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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Fab News: Adventure, Adventure, Adventure

Greetings, Fabanistas! We've got some exciting news from D23 today and something to get you fired up for Civil War, plus a guest post from Jon Nadelberg, with bad photos by me! Destination D: Amazing...

Universal Studios Hollywood Bringing Harry, Halloween, Hogwarts

Here we are at Universal Studios Hollywood!  This evolving theme park is busier than ever with more to come.  We begin today's update with a look at the construction of the new Entry Plaza...

Art Directing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Designing a set for a film is a very precise art, as described by Alan Gilmore (Art Director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). Façades are...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #61 – HHN and Universal Singapore

It's time for another UUOP.  On this one, as well as the news, we have the second of Darren's "Dead Man's Die-Gest" segments and an interview with Brent Young, whose company worked on the...

Universal Studios Hollywood Goes To The Monsters

Monster crowds, monster Halloween maze construction, and a reboot of television's Munsters. With the juggernaut of Transformers driving visitors into the park, it is shaping up to be another record breaking year.  Today, we...

Universal Studios Hollywood Park Update and Annual Pass Changes

Hello readers! It's time to jump back into Universal Studios Hollywood with a mini update that follows the ongoing changes to the park and nearby CityWalk. With The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The...

Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk Kicks off the Holiday

The holidays are bright, loud, and full of music and fun at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk.  Monday night marked the beginning of a season-long concert series.  The event was hosted by Carson Daly, fresh...

A Season Pass to Scare LA Halloween Convention

The Season Pass Podcast looks into the Scare LA Halloween convention, August 9-10, 2014, in Downtown Los Angeles. Doug Barnes and Robert Coker had the chance to sit down with the creative team behind...

What’s New at Universal Studios Hollywood

News is beginning to stream, once again, from Universal Studios. They are settling in to one of their most successful Summers ever with the opening of Transformers and are preparing to get spooky for...

New Years Eve Movie Night at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk

If you are looking for an affordable family friendly New Year's Eve event, you might want to consider Universal CityWalk.  They will be ringing in 2015 with Special “New Year’s Eve Movie Night” Celebration at...

Samland visits the new Universal Plaza

Universal Studios Hollywood’s greatest strength has also been its greatest weakness. Since 1964, the old chicken ranch had always been a working production studio first with a studio tour, theme park , and shopping...

Universal Hollywood Officially Announces Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem

Even though MiceChat readers have known about it for quite some time, Universal Studios Hollywood has just officially announced this afternoon that “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” is taking over the building vacated by the...

Universal Studios Hollywood Harry Potter and More

Universal Studios Hollywood is set to explode next year with a flurry of new things to see and do.  Today we'll share the latest pics and news from the park. Among them is the...

Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2013 Review

Universal Studios Hollywood kicked off the 2013 Halloween season in a fantastic way this weekend.  Starting one weekend ahead of most haunts in the area, they have opened their celebrated Halloween Horror Nights with...

Universal Studios Hollywood Getting Grinchy

Universal Studios Hollywood has finally shed the horror filled persona it is known for during Halloween and is slowly reemerging as a festive holiday wonderland. Yes, it's nearly Grinchmas time for all good Who...

Fab News: Arms and Legacies

Greetings and salutations, friends and Fabanistas! I hope everyone is enjoying the completely unpredictable weather this week. I'm hoping to finally get to the DCA Food & Wine Festival this weekend, and also to...

Season Pass Podcast: Phil Hettema-From Disneyland to Universal to the World!

This week the TSPP team travels to Pasadena to talk with Phil Hettema (President/Creative Executive of the Hettema Group).  Phil discusses his beginnings in the Themed Entertainment World.   His career starts at Disneyland designing costumes, then to...

News With The Fabulous Disney Babe – Happy Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is as American as Chop Suey, Pasta Primavera and St. Patrick's Day, but that's no reason to sit it out May 5th. Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort is going to...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #128 – Sam Gennawey: Universal Vs Disney

Welcome  to another Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, on this show we invite writer and Micechat contibutor Sam Gennawey to discuss his latest book - Universal Versus Disney : The Unofficial Guide to Theme Parks...

Universal Hollywood Harry Potter Update with Exclusive Halloween Horror Nights Artwork

We have something sinister from Universal Studios Hollywood to share, exclusive artwork from one of their terrifying scare zones for this year's Halloween Horror Nights.  But that's not all.  We also breeze through the...