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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TAPUTAPU! Check out Universal’s own version of MagicBands for upcoming VOLCANO BAY water park
Feb09

TAPUTAPU! Check out Universal’s own version of MagicBands for upcoming VOLCANO BAY water park

One of the big features that Universal Studios Orlando is touting about their new water park VOLCANO BAY is that the park will offer virtual lines in the entire park. The concept shouldn’t sound foreign to anyone visiting Disney Parks in the past 10 years but Universal is really aiming to take the experience fully virtual to minimize the amount of time standing around in line. Today, Unviersal introduced their new TAPUTAPU...

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Lunar New Year lands at Universal Studios Hollywood with bigger-than-ever celebration
Jan30

Lunar New Year lands at Universal Studios Hollywood with bigger-than-ever celebration

Universal Studios Hollywood has brought back its popular Lunar New Year Celebration, this time welcoming DreamWorks Animation characters into the Universal family. As in previous years, Universal Plaza is decked out in beautiful Asian finery, while also playing host to several character meet-n-greet opportunities. Making their Universal Parks & Resorts debut, Po and Tigress from the KUNG FU PANDA series join returning favorites...

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KUNG FU PANDA crew joins regular Lunar New Year festivities at Universal Studios Hollywood
Jan11

KUNG FU PANDA crew joins regular Lunar New Year festivities at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood has confirmed their Lunar New Year plans and the will be welcoming  DreamWorks Animation’s KUNG FU PANDA stars, Po and Tigress as part of the festivities. Also returning this year are Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON as well as Curious George and Woody Woodpecker who will be dressed in festive Chinese attire. For the “Year of the Rooster,” the Lunar New Year celebration comes to life within Universal Plaza,...

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Spend New Year’s Eve at Knott’s Berry Farm with fireworks, entertainment, and of course: Snoopy!
Dec28

Spend New Year’s Eve at Knott’s Berry Farm with fireworks, entertainment, and of course: Snoopy!

The countdown to the New Year is on at KNOTT’S BERRY FARM With special fireworks, live entertainment, and extended hours, Knott’s New Year’s Eve celebration is the place to celebrate and ring in 2017. Special one-night-only entertainment serves up family fun for a variety of ages and interests, including a family friendly comedian, swing dancing and more! Count down the New Year with festive music, party hats, noisemakers,...

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PICTORIAL: #Grinchmas Who-liday celebration returns to Universal Studios Hollywood
Dec16

PICTORIAL: #Grinchmas Who-liday celebration returns to Universal Studios Hollywood

Options abound for those looking to celebrate the holidays (including Disney Holidays and Santa’s Village) but today we’re taking a look at Universal Studios Hollywood where the popular Grinchmas celebration returns to ring in seasonal merriment into the new year. We were invited to come check out the festivities last weekend and we present now a taste of the holiday celebration! The Grinchmas celebration at Universal...

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D23 and Disney Parks and Resorts celebrate “Walt Week”
Dec15

D23 and Disney Parks and Resorts celebrate “Walt Week”

Today, December 15, marks the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney’s passing and, to mark the occasion, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is honoring Walt with a series of features available to members at D23.com/WalkWithWalt, in its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three, and at Disney Parks around the world with “Walt Week: Celebrating a Legacy of Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation.” Also today, guests at Disneyland Resort,...

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