Revisiting Universal Studios Hollywood’s Evolution Plan

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In 2013, the Los Angeles City Council approved the NBCUniversal Evolution Plan, which allowed major construction to begin and paved the way for bringing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park experience to...

Parades at Universal Studios Hollywood: Remembering the only one, and future possibilities

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For many, a hallmark of Disney theme parks has been the daily and seasonal parades that travel throughout the park, offering interaction and personalized experiences along with seeing their favorite characters. Hours before a...

Interview: John Murdy – Creating Halloween Horror Nights

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In 2006, John Murdy – Creative Director for Halloween Horror Nights - was tasked with bringing the spectacular Halloween event back to Universal Studios Hollywood after a six-year hiatus.  Now with twelve consecutive years...

Goodbye, Dueling Dragons: A history of ice and fire

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Today is the day where fans will say their final goodbyes to Dragon Challenge. Some, however, will be bidding their farewells to the attraction formerly known as Dueling Dragons. While the coasters may have...

The Closing of Shrek 4D – A 42-year history of past and present attractions;...

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This is part 2 of our look at the history of Shrek 4D and its predecessors. To check out part 1 of our feature, please click here. While Shrek 4D has been a mainstay at...

The Closing of Shrek 4D – A 42-year history of past and present attractions;...

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Another Universal attraction is set to join the great attraction line-up in the sky. Shrek 4D at Universal Studios Hollywood has been entertaining guests for 14 years; but on August 13, the attraction doors...

REVIEW: The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle

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Universal Studios Hollywood’s new summer offering - The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle - will officially debut on June 23. Universal was gracious enough to invite Inside Universal to a media preview of the...

REVIEW: Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park

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After visiting Volcano Bay a couple times, we finally share our thoughts.

Inside the creation of Universal Studios Florida

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Editor's Note: Jerry Green served as Universal Studios Hollywood's Entertainment Director in the 1980s. His new memoir - 25 Years Inside Universal Studios: From Tour Guide to Entertainment Director - serves as a fascinating...

A look at how Universal Studios Hollywood transformed from a Studio Tour to a...

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Editor's Note: Jerry Green served as Universal Studios Hollywood's Entertainment Director in the 1980s. His new memoir - 25 Years Inside Universal Studios: From Tour Guide to Entertainment Director - serves as a fascinating...

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The Inside Universal Podcast: Rise of the Holidays

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In the last episode for 2019, Brian and Drew discuss the Holiday season at Universal Orlando as well as the reopening of the Green...

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen set to open in 2021 in CityWalk...

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Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, an original concept restaurant, will be opening at Universal CityWalk in...

Knott’s Brings Home The Merry for the 2019 Holiday Season

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Christmas is an interesting time at theme parks in California. We want the same traditions year after year, but also new changes and replacements....

Green Eggs and Ham Cafe re-opens; debuts new menu at Islands of Adventure

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Universal Orlando has re-opened the often-closed Green Eggs and Ham Cafe inside Seuss Landing, revamping its offerings and featuring a brand-new menu. Originally serving sandwiches...