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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Are you ready for Christmas at Hogwarts?
Apr24

Are you ready for Christmas at Hogwarts?

Universal Studios Orlando recently confirmed that for the first time, they are laying over the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with holiday splendor when they launch Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Festive garland décor, each with its own unique detail, will complement the shops and architecture through-out the land in both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. As part of the festivities, you’ll also be able to enjoy new...

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A sneak peek at Sea World’s upcoming expansion, also baby kangaroo!!!
Apr10

A sneak peek at Sea World’s upcoming expansion, also baby kangaroo!!!

I recently had the chance to head up to the Citadel Outlets for a very exciting announcement for SeaWorld San Diego. Set to open this summer are THREE new experiences marking what will be the park’s biggest expansion in 50 years of operation: OCEAN EXPLORER, ORCA ENCOUNTER, and ELECTRIC OCEAN. One of the hallamrks for the park is conservation and to showcase some of their efforts, they brought over some of the rescued animals to...

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY returning for Universal Halloween Horror Nights
Apr07

AMERICAN HORROR STORY returning for Universal Halloween Horror Nights

Sure it’s April. But it’s never too early to start talking about HALLOWEEN, right? Universal Studios recently made the very first announcement for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights and it’s that AMERICAN HORROR STORY will be returning for Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. RELATED POST REVIEW: Universal Studios Hollywood reinvigorates Halloween Horror Nights with classic titans of terror This all-new...

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PICTORIAL: Knott’s Boysenberry Festival creates a “berry” special event with food, entertainment, and SNOOPY!
Apr04

PICTORIAL: Knott’s Boysenberry Festival creates a “berry” special event with food, entertainment, and SNOOPY!

From now until April 23, you can enjoy the KNOTT’S BOYSENBERRY FESTIVAL at Knott’s Berry Farm. The joyous festival includes a tribute to the trademark boysenberry! We were invited to see and taste what the festival has to offer and report back now on the surprisingly robust offering! We present now a few of the MUST-SEE things for the 2017 KNOTT’S BOYSENBERRY FESTIVAL The Easter Beagle Cuter than the Easter Bunny and more...

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Knott’s Berry Farm says goodbye to legendary rollercoaster BOOMERANG on April 23
Mar29

Knott’s Berry Farm says goodbye to legendary rollercoaster BOOMERANG on April 23

Knott’s Berry Farm says goodbye to the park’s veteran rollercoaster, BOOMERANG on April 23rd. Riders will have one last chance to ride the reverse shuttle rollercoaster starting now and throughout the duration of Knott’s annual springtime Boysenberry Festival which kicks off April 1-23. The 27 year-old rollercoaster has been a staple in the recently renovated Boardwalk area, replacing the historic “Roaring 20’s Corkscrew” in 1990. ...

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4K HD, 120 FPS conversion for Universal Hollywood’s HARRY POTTER AND THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY
Mar23

4K HD, 120 FPS conversion for Universal Hollywood’s HARRY POTTER AND THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY

Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed today the introduction of enhanced 4K-HD ride film projecting at 120 frames-per-second for the popular HARRY POTTER: AND THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY attraction. Here’s some details from Universal about the changes. This progressive enhancement replaces the earlier 3D film component of the ride to create a seamless integration between the ride’s elaborate sets and its spellbinding media. The...

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Jimmy Buffett to perform at Grand Opening of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk
Mar14

Jimmy Buffett to perform at Grand Opening of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk

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.  Margaritaville is more than a restaurant, it’s a state of mind as the spirited new venue brings a seaside retreat to Universal...

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Knott’s mouthwatering Boysenberry Festival returns April 1
Mar02

Knott’s mouthwatering Boysenberry Festival returns April 1

This spring, join Knott’s as it celebrates the flavorful berry that started it all, the boysenberry, during the much anticipated KNOTT’S BOYSENBERRY FESTIVAL. For the first time ever, the mouthwatering festival is expanding to three weeks, April 1–April 23, with delectable food and drinks, and festive live entertainment. The 23-day food festival features over 70 one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus...

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FIVE unforgettable moments from our friendcation at Universal Orlando Resort
Feb21

FIVE unforgettable moments from our friendcation at Universal Orlando Resort

Traveling with friends can really bring a whole new perspective to vacations. (It can also bring a whole new perspective to friendships!) Luckily for us, a recent “Friend-cation” we took to Universal Orlando Resort with some besties (six of us total!) turned out to be a truly amazing highlight of a trip that had otherwise been chock full Disney, Disney, Disney. As a group of uber Disney fans, we already come stocked with a...

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