Universal Orlando’s new Adventura Hotel, lovely and unassuming hotel with a great roof top bar and observation deck featuring stunning views of the entire Universal Resort and as far away as downtown Orlando and Disney.
Food and Wine Festival 2018. Have to say this year’s festival feels like a “lite” version of previous years, with same recycled decor from last year (a huge no no for special events at Tokyo Disney Resort) and very little that is new. It’s a tried and true formula that keeps EPCOT Center busy during early fall season. But this is one event that is too overpriced for me to recommend. It’s time for Disney to put more flavor and thought into this tired annual event or pull the plug on it for something with more substance.
This post is my 2nd attempt to bring you photos and videos of the new Universal Japan’s Night Spectacle Parade and yet on my 2nd trip there to see this parade, the park chose to cancel this night parade yet again like they did last month when I made the first special trip to Osaka to see it. Strike 2 folks. Just like last month, they chose to cancel the Night parade almost an hour before show time blaming the cancellation on “FORECASTED Inclement weather”. First time this happened to me, it rained 90 mins before parade time then they cancelled and rain stopped. And when parade time came 45 minutes later, the clouds had parted and there was no rain in sight. Parade could’ve been performed just fine. But didn’t. Tonight? They blamed it on inclement weather but IT NEVER RAINED!! There was no rain in the vicinity at all. Not even MyRadar app on my iPhone showed weather around us. I was furious and went straight to Guest Services where I complained about these two cancellations I had experienced on separate days within a month. However nothing was done to make up for my frustration, not even after explaining that this was the 2nd time in a row where I had traveled over 100 miles one way just to see this night parade and told them I felt USJ needed to compensate with something in return. They explained they have no policy for compensation about shows. except for attractions. Maybe a free express pass? But not even that was offered as a consolation gesture. However when I requested to talk to a manager, the truth came out! She said the reason for the cancellation was TECHNICAL, not weather. So I caught Universal Japan in a lie. So beware if you make a special trip to USJ to see this night parade, if it cancels due to “inclement weather” but there is none, they are lying to your face and even if you take time to complain at guest services, nothing will be done to improve your experience or show for in your behalf. In other words, USJ doesn’t give a F*** if you leave the park unhappy or not, even when THEY are at fault and not the inclement weather.
Tokyo Disneyland promotion for Disney’s Halloween 2018. An event park guests can enjoy WITHOUT having to pay extra to experience, unlike the USA Disney parks. Tokyo Disney Resort is where the magic is at. Make no mistakes about it.