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Universal Studios Japan Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Universal Studios Japan 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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Sunday, October 22, 2017 05:45

LOST LEGENDS: T2 3-D – Battle Across Time: Yet another Universal classic has closed, and this was a BIG one. T2 3-D was one of the most expensive media attractions ever, reuniting blockbuster stars, Hollywood directors, and themed entertainment industry legends in one of the most larger-than-life, massively-scaled attraction experiences ever. From the 1980s to the 2020s, this time-traveling experience was unlike anything else.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 05:18

LOST LEGENDS: Back to the Future – The Ride: When Universal first eyed the opportunity to bring a version of its famed Hollywood studio park to Florida in the mid-1980s, the idea of taking on Disney was simply too daunting... to become a contender in Disney's own back yard would take an out-of-this-world E-Ticket ahead of (and in this case, also behind) its time. Headed up by Spielberg himself, this closed classic is the reason Universal Orlando exists! This is the full story...

Sunday, May 21, 2017 06:50

MODERN MARVELS: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: It's not every day that a new attraction stuns the industry and reshapes themed entertainment design. But that's exactly what happened when "the world's most technologically advanced theme park" opened with a revolutionary ride. We'll recount the almost-unbelievable tale from Spidey's earliest concepts to the industry-wide impact of its amazing blend of projection, physical sets, music, special effects, and fun.

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.

Mako
Friday, April 01, 2016 15:10

These are the most intriguing new roller coasters making their debuts this year...

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 - Sam Howzit/Flickr
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 03:45

We believe that the movies listed below are due for their major theme park debuts at some point, hopefully a point not too far into the future.

Gringotts's goblins
Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:02

Universal is taking on Disney on the worldwide stage – but does it really need the rest of the world in order to win?

Universal Studios Korea
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:34

Universal is busy preparing five new parks, with two more possibly in the works, including a new water park and a third gate in Orlando. Watch out, Disney – there's a new kid on the global block!

Sunday, July 06, 2014 10:00

Theme Park Tourist's guide to the 10 most popular theme parks in the world. How many of the globe's best parks have you visited?

Hogwarts Castle at Universal Studios Japan
Friday, July 04, 2014 09:03

Every Wizarding World of Harry Potter across the globe will have exclusive attractions or experiences. Here's why the Japanese version might be the best.

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