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2014-08-28 20:22:08

For the first time ever, John Carpenter's horror classic comes to life as a haunted house at Universal Orlando ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone is entitled to one good scare...and beginning September 19, Universal Orlando will give guests more than one reason to scream as it brings to life John Carpenter's classic horror film "Halloween." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140828/141359 Based on the classic 1978 slasher film, the all-new haunted house follows the story...

2014-08-14 12:24:21

"A Celebration of Harry Potter" will Feature Incredible Experiences at Both Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida Jan. 30 - Feb. 1 ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. announced today that they will host the second annual "A Celebration of Harry Potter" event - a special event for fans celebrating the global phenomenon that is Harry Potter. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/136097 Beginning January 30, 2015,...

2014-08-07 12:25:54

ORLANDO, Fla. and UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort breathe new life into history's most notorious vampire, Vlad Tepes, the real life 13(th) century ruler and inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula in a terrifying new "Halloween Horror Nights" maze, "Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood. " Beginning, Friday, September 19, 2014, guests can feast on this immersive preview of Universal Pictures' upcoming epic...

2014-08-05 12:29:12

Whoever Wins...We Lose. ORLANDO, Fla. and UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are putting "Halloween Horror Nights'" guests in the middle of an epic and primal war between the universe's most deadly species in an all-new, horrifying maze inspired by the cult sci-fi franchise AVP: Alien vs. Predator, beginning Friday, September 19, 2014....

2014-07-22 12:27:37

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the gates to "Halloween Horror Nights" open, so too does the annual Purge begin at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort with the debut of a terrifying new scarezone, "The Purge: Anarchy," inspired by Universal Pictures' new thriller, which scored the highest opening for a horror film this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140722/129135 "The Purge: Anarchy" scarezone will greet...

2014-07-14 12:25:34

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From cult horror film to breakthrough television series on El Rey Network, "From Dusk Till Dawn" will add terrifying maze to its credits when filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's acclaimed supernatural show debuts as a menacing new "Halloween Horror Nights" experience at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning Friday, September 19. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140710/126066 This...

2014-07-08 16:23:27

The Most Spectacularly-Themed, Highly-Anticipated Theme Park Experience of the Year Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Officially Welcome its First Guests ORLANDO, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the day millions of people around the world have been waiting for... This morning, Universal Orlando Resort officially opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Confetti, fireworks and a red carpet lined with dozens of cheering Diagon Alley...

2014-06-09 12:27:13

Back by popular demand: all-new, original mazes inspired by Season 4 of the Emmy-Award Winning series ORLANDO, Fla. and UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After rave reviews from fans on both coasts, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are bringing back AMC's "The Walking Dead" to Halloween Horror Nights for an unprecedented third consecutive year. Horror-hungry fans will experience all-new terrifying mazes inspired by Season 4 of the...

2014-04-09 12:25:43

Project Represents Biggest Five-Year Line-Up of New Attractions in Universal Studios Hollywood History, Solidifying Theme Park's Long-Term Commitment to Tourism and Economic Vitality in Los Angeles UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reaffirming its position as the #1 tourist destination in Los Angeles with one of the most progressive and exciting theme park experiences anywhere, Universal Studios Hollywood(SM), is making an unprecedented five-year investment in...

2014-03-14 12:25:36

Universal Creating First-Ever Experience that Will Allow Guests to Actually Ride the Iconic Train Between London and Hogsmeade - Just Like in the Books and Films ORLANDO, Fla., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most memorable and exciting experiences from the Harry Potter series will come to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer. Imagine: -- Being transported from the Muggle world to the wizarding world as you pass through the brick wall at King's Cross Station...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'