universal Orlando Resort can experience the world-renowned and outrageously fun Blue Man Group show at Universal CityWalk. The wildly successful live entertainment experience ñ which occupies the state-of-the-art Sharp AQUOS Theatre  adds an entirely new dimension of live entertainment to Universal Orlando.

The one-of-a-kind show combines music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to create the blissful party atmosphere that is a Blue Man Group trademark. The production has been custom-designed for Universal Orlando and includes elements of the group’s existing shows as well as newly created material exclusive to this production.

Blue Man Group performs continuously throughout the week from Universal Orlando Resortís Sharp AQUOS Theatre. The 1,000-seat theater, complete with a 30-foot-tall Blue Man facade, is accessible from both Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios Florida. The facade’s large size makes Blue Man visible from nearly everywhere in CityWalk, adding to the distinct variety offered by the already established hotels, restaurants, clubs, theaters, shops and theme parks.

“We are thrilled to offer this exciting show to our guests,” said Bill Davis, president of Universal Orlando Resort. “Blue Man Group is a perfect complement to the incredible experiences at Universal Orlando Resort.”

“Because Universal Orlando is known for its cool, stimulating experiences, we feel itís the perfect place for a Blue Man show,” said Blue Man Group Co-founder Chris Wink.

The Blue Man Group show is a separately ticketed event with tickets starting at $64 for adults and $25 for children ages 3-9. For more information or to purchase tickets, guests may visit www.universalorlando.com/blueman.

Military Discounted Prices Available – See this earlier post


About Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group features three enigmatic, bald, blue characters who take the audience through a multimedia, multi-sensory experience. It combines theatre, percussion, music, art, science, and humor into a unique, modern-day vaudevillian show. .

In addition to Orlando, various Blue Man Group productions can be seen nightly in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Berlin, and Tokyo.

Orlando’s Blue Man Group production, including exclusive material that can not be seen anywhere else, takes place in the 1,000-seat Sharp Aquos Theatre, built especially for this spectacular performance next to Universal Studios Florida and part of Universal Orlando Resortís CityWalk

For more information about Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.universalorlando.com/blueman.


Universal Orlando Holidays Getaway Package

© 2011 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.This year he Holiday celebration will be in full swing at Universal Orlando’s three on-site hotels

December 3, 2011 through January 1, 2012 at:

  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
  • Hard Rock Hotel
  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort

All of the resorts will glisten with holiday decorations. Hotel guests will be immersed in the spirit of the season with tree-lighting ceremonies, special musical performances, holiday pool-side “dive-in” movie presentations and holiday buffets and dining events.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel kicks off the season on Friday, November 25 with ‘Holiday Harbor Nights’, a wine tasting, food and jazz celebration on the piazza, along with a tree lighting ceremony.

Hard Rock Hotel welcomes Santa to The Kitchen restaurant on Fridays in December

Loews Royal Pacific Resort rings in the new year with a family-friendly dinner and celebration.

Experience one-of-a-kind holiday excitement the whole family can enjoy at Universal Orlando Resort!

All holiday entertainment, including the Mannheim Steamroller concerts is included as part of two-park or multi-day admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

There’s never been a better time to start a new family tradition at Universal Orlando’s Holidays event, as guests can take advantage of a special holiday vacation package:

Tis the Season for Holiday Offers

Holidays Getaway Package

  • 3 night stay at a Universal Partner Hotel
  • 2 day base ticket for both theme parks, one park per day
  • Complimentary scheduled transportation between the hotel and theme parks
  • PLUS early park admission to experience Islands of Adventure and more

Starting at $249 per adult, tax inclusive

*Upgrade to on-site hotel (starting at $509 per adult, tax inclusive) and receive complimentary Universal Express access to skip the regular attraction lines ñ a FREE benefit of up to $87 per person, per day

For more information on Universal Orlandoís holiday celebration and offers, guests can visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.