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“Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” Is Now Open At Universal Orlando Resort

Guests joined “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon to celebrate the grand opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s newest ride, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. The all-new ride takes guests on an action-packed race through the Big Apple against Jimmy Fallon himself, and completely immerses them in the world of America’s favorite talk show – “The Tonight Show.”

Jimmy Fallon kicked off the celebration with a New York-style ticker tape parade in Universal Studios Florida that featured tons of confetti, a custom float and beloved Universal Orlando characters. Joining Jimmy on the float were “Tonight Show” house band The Roots, announcer Steve Higgins, and an array of characters from the show, including Hashtag the Panda, the Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet, and even Stepdad Gary from the popular “Ew!” sketch. The moment culminated with a countdown to the official opening of the attraction and a special ribbon cutting.


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“I’m happy. I’m grateful. I’m excited. This whole experience has been a real emotional rollercoaster simulator,” said Jimmy Fallon.

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is the first ride at Universal Studios Florida to feature an all-new Virtual Line experience – allowing guests to enjoy other areas of the park while they “virtually” wait for their time to enter the attraction. For more information about “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” and the Virtual Line experience, visit the Universal Orlando blog at blog.universalorlando.com.


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Orlando I-4 Construction Update for the Week of March 19

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following list of major detours and closures associated with the Orlando I-4 construction project for the week of March 19:

  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Universal Boulevard; March 13–27 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp closed to northbound Kirkman Road; March 21–28 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Rio Grande Avenue closed under I-4; March 12–22 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to South Street; Feb. 26–March 20 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Rio Grande Avenue closed under SR-408; March 12–27 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Orange Blossom Trail closed under SR-408; March 20 from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • South Street closed under I-4; March 13–27 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Westbound SR-408 entrance ramp closed from Division Avenue; March 19–20 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Northbound Rosalind Avenue closed under SR-408; March 20–30 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • North Shore Terrace closed between New Hampshire Street and Oakmont Lane; Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. until March 27 at 4 p.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Ivanhoe Boulevard; March 12–24 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Intersection of Dade Avenue and Hazel Street closed; March 23 at 10 p.m. to May 4 at 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Princeton Street; March 17–24 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Par Street; March 19–21 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Par Street closed under I-4; March 19–April 7 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Fairbanks Avenue; March 12–24 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Fairbanks Avenue; March 17–31 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Lee Road; March 17–24 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 entrance ramp from eastbound Maitland Boulevard; March 28–March 24 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Major Detours, Closures for I-4 Construction in Orlando Area

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following major detours and closures associated with I-4 construction in the Orlando area, for the week of March 12:

  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Universal Boulevard; March 13–27 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp closed to northbound Kirkman Road; March 7–21 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from John Young Parkway; March 9–16 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Rio Grande Avenue closed under I-4; March 8–22 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to South Street; Feb. 26–March 20 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tampa Avenue closed under SR-408; March 5–20 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Rio Grande Avenue closed under SR-408; March 12–27 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Division Avenue closed under SR-408; March 14 from 12 a.m. to 3 a.m.
  • South Street closed under I-4; March 13–27 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Colonial Drive closed under I-4; March 12–14 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • North Shore Terrace closed between New Hampshire Street and Oakmont Lane; Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. until March 27 at 4 p.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Ivanhoe Boulevard; March 12–24 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Princeton Street; March 10–15 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Fairbanks Avenue; March 12–24 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Fairbanks Avenue; March 10–17 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Lee Road; March 10–17 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Kennedy Boulevard closed under I-4; March 8–16 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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Major Detours and Closures I-4 Construction in Orlando

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following major detours and closures associated with I-4 construction in Orlando this week.

  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp closed to southbound Kirkman Road; thru February 28 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Florida’s Turnpike; Thru February 28 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from John Young Parkway; thru March 9 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp closed to John Young Parkway; thru February 28 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Kaley Avenue; thru March 10 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Kaley Avenue closed under I-4; thru March 2 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • South Street closed under I-4; thru February 27 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Anderson Street; thru March 3 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Princeton Street; thru March 3 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Princeton Street closed under I-4; thru March 1 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Fairbanks Avenue; thru March 3 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Fairbanks Avenue; thru March 10 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Major Detours and Closures for I-4 Construction in Orlando

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following major detours and closures associated with I-4 construction in the Orlando Metro area.

  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Universal Boulevard; February 12–26 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp closed to northbound Kirkman Road; February 7–21 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • South Street closed under I-4; February 6–27 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Colonial Drive closed under I-4; February 12–13 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • North Shore Terrace closed between New Hampshire Street and Oakmont Lane; January 15 at 8 a.m. until March 27 at 4 p.m.
  • New Hampshire Street closed under I-4; February 13–24 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Gurtler Court closed at New Hampshire Street from Jan. 21 until February 18 at 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Princeton Street; February 8–17 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Fairbanks Avenue; February 5–18 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Lee Road; February 15–17 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Northbound and southbound Keller Road closed at Maitland Boulevard intersection; 8 p.m. on February 10 until 6 a.m. on February 13.

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Major Detours and Closures for I-4 Construction in Orlando

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following major detours and closures associated with I-4 construction in Orlando.

  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Universal Parkway and northbound Kirkman Road; Jan. 9–23 from 10 p.m.
  • Westbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Florida’s Turnpike; Jan. 16–30 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp closed to John Young Parkway; Jan. 9–23 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to southbound US–441/17–92 Orange Blossom Trail; Jan. 8–Jan. 21 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to South Street; Jan. 22–Feb. 4 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 rolling roadblock from SR–408 to Maitland Boulevard; Jan. 22–23 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Princeton Street; Jan. 22–Feb. 4 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Par Street; Jan. 8–21 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from eastbound Maitland Boulevard; Jan. 14–26 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to westbound Maitland Boulevard; Jan. 15–27 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Orlando Area I-4 Construction Update

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following major detours and closures associated with I-4 construction in the Orlando area.

  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Universal Parkway; Jan. 9–23 from 10 p.m.
  • Intersection of Oak Ridge Road and Adrianna Avenue closed from Jan. 9 at 12 a.m. until July 31 at 12 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Florida’s Turnpike; Jan. 16–20 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Radebaugh Way closed under I-4; Jan. 14–Jan. 20 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Rio Grande Avenue closed under I-4; Jan. 2–14 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to southbound US–441/17–92 Orange Blossom Trail; Jan. 8–Jan. 21 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • A portion of Woods Avenue closed at 31st Street; Jan. 10–Jan. 24 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Kaley Avenue closed under I-4; Jan. 15–28 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to South Street; Jan. 2–16 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • South Street closed under I-4; Jan. 15–Feb. 6 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • North Shore Terrace closed between New Hampshire Street and Oakmont Lane; Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. until Feb. 11 at 4 p.m.
  • Intersection of New Hampshire Street and Gurtler Court closed from Dec. 23 at 10 p.m. until Jan. 21 at 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Par Street; Jan. 8–Jan. 21 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Kennedy Road closed under I-4; Jan. 19–Jan. 20 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • A portion of Lake Destiny Road closed between Maitland Boulevard and Wymore Road Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. until Jan. 16 at 6 a.m.
  • Eastbound Central Parkway and northbound Douglas Avenue closed at intersection; Jan. 9–14 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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Artegon Marketplace to Close, Future Development Undisclosed

Artegon Marketplace, the retooled 452,000 square-foot megamall on International Drive that opened just two years ago, will close in two weeks. Reports said the owners held a meeting with the mall’s tenants this morning to share the news.

Last October we reported that a “top U.S. theme park operator” may be in the preliminary process of building a major tourist project on 200+ acres of land on Orlando’s International Drive.

That location includes land that the Artegon Marketplace sits on. The mall has been up for sale since August 2016. Artegon Marketplace opened in 2014. The facility first opened in 2002 as Festival Bay Mall.

Several anchor stores, including Bass Pro Shops and Cinemark Theater, will remain open.

Representatives of the Artegon Marketplace have declined comment on the future of the parcel.  Watch this website for further details as they become available.


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Ramp Closures, Detours for I-4 Construction in Orlando

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following major detours and closure associated with I-4 construction in the Orlando area thru January 12, 2017:

  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to southbound US-441/17-92 Orange Blossom Trail; Jan. 8-Jan. 21 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to South Street; Jan. 2–Jan. 16 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Par Street; Jan. 8–Jan. 21 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to westbound Maitland Boulevard; Jan. 3–13 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from eastbound Maitland Boulevard; Jan. 3–13 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound Central Parkway and northbound Douglas Avenue closed at intersection; Jan. 3–8 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Ivanhoe Boulevard; Jan. 8–Jan. 12 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp to westbound Maitland Boulevard and northbound Lake Destiny Road (90B) shifting nearly half mile sooner; Jan. 7 at 6 a.m.

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Orlando Area I-4 Construction Alerts Thru January 5, 2017

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following Orlando area I-4 construction alerts thru Thursday, January 5, 2017

I-4 Ultimate construction closures will resume at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2. Major detours and closures for the rest of the week include:

  • Westbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Conroy Road; Jan. 2-5 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to South Street; Jan. 2-Jan. 16 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound S.R. 408 entrance ramp closed from Tampa Avenue; Jan. 3-6 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • South Street closed under I-4; Jan. 2-14 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Anderson Street; Jan. 2-13 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • North Shore Terrace closed between New Hampshire Street and Oakmont Lane; Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. until Jan. 14 at 4 p.m.
  • Intersection of New Hampshire Street and Gurtler Court closed from Dec. 23 at 10 p.m. until Jan. 21 at 5 a.m.
  • Winter Park Street closed under I-4; Jan. 3-4 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Par Street; Dec. 16-Jan. 7 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to westbound Maitland Boulevard; Jan. 3-13 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from eastbound Maitland Boulevard; Jan. 3-13 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound Central Parkway and northbound Douglas Avenue closed at intersection; Jan. 3-8 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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