During the 2000 holiday season, the much-anticipated movie “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey hit the big screen and became an immediate holiday tradition for many. As part of the promotion for this film, Universal Studios Hollywood threw their first ever Grinchmas.
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Southern California theme parks have been closed for nearly a year. With re-opening dates still unknown, the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort and Universal CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood have come to the rescue for fans searching for a dash of pixie dust and a taste of the Wizarding World.[Read more…]
Starting today, Nov. 20, guests can enjoy fan-favorite Butterbeer and more magical treats at Universal CityWalk Hollywood and its new seasonal walk-up location, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Sweets & Treats.”[Read more…]
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have teamed up together to give Universal CityWalk Hollywood guests a chance to watch their new movie, “The Croods: A New Age” with an exclusive drive-in experience.[Read more…]
The State of California has shared the reopening guidelines for theme parks in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but as a result, Disney and Universal likely won’t reopen for quite some time.[Read more…]
As a kid, I always thought that if an attraction was in a Universal Studios theme park, that meant it was a Universal film. As I grew older, I started to recognize that isn’t the case, and that a lot of the time, intellectual properties are licensed in order to use certain characters in the parks. A great example is “Beetlejuice.” For a long time, I thought this was a Universal character since he was featured so much in the park. I was surprised to find out that that film was distributed by Warner Bros. It was equally as confusing at a younger age with everything at Disney-MGM Studios.[Read more…]
There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a very disappointing year for theme park fans, as many attractions around the world were (or continue to be) closed due to COVID-19. Still, with the hopes of a brighter 2021, Blooloop—the world’s leading online resource for professionals working in the field of visitor attractions—has ranked this year’s top 25 theme park attractions.[Read more…]
With the upgrade from 4G cellular data offerings to 5G comes faster and more reliable Instagram story uploads, Facetime calls, video downloads, and YouTube live streaming. While some theme parks offer wi-fi, it can be spotty or slow when the parks are busy. Some Android phones already offer 5G, and now Apple has announced new 5G capable iPhones, so we compared data between three of America’s biggest cell providers, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, to show you how your new 5G phone may handle in the parks.[Read more…]
Right from the top, I’ll admit that I am not the biggest fan of “The Simpsons.” I haven’t seen very many episodes and I simply was never enthralled by it the way so many are. But it always seemed like a no-brainer to me that “The Simpsons” could have (and should have) been a part of Halloween Horror Nights in the Universal Studios theme parks. But now, it’s probably too late and this opportunity has been missed.[Read more…]