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Universal Joint Episode 8: More magic coming to Hogsmeade in 2019. Universal Orlando just doesn't want to be specific about when

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Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week's show by talking about how the November 9th release of Illumination Entertainment's "The Grinch" may be impacting Universal Parks & Resorts' holiday plans. Jim then talks about the movie version of "Wicked" that Universal Pictures is readying and the possible impact that this IP could have on the Parks. Fuhs & Hill then close out this podcast by talking about all of the hard lessons that the Universal Orlando Resort learned back in 2009 from the delayed opening of Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit


* Which Universal Orlando annual passes get you three months of free admission to USF & IOA versus six months of free admission
* How early this year did Universal Studios Hollywood start putting up its holiday decorations
* How Universal Studios Japan used the Broadway musical "Wicked" as inspiration for a new land & show at that theme park
* The tweaks that are being made throughout IOA's "Jurassic Park" to ready this part of this theme park for a significant new attraction
* How Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was an enormous success from a construction planning point-of-view but an absolute disaster from a PR POV
* Reveals where the gate which was to have allowed Universal CityWalk customers to ride Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit after USF had closed for the day is located


released October 15, 2018
Hosts: Jim Hill and Dustin Fuhs
Editor: Aaron Z. Adams


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Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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