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Theme Park Closures: Updates on the Disney and Universal Parks

If you were hoping to be returning to the biggest United States theme parks anytime soon, we’ve got some bad news for you. In the last few days, some new updates on theme park closures have come in. The Walt Disney Company previously closed Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Walt Disney World …

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Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando Closing Due to Coronavirus

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has announced it is temporarily closing its Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Disney yesterday also announced that Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Paris were closing until at least the end of March. The Universal Studios Hollywood theme park said: “The health and safety …

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The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! Ride Opening Date

The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 27, bringing 64 animated figures to this all-new tech-savvy ride based on Illumination’s blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets films, which answer the question, “What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?” The new ride features original …

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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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Peacock Live! Panels, Stars and Activations Announced

NBCUniversal has announced Peacock Live! panels, celebrity appearances and interactive activations. The first-ever, two-day fan festival for its new streaming service Peacock takes place March 28-29, 2020 on the legendary Universal Studios backlot. In addition to 2-Day tickets currently available, fans can now purchase 1-Day General Admission adult tickets starting at $99 at PeacockLive.com. Plus, …

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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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The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! Ride Opening in Spring 2020

The voice talent behind the lovable furry stars of Illumination’s global blockbuster hits The Secret Life of Pets and The Secret Life of Pets 2 will unleash their animal instincts to reprise their roles in Universal Studios Hollywood’s lively new ride, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!, opening in Spring 2020. The ride will …

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Theme Park Thrills: What’s New in 2020!

In today’s edition of Theme Park Thrills, we’ve got new info on how to secure your boarding for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland, the Lunar New Year celebrations, Mickey’s Runaway Railroad, Peacock Live!, Super Nintendo World, and more! January 17 | Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at the Disneyland Star Wars: Rise …

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A Look at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year Celebration

Universal Studios Hollywood is ushering in the “Year of the Rat,” the first of the Chinese zodiac animals, with a Lunar New Year celebration from Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, February 9. Lunar New Year is included in the price of admission to the theme park. The themed Lunar New Year celebration will take place …

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NBCUniversal Announces Peacock Live! Event for March 2020

NBCUniversal has announced Peacock Live!, an immersive and interactive two-day fan festival showcasing the best of the company’s past, present and future. Taking place March 28-29, 2020 on the legendary Universal Studios backlot, Peacock Live! will give fans insider access to the latest and greatest film, television, sports, lifestyle and theme park experiences from NBCUniversal. …

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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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Pandora’s Box Is Opening at Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood

Temptation is unleashed in The Curse of Pandora’s Box, Universal Studios Hollywood’s all-original Halloween Horror Nights maze that spills the evils of humanity across this twisted ancient Greek mythology-inspired experience, beginning Friday, September 13. Greed is the underlying theme of this all-new maze, resurrected from Universal Studios Hollywood’s vault of masterful storytelling that transports guests …

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Spielberg, Trevorrow, Marshall and More on Jurassic World The Ride

Universal Studios Hollywood today released a new video that takes you behind the scenes of the creation of Jurassic World The Ride, which officially opened last month. In the video, you’ll see Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, Frank Marshall and more talk about the new ride. You’ll also get a glimpse of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas …

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House of 1000 Corpses Maze Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort are taking guests on a relentless tour through multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie’s twisted House of 1000 Corpses, inspired by Lionsgate’s 2003 cult classic horror film, as part of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights event, beginning in September. The terrifying House of 1000 Corpses mazes bring …

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Us Mazes to Terrorize Halloween Horror Nights on Both Coasts

The reality unearthed in Universal Pictures’ global horror film blockbuster Us, from visionary Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele, becomes perilously tethered to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in all-new terrifying Halloween Horror Nights mazes, debuting this September. Featuring the unnerving labyrinth of underground tunnels that stretch from coast to coast below America, to …

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Creepshow Maze Added to Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that a Creepshow maze has been added to its upcoming Halloween Horror Nights lineup. The Creepshow maze is inspired by the 1982 cult classic movie and Shudder’s all-original anthology series. Halloween Horror Nights kicks off on Friday, September 13. The original Creepshow movie (buy here), created by legendary director George Romero, and the all-new …

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Ghostbusters Mazes Coming to Halloween Horror Nights for the First Time

For the first time ever, Sony Pictures’ classic film, Ghostbusters, is coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort. The Ghostbusters mazes will bring the most memorable scenes, characters and supernatural spirits from one of pop culture’s most iconic films to life at the nation’s premier Halloween events, starting this September. …

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Jurassic World – The Ride Officially Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood’s attraction Jurassic World – The Ride officially opened today at the theme park. Inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World films, the ride features the film’s stars, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong, who reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu. Jurassic World – …

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Stranger Things Artwork Revealed for Halloween Horror Nights Mazes

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort have released new Stranger Things artwork for the all-new mazes coming to Halloween Horror Nights this fall. The Stranger Things artwork was designed exclusively by Kyle Lambert, who has previously illustrated art for Seasons 1-3 of the mega-hit Netflix Original series, and depicts the cast bravely facing a horrifying …

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