Universal Orlando fans who are willing to do anything for Halloween Horror Nights 27 information can now ‘Sacrifice Their Souls’ and join HHN 27’s ‘Soul Collectors’ for exclusive updates and rewards. [Read more…]
The Force must be strong with Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, because the International Drive Odditorium just paid $450,000 for an original lightsaber used by Mark “Luke Skywalker” Hamill in Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. [Read more…]
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FX’s fan favorite fright series from Ryan Murphy is returning to Halloween Horror Nights this year as Universal Studios Hollywood has announced a haunted maze themed around American Horror Story: Roanoke. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando is getting in the virtual queue game with Spot Saver, a new free reservation system they are introducing with the debut of Kraken Unleashed on June 16. [Read more…]
Guests who have gotten used to “gaming” the My Disney Experience system to gain extra ride reservations should be warned that Walt Disney World is now enforcing FastPass+ restrictions, closing loopholes that let users retrieve FastPasses without a valid park admission. [Read more…]
Mario and his video game pals are headed to Universal parks worldwide, and today Universal Studios Japan has broken ground on the first Super Nintendo Land. [Read more…]
Times Square tourists will be able to take a digital dive deep into the heart of the sea without even getting damp when the new National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey attraction opens this October in New York City. [Read more…]
Universal Studios Hollywood has confirmed that ‘Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter,’ featuring a holiday projection show on Hogwarts Castle like the one announced over a month for Universal Orlando, will be coming to the west coast park this year.
Testing has only recently begun for Universal Studios Hollywood’s ‘Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle’ projection show, which will begin nightly performances on June 23, but we now know that show will switch out with a Christmas themed version in time for the holiday season. The Hogwarts Castle projection shows were inspired by the one-time-only presentation created for the Wizarding World’s grand opening in 2016. (Note that the new castle shows will only feature projections and music, but no fireworks.)
As night falls on Hogsmeade village, the familiar sounds of Harry Potter music will resonate throughout The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Multiple times an evening, colorful projection mapping will illuminate Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with dimensional animations that melodically dance across Hogwarts castle in tandem to a musical arrangement from of the Harry Potter movies.
In addition to the projection show, Hogsmeade village will also feature festive décor uniquely themed to each of the individual storefronts, along with holiday-themed food and beverages including hot Butterbeer.
Watch Universal Studios Hollywood’s Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter announcement video below, followed by video of the USH Harry Potter grand opening projection show.
The big green ogre is on his way out, but his animated cousins are coming in, as Universal Studios Hollywood has announced a new Dreamworks Theatre attraction featuring Kung Fu Panda will replace Shrek 4-D in 2018. [Read more…]
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