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September

Harry Potter Casts a Spell on Universal Orlando® Resort– Opening Late 2009

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Universal Orlando® Resort are partnering to create the world’s first fully immersive Harry Potter themed environment based on the bestselling books by J.K. Rowling and blockbuster feature films from Warner Bros. Envisioned as a “theme park within a theme park” and titled “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” the new environment will become part of the experience within Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park at the Universal Orlando® Resort.

Expected to open in late 2009, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will offer another unique group event option at Universal Orlando® Resort. The new environment will feature immersive rides and interactive attractions, as well as experiential shops and restaurants that will enable guests to sample fare from the wizarding world’s best known establishments. Also debuting will be a state-of-the-art attraction that will bring the magic, characters and stories of Harry Potter to life in an exciting way that guests have never before experienced.

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September

Lights…Camera…Coaster! Universal Announces Brand-New Roller Coaster

Adrenaline pumping and music thumping, you find yourself heading straight toward the sky. Suddenly, you are doing 65 mph, 17 stories over Universal Studios. Gasping with excitement, you rock out to a song you picked before strapping in. And, it’s all on video. Once the adventure is over, you edit the video to send to your friends and colleagues.

This is true high-tech, customizable, multi-sensory entertainment. The Universal Creative team is combining audio and special effects engineering, sophisticated on- and off-board video and one-of-a-kind guest personalization to create a roller coaster experience unlike any other.

Scheduled to open in spring 2009, Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will stake its claim as the most technologically advanced roller coaster in the world.

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September

Your Group Will Take Center Stage at CityWalk’s Rising Star – Now Open!

If you love the thrill of karaoke, the warmth of the spotlight or just want to show off, you have what it takes to be a “rising star.” Tapping into one of the nation’s hottest trends, Universal Orlando® Resort elevates karaoke to a whole new level with the  addition of CityWalk’s Rising Star. The new venue features karaoke with a twist, where performing guests will be introduced to screaming audiences by an emcee and take center stage as they sing with a full live band and back-up singers.

This fresh, new take on a favorite social pastime gives even the most amateur karaoke fans a taste of musical fame as they belt out their favorite songs either solo or with a group of colleagues. CityWalk’s Rising Star will offer guests the same compelling stage performance experience every night of the week with a host and backup vocalists, and five nights a week with a full band (Tuesday – Saturday).

CityWalk’s Rising Star offers something for the music lover in everyone. The club’s diverse song list is packed with rock ‘n’ roll, country, hip-hop and other popular classics from several decades. Not ready for the spotlight? CityWalk’s Rising Star venue can accommodate many entertainment options for your event from a variety of live music options, awards presentations, and much more.

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September

Disaster!SM A Major Motion Picture Ride…Starring YOU – Now Open!

Take a harrowing – and hilarious – trip into the world of disaster movies in Disaster!SM A Major Motion Picture Ride…Starring YOU. Learn the secrets of disaster films, experience special effects demonstrations, then board a moving subway train set into the explosive finale scene of a disaster film: a spectacular 8.0 earthquake.

Disaster! SM replaces Earthquake and combines the best, most dramatic elements of Earthquake with an all new storyline, top name celebrities, new “Musion” technology and all-new interactive elements. Park guests enter “Disaster Studios” and become part of the production action surrounding a “major motion picture.”

Disaster! SM set in our San Francisco street set is perfect for small groups looking to experience big thrills or
can be added to your New York or Amity Street Party for larger groups.

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September

THE SIMPSONS

“Woo Hoo!” Universal Orlando® Resort has added animated fun and excitement as FOX’s blockbuster hit series, The Simpsons, becomes the inspiration for the world’s most highly anticipated new theme park ride. Guests will be rocketed along with the Simpson family to experience a side of Springfield previously unexplored as they enjoy the new ride’s interpretation of thrill rides, dark rides and “live” shows that make up a new fantasy amusement park dreamed up by the show’s cantankerous Krusty the Clown. NOW OPENED!

Theme Park Insider.com has voted The Simpsons Ride as the “Best New Theme Park Attraction” worldwide for 2008!

Universal Orlando won the most honors of any theme park at this year’s Amusement Today Golden Ticket awards. In this prestigious competition Universal Orlando won:

Best Indoor Roller Coaster-Revenge of the MummySM

Best Halloween Event-Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights®

Best Water Ride in a Park-Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls®

Best Dark Ride-The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman®

THE SIMPSONS TM & © 2008 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2008 Universal Studios © 2008 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved.
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September

The Walt Disney World® Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir Program is a beautiful and inspirational narration of the Christmas story featuring an enchanted “Winter Wonderland” setting in Epcot®, glimmering light displays, the joyful music of a massed choir and a 37 piece Walt Disney World® Orchestra.

We invite your choir to audition to become part of this inspirational and dramatic mass choir that brings together hundreds of voices from across the country. Your participation will no doubt be one of the greatest highlights of your student’s high school career.

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September

Event Dates: April 25 and May 1 & 2, 2009
Event Times: 7PM – 2AM

Celebrate your lifetime achievements. Universal’s Grad Bash ’09 continues to give senior and chaperones an amazing two-park event which encompasses Universal Studios® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure®. High School Seniors come together to enjoy a night full of rides, thrills, street parties, karaoke, dance zones and performances of some of today’s favorite artists such as R&B artist Akon and much more……

Reserve your space NOW!….by calling 888-326-9972.

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September

Disney Grad Nite '09

Event Dates: April 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2009
Event Times: 8PM – 2AM

Be the star of the rest of your lives at Walt Disney World®. Celebrate graduation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™. Go from Senior to Celebrities in this red-carpet event. Don’t miss Celebrity appearances, live DJ’s and dance zones, firework displays, and thrilling rides and attractions such as Rock’nRoller Coaster starring Aerosmith, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the new Toy Story Mania, the American Idol Experience, and much more……..

Your host Hayden Panitierre from ‘Heroes’ and performances from Metro Station & Katy Perry are just a few of the celebrities that will make this event SPECTACULAR!!!!

Don’t miss out on this exclusive Hollywood party!

Reserve your space NOW!…. by calling 888-326-9972.

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September

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA and THE STARS PERFORMANCE PROGRAM announces new marching opportunity!

Mardi Gras comes alive at Universal Studios and now marching bands can be a part of it! The streets are filled with park guests and beads — but that’s just the start. Marching bands will now have the opportunity to be a part of a pre-parade to the official Mardi Gras parade every Saturday night during Mardi Gras. After your marching performance you will have the opportunity to sing-along and dance with legendary party bands that take the stage to turn your night into a party of historic proportions! And no Mardi Gras party would be complete without all the cuisine and music that’s made The Big Easy famous. So get yourself ready for Mardi Gras, and let the good times roll!

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