November 18, 2014 – While this site is primarily focused around the original Universal Studios theme park in Hollywood, California, we felt that other Universal parks deserve some attention as well. We don’t intend to replace them as a news source, but merely wish to highlight developments outside of Hollywood because they often tie back to our park as a guideline for what to expect in the future.

Here’s what’s making news this month Around the Globe.

» Universal Studios Japan

Halloween Horror Nights in Japan is now wrapped up, after having a late ending (this year it ran until November 7). As the Halloween festivities come to a close, the Christmas celebrations are coming up right behind with no gap in between. In the coming weeks we’ll be documenting our recent trip to the park. Be on the lookout for those updates!

» Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas

» Universal Orlando Resort

After the first event was a huge success this year, “A Celebration of Harry Potter” returns to Orlando, this time in both parks. Featuring autographs with the movie stars, Q&A sessions, and other interactive exhibits, the event will take place from January 30, 2014 to February 1, 2015.

» Orlando United: More Details and Special Guests Announced For a Celebration of Harry Potter

» Universal Studios Singapore

It seems the rumors came true about the Battlestar Galactica coaster being reopened. Dejiki covers the new ride vehicles, noting the coaster’s lower capacity and reinforced trains . Additionally there’s lots of work being done before the new Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey coaster opens in an expanded portion of Far Far Away.

» Dejiki: Universal Studios Singapore – Park Update 11/2014

Suffice to say, all the parks are beginning the annual Halloween-to-Christmas transition, so it’s an exciting time for developments all around the world. This will conclude our Around the Globe segment. You can always send us story ideas or topics you’d like to see covered. Thanks for reading.

Chris Glass

Chris Glass is an editor for Inside Universal.

Chris is a Los Angeles native who grew up visiting the best theme parks in the world, but that wasn’t enough. Whenever he has the chance, he flees the comfort of Southern California to see what the rest of the world has to offer, and is always happy to return home.

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