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Super Nintendo World Opening Set for Feb. 2023

Super Nintendo World, the anticipated themed land, will officially open at Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday, February 17, 2023 (Book your trip via Expedia). The debut marks Super Nintendo World‘s official arrival to the United States. This all-new, dynamic land will be a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly-expanded …

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Hogwarts Legacy Music and New Wizarding World Wands Debut

We’re getting a new listen to Hogwarts Legacy music and a first look at new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter wands today. Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software released today an orchestral Hogwarts Legacy music video to “Overture to the Unwritten” set over original gameplay footage. The game is scheduled to be released on …

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After Hours Haunted Houses Coming to Universal Studios

For the first time ever, multi award-winning artist The Weeknd is joining forces with Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights to inspire all-new, terrifying haunted houses based on his record-breaking After Hours album. Beginning September 2 at Universal Orlando Resort and on September 8 at Universal Studios Hollywood, guests will spiral into the twisted mind of …

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Jupiter’s Claim Set From Nope Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

The original Jupiter’s Claim set from Jordan Peele’s expansive new horror epic, Nope, will be featured exclusively at Universal Studios Hollywood (Book your trip via Expedia) as a new attraction on the world-famous Studio Tour, beginning Friday, July 22, in tandem with the theatrical release of the new summer event film from Universal Pictures and …

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Super Nintendo World Opening Early 2023 at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood today revealed new details of the Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge ride at Super Nintendo World, opening in early 2023 (Book your trip via Expedia). You can watch a sneak peek of the ride below! When Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge opens in Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood, guests and fans will …

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The Holidays Return to Universal Studios Hollywood!

Everything isn’t back to normal in the world, but we have one thing to celebrate. This year the holidays have returned to Universal Studios Hollywood, and Vital Thrills (me, in particular) got to check it all out! The place was packed, and yes, they were checking vaccination cards/recent negative Covid tests. In fact, there was …

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The Haunting of Hill House Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

For the first time ever, Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series The Haunting of Hill House will bring its ominous presence to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood in all-new mazes for Halloween Horror Nights 2021, which is officially back beginning in September. Upon its release, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House became a worldwide phenomenon of …

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Universal Studios Hollywood Officially Reopens Today

Today is a day to celebrate as Universal Studios Hollywood officially reopens, welcoming guests back to the theme park to experience its dynamic thrill rides and attractions, including the all-new The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! and Jurassic World—The Ride, which features the spectacularly realistic new dinosaur, Indominus rex.The momentous occasion kicked off …

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Universal Studios Hollywood Reopening Set for April 16

The Universal Studios Hollywood reopening has been announced! The theme park will resume operations and welcome guests back beginning on Friday, April 16. The momentous occasion will commence with a special park preview for Annual and Season Pass Members starting on Thursday, April 15. While most rides will be operational, some rides and attractions will …

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Theme Park Thrills: Ride Opening Dates, Upcoming Events and More!

Heading out to visit a theme park or planning a vacation? Here’s the latest in ride opening dates, upcoming events and theme park-related amazingness to check out! New Marquee for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Love to see it’s inspired by the 1933 Neon Sign in Mickey’s Gala Premier. In this vid, we see Goofy …

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Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year!

Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating Lunar New Year from now until February 9. We recently got a chance to check out the seasonal offerings. We took some pictures to give you a look at what you’re going to see, including the absolute highlight, Mr. Ping at his noodle shop. Here’s a list of what’s happening …

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Theme Park Thrills: Best of Both Coasts at Universal Studios Parks

If you are going on a movie nerd-cation this holiday season, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort have all the must-do’s for your festive celebration at the park! We recently visited both Universal Studios parks to check out Grinchmas, Christmas in the Wizarding World, Islands of Adventure’s Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, and Orlando’s Universal …

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What It’s Like at the 10K for Running Universal Featuring Jurassic World

About six weeks ago, I got a press pass to cover the Running Universal Featuring Jurassic World 10K race. I’m a pretty athletic person, so I figured I could do this. I’m not a runner though, so I started training right away. Having never done one of these before, I thought I’d share what the …

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