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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...

Oceaneering: Creating the Ride Systems that Changed Theme Parks

In 2013, SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin introduced a ride system that has changed everything we know about motion based entertainment.  The Revolution Ride System finally showed the world that there are...

Grinchmas hits Universal Studios Hollywood

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood!  Today we jump right in to the Christmas cheer with a report on the beginning of Grinchmas.  Yes, the Grinch has returned, but we hear he's nice now. We...

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...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #116 – News from Around the Universal Globe

Hello everyone, we have a news heavy show this week. You can be on the show, all you have to do is record us a little message telling us who you are, where you're from...

Universal Studios Hollywood Who-ing Christmas and Construction Antics

It's time to dive into movie magic today as we explore Universal Studios Hollywood.  There is an insane amount of information to cover this week, not the least of which is the construction of...

Universal Studios Hollywood Makes Magic with Day of Giving

On Thursday, November 14th, Universal Studios Hollywood hosted its 10th annual Day of Giving at 6 different locations throughout southern California.  Teaming with Operation School Bell, Universal's Discover a Star Foundation donated education essentials to...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #115 – Universal Studios Japan

We step away from our usual coverage of the U.S theme parks and take a trip over to Japan to talk about Universal Studios Japan and the New Wizarding World of Harry Potter that...

From the Haunted Mansion to Knott’s Scary Farm: 11 Haunt Podcasts from Halloween 2014

For the past six years the Season Pass Podcast has been bringing Halloween and Haunt audio to thousands of listeners.  As for 2014, our coverage can only be explained as Gigantic!  Enormous!  Incredibly Packed!!  We went BIG for Halloween...

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Review

Universal Studios Hollywood has kicked off Halloween Horror Nights, beginning a reign of terror that will span a record 22 nights from now until November 2nd. Unique to Hollywood's incarnation of Horror Nights is...

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Preview with Wilmer Valderama

Tucked behind a massive backdrop on the Universal Studios Hollywood Backlot lies the new Halloween maze, From Dusk Till Dawn. Based mainly on the new television show running on the El Rey network, From...

500 Fan Tickets Available for 2014 Eyegore Awards at Universal Studios Hollywood

Every year Universal Studios Hollywood holds a special star-studded ceremony to kick off their annual Halloween Horror Nights event. The Eyegore Awards honors the top achievements in the horror genre while serving as the...

Universal Studios Hollywood Sets Up Scares and Magical Thrills

It's construction central at Universal Studios Hollywood. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has nearly one third of the theme park space behind construction walls as multiple projects continue. Both Fast and Furious Supercharged...

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...

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...

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...

Universal Studios Hollywood Changes the Scenery

Universal Studios Hollywood is abuzz with exciting construction projects. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is on track for a 2016 opening. Coming next year is the Fast and Furious Supercharged addition to the...

Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk Delivers More Than You Think

On our way into Universal Studios this week to take photos for yesterday's construction update, we passed through CityWalk as we always do. It suddenly dawned on us that, while delightful, we rarely ever...

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 Studios Hollywood Tram Tour 50 Years Old Today

Today, July 15th, we offer our congratulations to Universal Studios Hollywood on 50 years of their world famous Studio Tram Tour and the genesis of their theme park operations. You provided the masses with...