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Episode 273 - The best new bites and drinks at Mardi Gras 2021
1:00:56We've eaten and imbibed more than 45 culinary options at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval, and we're prepared to give you the straight scoop on which are superb and which are… not. We also take you on a virtual tour of the best-yet Tribute Store, discuss the parade and entertainment changes for this COVID year, and sample all the brand-new gastronomical offerings at CityWalk and the hotels. See all the dishes and drinks in photographic form: https://oi.tips/37aU5Bz See them in video form: https://oi.tips/3qguZJ9 Do a deep dive into the Tribute Store: https://oi.tips/3b20dx3
Episode 272 - Reviewing Super Nintendo World's attractions
1:16:53Over at Universal Studios Japan, the highly anticipated Super Nintendo World expansion has had its technical-rehearsal media embargo lifted, and we walk you through its three attractions. But before we can do that, we first have to discuss the two Universal Orlando Resort shows that have just gotten the axe: Blue Man Group and A Day in the Park with Barney.
Episode 271 - All about Universal's Mardi Gras 2021
34:44Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval has been announced by Universal, and there's a ton to dig into and go over. Plus, Super Nintendo World has been delayed at Universal Studios Japan yet again.
Episode 270 - Touring Dockside Inn and reviewing 2020
47:31Let's talk about our experiences at Universal Orlando's eighth hotel, Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites. Then we'll quickly look back at what opened at the resort during 2020 and what's currently scheduled to debut in 2021.
Episode 269 - Super Nintendo World's hidden details REVEALED
1:04:33Thanks to a video walkthrough from "Mario" creator Shigeru Miyamoto and getting our hands on a detailed map from Universal Studios Japan, we now have our best understanding yet of how Super Nintendo World will look, work, and feel. Come take a deep dive with us (and discuss the peculiarities of Japanese culture). Let's-a go!
Episode 268 - End-of-year Universal Orlando round-up
51:43We've been away for a little while, so it's time to dive deep into what's been going on across Universal Orlando Resort: the latest on Jurassic World VelociCoaster's development; the opening of the eighth hotel, Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites; what guests can do for Christmas next week; and just-announced New Year's Eve festivities. (Oh, yeah – we also rank our favorite Universal hotels, just because.)
Episode 267 - Top 5 things we're most excited about the new Nintendo news
51:51This week over in Japan, Universal and Nintendo had a big press event, showing off Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge's queue, ride vehicle, and augmented-reality glasses. We also got our first glimpse at a Key Challenge and at the backstory of Yoshi's Adventure, the family-focused ride. We break it all down for you, using our own excitement as the navigational compass.
Episode 266 - Our review of Universal's Holidays 2020
1:04:18We take you on a tour of all the new experiences, share our thoughts on the new food and drinks, and run down some new details of Universal's Holidays celebration.
Episode 265 - Universal 101: Holidays 2020
35:20What's the same with Universal Orlando's Holidays event this year, and what's been modified or outright cancelled due to COVID-19? Here's the rundown on every special experience, show, and treat.