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Jurassic World – The Ride closes temporarily as more dinosaurs rise from extinction

We’ll finally get to see the hybrid Indominus rex from “Jurassic World” face off against the O.G. “Jurassic Park” Tyrannosaurus rex inside Jurassic World—The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. The attraction, which has been temporarily closed since mid-February, is undergoing upgrades. That includes an Indominus rex anamatronic figure, which could be seen while on the ride but hasn’t yet been fully functional. “The evolution of Jurassic World —The Ride continues at Universal Studios Hollywood ...
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Opening day announced for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! ride

Universal Studios Hollywood’s creative team has been transforming the section of the upper lot that used to house the Globe Theatre into the cheery and animated Pets Place in anticipation of the brand-new Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! ride. The attraction, which is adjacent to the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and Super Silly Fun Land, is set to open on March 27. The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! helps answer the question, “What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?”...
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The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! Ride Opening in March at Universal Studios

The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! Ride Opening in March at Universal Studios The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! ride opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 27, bringing an astounding 64 animated figures to this all-new tech-savvy ride based on Illumination’s blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets films, which answer the question, “What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?” RELATED: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Marquee on Display a Month Early! The entertaini...
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Park Life: Dissecting Disneyland’s price hike and Avengers Campus stunt show details

What can you expect to pay after the latest Disneyland price hike? Do you have what it takes to play a superhero in the Avengers Campus stunt show? Why has Mickey Mouse never had his own ride? We’ve got all the details in this week’s Park Life newsletter. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. Price Hikes What are the best and worst times to visit Disneyland with the new 5-tier ticket syste...
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‘The Walking Dead’ attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood is, well, dead

Get your zombie/walker fix now because Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that its “The Walking Dead” attraction is closing on March 4. The permanent walk-through attraction, based on the hit AMC TV series, opened to the public on July 4, 2016. There was a lot of fanfare leading up to its arrival as cast members from the show and dozens of decaying and hangry walkers — made up under the direction of “The Walking Dead” producer, director and head of special effects Greg Nicotero himself — ...
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Universal Confirms That Nirvana, Beck, Soundgarden, Slayer, More Masters Were Damaged Or Destroyed In 2008 Fire

Last year, in a massive feature, the New York Times reported on a massive musical-history loss that had been kept largely secret. In 2008, a massive fire at the Universal Studios Florida lot raged through and devastated a warehouse where Universal Music Group had been keeping decades' worth of master recordings. Many thousands … More »
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Day 32 Universal Studios

Universal Studios is hands down the best theme park I have ever been to. Not only are the rides actually fun but its in HOLLYWOOD so we got to see sound stages and setsThe absolute first thing we did was head to Hogsmeade the Harry Potter sectio
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This Batman producer reveals why Joker actors win Oscars

Michael Uslan can clearly see himself on a bench outside the offices of Columbia Pictures on the day of darkest despair for him and the Batman. It’s the early ’80s, and he and his producing partner Ben Melnicker had just run out of studios to pitch on Uslan’s dream of a new kind of Batman movie, one where Batman was a darker, more serious character than the campy caped crusader he’d been on TV in the ’60s (and at times in the comic books, too). “I had my head between my legs at this point — this...
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Universal Studios Hollywood will host Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival in March

Universal Studios Hollywood is hosting the first-ever Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival featuring a roster of “Top Chef” alumni that will be participating in the event which will take place March 19-20. Guests will be able to sample dishes, experience live Quickfire Challenges and attend panels with the some of the fan-favorite chefs from the show. “Top Chef” runner-up Shirley Chung has been collaborating with Universal Studios Hollywood’s chefs on a specially-curated menu inspired by the aw...
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Peacock Live! event will feature NBC stars and more at Universal Studios Hollywood

NBCUniversal’s new Peacock streaming service will host a two-day Peacock Live! event on Universal Studios Hollywood’s famed backlot with TV show panel discussions, celebrity appearances and a slew of interactive activations. The event will take place March 28-29 and include panels with Milo Ventimiglia and Justin Hartley of “This Is Us” and Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman of “Good Girls.” Attendees will also get a special sneak peek of the Peacock reboot of “Saved By the Bell” with Ma...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Jay Leno, Nbc, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tokyo, Dreamworks Animation, Ellen, Mae Whitman, Amusement Parks, Voice, Derek Hough, Ellen Degeneres, Universal Studios


These are the Southern California film locations from Best Picture nominees and winners

If they gave out Oscars for best use of Southern California locations, we know who the big winner would be at this year’s Academy Awards. Because even if you haven’t seen “Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood,” writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s ode to the film industry’s company town circa 1969, you probably know it’s a non-stop travelogue through the town of the title and surrounding environs. But it’s not the only locally shot film with a nomination: There are three up for a best picture Academy ...
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Top 10 things to do in Florida besides the beach

While it is understandable that most tourists head to Florida for its amazing beach offerings, the state offers more than just miles of stunning coastline. Here is a list of the top 10 ideas of things to do in the Sunshine State that do not involve the beach. Photo by Jorge Martínez Orlando is the theme park mecca of the world for a good reason. With four Disney World theme parks and two Universal Studios parks, it is easy to find something to suit every taste and preference. While the gra...
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Finding the Best Homeschooling for our Travel Lifestyle (once again!)

Now that you’ve stopped full-time travel, what are you doing about school? Are you going to send the girls to traditional school? Are you still going to homeschool? These are the questions we’re most asked about our travel lifestyle – whether we are traveling or not. I get it. It’s complicated, and a good cause for worry. Working on her Junior Ranger book at the Grand Canyon This is a long post, because getting the schooling right for your kids and your lifestyle is important. These decisons...
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Let Not Violence Entertain You

I trusted the friend who’d recommended the movie. When the opening scene depicted a murder in graphic detail, I shot her a nervous glance. A chase sequence ensued, with innocent bystanders slashed and bludgeoned. Then the vigilante protagonist tortured the villain with pliers. My friend, enrapt, elbows on her knees, leaned toward the screen as I shrank into the couch. The directors had crafted a retribution narrative designed to stir up adrenaline. We were supposed to glory in the vengeanc...
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Watch the First Trailer for the Next ‘Fast & Furious’ Movie, ‘F9’

The Fast family is back together in the first trailer for Universal Pictures’ “F9,” the ninth mainline entry in the “Fast and Furious” series. The footage shows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) living on a farm and raising Toretto’s son Brian, named after the character played by the late Paul Walker. […]
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Theme Park Bits: Galaxy’s Edge Sporks, Pokemon in Universal Studios, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Buy a spork at Galaxy’s Edge. Get ready for the Food & Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure. Pokemon may be coming to Universal. And more! If you have a hankering for merchandise, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has you covered. Yes, they’ve got everything from puppets to droids to lightsabers to…sporks. Yes, you read that right, there are sporks that you can now buy at Galaxy’s Edge, if you’re so inclined. Now, here’s the interesting twist: these spor...
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Super Nintendo World at Universal

Details about the long-rumored fourth park at Universal Orlando have finally been announced. After months of speculation, it has finally been revealed that Universal’s new park will feature Nintendo characters. Slated to open in 2023, the park will span 750 acres, employ 14,000 workers, and is expected to draw millions of new visitors. The new park will be located a few miles away from the existing Universal Studios property. A similar Nintendo park is opening this year at the Universal Stu...
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Super Nintendo World will also rise at Universal’s Epic Universe in Orlando

Super Nintendo World, set to open this summer at Universal Studios Osaka, will also rise in Orlando by 2023.
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Theme Park Bits: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Land at Universal’s Epic Universe, “Magic Happens” Sneak Peek, New Disneyland Paris Parades, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Take a look at Disneyland’s new parade. See the site plan for a How to Train Your Dragon-themed area at Universal Studios. And more! 2020 will bring with it lots of new attractions and entertainment at the Disney theme parks. Of course, Disneyland has already welcomed a brand-new E-ticket attraction in the form of Rise of the Resistance. But next month, they’re also welcoming into Anaheim a new parade, titled “Magic Happens”. Recently, the Disney Parks ...
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Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates Lunar New Year with food, fun and activities

Master Po, Tigress and Mr. Ping from the “Kung Fu Panda” films are ready to mix and mingle with theme park guests as Universal Studios Hollywood kicked off its Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rat celebration on Thursday. All of the Lunar New Year activities are included in theme park admission and will run daily through Sunday, Feb. 9. A visitor gets a kiss from a dragon at Universal Studios Hollywood Thursday, January 23, 2020. The lunar New Year, featuring the year of the rat, is now un...
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You can run with the ‘Trolls’ at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is continuing its popular Running Universal series of 10K, 5K and Kids’ 1K runs in 2020 with a race themed after the DreamWorks’ animated “Trolls” franchise on Saturday, April 26. The runners series kicked off in May 2019 with the inaugural “Despicable Me” Minion Run and continued in November when “Jurassic World” got in on the action. This time around, however, guests will be cheered on by the characters from the “Trolls” films including Poppy, Branch and Guy Diamond...
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Theme Park Bits: Antiquities in Galaxy’s Edge, A Gun in the Magic Kingdom, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Get unique antiques in Galaxy’s Edge. Lunar New Year celebrations are kicking off at the Disney and Universal parks. And more! At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is in full swing. Finally, both of the major attractions are open and operating regularly, but that doesn’t mean tweaks aren’t arriving to the many merchandise options in the land. Right now, if you head to the Launch Bay Cargo inside the Star Wars Launch Bay area, you’ll f...
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Universal Studios Hollywood opening all-new Secret Life of Pets attraction

The ensemble cast from Universal Pictures and Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets” films will reprise their roles in the all-new The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! attraction, which is set to open at Universal Studios Hollywood this spring. The ride, which is located adjacent to the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem ride and Super Silly Fun Land, will include the voices of numerous actors that helped bring the furry pets to life in the films and give theme park goers a look into what their p...
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Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Patton Oswalt will be featured in Universal Studios Hollywood’s Secret Life of Pets attraction

The ensemble cast from Universal Pictures and Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets” films will reprise their roles in the all-new The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! attraction, which is set to open at Universal Studios Hollywood this spring. The ride, which is located adjacent to the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem ride and Super Silly Fun Land, will include the voices of numerous actors that helped bring the furry pets to life in the films and give theme park goers a look into what their p...
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Secret Life of Pets Cast Reprise Characters for Universal Studios Ride

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Secret Life of Pets cast reprise characters for Universal Studios ride The voice talent behind the lovable furry stars of Illumination’s global blockbuster hits The Secret Life of Pets and The Secret Life of Pets 2 will reprise their roles in Universal Studios Hollywood’s lively new ride, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!, opening in Spring 2020. This marks the first time the ensemble cast will perform the voices of their iconic characters for a theme park attraction...
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Universal Studios Japan’s Nintendo World MV Sets High Expectations

Universal Studios Japan has created a pretty involved music video featuring singer Charli XCX that mixes 3D CG with real-life actors to promote the upcoming opening of the park’s Super Nintendo World. The music video is completely dedicated to legendary mascot Mario taking people from all over the world via iconic green sewer pipes to […]
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50 moments from 1970 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

This was 1970, the dawn of the Seventies, and with it the world welcomed Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies of the Canyon,” Disney’s “The Aristocats” and “Broom-Hilda,” a comic strip that blew the lid off the secret life of a centuries-old husband-hunting cigar-smoking witch. Also, the American Motor Corporation introduced its weird little subcompact the Gremlin on April 1, a joke that practically writes itself. There were goodbyes, too, in 1970. Motown star Tammi Terrell, who often sang duets with Marvin ...
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50 moments that shaped entertainment and pop culture 50 years ago

This was 1970, the dawn of the Seventies, and with it the world welcomed Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies of the Canyon,” Disney’s “The Aristocats” and “Broom-Hilda,” a comic strip that blew the lid off the secret life of a centuries-old husband-hunting cigar-smoking witch. Also, the American Motor Corporation introduced its weird little subcompact the Gremlin on April 1, a joke that practically writes itself. There were goodbyes, too, in 1970. Motown star Tammi Terrell, who often sang duets with Marvin ...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Visa is set to buy Plaid, the buzzy fintech that powers apps like Betterment and Venmo, for $5.3 billion. Visa CEO and chairman Al Kelly said in a statement that the deal "will position Visa to deliver even more value for developers, financial institutions and consumers." Jeffrey Epstein set Elon Musk's brother up with a girlfriend in effort to get close to the Tesla founder, sources said. Multi-millionaire sex criminal Jeffrey...
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Nintendo hypes the launch of Super Nintendo World with help from Charli XCX

Nintendo is gearing up for the opening of its much-anticipated Super Nintendo World attraction at Universal Studios Japan with a new music video to increase the hype.
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