The Saw series makes its return to Halloween Horror Nights this year, bringing the most terrifying traps to life in an all-new original maze at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando. [Read more…]
Four of the most famous slasher film fiends — Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and Chucky — are teaming up in two all-new “Titans of Terror” experiences at Universal Studios Hollywood’s 2017 Halloween Horror Nights event, starting Friday, September 15. [Read more…]
A new house has been announced for this year’s Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood: “Ash vs Evil Dead,” the hit television series from Starz based upon the original “Evil Dead” films. [Read more…]
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…]
At 5 O’Clock on March 30, Universal Hollywood CityWalk celebrated the official opening of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant with live concert performance by singer, songwriter and best-selling author, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. [Read more…]
Parrotheads will flock to their new California roost when Jimmy Buffett himself performs at the Universal Studios Hollywood Margaritaville grand opening on March 30. [Read more…]
Visitors to Universal Orlando have long had the option of staying off-site in a selected partner hotel using a package that includes perks like early park admission. Now Universal Studios Hollywood is getting in on the act with their own Preferred Hotel program, which includes one hour of early entry into their newly opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
By Patrick Santos and Gavin Hatch
This week we explore the Hollywood Blvd area of Universal Studios Florida [Read more…]
Universal Orlando has revealed the second of nine houses coming to Halloween Horror Nights 25, bringing the Insidious trilogy to life. [Read more…]
By Gavin Hatch
I’m back after a magical week in California. This episode we take a look at some of the decor around Disneyland Resort and stop over at Universal Studios Hollywood to check out their Harry Potter construction. Before all that though, we look at some of the offering at SeaWorld’s Summer nights event.
Several new behind-the-scenes videos for SyFy’s upcoming movie “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” have surfaced online, showcasing a lot of footage shot at Universal Orlando back in February. [Read more…]
Welcome to the 9th installment of Magic City Mayhem! As Mikey says in the introduction, this week should be called “Magic City Messy Mayhem”. [Read more…]
Sanrio and Universal Parks & Resorts have announced a partnership to develop Hello Kitty interactive retail experience shops at Universal Orlando Resort this year and in the future at Universal Studios Hollywood.
This will mark Hello Kitty’s official retail debut at theme parks in North America and offer specialty merchandise including stationery, home goods, apparel, accessories and collectibles. The majority of merchandise will be devoted to Hello Kitty; Sanrio properties Chococat, My Melody, Badtz-Maru, Purin and Keroppi will also have a presence. Hello Kitty confectionery and specialty co-branded Hello Kitty Universal park-exclusive products will also be available.
The Hello Kitty stores at Universal will also offer enhanced interactive retail experiences. Customers can shop for custom designed merchandise, enjoy photo opportunities with Sanrio properties, create souvenir versions of Hello Kitty’s signature bow, and even meet Hello Kitty herself.
“Our partnership with Universal brings Sanrio’s experiential entertainment presence to a new level,” said Janet Hsu, President and COO of Sanrio, Inc. “We look forward to this introduction into Universal theme parks to offer new connection points to Sanrio fans of all ages.”
There is no word on where the new retail experience will go. Currently there is a Hello Kitty merchandise cart located in Universal CityWalk (pictured above).
For more information, visit Sanrio.com.
Photo by @MagicCityMayhem on Twitter
Universal Studios Hollywood has released a behind-the-scenes look at its upcoming “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” thrill ride and revealed the opening date as June 25, 2015. [Read more…]
During a brief test this morning at Universal Studios Florida, metal detectors were placed at the entrance to Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit roller coaster to help keep loose articles from being taken on the coaster. [Read more…]
The Sharknado movies have been a cult phenomenon for the SyFy channel since the first one debuted in 2013, so when it came time to make a third one, Universal Orlando became both a filming location and a setting in the film itself. [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and Elisa Goldman bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
A new character meet and greet has debuted at Universal Orlando, featuring the title characters from the upcoming film “The Boxtrolls”. [Read more…]
Guests will experience a primal war between two of the most deadly species at Halloween Horror Nights as AVP: Alien vs. Predator invades Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood.
The annual Purge will take place every night at Halloween Horror Nights 2014 as a new scarezone debuts, inspired by the new Universal film “The Purge: Anarchy.” [Read more…]