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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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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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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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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Universal CityWalk’s AMC Theatre receives multi-million dollar upgrade creating Universal Cinema
Dec14

Universal CityWalk’s AMC Theatre receives multi-million dollar upgrade creating Universal Cinema

Just in time for the holidays, Universal CityWalk unwraps a multi-million dollar renovation of its AMC Theatre to create an all-new state-of-the-art Universal Cinema. All 18 theatres have been fully upgraded with Christie RGB Laser projection, Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound, equipped with Christie Vive speakers for optimal audio performance, and includes deluxe recliner seating.  The Director’s Lounge Cocktail Bar also makes its...

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New HOLIDAY FEASTS join Hot Butter Beer as seasonal treats at Wizarding World Hollywood
Dec12

New HOLIDAY FEASTS join Hot Butter Beer as seasonal treats at Wizarding World Hollywood

If you are a fan of the HARRY POTTER movies, you know the amazing celebrations and feasts that were typical at the castle to celebrate the Holidays. Well now, you can have your own feasts while visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood! Three new food options are available at the THREE BROOMSTICKS including the delicious hot butter beer that was introduced earlier in the season! Holiday Feast – The...

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More Nintendo teases for UNIVERSAL parks in Hollywood, Florida, and Japan
Nov29

More Nintendo teases for UNIVERSAL parks in Hollywood, Florida, and Japan

A new teaser video launched today confirms that Nintendo will have a massive presence at Universal Studios parks in Hollywood, Orlando, and Osaka. In the video Shigeru Miyamoto, of Nintendo, and Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative share a few teases about what guests can expect during the staggered opening of the new Nintendo offerings across the three parks. Per Universal’s Closer Look, you’ll be able to...

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GRINCHMAS, Merry Mischievous Minions, and hot Butterbeer mark Universal Studios Hollywood holiday season
Nov10

GRINCHMAS, Merry Mischievous Minions, and hot Butterbeer mark Universal Studios Hollywood holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk. Our favorite holiday events are returning and some brand new ones are coming as well. The fun all starts the day after Thanksgiving, November 25 through January 1st!  GRINCHMAS returns to Universal Studios Hollywood with a Who-lebration fit for The Grinch, his faithful dog Max and a roster of Who-ville Whos.  Holiday whimsy will also...

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12th Annual Day of Giving event at Universal Studios Hollywood to benefit Operation School Bell
Nov09

12th Annual Day of Giving event at Universal Studios Hollywood to benefit Operation School Bell

Hundreds of Universal Studio employees band together in support of Universal Studios Hollywood’s 12th annual DAY OF GIVING on November 10th. Universal will hosts 250 homeless children from Operation School Bell, and will build playhouses for Habitat for Humanity to complement homes built by the charity. The inspirational “Day of Giving” event is a yearly Universal Studios Hollywood tradition designed to connect employees with diverse...

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