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Erik Yates

Universal Orlando: Potter, Jurassic Park, and More!

The end of February is approaching and the work is continuing at Universal Orlando. Mardi Gras is in high gear over at Universal Studios, and much of the park is getting...

BGT:General Park Update

Our faithful friend LC Hill was able to make it out to BGT over the weekend and snap quite a few pics of Sesame, as well as Log flume now down for refurbishment.

Episode 70:Geeks in Love

This week on Behind the Thrills we get married. Yes, Racheal and Erik get married…on the show. No joke. We also have Robb Alvey from TPR.

Kings Dominion: I305 Begins Testing

Yesterday a few lucky people were able to catch a glimpse of Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion in Virginia as they began their pull through of the coaster. Our own Brian...

BTT Presents: IOACentral Radio Returns!

Almost three years ago, Erik started his podcast journeys with a show called IOACentral Radio. The show dealt with all things Universal Orlando and eventually spread to...

Bands Brew & BBQ Week 3 Lineup

It’s only Tuesday, and Happy Mardi Gras, but we are already looking forward to the weekend with huge concerts at Sea World and Busch Gardens, this time going on...

Mr. and Mrs. Yates

Here at Behind the Thrills, we’ve always been a small “family” of theme park nerds. Racheal started it back in 2008 with just a small website and...

Walt Disney World Resort: Summer Nightastic to Bring Back Main Street Parade

Disney seems to be rolling out a lot of “magic” this year. Some say it would be to compete with the other “magic” going on in Orlando. There is a...

Universal Orlando: Mardi Gras Double Feature

From Universal Orlando: IT’S A CHART-TOPPING DOUBLEHEADER AS HEART AND KOOL & THE GANG HIT THE STAGE THIS WEEKEND AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS 2010

Islands of Adventure: Jurassic Kitties and Park Picture Update

While its Beads, Bands and Good Times over at the studios with Mardi Gras, Islands is going through some heavy changes. Of course you have the ongoing Harry Potter...