Universal Studios Hollywood Update – Late June 2017

Sean: It’s time for a very quick Universal Studios Hollywood Update! First off it’s summer, and as July is right around the corner the park is expected to get very crowded, very soon! In this quick update we’ll discuss some Wizarding World of Harry Potter changes, movie promotions at City Walk, Halloween Horror Nights preparation, and a whole lot more! Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Update – Late June 2017”

American Horror Story Returns to Halloween Horror Nights!

Universal Studios Hollywood announces the return of FX’s critically-acclaimed, Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning television series “American Horror Story,” bringing Ryan Murphy’s demented “Roanoke” installment to life at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” event, beginning Friday, September 15, 2017. Continue reading “American Horror Story Returns to Halloween Horror Nights!”

“Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” Comes to Universal Studios Hollywood Bringing a Dazzling Light Projection Spectacular to Hogwarts Castle and Festive Holiday Décor to the Immersive Land

This holiday season, Universal Studios Hollywood will introduce “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” transforming HogwartsTM castle into a breathtaking light projection show that captures the spirit of the yuletide season.

Hogsmeade village will also shine brightly as the quaint town celebrates with festive décor uniquely themed to each of the individual storefronts, along with holiday-themed food and beverages including hot Butterbeer. Continue reading ““Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” Comes to Universal Studios Hollywood Bringing a Dazzling Light Projection Spectacular to Hogwarts Castle and Festive Holiday Décor to the Immersive Land”

Kung Fu Panda is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood in 2018 and MORE!

It’s an exciting time at Universal Studios Hollywood as the #1 tourist destination in Los Angeles introduces compelling new theme park attractions and noteworthy new Universal CityWalk establishments.

Below highlights what’s on the horizon in 2018 at Universal Studios Hollywood even as the Entertainment Capital of L.A. continues to unveil dynamic new opportunities for the remainder of 2017: Continue reading “Kung Fu Panda is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood in 2018 and MORE!”

Universal Studios Hollywood Update – May 24th 2017

Sean: It has been a while since we brought you a park update from Universal Studios Hollywood. With recent expansion preparation on the Lower Lot of the park, as well as construction taking place near the entrance of the park, it was time to take some pictures and share it with our readers!  Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Update – May 24th 2017”

Universal Studios Hollywood Announces “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle”

Beginning June 23, guests are invited to see “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” in a whole new light when Universal Studios Hollywood introduces its all-new “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts TM Castle,” featuring a dazzling light projection experience against the backdrop of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Announces “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle””

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in 4K-HD

The spectacularly captivating and highly acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” thrill ride at Universal Studios Hollywood’s “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” takes a technological bow with the introduction of enhanced 4K-HD ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second and designed to offer guests an even more immersive glimpse into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in 4K-HD”

California’s First Margaritaville Restaurant is Now Open, Serving Lunch and Dinner

Universal City, CA, March 1, 2017 – The countdown is on to 5 O’Clock as Universal CityWalk toasts the arrival of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant to the destination—the first-ever in California—with an exclusive performance by singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band on Thursday, March 30. Continue reading “California’s First Margaritaville Restaurant is Now Open, Serving Lunch and Dinner”

FIRST-EVER UNIVERSAL PARKS & RESORTS NATIONAL ADVERTISING AND BRAND CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TODAY

ORLANDO, Florida and HOLLYWOOD, California (February 21, 2017) – Your kids are growing up and it’s suddenly time for a different kind of family vacation. Your family is ready for more excitement, exhilaration and adventure.  It’s time to just let loose and have fun – together. Continue reading “FIRST-EVER UNIVERSAL PARKS & RESORTS NATIONAL ADVERTISING AND BRAND CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TODAY”

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year with Kung Fu Panda Stars!

The “Year of the Rooster” gets a wake-up call from DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda stars, Po and Tigress when they make their first-ever appearance during Universal Studios Hollywood’s annual Lunar New Year. The event is included in the price of theme park admission and will take place from Saturday, January 21 to Sunday, February 5, 2017. Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year with Kung Fu Panda Stars!”

Universal Studios Hollywood – SOLD OUT – Park Update!

After wrapping up some Holiday-related trips it was time to head back to Universal Studios Hollywood for a few hours! And I only stayed for a few hours indeed, as upon arrival it became terrifyingly clear I was here on the wrong day. It took about an hour to enter the park, and by the time I left a few hours later, the park had sold out for the day! Let’s take a look at construction around the park, and some crowd-pics!  Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood – SOLD OUT – Park Update!”

California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part 5 (TOP 10)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESWe’ve rated and reviewed many coasters and rides over the last few years, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, and that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 10-1 (TOP 10!) in the California TOP 50 of 2016! Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part 5 (TOP 10)”