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2014-04-11 16:21:11

New Attractions Inspired by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Blockbuster Franchise Let Guests Embrace Their Inner Minion UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem," an original 3D Ultra-HD adventure, and "Super Silly Fun Land," an immersive carnival setting - both based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster "Despicable Me" franchise - celebrated their dynamic grand opening today at...

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...

2014-01-15 16:21:50

This Year's Mardi Gras Celebration Delivers More Excitement Than Ever Before With an Extended Concert Series Featuring Robin Thicke, Nelly, The Wanted and More ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Orlando Resort comes alive this spring with its Mardi Gras 2014 celebration, featuring 20 nights of electrifying concerts from the biggest names in music, coupled with the essence of the legendary Bayou bash. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/FL47096 )...

2013-12-12 12:24:51

Historic Expansion Kicks off an Epic Year for Universal Orlando Resort ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Orlando's CityWalk will undergo a historic expansion during 2014 - all part of an epic year for Universal that will include the opening of the destination's largest hotel, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131212/FL32527) Universal Orlando announced...

2013-11-18 08:35:49

Planner Helps Families Customize Their Destination Experience ORLANDO, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Orlando Resort is launching a new online vacation planner to help guests plan their Universal Orlando vacation in a fun and interactive way -- all from the comfort of their home. The vacation planner allows guests to completely customize their vacation and have access to experiential videos, personal recommendations, travel tips, sample itineraries, vacation packages and...

2013-08-26 20:22:07

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets are now on sale for "Halloween Horror Nights," Southern California's premier Halloween event, taking place at Universal Studios Hollywood on 21 select nights from September 20 through November 2, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130826/LA69780) Tickets to this year's event are available for purchase at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/hollywood, including a Front of Line ticket option that enables guests to...

2013-08-22 12:26:42

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The age-old fear of "the boogeyman" comes to life at Universal Studios Hollywood in an all-new grisly twist, "El Cucuy: The Boogeyman," as the latest in the lineup of award-winning "Halloween Horror Nights" authentically disturbing mazes opening September 20. Adding to the torment of "El Cucuy's" grim and dark legend is an exclusive and chilling narration by Danny Trejo, one of Hollywood's leading villain character actors....

2013-08-22 12:26:21

All-New Themed Area Allows Guests to Enter the World of The Simpsons Like Never Before ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpsons fans, rejoice! The world's first Simpsons themed environment is now open at Universal Orlando Resort. Springfield - the expansive, new area in Universal Studios Florida - invites guests to step inside the hometown of America's favorite animated family, The Simpsons, like never before. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130822/FL68259 ) For the...

2013-08-20 16:24:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, the contemporary urban city streets, towering skyscraper, brick-faced facades and industrial exteriors that make up Universal Studios' world-famous production facilities will serve as a backdrop location for "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood as Southern California's premier Halloween experience creates maze settings from iconic movie sets and soundstages never before used in this popular,...