Universal Studios Florida turns 26 this year and only two attractions from the opening day still remain: E.T. Adventure and Universal’s Horror Make Up Show.
Many rides have come and gone to make way for new attractions and even rides which replaced other rides have since been replaced.
Universal’s Orlando Resort has always been limited in space which means that every attraction matters. If a ride or show is beginning to look tired, then action is required and Universal Studios Florida are quick with the axe and aren’t afraid to get rid of attractions, even some that hold a special place in the heart of regular park visitors.
Also known as The Great Los Angeles Air Raid, this might be one of the most widely-reported and still unsolved mysteries in modern history. The facts, such as they are, are these: from late 24 February to early 25 February 1942, the US military responded to an unprovoked, unidentified attack by enemy forces above the skies of California.
Humans spend so much time looking to the stars for weird and wonderful creatures, they almost forget how much there is still left on Earth to surprise us. After all, 95% of the world’s oceans remain unexplored by humans – below a certain depth, the pressure is impossible to survive for us. So what kind of weird creatures are hanging out down there?
It’s still up for debate exactly what the heck is going on in the Bermuda Triangle, that large stretch of ocean (estimated to be between 500,000 and 1,510,000 square miles, between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda), but what everybody knows for sure is that a whole lot of boats, planes, and other forms of transportation that enter it never come out.
A significant amount of zombie stories – films, books, games, whatever – begin with a slowly creeping sense that something is wrong. News reports of an infectious disease nobody has ever seen before, most frequently accompanied by a member of the US Centre for Disease Control talking about how they’ve never seen anything like it.
The haunting of Room 428 may have only changed history in a very small way, but it’s certainly significant. Reports of hauntings in the dormitory room at Ohio University in Athens stretch back decades, with the Wilson Hall building of residence for students the home to a ghost who died under mysterious circumstances in the seventies.
In most time travel fantasies that involve changing history, the catalyst for a butterfly effect throughout history is more often than not somebody dying. You kill Hitler, or you stop Abe Lincoln from dying, or something – and history changes. When somebody dies, you’re removing a person’s decisions, interactions and all from the world.