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In 1964, Universal Studios Hollywood, originally referred to as Universal City Studios, rolled out its fleet of Glamor Trams, inviting tourists to “see film rushes of current productions, both feature and television, being made at Universal City,” according to the attraction’s original press release issued on July 4, 1964. It was a novel concept to …

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It’s that time of year again! That time when kids ride their brooms across the sky above Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and a large and furry green guy gets all grumpy, then learns the magic of Christmas. Yes, I’m talking about Universal Studios Hollywood and the holiday festivities. I got a chance to …

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Universal Studios Hollywood has announced the complete Halloween Horror Nights 2023 line-up with the demonic Evil Dead Rise and frightening original houses, Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America and Holidayz in Hell now on board. The notorious Terror Tram returns with Terror Tram…The Exterminatorz to petrify guests starting Thursday, September 7 and running select nights …

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Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights will bring season four of Netflix’s original series Stranger Things to life in a terrifying all-new haunted house, beginning Friday, September 1 at Universal Orlando Resort and Thursday, September 7 at Universal Studios Hollywood. This year’s petrifying haunted house will once again transport guests to Hawkins, Indiana, where they will …

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Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights is daring guests to survive The Last of Us haunted house, as Naughty Dog and PlayStation‘s award-winning post-pandemic video game comes to life as an all-new haunted house at Universal Orlando Resort, beginning Friday, September 1, and at Universal Studios Hollywood, beginning Thursday, September 7. Set in a ravaged civilization, …

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A new part of Universal Studios Hollywood is now open, and I recently got a chance to pay it a visit. The new attraction is Super Nintendo World, and friends, if you are a fan of the little plumber Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser, and Yoshi, you are going to be out of your mind. Plus, …

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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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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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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 on 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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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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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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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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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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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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