Stitch Disney pins that are a must have

There are not many things cuter than these Stich Disney pins (trust us, we’ve looked). Whether you’re a Disney superfan or just beginning your life long love of all things Disney…these pins are for you.

Disney Cutie Stitch Laughing Pin

One of the cutest Stitch Disney pins there are…laughing loveable Stitch!

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Disney Cast Lanyard Series 3 – Stitch on a Surfboard Pin

Surf’s Up Stitch

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Disney Pin 38770: WDW DLR – Stitch as Elvis

“Ain’t nothing but a hound dog”

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Disney Lilo & Stitch Pin Set

Adorable Lilo & Stitch Disney Pin Set

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Disney Lilo & Stitch Characters – Stitch with a Bikini Top on His Head Pin

Oh Stitch, at it again…bikini top on his head pin.

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Disney Parks Stitch In Aloha Shirt w/ Coconut Drink Trading Pin, Red, 3″

Relaxation Stitch.

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Disney Pin – Rainbow Collection – Stitch

Rainbow Stitch Disney Collection.

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Whether as gifts for someone else, or just adding to your own personal collection…these Stitch Disney Pins are a must have!

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Tips to make your first Universal Studios trip even better

Top 10 Pro Trips For Your First Time at Universal Studios (also helpful for seasoned visitors alike!)

Visiting Universal Studios is an exciting time, whether it’s your first time or 100th. But…there are a few things to know that can make your experience that much better. We’ve compiled the top 10 tips to know when visiting Universal Studios.

  1. Harry Potter fan? Park to Park tickets are a must…because you can’t ride Hogwarts Express without it.
  2. Wear comfortable shoes…seriously, leave the fashionable (uncomfortable) shoes at home. You won’t regret it.
  3. Hydration is key. Either invest in a refillable cup. Or…if you’re content with water…save money and plan to refill water bottles (with water) from any soda fountain machines. Added Pro Tip: Even if you don’t bring a water bottle or don’t want to, anytime you pass a kiosk/cart with no line, ask for a free cup…then fill with water at any soda fountain machine.
  4. Get the App. It’s 100% worth it. It’ll help you decide what to do next and you’ll be able to see wait times for both rides and shows. It also shows restaurants for the parks, menus, where the bathrooms are.
  5. Check out food options outside the park as well. CityWalk have some of the best food options available. Making reservations can also save you time and headache after a long day.
  6. Poncho, don’t forget a Poncho. A small, inexpensive (typically for $1-$2) one that can be kept in your pocket can be a trip saver. Besides the very common passing shower that is a regular event in Orlando, it’s also great for water rides!
  7. Harry Potter fan? Whether you are or aren’t, you’ll still want to check out Diagon Alley. There’s so much to see, explore, and the detail throughout is unmatched.
  8. Bring a drawstring bag (or fanny pack…they’re back in style, right??). Whether it’s for your water bottle or sunscreen (which is very expensive in the park), it’ll be worth it. And even if you don’t bring a bag, in the very least, try and bring a couple zip lock bags and a few bandaids. These can be a lifesaver. Whether it’s due to blisters, keeping your phone dry, or filling a bag with ice, they’re great to have in those “just in case” scenarios.
  9. Do not expect to be able to see everything (both parks) in one day. If possible, opt for 2-3 days. There is so much detail and so many easter eggs throughout both parks, that it really is impossible to fully take in, in one day.
  10. If rides are a priority, consider the Express Pass. If you stay at a premier resort, many offer Express Passes as part of the package (you’ll also get free transportation). Weigh the cost of the Express Pass, if you’re leaning that way, with the added cost of a premier resort that may include these added perks. Many times, it’ll make sense and be cheaper in the end by paying a bit extra for resorts with these perks.
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Thanksgiving at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando offers a variety of Thanksgiving breakfast and dinner buffets along with other activities. Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure will also be open until 8pm November 24-27.

For reservations, call 407-503-DINE (3463) or book online.

Portofino Bay Hotel

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Trattoria del Porto – Adults $65 | Children (3–9) $20
(Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 • 11am-6pm)
Enjoy a Portofino-style Thanksgiving Day feast at Trattoria del Porto. Entertainment includes appearances by Universal characters, kids holiday crafts and activities table, face painter, balloon artist and live musician.

Chilled Seafood Display

  • Jumbo Shrimp Skewer, Spicy Tuna Tartare, Marinated Mussels and Oysters
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Fritter
  • Cocktail Sauce, Cognac Sauce, Mignonette Sauce and Lemon

Italian Antipasto & Artisan Cheeses

  • Cured and Smoked Italian Meats to include: Salame Felino, Coppa Beretta, Rosetta Dry Sausage, Sopressata, Truffle Salame, Apple and Pear Compote and Stone Ground Mustard
  • Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses served with Crackers and selection of Homemade Breads
  • Dried Fruits, Nuts and Assorted Fruit Paste
  • House Smoked Salmon with Traditional Garnitures
  • Tropical Fruit Display

Salads

  • Classic Waldorf Salad
  • Roasted Beetroot with Fresh Herb, Citrus Drizzled
  • Truffle Roasted Pumpkin and Couscous Salad
  • Sweet Potato and Smoked Trout Salad, Olive Oil and Flat Leaf Parsley
  • Blackened Shrimp and Sweet Potato with Toasted Cumin Seed Dressing
  • Mediterranean Shredded Chicken Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Vegetable Quinoa with Cranberry Dressing

Tossed Salad

  • Mixed Baby Greens with Mandarin Orange Segments
  • Cucumber, Shaved Fennel and Tomato
  • Cherry and Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Romaine Lettuce with Caesar Dressing
  • Parmesan, Croutons and White Anchovies

Individual Appetizers

  • Leek Quiche with Candied Smoked Bacon Crisp
  • Bocconcini with Vine-ripened Grape Tomatoes

Omelet and Risotto Station

  • Create-Your-Own Omelet Station
  • Risotto Station with Assorted Toppings

Soup Station

  • Blend of Fall Squash and Hearty Herbs with Infused Oil, Toasted Candied Walnuts

Pasta Station

  • Create-Your-Own Pasta with the Chef’s Fresh Selection of Vegetables, Shrimp and Chicken, Penne or Fettuccini Pasta and Marinara, Alfredo or Pesto Sauces

Presented in Chafers

  • Braised Lamb with Onions, Carrots and Celery
  • Gremolata Herbs in Oil, Roasted Garlic Cloves
  • Slow-cooked Beef Short Rib Tajine Style, Roasted Purple Potato
  • Seared Stone Bass, Brussels Sprouts, Mustard Lemon Sauce
  • Bay Shrimp Orecchiette Pasta with Avocado Cream, Red Pepper Flakes
  • Pan-grilled Sea Scallops, Caramelized Fennel, Charred Tomato, Citrus Gremolata
  • Confit Baby Carrot with Cardamom, Orange and Bay Leaves
  • Crispy Chicken, Roasted Butternut Squash, Scallion Garlic Remoulade
  • Medley of Baby Root Vegetables

Carving Station and Chef Station

  • Roast Turkey with Wild Mushroom and Thyme Stuffing, Pan Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
  • Baked Ham Glazed with Golden Pineapple and Dark Rum Warm Spice-infused Sweet Potatoes
  • Garlic Crusted Rib Roast of Beef, Creamed Horseradish, Natural Jus, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
  • Char Siu Style Roasted Pork Loin, Kimchi Cabbage, Hoisin Glaze

Desserts

  • Pecan Bourbon Pie with Whipped Cream
  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Strawberry Compote
  • Pumpkin Pie with Ganache
  • Gingerbread Milk Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Chocolate Flour-less Cake with Sour Cherries
  • Caramel Flan
  • Cranberry Almond Cake with Crème Anglaise
  • Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramelized Hazelnuts
  • Orange Grand Marnier Tarts
  • Pistachio Crème Brûlée
  • Holiday Cookies

Dessert Action Station

  • Apple Strudel with Warm Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

Children’s Buffet

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
  • Broccoli and Carrots
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chicken Fingers
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Jell-O
  • Cookies
  • Brownies

Mama Della’s Ristorante – $40 + tax & gratuity
(Thursday, November 25, 2021)
Thanksgiving dinner special menus and offers. Enjoy Thanksgiving in a warm, personable and homey restaurant featuring strolling musicians and offering Italian specialties.

Call 407-503-1200 to make your reservation at Mama Della’s Ristorante!

Main Course
A choice of Mama’s Slow Roasted Turkey or Ham, with String Bean Almondine and Traditional Italian Stuffing

Sides
A choice of Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Sweet Potatoes accompanied by Sage Pan Gravy and Cranberry Sauce

Dessert
A choice of Traditional Tiramisu, Molten Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin Tart or Chocolate Dipped Cannoli

Hard Rock Hotel

Thanksgiving Breakfast Buffet in the Avalon Ballroom – Adults $21 | Children (3–9) $12 | Children (10-14) $16
(Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 7am – 11am)

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in The Kitchen – Adults $62 | Children (3-9) $22
(Thursday, November 25 • 11am-4pm & 5pm-10pm)
Featuring chilled Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Maple Glazed Turkey, and more. Entertainment includes Universal Orlando characters, a magic man, balloon artist and face painter.

Main Features

Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque
Chive Crème Fraiche

Domestic and Imported Cheeses
Crackers and Artisan Breads

Farmer’s Market Crudité
Garden Greens Dressing

Fennel and Coriander Cured Gravlax
Classic Garnishes, Pumpernickel Crostini

Chilled Seafood Bar
Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Chardonnay Poached Jumbo Shrimp and Steamed Mussels
Yuzu Cocktail Sauce, Lime Mignonette and Warm Butter

Salads

  • String Bean, Arugula, Roasted Pumpkin and Toasted Almonds
  • Honey Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
  • Orecchiette Pasta, Shrimp, Kalamata Olives and Parmesan
  • Roasted Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

The Kitchen Salad Bar
Organic Field Greens, Garnishes, Toppings and Dressings

Chef Carved Items
Baked Country Ham, Bourbon Honey Mustard, Pears and Cherries Compote
Grilled Herbed NY Strip Loin, Cabernet Demi and Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Maple Glazed Turkey, Riesling Pan Gravy, Cranberry and Citrus Relish

Hot Sides

  • Maple Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon with Citrus Butter
  • Baked Ziti, Grape Tomatoes, Pancetta and Prosciutto Parmesan Cream
  • Traditional Corn Bread & Sausage Stuffing
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Roasted Garlic Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes
  • Green Beans Amandine
  • Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Kids Items

  • Mini Pizza
  • Chicken Tenders and Steak Fries
  • Mac and Cheese

Desserts

  • Warm Apple Cobbler
  • Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Elvis Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter Pie
  • Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Chocolate Mousse Shooter and Strawberry Cheesecake Shooter
  • Double Chocolate
  • Red Velvet & Carrot Cupcakes
  • Vanilla Cheesecake Pops
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Pumpkin Cookies
  • Fresh Fruit Tart

Royal Pacific Resort

  • Wantilan Luau with Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the Saturday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Tree Lighting in the lobby on the Friday after Thanksgiving

Jake’s American Bar Breakfast Buffet – Adults $21.99 | Children (3-9) $11.99 | Add all-you-can-drink Mimosas and Bloody Marys for $12
(Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 • 7am-12pm)

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Islands Dining Room – Adults $58 | Children (3-9) $26
(Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 • 11am – 9pm)
Featuring maple citrus roasted Carolina turkey, wild mushroom stuffed chicken breast and more. Entertainment will feature Universal Orlando characters, a face painter, balloon artist, island musicians and hula dancers.

Salads and Cheese

  • Field Greens with Roma Tomato, Cucumber, Carrots, Focaccia Croutons
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese Dressing, Orange-Cranberry Vinaigrette
  • Tropical Fruit Ambrosia Salad
  • Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad
  • Fennel and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad
  • Vietnamese Turkey Salad with Ginger Chili Vinaigrette
  • Goat Cheese, Pears, Candied Pecans and Maple Balsamic Dressing
  • Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses
  • Assorted Sliced Baguettes, Crostini and Crackers

Raw Bar and Smoked Fish

  • Iced Raw Bar Jumbo Shrimp, Oysters and Green Lip Mussels, King Crab Legs
  • Lemon, Limes, Tabasco Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa and Cocktail Sauce
  • Hickory Smoked Seafood Display to include: Scallops, Hot and Cold Smoked Salmon, Corvina and Shrimp with Honey Mustard Dill Sauce

Cheese and Charcuterie Display

  • Imported and Domestic Cheeses
  • Prosciutto, Cantimpalo, Chorizo, Chicken Sausage
  • Thai Curry Chicken Terrine
  • Hoisin Duck Rillett

Sushi Station

  • Assortment of Japanese Sushi Rolls including: Tuna, California and Vegetable
  • Vietnamese Vegetable and Shrimp Summer Rolls with Sweet Chili and Toasted Peanut Dipping Sauces

Stir-Fry Station
Create-Your-Own Stir-Fry with Chicken, Beef or Shrimp, Rice Noodles, Jasmine Rice and Lo Mein Noodles, Assorted Vegetables, Thai Red Curry, Teriyaki, Lemon Grass Broth or Sweet and Sour Sauce

Omelet Station (Until 2PM)
Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Chorizo, Ham, Onion, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Mozzarella

Waffles (Until 2PM)
Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Carving Station, Soup and Sides

  • Mushroom Barley Soup
  • Maple Citrus Brined Roasted Carolina Tom Turkey
  • Apple and Sausage Focaccia Stuffing, Pan Gravy and Orange Cranberry Compote
  • Palmetto Creek Farms Pork Loin Stuffed with Dried Fruits, Rum Raisin Demi
  • Roasted Golden Sea Bass with Spinach, Tomato, Lemon, Smoked Tomato Broth
  • Wild Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes Cinnamon Honey Glaze
  • Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes
  • Broccoli Rabe, Spaghetti Squash and Brussels Sprouts Glazed with Balsamic Brown Sugar

Pastries

  • An Array of Freshly Baked
  • Breads, Pastries, Cakes and Pies

Emeril’s Tchoup Chop – $49 + tax & gratuity
(Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 • 12pm-9pm)

This Thanksgiving Chef Ryan offers the following 3-course Thanksgiving menu (along with a limited à la carte dinner menu) at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

Call 407-503-2467 to make your reservation at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop!

Starters
Calabaza Veloute – Spiced Crema, Drunken Cherries
or
Autumn Baby Greens – Granola, Apples, Craisins, Fig Balsamic

Entree
Traditional Roast Turkey – Buttered Green Beans, Hawaiian Sweet and Corn Bread Stuffing, Smashed Potatoes, Citrus Cranberry Relish, Gravy

Dessert
Holiday Pies A la’ Mode

Sapphire Falls Resort

  • Christmas Tree Lighting in the lobby on the Friday after Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Breakfast Buffet (7am-11am)
Adults $26.99 | Children (3-9) $14.99 | Add all-you-can-drink Mimosas and Cubanitas for $12

Thanksgiving Buffet in Amatista Cookhouse (Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 • 11am-9pm)
Caribbean-style Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Entertainment will include Universal Orlando characters, a steel drummer, face painter and balloon artist.

Salads and Cheese

  • Field Greens with Roma Tomato, Cucumber, Carrots, Red Onions, Cornbread Croutons, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette, Avocado Ranch Dressing, Orange-Cranberry Vinaigrette
  • Fingerling and Purple Potato Salad with Hot Bacon Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus Salad with Toasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate Seeds, Herb Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Vegetables Quinoa Salad
  • Kale and Roasted Beet Salad with Almonds, Feta, Pickled Onions and a Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Tropical Fruits Ambrosia
  • Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses and Cured Meats
  • Assorted Sliced Baguettes, Crostini and Crackers

Raw Bar and Smoked Fish

  • Iced Raw Bar Jumbo Shrimp with Oysters and Green Lip Mussels, King Crab Legs
  • Lemon, Limes, Tabasco and Cocktail Sauce

Ceviche Station

  • Shrimp and Lobster Ceviche with Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions, Jalapeño, Cilantro, Garlic
  • Lemon and Lime Juice, Plantain and Tortilla Chips

Charcuterie from the Islands

  • Southwest Chicken Terrine with Calabaza and Sweet Corn Relish
  • Chorizo Sausage, Cantinpalo, Chicken-Apple Sausage
  • Cornichon, Grain and Dijon Mustard
  • Hickory Smoked Seafood Display to include: Scallops, Hot and Cold Smoked Salmon, Shrimp

Churasco Station

  • Char Grilled Beef Churasco with Brazilian Sausage Skewers
  • Sweet Plantain, Chimichurri Sauce

Omelet and Waffle Station (Until 2pm)
Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Onion, Baby Spinach, Chorizo, Ham, Apple Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheeses

Waffles (Until 2pm)
Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Carving Station and Sides

  • Calabaza Corn Chowder
  • Mesquite Roasted Turkey and Sage Cornbread Stuffing
  • Natural Pan Gravy and Cranberry-Citrus Relish
  • Palmetto Creek Farms Smoked Ham with Pineapple Whiskey Glaze
  • Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Yellow Tomato Coulis
  • Pan-seared Chicken Breast with Port Wine Reduction
  • Maple Candied Pecans and Apple Roasted Sweet Potato
  • Smashed Red Skin Potatoes
  • Roasted Rainbow Carrots and Root Vegetables

Pastries
An Array of Freshly Baked Breads, Pastries, Cakes and Pies

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

A Thanksgiving dinner with a variety classic holiday menu items will be available at in the Bayliner Diner (12pm-11pm)
Adults: $16.99 | Children (3-9) $7.99 | Add dessert $3

There will be a variety of holiday movies, activities and the Macy’s Day Parade will be shown on the jumbo screens in Bayliner Diner.

Emeril’s Thanksgiving at CityWalk

Emeril’s Orlando at Universal CityWalk will offer there regular menu along with a special Thanksgiving menu from 12pm-9pm

Call 407-224-2424 to make your reservation at Emeril’s.

Turkey Plate – $36
Turkey-andouille cornbread stuffing, truffled green bean casserole, rosemary-garlic potatoes, cran-apple relish

“Turducken” Gumbo
– $13
Smoked turkey, chicken andouille, crispy duck wing, country potato salad

Spinach & Brie Salad – $13
Triple cream brie, dried cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, fennel, brown butter vinaigrette

Marbled Pumpkin Cheescake – $10
Gingersnap crust, bourbon sorghum

Thanksgiving at Hard Rock Cafe in CityWalk

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe from 8:30 AM – 12:00 AM

Hard Rock Cafe Orlando Thanksgiving MEAL:

  • Roasted Turkey
  • HOMEMADE pan gravy
  • Cornbread dressing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Fresh green beans
  • Cranberry sauce

Adult meal – $21.95
Children’s meal – $9.95
Pumpkin pie w/ vanilla whipped cream – $7.95

Volunteer for Feeding Children Everywhere

Loews Hotels and Feeding Children Everywhere are partnering together across Central Florida to package 375,000 healthy meals for people in need. There will be great music, good fun and a volunteer experience like no other!

NEW! Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s

Universal Orlando Resort is partnering with Macy’s, the global leader in balloon entertainment, to bring a brand-new parade to Universal Studios Florida. Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s will feature more than a dozen new festivel balloons and over 15 incredibly detailed floats that can’t be seen anywhere else – all designed exclusively for Universal Orlando. The parade will also include appearances by the Minions and other favorite characters from Despicable Me, Madagascar and Shrek – and the jolly man himself, Santa Claus. The parade runs November 18 to January 6.

PASSHOLDER EXCLUSIVE

Annual Passholder Viewing Area for the All-New Holiday Parade

Passholders can enjoy the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s from a special viewing area in front of Mel’s Drive-In™. Just show your valid Seasonal or Annual Pass to get in. Make sure to arrive early, as space is limited. Note that blockout dates apply to Seasonal and Power Annual Passes.

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NBC Sports Grill & Brew

NBC Sports Grill & Brew is located in CityWalk and offers a unique sports dining experience. Nearly 100 high-definition screens immerse you in a stream of sports coverage as you drink and dine. Expect much more than your average bar food; a mix of tasty classics and incredible new creations are on the menu. Discover Crab Scotch Eggs alongside Chicken Nachos, Asian Grilled Chicken Salad in addition to burgers and ribs, and an insane seven-layer banana cake.

The Giant Soft Pretzel

Anyone else love soft pretzels as much as me? If you do, you have to try this delicious monstrosity! The pretzel is warm, soft, yummy and displayed on two metal hockey sticks.

NBC Grill Giant Soft Pretzel

It comes with a side of Jalapeno Queso and Bertmans Ball Park Mustard. Be sure to bring a friend to help you eat this one. There are a variety of soft pretzels throughout the park but this one stands out from the crowd for its size and taste. You can get this BAD BOY at the NBC Sports Grill & Brew in CityWalk!

BERTMAN Original Ball Park Mustard
Joseph Bertman, originally made the mustard in his garage behind his house in Cleveland. He made it primarily for League Park, one of his best customers. League Park, many years later became Municipal Stadium and the mustard followed and was the only brown mustard used for the entire time the stadium was opened. Eventually following to the opening of the Progressive Field as well.

View the Full NBC Sports Grill Menu

Transformers the Last Knight 4DX Review

Transformers the Last Knight begins by retelling the King Arthur story and how Transformers were involved. A Cybertronian Knight gives Merlin a staff to aid King Arthur and his knights in their losing battle. On present day earth, Transformers have been outcast and are at war with humans. Optimus Prime ends up on his home Planet of Cybertron, only to find it has been destroyed. Qunitessa, a powerful sorceress, corrupts Optimus Prime to destroy earth so Cybertron can live. They must find Merlin’s Staff to save earth!

How Was the Movie?

I have always enjoyed watching the Transformers movies and LOVE the Universal Ride! They are by no means “Cinematic Classics” but rather fun thrill rides. I would say this 5th installment is my least favorite in the franchise. It pretty much follows the same plot as the other movies and offers nothing original. Except I liked the King Arthur era story. I wish the whole movie took place there. The movie was very long and drawn out at almost 2.5 hours. If you know what you’re getting into, you’ll have a good time. If you are looking for that awesome summer blockbuster, this is not it.

Was Transformers the Last Knight 4DX Worth the Price?

Transformers, 3D and 4DX were made for each other! So I was excited about Transformers 4DX. Unfortunately, I thought the 4DX effects were a little underwhelming. They only used the smoke canon effects twice and it barely put out any smoke. The water effects could have been used more too. Except toward the end there was a big battle in the water. That was the best 4DX effects of the movie and pretty cool. I also wish they would use scent more in all the 4DX movies.

The 3D in Transformers the Last Knight was actually pretty good. Many shots and effects were utilized to showcase the 3D and it worked good. With the mediocre movie and the underwhelming 4DX, I would say “Save Your Money”. BUT if you are a big Transformers fan, it has good 3D and the 4DX does enhance the movie.

Baby Driver 4DX Review

Baby is a young and talented getaway driver who listens to his music to escape and drive. A crime boss uses Baby as the getaway driver to pull off his heists. Baby frequents a local diner where he meets a waitress named Deborah and they quickly hit it off. All Baby wants is to be done with his life of crime and escape with the woman of his dreams. But he learns that getting away from it all is not that easy.

Baby Driver 4DX Review

How Was the Movie?

So this is usually not my type of movie and it was not in 3D. But I did enjoy the movie more than I thought I would. This is mostly an action movie with high speed chases. But it does have some style to it, a decent story and a great soundtrack. This movie offers something different in the sea of summer blockbusters. If you are fan of these type of movies, then you are sure to like it.

Was Baby Driver 4DX Worth the Price?

We had some trouble with our 4DX seats for about the first 20 minutes so I can’t review the beginning. Regal gave us all readmission ticket for any 4DX feature, so I really can’t complain. The 4DX effects were lacking in some spots. I noticed little things they could have done to use it more. Since this is an action movie with lots of driving, most of the 4DX were the moving seats and gunfire. I have to say the movie was more enjoyable when the 4DX effects started. There is no 3D though which is a bummer. If this is your type of movie then go for the 4DX. If you are looking for a movie to showcase all the 4DX effects, then wait for another feature.

Despicable Me 3 4DX Review

Gru has given up his life of crime and him and Lucy were just fired from the Anti-Villain League when they failed to capture Balthazar Bratt (a former 80’s child star turned supervillain). The minions leave Gru when he refuses to turn back to a life of crime. But without a leader they are quickly arrested and jailed. Gru learns he has a long lost twin brother names Dru. After Balthazar Bratt steals a giant famous diamond, Dru convinces his brother to go on one more heist to steal the Diamond back. But Balthazar Bratt is not going down without a fight!

How Was the Movie?

I am a little biased here because I love the Minions and Universal Studios! I loved the movie and had a great time. The story is a little all over the place but overall it was a fun movie. I am NOT a big animated movie or even a PG movie fan, but for some reason I can’t get enough of the Minions. If you liked the other Minion movies then you won’t be disappointed. Despicable Me 3 is an fun movie the whole family will enjoy.

Was Despicable Me 3 4DX Worth the Price?

The 4DX effects for Despicable Me 3 were awesome. The 4DX really helped enhanced the movie. It was one of the best 4DX features we have seen. There were some bubble issues! I noticed Bubbles trying to come out twice but you could barely see them. The 4DX was used creatively in many ways and really helps bring the movie to the next level. The 3D was pretty good too and helped enhance the movie. I would definitely recommend seeing Despicable Me 3 in 4DX! It is one of the funnest movie going experiences of the summer ????

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Universal CityWalk Club Party Pass

We get a lot of questions about this one! If you like to enjoy the nightlife at Universal Studios you will need to pay cover charge or buy a PARTY PASS to enter some clubs. You can purchase a Party Pass at a club that charges cover, guest services or online.

CitWalk Clubs

Always call to verify hours as some clubs may have a private party! Hours are always subject to change.

Bob Marley – 4pm-2am ($7 cover after 10pm)
Pat O’Brien’s – 4pm-2am ($7 cover after 10pm)
Rising Star – 8pm-2am ($7 cover always)
Red Coconut Club – 8pm-2am ($7 cover after 10pm)
The Groove – 9pm-2am ($7 cover after 10pm)

*If you are in the club before cover starts, you will not be charged unless you leave and come back in.

PARTY PASS (unlimited access to all clubs for 1 night) = $11.99
PARTY PASS + MOVIE (additional fees for IMAX and 3D movies) = $15

PASSHOLDER TIPS
• FREE Parking is available after 6pm (Not valid for Halloween Horror Nights)
• FREE Party Pass is included with any multi-day ticket or for PREMIERE Passholders
• PREMIERE Passholders also get a FREE Guest Party Pass (Excludes Friday & Saturday)

CityWalk Late Night Eats

Need some food to keep the party going? Here are some late night food options.

Moe’s Southwest Grill – Mexican inspired fast food like tacos, burritos and salads. Open until 2:30am on weekends!
Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-11:30pm
Friday & Saturday 10:30am-2:30am

Panda Express – Asian inspired fast food like orange chicken, Beijing Beef, and BBQ pork ribs.
Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am-2am

Red Oven Pizza – Grab yourself a freshly made hand tossed pizza.
Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-Midnight
Friday & Saturday 10:30am-1:30am

The Bread Box – Choose from a variety of freshly made sandwiches.
Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-Midnight
Friday & Saturday 10:30am-1am

Hot Dog Hall of Fame – Famous hot dogs from across the US.
Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am-1am

Thor Ragnarok 4DX Review

The mighty Thor finds himself imprisoned on the other side of the universe. He is pitted against the Hulk (who has been the Hulk for 2 years now) in a battle to the death. Thor, along with his gang of unusual superheros, must race against time to stop the powerful Hela from destroying his home planet of Asgard.

How was the movie?

In a saturated sea of superhero movies, Thor Ragnarok stands out as a memorable and fun thrill ride. Some other of my favorite recent superhero movies include Deadpool, Spiderman Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy. I really like the setting and art direction of Thor Ragnorak. It is a colorful movie that takes place in another universe on multiple planets. There is a wide variety of cool creatures, demons, inhabitants and superheros which makes it feel very much like an epic futuristic movie. The comic relief is incredible and had the audience laughing throughout the entire movie. I love movies that don’t take them selves too serious and Thor Ragnarok has a good balance of action, effects, story and comedy. Thor Ragnarok felt like a real live action comic book and I will definitely watch it again!

Was Thor Ragnarok 4DX worth the price?

Thor Ragnorak was pretty solid 4DX feature. For some reason every trailer was synced to the beginning 4DX advertisement. So the seats went off like 10 times which was a little annoying. And NO smoke cannons at all this time! Hopefully they get this issue worked out because the smoke is a very immersive effect. After all we are paying a big premium to see these 4DX movies. Just like the movie, Thor Ragnarok 4DX was a fun thrill ride! Each effect helped enhance the movie for me. Thor is the “God of Thunder” so lightning effects were used creatively. There was also a lot of fighting and punches synced to the seat effects which helps you become more immersed in the action. And of course wind effects always make the moment seem epic. Thor Ragnorak 4DX was a great superhero movie worth the 4DX price!

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The Meg 4DX Review

A crew is trapped at the bottom of the ocean after being attacked by a 75-foot prehistoric Megalodon shark. Jonas Taylor (a rescue diver) must confront his fears to save the crew and anyone who comes in contact with the monstrous beast.

How was the movie?

Overall the movie was entertaining but it fell a little short for me. There is plenty of action with a decent plot but I wanted something more from this movie. I think it would have been better if it wasn’t watered down (no pun intended) for a PG-13 audience. Or maybe if it was more cheesy, campy and fun (Piranha 3D anyone?). Character development also fell short and no one was really memorable. And I wish we could have seen the Megalodon more! Isn’t that why were here? At times I was excited and others a little bored but it’s still a fun movie just don’t expect a blockbuster as this is NO Jaws.

Was The Meg 4DX worth the price?

The 4DX effects for The Meg were awesome! It no doubt enhanced my enjoyment of this movie. Of course there is a ton of water used throughout this movie so be prepared to get a little wet. Floating around the water as your seat gently sways is an awesome 4DX effect and makes you feel like you are in the water. The diving effect was pretty good too. Just as they hit the water, a mist of water sprays your face. Riding through the water on a boat as you seat subtly rumbles and the wind blows your hair is very cool. Little things like this really make you feel like you are part of the movie. They use this same effect when helicopters take off and land. At one point they were using all the water effects at once. Water mists from the front, water sprinkling down from the back of the seats and water mixed with the fans from above. This combines to create an “Extreme Water Effect” and it’s a lot of fun. Leg ticklers and strobes were also used effectively throughout the movie. The 3D was actually decent at some points especially under the water and did enhance the movie when it worked. So my review of the movie wasn’t the best but if you plan on checking this movie out, 4DX at the Regal Pointe Orlando 20 is the way to go.

Where to watch a 4DX Movie

There are only 8 cities in the country where you experience 4DX. If you live in Orlando be sure to visit Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX on International Dr to experience a 4DX movie.

Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
9101 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 248-9045
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