Lunar New Year festival returns to UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD February 2 – 17
Jan11

Lunar New Year festival returns to UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD February 2 – 17

  Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates the “Year of the Pig” with a Lunar New Year event featuring global pop icon Hello Kitty, characters from DreamWorks’ KUNG FU PANDA, and a Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON from Transformers. The Lunar New Year event will again take over Universal Plaza with stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees, lanterns and character-themed decor. Each year Universal’s Lunar New Year celebration...

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REVIEW: MARY POPPINS RETURNS is the practically perfect medicine 2018 needs
Dec12

REVIEW: MARY POPPINS RETURNS is the practically perfect medicine 2018 needs

Fifty four years after Walt Disney enchanted the world with his seminal masterpiece, MARY POPPINS, the studio has circled back to the untouchable classic for a sequel (not a remake). Based on the practically unadaptable book series by P.L. Travers, Walt’s team, lead by the legendary Sherman brothers, the original film has been loved by generations. I love MARY POPPINS. How many children have been convinced an umbrella would help...

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SNEAK PEEK: First look at Tokyo BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ride scenes and animatronics
Dec05

SNEAK PEEK: First look at Tokyo BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ride scenes and animatronics

Tokyo Disneyland has a major Fantasyland expansion opening in spring 2020, and at the center is a massive, eight minute long E-Ticket dark ride based on Disney’s animated masterpiece, ENCHANTED TALE OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Today, thanks to the incredible dtimes.jp site, we have our first look at the ride’s breathtaking scenes, ride vehicles and Audio Animatronics, images courtesy of Disney! The images depict the ten...

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REVIEW: ‘Knott’s Scary Farm’ is a scream with two all-new mazes, returning favorites, live entertainment
Sep27

REVIEW: ‘Knott’s Scary Farm’ is a scream with two all-new mazes, returning favorites, live entertainment

No one does Halloween like Knott’s Scary Farm, and that’s truer than ever in 2018. Back with a vengeance, the original theme park haunt event is jam-packed with monsters, mazes, and entertainment. On opening night we were invited to sample everything SoCal’s premier Halloween event entails, and we were thrilled with the results (and a little hoarse from screaming). Let’s break down what you can expect from a...

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Sneak peek at mazes for STRANGER THINGS and TRICK ‘R TREAT, Universal Halloween Horror Nights
Sep09

BEHIND THE SCENES: Sneak peek at mazes for STRANGER THINGS and TRICK ‘R TREAT, Universal Halloween Horror Nights

MouseInfo had the opportunity to take part in a super special behind-the-scenes tour with Creative Director John Murdy for a look at two highly anticipated mazes at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). Both are appearing at Universal Studios Hollywood for the first time ever: Netflix’s smash hit, STRANGER THINGS and the cult classic that could, TRICK ‘R TREAT! Below we’re going to share the coolest things...

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‘Day of Giving’ spreads joy to underprivileged kids in LA as holiday magic comes to the UNIVERSAL Backlot
Nov15

‘Day of Giving’ spreads joy to underprivileged kids in LA as holiday magic comes to the UNIVERSAL Backlot

Halloween has come and gone and as UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD prepares for the holiday season, the park held its annual Day of Giving on November 9. More than 300 local homeless children were given clothes, shoes, toys and books before spending a day playing in the park. Day of Giving is one of our favorite events to cover. Seeing the look on these adorable faces as they are given their much-needed gifts and then getting to...

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A Behind-The-Screams peek at 2017 Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood
Sep18

A Behind-The-Screams peek at 2017 Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood

BEWARE: This article contains spoilers for 2017’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood! SoCal horror fans know that one man works harder than anyone else to make sure each Halloween is filled with screams, nightmares and pulse-pounding scares: John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood‘s ever popular Halloween Horror Nights. The huge annual event just kicked off this weekend, and last...

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A GOOFY MOVIE opening night at El Capitan brings fans “I 2 I” with surprise panel, Max appearance, and more!
Aug29

A GOOFY MOVIE opening night at El Capitan brings fans “I 2 I” with surprise panel, Max appearance, and more!

Hear that? That roaring crowd greeted Max as A GOOFY MOVIE returned to the big screen for the first time since 1995. The El Capitan Theatre celebrated with a big opening night party, and the Goofy fun continues through September 4. Before the film began, Max greeted guests in the lobby (as he will do prior to every screening, so be sure to get there early!). Once inside, a costume contest was underway to reward the biggest Goof fans...

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VOODOO DOUGHNUT celebrates National Doughnut Day with official opening at Universal CityWalk
Jun02

VOODOO DOUGHNUT celebrates National Doughnut Day with official opening at Universal CityWalk

“Good things come in pink boxes” is Voodoo Doughnut’s mantra as the irreverent, world famous pastry shop sweetens up Universal CityWalk with its first-ever California location, situated adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Hailing originally from Portland, OR by founders Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres Shannon, the new L.A. pastry shop serves a range of 60 eclectic doughnuts,...

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Spielberg, Peele help launch revitalized UNIVERSAL CINEMA at Universal CityWalk Hollywood
Apr26

Spielberg, Peele help launch revitalized UNIVERSAL CINEMA at Universal CityWalk Hollywood

As part of its ongoing revitalization process, CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood reopened its iconic movie theatre, UNIVERSAL CINEMA, in partnership with AMC Theatres, on April 20. On hand for the festivities were iconic filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum and Will Packer, as well as Vice Chairman of NBCUniversal Ron Meyer and Universal Studios Hollywood President & COO Karen Irwin. “The new UNIVERSAL...

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