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Rob Whiteside

Universal Orlando’s existing parks are looking to have an Epic Summer!

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It was a week full of celebrations and announcements.

Disney parks on both coasts celebrated May the 4th this past Saturday and we could really feel the Force! With long merch lines, a new Wishables series, specialty foods, and an exclusive popcorn bucket, it seems like they went all out for the occasion. Or did they do enough?

Meanwhile, there was more celebrating at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as May 1st was the 35th anniversary of the park opening. There was a presentation at the park, specialty merchandise, and some pressed pennies for the event. We’ll review all the festivities.

Then, down the road at Universal Orlando, they made some major announcements for this Summer! The resort will be opening a new land, breaking out a brand new parade, an ambitious new nighttime spectacular, a new Summer tribute store, and more. This doesn’t even include the major announcements for Epic Universe and the details shared about the Super Nintendo Land. Is Universal stepping up the game more than Disney this season? Where will you be spending your vacation dollars?

We also finally got to sample the new Passholder offerings at Disney World, with the new Stitch Magnet, the new lounge and some AP-only magic shots all at EPCOT.

We’ll check on the progress of the 2 new DVC projects, the Cabins at Fort Wilderness and the new Polynesian Tower. Both are coming along, but will they be done on schedule?

There’s so much more to talk about including Mother’s Day offerings, New transportation options coming from MCO to Disney, possible changes to the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland and we’re almost halfway to Halloween!

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