Universal Orlando wants you to ‘Let Yourself Woah’ with their all-new campaign. It's easy to get wrapped up in your daily responsibilities, like work, school and the ongoing debate on what to have for dinner—so Universal has brought on comedians Kenan Thompson and Arturo Castro to remind you that sometimes you just have to let yourself ‘Woah.’ And what better place to escape the mundane than Universal, where you’re fully immersed in ‘Woah’ moments!
The Universal Orlando Resort is your perfect escape from the everyday. With opportunities to create incredible memories like causing mischief with the Minions from Despicable Me, accelerating to 50 mph on the new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure roller coaster and tasting your very first sip of Butterbeer in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there's just no other place like it.
Our ambassadors of ‘Woah’ are comedians Kenan Thompson and Arturo Castro, who both created hilarious new commercials for the Universal Parks and Resorts. Kenan is known for starring on Saturday Night Live, but actually got his start on the popular Nickelodeon sketch-comedy show, All That and sitcom, Kenan & Kel in the 1990s, which were both filmed on the Universal Orlando backlot. Arturo created and stars in a hit comedy series and vacationed at Universal’s parks growing up.
“’Woah’ means to me exactly what these parks do for you on a daily basis. Every ride really delivers that ‘Woah!’” says Kenan Thompson. When asked what his favorite ‘Woah’ moment has been while exploring the parks with his family, Kenan said “I gotta say it has to be Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. We rode it a few times, and I think it’s one of the most creative roller coasters in America. I don’t want to spoil it for people who haven’t ridden it, but you can’t even guess what happens next. The twists and turns and ups and downs – that’s all I can tell you. That’s my favorite, hands down!”
“It is so exciting for me to be able to capture that ‘Woah’ feeling I always felt as a kid,” says Arturo Castro. “I’ve been going to Universal since I was five years old and bringing 25 of my family members to the parks last year was incredible! It’s our favorite place to visit, hands down.” Arturo goes on to say “My ‘Woah’ moment was at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I pointed my wand at the dragon, and the dragon shot fire and I was like, ‘THIS IS INSANE!’ And everybody was like, ‘WHY ARE YOU YELLING?’ And I was like, ‘I DON’T KNOW!’”
When was the last time you ‘Let Yourself Woah?’ And what are some of your favorite ‘Woah’ moments from Universal Orlando? With three parks, the CityWalk entertainment district and surprises around every corner, the Universal ‘Woahlando’ Resort is your perfect vacation getaway. It’s where your family can scream together, laugh until you cry and enjoy outrageously-awesome experiences with the people you care most about.