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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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Theme Park Thrills: Updates on Disney Parks, Universal Studios and More

As we enter holiday vacation mode, VitalThrills.com is rounding up the latest in theme park news and highlights in our new feature, Theme Park Thrills. Find out about can’t-miss experiences in the parks this winter, the latest in VR worlds, and what’s in store for the future of attractions. Let’s unpack what’s going on coast …

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Back to the Future 35th Anniversary Events and Products Announced

Universal is going back in time to celebrate the upcoming Back to the Future 35th anniversary – on the iconic fan-created anniversary date captured in the film when Marty McFly travels back to the future: October 21, 2015 (buy the trilogy at Amazon.com). Over the next year, fans around the world will be treated to new, inspired-by …

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The Bourne Stuntacular Is Coming to Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort today revealed that The Bourne Stuntacular will debut at Universal Studios Florida in spring 2020. This cutting-edge live-action stunt show based on Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Bourne film franchise will blur the lines between stage and cinema in a hybrid form of entertainment that has never been seen before. The Bourne Stuntacular will follow …

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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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It Just Got Real in the New Jurassic World – The Ride Spot!

Pandemonium disrupts several elaborate film productions underway on Universal Studios’ bustling movie studio backlot, sending cast and crew running for their lives. As panic and chaos ensue, the source is revealed: Jurassic World’s unstoppable Tyrannosaurus rex tramples her way across sets and sound stages to ignite Universal Studios Hollywood’s new marketing campaign, “It Just Got …

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Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Coming to The Wizarding World

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort are inviting guests to experience an exciting new dimension of sorcery at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with the introduction of the “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,” a powerful, original and breathtaking projection experience. The “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will illuminate Hogwarts castle and The Wizarding …

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Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Coming to Wizarding World

Universal Orlando Resort today announced Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, an all-new experience coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on June 13, 2019. For the first time ever, join Hagrid as you fly far beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle on a thrilling roller coaster ride that plunges into the paths of some of the …

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Universal Studios Hollywood Will Ring in 2019 with EVE

Universal Studios Hollywood will ring in 2019 with EVE, Hollywood’s biggest and most exciting New Year’s celebration, including an all-new Ultimate EVE package, on Monday, December 31, with extended theme park hours to 2:00 a.m. EVE is included in the price of theme park admission and invites guests to spend the day and night enjoying its …

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New Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Featurette on Dumbledore

Warner Bros. Pictures has released new videos promoting Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which opens in theaters in just a week, on November 16th. The first video, which you can watch above, features J.K. Rowling and the cast talk about the beloved character Dumbledore, as played by Jude Law. The second video, which you can watch …

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The Slash Score for Halloween Horror Nights Hits Spotify

Grammy award-winning and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame guitarist, Slash, has released the score composed and produced for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights maze, “Universal Monsters,” and it can now be heard around the world on Spotify. Halloween Horror Nights pays homage to iconic classic monsters in this new maze by underscoring each of their …

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Universal Orlando Teases a New Harry Potter Coaster

Universal Orlando Resort is giving guests a glimpse of the environment it is creating for the highly-anticipated new experience coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in 2019. Today, the resort shared never-before-seen artwork hinting at the magical adventure that awaits. More information about the Harry Potter coaster will be revealed in …

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Snowfall is Coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk deck the halls with a wintry calendar of festive holiday experiences and an array of delectable treats that families and friends far and wide can enjoy. The addition of nightly glistening snowfall to Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry …

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Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights Gets Classic Monster Maze

Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights is kicking off on September 14, and today it was announced that a new maze based on the original “Universal Monsters” with a “contemporary twist” will appear this year. The classic monster maze will also feature an original score produced and composed by celebrated Grammy Award-winning musician, Slash, long hailed as …

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The Horrors of Blumhouse are Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

“The Horrors of Blumhouse” makes an encore performance at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, bringing leading producer of horror Jason Blum’s blockbusters to life in all-new mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning Friday, September 14. Partnering with the creative minds at Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, Insidious, Split), Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal …

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Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights Art Released

Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore have today released the Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights maze key art, designed exclusively by Kyle Lambert, the official illustrator of the Netflix original series. Featuring the series’ cast standing adjacent to the predatory Demogorgon, the ominous image depicts a nearly palpable account of what guests can expect to …

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Universal Studios Welcomes The First Purge to Halloween Horror Nights

Behind every tradition lies a revolution. This year, “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood bears witness to The First Purge with an all-new maze based on Universal Pictures’ all-new thriller that unleashed the country’s inaugural government-sanctioned lawlessness, making all crime legal once a year for 12 hours. “Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, September …

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