Coming Soon: Universal Orlando’s Future Projects!

Since opening the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (my favorite!), Universal Orlando has become known for bringing the best and most exciting attractions to its parks. After some more exciting reveals, I can tell you that I for one cannot wait for all these new attractions to open. With discount tickets from, and some insider information from yours truly, here is a quick rundown of what Universal Orlando has revealed as of now.

Universal to get Water Park in 2017 with Universal’s Volcano Bay!

Universal’s Volcano Bay – So we all know that Universal Orlando knows how to make a fun theme park. So how can they up the ante? Build a water park! Volcano Bay, opening in 2017, will be the third park that is sure to have someone for everyone. It is set to be cutting edge and fully immersive, poised to change the way we look at water parks altogether!

Opening Summer 2016, the Lowes Sapphire Falls Resort will add an on-site Caribbean destination for guests.

Caribbean-themed Loews Sapphire Falls Resort – If you’re like me, there is nothing better than staying on site when visiting Universal Orlando. Opening Summer 2016, the Lowes Sapphire Falls Resort will add a Caribbean destination for just that. Featuring 1,000 rooms and suits the casual resort is sure to be a hit with Universal Orlando visitors.

Get the best sports entertainment experience at the new NBC Sports Grill & Brew opening on CityWalk.

NBC Sports Grill & Brew – Not all the fun is in the parks. Visitors to Universal Orlando know that there is plenty to do at CityWalk. With nearly 100 HD TVs, 100 unique selections of beers, and state of the art facilities, this will be every sports fan dream! If you’re a fan of sports, love good food, or simply like to have a good time, this will definitely be a spot for you. Continue reading

The Magic behind World of Color

by: Alex Mateo
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Maintenance on World of Color show the many water cannons that make the show possible at Disney California Adventure.

As part of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary, World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney premiered on May 22nd, 2015 with Neil Patrick Harris and Mickey Mouse narrating. But behind the new show that features clips from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Disney’s Frozen to classic Disneyland rides, there are about 1,200 fountains that can jet water up to 200 feet into the air, and that’s only one part of the magic. There are mist screens where videos get projected, flame effects that are launched up to 50 feet in the air, fog machines, lasers, and more. Even the light effects of Mickey’s Fun Wheel and California Screamin’ are all choreographed into a water, fire, and light spectacular that has no comparison.

Technician work on World of Color water cannons at Disney California Adventure.

It’s really amazing to see how much goes in to this production. If you are lucky enough to see maintenance on the show’s effects, you’ll see an army of water cannons and LED lights rise above Paradise Bay. The view is almost as impressive as the show… I thought at least.  Best bet to get the most of the show though is to get Fastpasses, so you can enter one of the viewing areas. Another option is Ariel’s Grotto. That’s where I got to witness the show’s water shooters close up. At Ariel’s Grotto, there’s a bunch of outdoor seating that’ll make for a perfect and relaxed viewing area for the show. Check out the new show now at Disney California Adventure with tickets from!

Broadway Night Out with Tender Bar and The Phantom of the Opera!

Plum Benefits powered by TicketsatWork hosted a networking event at Tender Bar before watching Phantom of the Opera.

Plum Benefits powered by TicketsatWork hosted another fabulous networking event with top HR representatives in the area with a preview of the classic Broadway show, The Phantom of the Opera. Guests had the opportunity to mingle with fellow HR industry reps, sampled delicious appetizers and sipped on cocktails before the show at Tender Bar in Midtown.

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Also recognized at the event were the top HR reps who had the most signups from the past three months. They were Ariana Synder and Rebecca Lukeman of SCO Family of Services and Carolyn Jones of Montifiore Hospital. Congratulations!

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10 Best Water Parks in America

by: Maureen Mariano
Content Team,

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There’s no better way to spend these warm summer months than cooling off at some of the best water parks across the country. From heart-stopping thrills rides and relaxing lazy rivers—these insane water parks have it all! So look no further than for unbeatable deals to America’s wildest and wettest water parks for an adrenaline-filled afternoon! Here are our top 10 picks:

Walt Disney World Water Parks
Experience the magic of Walt Disney World underwater at Orlando’s premier water parks. Take on the storm-wrecked tropical island of Typhoon Lagoon or the ski-themed water resort of Blizzard Beach. Both offer incredible thrill rides and unique water adventures you can’t get enough of!

Water Country USA
Splash into Virginia’s largest retro-themed water park with more than 25 out-of-this-world rides and attractions including the Colossal Curl, an exhilarating family thrill ride and the only one of its kind in North America.

Six Flags Water Parks
Located in both California and New Jersey, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features the ultimate multi-passenger rafting excursions and speed slides made for adrenaline junkies like the Cannon Ball Falls and Bonzai Pipelines.

LEGOLAND Water Parks
Build memories that will last a lifetime at LEGOLAND Water Parks, where kids get to soak up gallons of fun under the sun with exciting water slides and attractions.

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