The DIS Unplugged: Universal Edition - A Weekly Discussion About All Things Universal Orlando

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04/07/21 - Universal Orlando has finally revealed the opening date of the Jurassic World VelociCoaster and we couldn't be any more excited! Plus, the Universal Studios Store and Universal Legacy Store at Universal CityWalk are both finished and opened and we have lots of thoughts on them!
03/15/21 - Islands of Adventure doesn't do as well as Universal Studios Florida when it comes to interesting and unique dining options. However, there's a small spot in The Lost Continent you're probably not eating at - Fire Eater's Grill. Watch and find out why it's actually one of the best quick service options at Universal Orlando Resort!
03/08/21 - Epic Universe is back on! If that news isn't exciting enough, Halloween Horror Nights dropped their 2021 dates for their 30th anniversary along with the return of the Beetlejuice house. Plus, there's an awesome discount available right now for Universal Orlando vacations!
03/01/21 - Universal is still VERY busy when it comes to construction! They mystery construction at Universal CityWalk has finally been revealed to be a new Universal Studios Store, plus extra walls came down at the Jurassic World VelociCoaster giving up-close looks at the newest Universal Orlando attraction!
02/22/21 - One myth that is still ongoing with some Disney fans is that Universal Orlando has bad food overall. While it is true that Universal has some not-so-great menu items in their parks, there are a lot of meals you can have that are just plain tasty and we want to highlight them!
02/12/21 - Universal Mardi Gras is happening every single day at Universal Studios Florida. There's tons of food, lots of beads, and plenty of entertainment, but is the event worth visiting this year?
02/05/21 - It's been a long time since we've gotten to talk about Universal Orlando, so let's catch up shall we? We'll be talking about what's been happening at the resort including the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, closures, Universal Mardi Gras and we'll even throw some Super Nintendo World in for good measure.
11/11/20 - In this episode, Universal has announced what exciting things will be happening at the resort for the holidays as well as two hotels that will be opening in December!
10/30/20 - In this episode, Craig and Ryno count down their top five favorite houses from Halloween Horror Nights from 2015 through 2019 or HHN 25 through HHN 29!
10/19/20 - In this episode, Craig interviews Sr. Show Director, Entertainment Creative Development at Universal Orlando Resort, Charles Gray, about the haunted houses you can experience at Universal Studios Florida this fall.
10/12/20 - In this episode, Universal has a new ticket off where you can receive 3 days free, Volcano Bay will be closing seasonally for the first time ever, Super Nintendo World will open in 2021 in Japan, plus more!
09/29/20 - In this episode, Universal Orlando officially announces the Jurassic World VelociCoaster coming to Islands of Adventure in Summer 2021 and Halloween will continue at the parks for the rest of fall.
09/21/20 - In this episode, Universal Orlando recently ran Halloween Seasonal Experience Testing, including two haunted houses open during the day, extra food and beverages, plus more fun, but you'll have to tune in to find out if it was a success.
08/24/20 - In this episode, Universal Orlando changes their tickets to date-based pricing, two Universal hotels have closed their doors, Volcano Bay will change operating days, and the HHN Tribute Store is complete... for now.
08/17/20 - In this episode, Craig and Ryno review two of the three savory crêpe options at the new Central Park Crépes stand at Universal Studios Florida before getting rained out and having to leave!
08/10/20 - In this episode, Craig and Ryno discuss the different changes made to attractions and lands at Universal's Islands of Adventure over the years and give their thoughts on the best and worst changes made!
08/03/20 - In this episode, Craig and Ryno discuss news about Universal Orlando including the pause of Universal's Epic Universe, attractions that will be temporarily closing, UOAP Appreciation Days, the HHN Tribute Store opening, plus more!
07/27/20 - In this episode, Craig discusses the cancellation of Halloween Horror Nights and your options for what you can do if you already booked a vacation package or purchased tickets, as well as Universal's update to the mask policy.
07/20/20 - In this episode, Craig discusses the differences in safety measures put in place at Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World after reopening.
07/06/20 - In this episode, Craig reviews Universal Studios Florida's latest attraction - The Bourne Stuntacular. This next generation stunt show features some of the most impressive technology Universal Orlando Resort has utilized for an attraction, but is it actually good? You'll have to tune in to find out!
06/29/20 - In this episode, Craig talks to Dreams Unlimited Travel agent Elaine Edwards about her experience visiting Universal Orlando from out-of-state since the parks reopened after closing due to COVID-19!
06/22/20 - In this episode, Craig discusses five reasons why you might want to consider visiting Universal Orlando this summer or soon, like no park reservations, low crowds, and many other benefits you won't find down the road at Walt Disney World!
06/15/20 - In this episode, Craig and Ryno talk about the quick service dining options at Universal CityWalk. Want to hear a lot about Burger King and other irrelevant information? You came to the right place.
06/07/20 - In this episode, Craig and Ryno recap their experience at Universal Orlando parks during the reopening previews as well as the grand reopening day to the public!
05/31/20 - In this episode, Craig and Ryno share the information that Universal Orlando released about their on-site hotels reopening up on June 2 in advance of Universal Orlando reopening to the public on June 5!
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DIS Unplugged
Podcast Status
Jan 15th, 2014
Latest Episode
Apr 7th, 2021
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About 1 hour

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