This week on the Universal NOW! Podcast, Ryan and Aengus talk about news from a couple weeks ago. WE PROMISE, next week we will discuss Kong and Nintendo in length. But in this week's main topic we give a complete guide to Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Overview, hotel layout, pools, rates, rooms, everything. You can also call this Disney vs. Universal: Hotels Part Deux.
Show ending music is "Swerve City" by Deftones.
Nintendo Partners with Universal Parks & Resorts to Create World's First-Ever Theme Park Attractions Based on Nintendo's Beloved Games and Characters
KYOTO, Japan and ORLANDO, Florida (May 7, 2015) – Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts today announced plans to bring the world of Nintendo to life at Universal theme parks – creating spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters and worlds.
The agreement brings two icons of entertainment together and represents a significant partnership for Nintendo as it expands the reach and popularity of its characters and intellectual property.
Universal theme parks offer incredibly popular, innovative themed family entertainment experiences based on compelling stories and characters – using powerful storytelling and innovative technology. Nintendo has created remarkable and imaginative worlds filled with captivating stories and beloved characters. Now, for the first time, those stories and characters will be brought to life in entirely new ways – only at Universal theme parks.
The immersive experiences will include major attractions at Universal’s theme parks and will feature Nintendo’s most famous characters and games. More details will be announced in the future, as the Nintendo and Universal creative teams work to create specific concepts.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 680 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.
This week on the Universal NOW! Podcast, we deliver the latest news from the Resort, including American Ninja Warrior, new Fire Whisky at the Wizarding World, and the finale of Mardi Gras. In our main topic, we talk about one of the most popular topics in the theme park community. We tell you why you should stay at Universal Orlando Resort instead of Walt Disney World.
Universal Orlando Resort Offers Exclusive Vacation Package Featuring The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter
Vacation Package Available Now – Giving Guests the Opportunity to Experience the Places Where Harry Potter’s Adventures Live On
ORLANDO, Fla. (April 15, 2015) – Universal Orlando Resort is offering an exclusive vacation package giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the magic of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – including the destination’s newest addition: Diagon Alley.
The travel offer starts at $145 per adult, per night, tax inclusive for a four-night stay on-site at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and includes multi-day Park-to-Park tickets to experience both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. As part of the vacation package, guests will enjoy access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, plus exclusive benefits like Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and breakfast at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade and the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley.
Additional vacation package details can be found below.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Exclusive Vacation Package
For Travel Now Through June 30
~ Starts at $145 per adult, per night, tax inclusive for on-site hotel stay
~ Includes specially themed Welcome Parcel
For Travel July 1 – Dec. 31
~ Starts at $155 per adult, per night, tax inclusive for on-site hotel stay
~ Includes special photography session in Diagon Alley where guests can create their own moving portrait