Universal Studios Hollywood coronavirus

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 »

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 »

Jurassic World the Ride

Jurassic Park: The Ride opened at Universal Studios Hollywood way back in 1996, but it’s getting a long-overdue upgrade. The new Jurassic World – The Ride will open this summer at the California theme park, and Universal has released a bunch of new details about the overhauled experience. The press release touts that the attraction “will fuse 21st century technology and astounding special effects with new dinosaurs from the Jurassic World film.”

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Halloween 4 - HHN 2018 - 3

Halloween Horror Nights was the first haunted house event I ever attended and I’ve gone every year since I moved to Los Angeles. I’m admittedly not a hardcore horror film guy – I enjoy the occasional horror film or slasher movie, but I skip more of the big horror releases than I see. But I am a huge theme park guy who loves being immersed in the worlds and stories we watch on the big and small screens, and that is probably why I’ve fallen hard for these events.

My excitement for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights has waned a bit over the years as the novelty has worn off, the crowds have gotten much much larger, and the production value and originality has fallen into decline. So how does Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018 compare to previous years? Let’s take an in-depth look.

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