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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Universal Hollywood

Fab News: Going Rogue, Trudeau’s Alpha Squad, Halloween Festival BBQ and More

Hello my dearest Fabanistas! Yesterday, the "Fab Fund For Shelly's Recover," GoFundMe Campaign that Dusty Sage set up reached its goal for my surgical costs. I'm filled with amazement and gratitude. And some pain,...

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...

Sneak Peek At Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights

The lineup for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood skews to movies.  Mostly the terrifying kind.  This year, the classic horror film Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), and the wildly popular film and video...

Fab News: Sketchy Concepts and Naughty Names

Hello to all my Fabanistas and MiceChatters! I hope you're doing swell! Chili mochas are in so I'm happy when a friend brings me one; I'm nesting for the next few weeks, but hope...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #101 – News, Rumors and Dead Man’s Die-Gest

Thank you for joining us as we step in to our next 100 shows! Today's podcast is jam packed for your listening pleasure. On this show we begin with the news, on which we discuss...

Yesterland Review: Universal vs. Disney

Sam Gennawey’s new book is about how Universal’s theme park business grew from a modest industrial tour into a theme park powerhouse. Werner Weiss tells you what he thought of the book.   Read the full...

Universal Studios Hollywood Construction and Harry Potter news

We have big news and photo update for you from Universal Studios Hollywood.  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter finally has a place to call home, but the Gibson Amphitheater and Curious George will...

Fast and the Furious Zooms into Universal Studios Hollywood with Movie Marathon and New...

The AMC theater at Universal Studios Hollywood's CityWalk is holding a special event to celebrate the arrival of the new Furious 7 movie. Advance screenings of Furious 7 will be held starting every seven minutes after the...

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...

Universal Studios Hollywood Preps to Open Fast and Furious

We come to you from the entertainment capital of Los Angeles, Universal Studios Hollywood.  We have been enjoying a new golden age at this park with the openings of both Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #103 – News, Cabana Bay, Diagon Alley and HHN

On this episode of the unofficial universal Orlando podcast we begin news which includes a new ride in Singapore, New restaurants added to the dining plan and some info learned from Comic Con. We then...

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Opens Tonight

Universal Studios Hollywood is kicking off the season with the opening of their popular Halloween Horror Nights event for 2015 tonight, September 18th.  The event will bring to life some of the scariest scenes...

Fast and Furious Supercharged Officially Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

The new Studio Tram Tour finale, Fast and Furious Supercharged officially opened yesterday with a gala celebration including the ride designers, park and city dignitaries, and of course, the stars from the hit franchise...

Universal Studios Hollywood Discounts And Munsters Filming

Looking for fun places to take the family this summer? Universal Studios Hollywood is near the top of our list this year, with their new Transformers attraction and reasonable prices. Let's take a look...

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Announcements and Construction Update

Universal Studios Hollywood is a movie studio, theme park and family attraction in a state of masive transformation. Springfield continues to take shape across the midway from The Simpsons Ride. Meanwhile, The Wizarding World...

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...

Themed Entertainment Association SATE’13 Conference

This past weekend the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, Georgia played host to the Themed Entertainment Association’s (TEA) annual SATE Conference. Hosted this year by the Savannah College of Art & Design, SATE...

MiceChat Podcast #1: WDW’s Fantasyland Expansion, Manta and Transformers Open, Huge Price Increase...

A brand new MiceChat Podcast has been posted and this month it's filled with nearly an hour and a half of Disney and theme park news and opinion. Join Al Lutz, Jeff Heimbuch, Sam Gennawey,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 405: Conversations with Bob Gurr and Marty Sklar

Listen to our exclusive interviews with WED Imagineers Bob Gurr and Marty Sklar in this episode of Mousetalgia, in our continuing coverage of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet. Gurr and Sklar both worked...

Universal Studios Hollywood Walls and All

It's been a few weeks since our last Universal Studios Hollywood update. Change is afoot in movie city. We'll show you the latest construction and some Hollywood magic we stumbled upon this week. Kathy Lee...