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Universal Studios Hollywood Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Universal Studios Hollywood are listed below. As well as previews and reviews of new rides, look out for "Top 10" lists and tips for saving time and money on your next visit.

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Characters in Flight Balloon
Sunday, June 25, 2017 08:01

It’s that dreaded time of year again: the blackout months.

Sunday, June 18, 2017 06:51

MODERN MARVELS: Revenge of the Mummy: For three thousand years, the restless spirit of the evil Imhotep has been sealed away inside of his tomb. But now, you are all that stands between the Mummy and the power to destroy the world. Join us as we dive into the tomb and explore the in-depth story behind Universal Orlando's astounding "psychological thrill ride" from curse to concept to clones. We'll brush away the sands of time and take a first-person ride on this E-Ticket adventure.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 14:18

The best theme parks are balanced places, where rides, shows, restaurants, stories, walkthroughs, dark rides, and thrills coexist. But when it comes to your favorite can't-miss, must-see theme park experiences, chances are that rides make up the bulk of the list. How many rides does your favorite Disney or Universal park really have, though? Which resorts have the most sheer rides? The numbers may surprise you...

Friday, January 27, 2017 06:55

LOST LEGENDS: Jaws: Lurking beneath the clouded surf, a menace is circling. Duh-dun. Duh-dun... In this in-depth feature, we'll risk becoming shark-bait as we explore the story of Universal's starring JAWS ride and the technical prowess and storytelling that could bring the great white to terrifying life. Then, we'll ride through the experience and explore what's in its place today. And for today's story, we're gonna need a bigger boat.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 21:30

Here are four ways The Simpsons Ride excels in bringing the hilarity of Springfield and its residents to life.

Manta at SeaWorld Orlando
Monday, May 16, 2016 13:43

Theme Park Tourist's guide to the 50 most popular theme parks in the world. How many of the globe's best parks have you visited?

Skull Island: Reign of Kong artwork
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 17:19

Take a look at 25 of the most unique and incredible new theme park experiences coming in 2016.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 02:07

We are only a few days removed from the release of the annual Global Attractions Attendance Report, the seminal theme park data evaluation from the Themed Entertainment Association, which is effectively the facts and figures bible of the theme park industry. Even though the data presented requires a bit of extrapolation and projection and is thereby not 100 percent accurate, it’s still the primary industry resource regarding theme park attendance for a given year.

Image - quintanomedia, Flickr
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 23:48

Films can be art. Photographs can be art. Video games can be art. Even selfies can be art (no, seriously). And, I would argue, theme park attractions can be art – particularly the ones you'd find at Disney parks around the world or Universal's parks in Orlando and Los Angeles. No, maybe they aren't on the same level as the Mona Lisa or the Sistine Chapel, but they're a bit closer than you may think.

Disney and Universal
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:02

Theme park fans often disagree about whether Disney or Universal parks offer a better experience. But here are 3 reasons why we benefit from both companies being successful.

Friday, March 20, 2015 01:11

Universal is every bit Disney's equal in theme park design. Unfortunately, that also means they're the company's equal in terms of large-scale blunders.

Disney Universal
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 09:41

Believe it or not, back in 2002 Disney was rumored to be interested in buying arch-rival Universal. What if it had really happened?


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