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Should You Incorporate Universal Studios into Your Disney World Vacation?

So you’re a loyal Disney fan.  Dole whips, Mickey ears, talking constantly to your uninterested co-workers about plans for your next Walt Disney World vacation.  We got it.  At the same time, perhaps its Harry Potter, or maybe your children are fans of the Minions or Transformers, but you’ve been thinking about somehow incorporating Universal […]

Central Florida Theme Park Injury Reports for 2nd Quarter of 2017 Released

To remain exempt from major inspection, Central Florida theme parks must list all of their quarterly incidents and injuries with the state. This quarter’s report(April – June 2017) covers a total of 17 incidents/injuries: 11 belonging to Disney, 4 to Universal, and 2 to SeaWorld. Only incidents or illnesses resulting in a hospital stay of […]

Disney World Attendance Decreased in 2016, Universal Attendance Increased

Central Florida’s theme park industry experienced a slight dip in attendance last year, with the Universal Orlando Resort being the exception. We’ve mentioned Universal’s recent increase in their portion of the Orlando parks market share, but we now have some attendance numbers in from the Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM, the engineering firm. The TEA/AECOM […]

Why competition with Universal has made Disney stronger

Walt Disney World purists who still refuse to enter either of the Universal Orlando Resort parks may not realize it, but over the past few years Universal has pushed Disney to be better than ever before. The healthy competition started the day that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in Islands of Adventure in 2010. […]