Universal Attractions beat Disney to theme park prices


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Universal Parks and Resorts recently received three THEA Awards for Outstanding Theme Park and Entertainment Experiences.

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Over the past few years, and primarily starting with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the four Universal Theme Parks have really increased their offerings for visitors with new state-of-the-art themed attractions, experiences and entertainment. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorcycle Adventure, the newest addition to the attraction offerings of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, absolutely stunned the guests as it featured an amazing theme and a fun and exciting riding experience.

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorcycle Adventure
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This ride has shown that Universal Studios is dedicated to providing quality rides and attractions to its guests. Alongside the wizarding world of Harry potter, Universal has also added a ton of other new experiences to its parks around the world. According to official site, the Thea Awards were created by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) in 1994 to help achieve a key mission of the association: to bring recognition to achievement, talent and personal excellence within the entertainment industry. themed entertainment. TEA’s Thea Awards have become internationally recognized as a symbol of excellence. The three attractions that won Universal the THEA Awards are:

  • Outstanding Achievement – Attraction for the Secret Lives of Pets – No Leash! at Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Exceptional achievement – Technical innovation for Mario Kart: Koopa’s challenge at Universal Studios Japan
  • Exceptional achievement – Theme Park Land for Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan
Super Nintendo World
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Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, which is currently in development at Universal Studios Hollywood, is a dream come true for all Nintendo and video game enthusiasts in general. Offering incredible themed walking and dining experiences, it’s no wonder Universal has been recognized for this addition to its parks.

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The Secret Life of Pets – Off Leash !, one of Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest rides, is also a smash hit with guests. Even though the ride is based on a kids’ movie, with an amazing theme and really cool animatronics, this ride is sure to be fun for the whole family.

The official description of the route is declared by Universal:

Experience the exciting world of The Secret Life of Pets from Illumination as you meet your favorite characters on the all-new ride, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash. Join Max, Duke, Gidget, and Snowball on a journey through the streets of New York City as you prepare to be greeted in your new home

Disney also won multiple awards, but it looked like Universal was still in a position to be recognized in multiple categories!

Have you been to one of the Universal theme parks recently? What’s your favorite novelty?


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