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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 »

Super Nintendo World's AR binoculars

It’s unclear what the new timeline might be for the opening of Universal Studios’ highly-anticipated Super Nintendo World land, since the coronavirus will almost certainly prevent its scheduled unveiling at Universal Studios Japan later this summer. But while we wait to find out more, let’s look ahead to what the park has in store for its visitors.

Specifically, a recent patent has revealed how Super Nintendo World’s AR binoculars will work, with a real-world interactive component which sounds like a blast. Read More »

Universal Studios Stranger Things

There’s plenty of Stranger Things action happening at Universal Studios Florida right now thanks to the themed maze that’s running during the annual Halloween Horror Nights event. But it sounds like the theme park will be getting another bonus attraction tied to Hawkins, Indiana and all the supernatural occurrences that have happened in the Midwest. However, this new Universal Studios Stranger Things attraction sounds a little peculiar, and we’re not entirely sure what to make of it. Read More »

Video: The Making of ‘Jurassic World: The Ride’

Jurassic World the Ride indominus rex

Universal has published a new video which takes viewers behind the scenes of Jurassic World: The Ride, the sorely-needed new update to the old Jurassic Park ride that opened back in 1996. The video includes new interviews with people like director Steven Spielberg, writer/director Colin Trevorrow, and producer Frank Marshall, and shows actors Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong acting in new footage made specifically for the ride. Check out the full behind-the-scenes video below. Read More »

Universal Epic Universe Theme Park

Rumors swirled of a new theme park being created by Universal Studios down in Orlando, Florida back in 2015, and today finally brought the official announcement of an all-new park called Epic Universe that will be built in Orange County. It will be the first theme park built from the ground up in Florida since Universal’s Islands of Adventure arrived in 1999. Find out what we know about Universal’s Epic Universe theme park below. Read More »

Ghostbusters Halloween Horror Nights Maze

There’s going to be something strange in your neighborhood if you head to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios this fall. The theme park has announced a new Ghostbusters Halloween Horror Nights maze opening at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort for the special spooky holiday event that happens every fall. Watch a cool teaser trailer below and find out what the new maze will entail below. Read More »

Zelda land

In the theme park wars, intellectual property reigns supreme. Universal Studios changed the game by incorporating The Wizarding World of Harry Potter into its parks, but with Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge poised to open next year, the rivalry is about to be taken to the next level.

Universal is going to have to implement some flashy new changes to lure guests over from a galaxy far, far away, and now a new rumor says that instead of creating one Nintendo Land in the United States, they’re going to split that intellectual property across multiple parks – and more specifically, a Zelda land is coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Florida.
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Theme park Halloween events are more aliiiive than ever. This year’s theme park horror events are stepping up their game, with Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights resurrecting cinematic icons through a classic monsters maze and Six Flags partnering with the upcoming movie Hell Fest.

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Star Wars vs Star Trek Trailer

Set phasers to stunned.

Rumor has it that Universal Studios is developing an entire Star Trek-themed land in a new Orlando park that would directly compete with Walt Disney World’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Read on for more information about a potential Universal Studios Star Trek land. Read More »

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Welcome to The Water Cooler, a weekly feature where the /Film staff is free to go off-topic and talk about everything except the movies and TV shows they normally write about. In this edition: a Ghostbusters comic bridges the old movies and the new one, what it’s like to be an annual pass holder at Universal Studios, playing the throwback video game Shovel Knight on the Nintendo Switch, tackling of Mice and Men for the first time, and more!

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