Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in 4K-HD

The spectacularly captivating and highly acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” thrill ride at Universal Studios Hollywood’s “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” takes a technological bow with the introduction of enhanced 4K-HD ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second and designed to offer guests an even more immersive glimpse into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in 4K-HD”

California’s First Margaritaville Restaurant is Now Open, Serving Lunch and Dinner

Universal City, CA, March 1, 2017 – The countdown is on to 5 O’Clock as Universal CityWalk toasts the arrival of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant to the destination—the first-ever in California—with an exclusive performance by singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band on Thursday, March 30. Continue reading “California’s First Margaritaville Restaurant is Now Open, Serving Lunch and Dinner”

FIRST-EVER UNIVERSAL PARKS & RESORTS NATIONAL ADVERTISING AND BRAND CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TODAY

ORLANDO, Florida and HOLLYWOOD, California (February 21, 2017) – Your kids are growing up and it’s suddenly time for a different kind of family vacation. Your family is ready for more excitement, exhilaration and adventure.  It’s time to just let loose and have fun – together. Continue reading “FIRST-EVER UNIVERSAL PARKS & RESORTS NATIONAL ADVERTISING AND BRAND CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TODAY”

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year with Kung Fu Panda Stars!

The “Year of the Rooster” gets a wake-up call from DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda stars, Po and Tigress when they make their first-ever appearance during Universal Studios Hollywood’s annual Lunar New Year. The event is included in the price of theme park admission and will take place from Saturday, January 21 to Sunday, February 5, 2017. Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year with Kung Fu Panda Stars!”

Universal Studios Hollywood – SOLD OUT – Park Update!

After wrapping up some Holiday-related trips it was time to head back to Universal Studios Hollywood for a few hours! And I only stayed for a few hours indeed, as upon arrival it became terrifyingly clear I was here on the wrong day. It took about an hour to enter the park, and by the time I left a few hours later, the park had sold out for the day! Let’s take a look at construction around the park, and some crowd-pics!  Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood – SOLD OUT – Park Update!”

2016: Final Thoughts

We took a small break after a year of constant construction updates, attraction openings, backstage tours, park updates, trip reports, out of state trips, and of course Halloween and Holiday events. We’ll be back like never before in the new year and are sharing our final thoughts of 2016 with you right now! Continue reading “2016: Final Thoughts”

It’s Time for Grinchmas!

The Grinch and Max at "Grinchmas" at Universal Studios HollywoodIt’s the most wonderful time of the year at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk® deck the halls for a wintry calendar of cool holiday activities and scrumptious treats that families and friends far and wide can enjoy. Continue reading “It’s Time for Grinchmas!”

California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part 5 (TOP 10)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESWe’ve rated and reviewed many coasters and rides over the last few years, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, and that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 10-1 (TOP 10!) in the California TOP 50 of 2016! Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part 5 (TOP 10)”

California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part THREE (30-21)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESWe’ve rated and reviewed many coasters and rides over the last few years, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, and that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 30-21 in the California TOP 50 of 2016! Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part THREE (30-21)”

California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part TWO (40-31)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESWe’ve rated and reviewed many coasters over the last few years, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, and that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 40-31 in the California TOP 50 of 2016! Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part TWO (40-31)”