whoville set on universal hollywood

A real-life Grinch may have arrived early to Universal Studios Hollywood backlot. The Whoville set from the 2000 film How the Grinch Stole Christmas has apparently disappeared from the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood, according to helicopter footage recently taken of the film studio and theme park.

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disneyland photo taken by Peter

Right now Disneyland and Universal Studios are facing the unprecedented situation of being completely closed for an extended period of time in order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus across the United States. As of now, there’s no estimate as to when the parks will re-open, but thanks to a new statement from Bob Iger, executive chairman of the board for the Walt Disney Company, and some surveys from Universal Studios, we have some idea of what it might be like when business resumes. Read More »

Universal Studios Hollywood coronavirus

Update – April 9, 2020: Today, Universal has announced that it is extending the closure of Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, as well as CityWalk at both locations, through at least May 31. The company will continue to pay its employees at 100% through April 19, but offered this update:

Beginning April 20, nearly all our team members will be paid at 80 percent of their pay – and we will ask them to adjust their work accordingly.  A small group of team members will be asked to continue working at 100 percent and will continue to be paid at that level.   We have also made the difficult decision that we will furlough our part-time hourly workers beginning May 3.  During this time, we will fully cover the cost of benefit plans for those team members who have them.  All of these team members remain in our thoughts – and, while we don’t yet know when, we look forward to returning them to work one day.

Our original article from March 12, 2020 continues below.

When Disneyland announced earlier today that it was closing its doors for just the fourth time in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Universal Studios Hollywood remained open. But now that park has announced its own closures due to COVID-19…though it may be trying to one-up Disney by planning to reopen a few days earlier than its biggest rival. Read More »

halloween horror nights us

Universal Studios Hollywood is bringing back the funhouse with its Us-themed maze for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. The maze, based on Jordan Peele’s hit sophomore outing, will be the theme park’s biggest haunted walkthrough attraction at this year’s wildly popular annual Halloween event.

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Peter and Kitra have only four hours to experience Universal Studios Hollywood, so what did they decide to do? How many rides and attractions can you accomplish on a busy Summer day at Universal?

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We rode Jurassic World: The Ride. We encountered baby Raptors and triceratops and explored all the new merch. And today completes our initial adventures to Jurassic World as we take a look at the new food options. Universal Studios Hollywood has completely revamped the menu for the Jurassic Cafe and built a new bar with the puntastic name Isla Nu-bar. What did we think of the new food and drink options? Watch our latest video to find out!

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Jurassic World baby raptor dinosaur encounter

Universal Studios Hollywood is gearing up for the grand opening of Jurassic World: The Ride and has launched a bunch of new dinosaur meet and greet experiences. A triceratops and a baby raptor join the upgraded Raptor Encounter experience. Watch as we adventure to Jurassic World and come in close contact with these three dinosaur encounters. We also explore the new Jurassic Outfitters store to see any of the original Jurassic Park and Jurassic World merchandise. Come with us on this adventure!

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jurassic world the ride commercial

Jurassic World is about to enter our world. Jurassic World: The Ride will open its doors at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer, revamping the original Jurassic Park: The Ride. But more than adding a few new fancy dinosaurs from the recent Jurassic World films, Jurassic World: The Ride will reportedly “fuse 21st century technology and astounding special effects with new dinosaurs from the Jurassic World film.” Or, as this Jurassic World The Ride Commercial suggests, get ready to run in your heels.

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Secret Life of Pets ride

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke announced that a Secret Life of Pets ride was in development before the first movie even hit theaters, but years later, the news is finally official. The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! is opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2020, and you can find out what’s in store below. Read More »

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Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights 2019

We just hit the first day of spring, but Universal Studios is already looking ahead to the fall. The company announced that the hit Netflix series Stranger Things is making its triumphant return to Halloween Horror Nights this year, and a new teaser video is here to prove it. And while last year’s mazes were focused on the show’s first season, this year’s will be inspired by seasons two and three. Read More »