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Brand-New Live-Action Stunt Show The Bourne Stuntacular Coming to Universal Studios Florida

 

Bourne fans get excited because, “the chase is on!” This coming Spring 2020, the Universal Orlando Resort will welcome its newest show. This brand-new live-action stunt show will be called, The Bourne Stuntacular! The Bourne Stuntacular will debut at Universal Studios Florida. This new live-action show is based on Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Bourne film franchise. The Bourne Stuntacular will use cutting-edge effects that will literally have you on the edge-of-your-seat! Universal has shared that this epic live show will blur the lines between stage and cinema in a hybrid form of entertainment that has never been seen before!

 

The Bourne Stuntacular will follow lead character Jason Bourne around the world as sinister characters pursue him. This action-packed show will feature thrilling chase scenes, punishing fistfights, death-defying leaps and danger at every turn. All of this action will all happen right in front of you with live performers, interactive props and a massive LED screen! We know this level of immersion will make it impossible to determine where the live-action ends and the screen begins! Universal Orlando has stated that with this show “You won’t just watch it – you’ll feel it.”

 

We are so excited that this brand-new live-action stunt show will soon be calling Universal Studios Florida home! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort!

New Scare Zones Coming To Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights!

 

A frightfully fun part of Halloween is strolling the streets and seeing all the ghouls and goblins out and about! At Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, the park give that concept a twisted spin with scare zones jam packed with terrifying monsters and demented fiends. At this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, five scare zones will be featured in Universal Studios Florida. Additionally the Academy of Villains, a fan favorite show will return with an all-new powerhouse show! Let’s look at some of the details for each of the scare zones coming to this years event.

 

Zombieland Double Tap

Now is the time to keep in mind those rules of survival. Based on the hit film and its upcoming sequel, this scare zone puts you in the middle of the United States of Zombieland. The infection has spread and bloodthirsty zombies are everywhere you turn. The most important rule to remember: Always double tap!

 

Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe

You may be familiar with his music, now it’s time to actually live it. You will get to walk into the heavy metal horror of Rob Zombie’s music and imagery in this pulse-pounding scare zone. From otherworldly beings to brutal maniacs, guests will come face-to-face with his twisted creations as the music cranks to a frenzy.

 

Anarch-cade

With this scare zone an 80s-inspired arcade has taken over Avenue of the Stars. At first glance, you may think it’s a party. However, you quickly learn that “Game Over” means a permanent end for you. A gang of neon slashers are out to play and this is one game you won’t want to lose.

 

Vanity Ball

You may be familiar with the expression: Beauty is pain. This scare zone takes that literally. In the streets of Hollywood, your flesh becomes the canvas as blade-wielding artists slice up willing participants into horrific living works of art. Here, going under the knife takes on a whole other meaning.

 

Vikings Undead

You might be familiar with the brutal Viking warriors. It’s terrifying enough thinking about facing them alive. Now picture facing them as the undead. They have risen and laid siege to Central Park with an onslaught of gore. Bloodlust never dies.

 

This year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando takes place on select nights from September 6th through to November 2nd. Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacation Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort!

Universal Orlando Hotel Events! Part 2

 

This week we continue our list of the amazing events that you can enjoy at the Universal Orlando Resort Hotels! The Universal Hotels are home to so many wonderful offerings! These events can be a great extra to add on to your vacation to make even more memories during your travels! Let’s take a look at more Universal Resort Hotel events!

 

Harbor Nights at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Enjoy the Harbor Piazza under the dazzling star-filled sky at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Harbor Nights is a seasonal event that takes place four times a year. This event features gourmet food stations from all of the hotel’s restaurants, as well as unlimited wine selections! As you enjoy these great food and drink offerings you can also take in the musical stylings of a live band. Regular and VIP tickets are available for this event. VIP ticket includes reserved seating, additional hors d’oeuvres and food and wine stations exclusively for VIP guests only.

 

Jake’s Beer Festival at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Taking place in the spring and fall, Jake’s Beer Festival at Loews Royal Pacific Resort brings together beer fanatics from all around to enjoy an extensive selection of craft and specialty beers from local and regional breweries. Guests will have the opportunity to try all of these beverages and enjoy paired hors d’oeuvres. Regular and VIP tickets are available for this event. VIP tickets include a private reception before the festival in Jake’s Clipper Room with additional beer tastings and collectible pint glasses!

 

Jake’s Beer Dinner at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Taking place once a quarter, Jake’s Beer Dinner- at Loews Royal Pacific Resort- invites guests to an expertly prepared five-course dinner event with craft and specialty beer pairings from local and regional breweries. Before being seated for this event, enjoy a cocktail reception with light refreshments and hors d’oeurves!

 

Wine Riffs at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Sometimes as a rock star, you need to take a break and relax! What better way to do that than with Wine Riffs at the Hard Rock Hotel! Wine Riffs explores the mix of wine, food and music in a way you can only experience at Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando! Guests will enjoy a multi-course dinner menu and wine pairings from the featured winery. This event is a wine dinner like no other!

 

Rum Dinner at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Rum fans will love this specialty Rum Dinner at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Guests of this event will enjoy a light reception with refreshments and passed hors d’oeuvres. Participants will then be seated for a five-course dinner paired with craft rums from the Caribbean. The party doesn’t stop there as the evening wraps up with an afterglow in this island paradise!

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort and get to enjoy one of these amazing events for yourself!

NEW Enhanced Movie Experience at Universal Cinemark!

 

Catch a great film and enjoy a great day or night out in Orlando with this new enhanced movie experience at the Cinemark located at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk!

 

When you are planning your trip to go see the latest blockbuster for a fun day or night out, consider this: Universal Cinemark at CityWalk now has exciting new enhancements! These fun additions will add a whole new level of excitement to going to the movies!

 

At Universal Cinemark, you can enjoy new releases on big screens with state-of-the-art projection and sound systems! This technology makes for an incredible show! Sit back and relax in the ultimate of luxury and comfort with stadium seating and high-backed chairs! When you are looking for the perfect movie snacks or meal, the concession stands at the theater offer a variety of sweet snacks, hot food like pizza, hot dogs, nachos and more! Additionally, a full liquor bar with beer and wine is available for guests’ enjoyment! Everything you’re looking for when seeing the latest movie in Orlando.

 

Enhanced Experiences for the new Cinemark XD Theater:

  • Newly installed XD viewing experience is enhanced with a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling screen! This is accompanied by a complete surround sound package! These features make for an incredible digital experience (supports RealD 3D)
  • You will enjoy upgraded seating! This includes over-sized luxury plush recliners with extendable footrests and cup holders!
  • Enjoy reserved seating! You can reserve your seats in advanced online before your movie!

 

Standard theatres also include 4K digital projection that supports RealD 3D and select theaters upgraded reserved seating with over-sized luxury plush recliners! Looking to turn your movie going experience into an amazing day or night out trip?! Maximize your theater visit by combining your movie showing with an incredible meal at a Universal CityWalk restaurant! You can choose to purchase the CityWalk Meal & Movie package! Let’s take a look at the details:

 

  • CityWalk Meal & Movie Deal entitles one guest to one meal from select menus at a participating CityWalk restaurant, PLUS one movie ticket at Universal Cinemark.
  • To purchase this package, you can visit CityWalk Guest Services located across from the Cinemark Box Office.
  • Participating restaurants include:
    • Vivo Italian Kitchen
    • Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom
    • Pat O’Brien’s – Orlando
    • Red Oven Pizza Bakery
    • The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
    • NBC Sports Grill & Brew
    • Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food
    • The Cowfish
    • Fusion Bistro Sushi & Sake Bar
    • Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

 

Enjoying a day and night out for dinner and a movie can be the perfect activity when you are looking for something fun to do during your Universal Orlando vacation in between enjoying your time in the parks! A movie outing can be a great little break to refresh and get out of the sun mid-day or the perfect way to unwind after an action-packed day!

 

 

Be sure to check out Universal Cinemark during your next Universal Orlando visit! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to book your next vacation!

Food and Drinks Coming to Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites!

I think everyone can agree that a very important area when it comes to planning out your vacation is the food and beverage offerings that you will get to experience! We all love to indulge in some delicious food and drinks while on vacation! Universal Orlando’s newest extra-affordable Value Hotel, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites will be a foodie paradise! This brand-new Universal Resort opens on June 27! Let’s take a first look at a few of the amazing culinary offerings you will be able to experience at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites!

You will find a casual dining food court at Surfside Inn and Suites called Beach Break Cafe, here you will be able to take a break from your adventure in the parks to enjoy some incredible surfer-inspired dishes! These offerings will feature Southern California flavors and highlight many fresh ingredients! Just like in surf culture, Beach Break Cafe dares to be different! In this spirit the eatery will offer food and drink items from around the world! The atmosphere will be care-free, cool and exciting, from early in the morning to late at night, all within this great new family-friendly Universal hotel!

This casual dining food court will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The eatery has been inspired by food trucks, local joints and backyard BBQs! Beach Break Cafe’s menu will be very affordable and offer something for everyone from unique cuisine to comfort food! Here are just a few of the great items you will find at Beach Break Cafe!

Breakfast

Bacon Egg and Cheese Croissant

Served with Breakfast Potatoes

 

Breakfast Pizza

Sausage Gravy, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Mozzarella, and Cheddar Cheese

 

Lunch and Dinner

Italian Ciabatta

Ham, Capicola, Genoa Salami, Provolone, Red Onion, Tomato, Shredded Romaine, Pepperoncini, Red Wine Vinaigrette

SoCal (Southern California) – Cobb Salad

Southern California is a region known for light, clean and unique flavors.

Chopped Lettuce, Tomatoes, Avocado, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Hard Boiled Egg and Avocado Ranch Dressing

 

 

Caprese Panini

Tomato, Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Balsamic Glaze

 

Pipeline Burger

This burger is inspired by the classic wave — one of the most famous and most photographed waves.

Beef Patty, Topped with Caramelized Onion, Bacon Jam and Provolone Cheese Served with Crisp Lettuce and Vine Ripe Tomatoes on a Toasted Bun Tofu Power Bowl with Baja Sauce

 

 

Tofu Power Bowl with Baja Sauce

If you’re more of a carnivore, you can choose chicken or carne asada for this dish as well.

Cilantro Lime Rice, Quinoa, Kale, Red Cabbage, Pickled Carrots

 

A great vacation always includes some time spent relaxing by the pool! As you soak up the sun you can indulge with some refreshing drinks! Head over to the resort’s pool bar, aka the Sand Bar! Here you will find a laid-back atmosphere where you can hang loose! Here’s a taste of some of the drinks you can enjoy poolside.

 

 

Orange Surf Board

– Orange Vodka, Coconut Rum, Triple Sec, Orange Juice and a splash of Cranberry

Tidal Wave

– Endless Summer Rum, Peach Vodka, Gin, Peach Schnapps, OJ and Pineapple Juice

Surf En La Paloma

– Tequila, Blood Orange, Grapefruit Juice and Soda

Epic Sunset (Frozen)

– Vodka, Mango Colada and Strawberry Island Oasis

Toasted Coconut Mango Mojito (Frozen)

– Coconut Rum, Mango and Mojito Island Oasis

Are you ready to plan your stay at Universal’s new Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites?! This amazing new resort opens just in time for summer 2019! Contact you Kingdom Magic Vacation Travel Planner today to book your trip!

Grand Opening of Today Cafe at Universal Studios Florida!

 

TODAY Cafe has officially opened at Universal Studios Florida! This dining location will bring visitors a unique experience crafted to make you feel like you have stepped onto the TODAY set! This experience is paired with specialty food and beverage offerings! You can enjoy TODAY Cafe which is now officially open at Universal Studios Florida, serving up a unique experience designed to feel like you are stepping onto the TODAY set paired with specialty food and beverage options. Enjoy fresh pastries baked in-house, salads and sandwiches. Additionally you will find a selection of locally-roasted coffees, including the exclusive TODAY Cafe Blend!

 

 

Universal opened this one-of-a-kind cafe with NBC’s Al Roker and the TODAY team broadcasted live from location in Universal Studios Florida to lead the celebration! This exciting celebratory moment included a TODAY “orange carpet” that was lined with some of Universal Orlando’s most popular characters! There was a countdown to a pop of orange and white confetti to ring in the opening! During his visit Al also lent a hand at the cafe by serving specialty menu items to guests, like his first seasonal dish – Al’s Avocado Toast, the organic acai bowl and the Chinatown Chicken Salad!

 

 

Here are a few of the things that you will enjoy during your visit to TODAY Cafe:

  • A venue inspired by TODAY – complete with stage lighting and Studio 1A theming.
  • Specialty breakfast, lunch and snack options.
  • Seasonal dishes inspired by co-anchor Al Roker’s favorite recipes. The first seasonal dish is Al’s Avocado Toast, which is topped with cherry tomatoes, artichokes, roasted red onions, tomato aioli, and is accompanied by bread and butter pickles.
  • TODAY’s live broadcast – allowing you to catch up on top headlines of the day, all while refueling for more theme park thrills.
  • In the afternoon hours, and in tribute to the fourth hour of TODAY, you can enjoy wine and beer on tap with a delicious cheese platter for two.

Be sure to start your day at Universal Studios Florida with a visit to TODAY Cafe! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next universal Orlando Vacation!

5 Movies You Didn’t Know You Could Experience at the Universal Orlando Resort!

 

From its very beginnings, Universal Studios has been known as the theme park destination where you can “Ride the Movies!” At the Universal Orlando Resort, you can step inside of the movies and become part of the action! You are probably aware of the fact that films such as Harry Potter and Jurassic Park can be found at the Universal Orlando Resort, but today we are going to look at 5 films that you may have not realized you can experience at the Universal Orlando Resort.

 

  1. DreamWorks Trolls

Are you ready to boogie with your favorite character from Trolls? You can take a family photo with Branch, Poppy and the newest member, Guy Diamond! You can also see these guys star in Universal’s nighttime lagoon show, Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration.

Location:

  • Meet and Greet: KidZone in Universal Studios
  • Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration: Viewing area is located at Central Park in Universal Studios

 

  1. Universal Pictures The Secret Life of Pets

 

You can see the stars of The Secret Life of Pets everyday in Universal’s Superstar Parade! During select times throughout the day, you can even get up close and talk with the pets as they pull the parade float out in the Character Party Zone across from Mel’s Drive-In. You can also check out The Secret Life of Pets merchandise to take home a piece of your favorite film! You can find everything from t-shirts to stuffed animals!

Location:

  • Universal’s Superstar Parade: Throughout the streets of Universal Studios
  • Character Party Zone: Select times throughout the day across from Mel’s Drive-In in Universal Studios
  • Merchandise: Universal Studios Stores in Universal Studios and CityWalk

 

  1. DreamWorks Madagascar

You can have the opportunity to meet the popular characters from Madagascar, including the Penguins, Alex the Lion and King Julien. Additionally, you can get the chance to see them and the rest of the Madagascar crew every winter in Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s!

Location:

  • The Penguins: Hollywood Blvd. near the Garden of Allah in Universal Studios
  • Alex the Lion and King Julien: Port of Entry in Islands of Adventure

 

  1. DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda

You can show off your Kung Fu moves with Po from Kung Fu Panda! You will also have the chance to pick up fun merchandise in the Universal Studios Stores!

Location:

  • Port of Entry in Islands of Adventure

 

 

  1. DreamWorks Puss in Boots

Many may know about Universal’s attraction, Shrek 4-D! This is a top attraction at the park! However, did you know you can meet Shrek and Donkey’s friend Puss in Boots? Puss in Boots even does meet and greets with his companion Kitty Softpaws!

Location:

  • Port of Entry in Islands of Adventure and Production Central outside of Shrek 4-D in Universal Studios

 

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort or to whatever destination you may be dreaming of traveling to next!

Carnival Moves Ships to Miami and Galveston in 2016

PortMiami will be the year-round homeport for Carnival Cruise Line‘s new Carnival Vista starting in late 2016.

The Carnival Breeze and Carnival Liberty will reposition to Galveston, Texas in 2016, joining Carnival Freedom which arrives in Galveston this Saturday.

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The Carnival Breeze and Carnival Liberty will replace Carnival Magic and Carnival Triumph, respectively, in Galveston.

Details on new homeports for the Carnival Magic and Carnival Triumph, as well as year-round departures from San Juan, will be provided over the coming weeks.

With the Carnival Breeze, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Freedom, Galveston will be home to three of the line’s ships, making it the biggest cruise line in the Texas port.

“Miami and Galveston are among our most popular points of embarkation and deploying our newest, most innovative ships to these homeports speaks volumes about our confidence in growing these markets,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president.

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“These ships not only offer our guests incredible on-board experiences but also provide our valued travel agent partners with exciting new choices to market to their clients,” she added.

The Carnival Vista starts its new schedule from PortMiami with a four-day cruise to Grand Turk departing Nov. 29, 2016.

The ship will then launch year-round six- and eight-day cruises beginning with an eight-day voyage departing Dec. 3, 2016. Six-day cruises feature Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, while a mix of different eight-day itineraries visit some of the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations, including Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and La Romana (Dominican Republic).

The ship will also offer a combination of one-time voyages, including a five-day cruise departing Dec. 11 and seven-day voyages departing Dec. 17 and 24, 2016.

Prior to the start-up of year-round service from Miami, the Carnival Vista will operate a pair of voyages round-trip from New York beginning with a three-day cruise November 4-7, 2016, followed by an 11-day voyage departing Nov. 7, 2016, followed by a 11-day cruise from New York to Miami Nov. 18-29, 2016, with calls at Grand Turk, Bonaire, Aruba and St. Maarten.

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The Carnival Liberty and Carnival Breeze will shift to Galveston in 2016.

Carnival Liberty will launch year-round four- and five-day cruises to Mexico from Galveston beginning March 21, 2016. Four-day “long weekend” cruises depart Thursdays and feature a stop at Cozumel, while five-day voyages depart Mondays and Saturdays visiting Cozumel and Progreso. Prior to the start-up of its new Texas-based program, Carnival Liberty will offer a special three-day cruise round-trip from Galveston March 18-21, 2016.

The Carnival Breeze will offer three different week-long itineraries visiting popular ports in the Caribbean, Mexico and Florida beginning Dec. 11, 2016. Western Caribbean voyages call at either Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel or Belize, Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan) and Cozumel, while a Bahamas/Florida route includes Nassau, Freeport, and Key West. Carnival Breeze will also offer a special two-day cruise from Galveston Dec. 9-11, 2016, before kicking off its new year-round seven-day schedule.

Before their new deployments, the Carnival Liberty and Carnival Breeze will each operate a unique 12-day Caribbean cruise in 2016.

The Carnival Liberty will offer a 12-day cruise from San Juan to Galveston March 6-18, 2016, calling at St. Thomas, Barbados, Tobago, Grenada, Aruba and Grand Cayman. The Carnival Breeze will operate a 12-day cruise departing Miami Nov. 27, 2016, and arriving in Galveston Dec. 9, 2016. Featured ports on this one-time voyage include St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Curacao, Aruba and Cozumel.


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Postcard From Casa Marina In Key West

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The Casa Marina Resort in Key West, Florida recently hosted the Henry Flagler Welcome Party for the Key West Food and Wine Festival and to welcome guests, sand artists created this amazing sculpture, complete with sponge, wine bottle, and a fishy friend!


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Postcard From Key Largo

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Sometimes while you are traveling, you come across an amazing destination you didn’t realize was there.  On a recent road trip to Key West, Florida, we discovered the Caribbean Club where scenes from the movie Key Largo starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were filmed.  It made for a great memory and also a great mojito!


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