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Episode 273 - The best new bites and drinks at Mardi Gras 2021
We've eaten and imbibed more than 45 culinary options at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval, and we're prepared to give you the straight scoop on which are superb and which are… not. We also take you on a virtual tour of the best-yet Tribute Store, discuss the parade and entertainment changes for this COVID year, and sample all the brand-new gastronomical offerings at CityWalk and the hotels.
See all the dishes and drinks in photographic form: https://oi.tips/37aU5Bz
See them in video form: https://oi.tips/3qguZJ9
Do a deep dive into the Tribute Store: https://oi.tips/3b20dx3
Episode 272 - Reviewing Super Nintendo World's attractions
Over at Universal Studios Japan, the highly anticipated Super Nintendo World expansion has had its technical-rehearsal media embargo lifted, and we walk you through its three attractions. But before we can do that, we first have to discuss the two Universal Orlando Resort shows that have just gotten the axe: Blue Man Group and A Day in the Park with Barney.
Episode 271 - All about Universal's Mardi Gras 2021
Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval has been announced by Universal, and there's a ton to dig into and go over. Plus, Super Nintendo World has been delayed at Universal Studios Japan yet again.
Episode 270 - Touring Dockside Inn and reviewing 2020
Let's talk about our experiences at Universal Orlando's eighth hotel, Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites. Then we'll quickly look back at what opened at the resort during 2020 and what's currently scheduled to debut in 2021.
Episode 269 - Super Nintendo World's hidden details REVEALED
Thanks to a video walkthrough from "Mario" creator Shigeru Miyamoto and getting our hands on a detailed map from Universal Studios Japan, we now have our best understanding yet of how Super Nintendo World will look, work, and feel. Come take a deep dive with us (and discuss the peculiarities of Japanese culture).
Episode 268 - End-of-year Universal Orlando round-up
We've been away for a little while, so it's time to dive deep into what's been going on across Universal Orlando Resort: the latest on Jurassic World VelociCoaster's development; the opening of the eighth hotel, Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites; what guests can do for Christmas next week; and just-announced New Year's Eve festivities. (Oh, yeah – we also rank our favorite Universal hotels, just because.)
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I was planning on going this December but now I don’t know now with COVID rising again. It’s just a 50 - 50 now but we’re not going to the parks. I miss the parks but still not sure about walking around with masks on. Anyone gone in summer? How difficult is it to breathe? I’m a FL native and I know how hot it gets here so how comfortable can it really be?
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