Tag Archives: Universal Studios Hollywood

Did Fast & Furious: Supercharged at Universal Studios Change A Potentially Racially Charged Moment?

Theme Park University reader Rebecca writes in to ask: “I noticed something a bit off when I rode Fast & Furious: Supercharged at Universal the other day. During the peppers ghost scene where the party gets broken up, it seems there is something wrong with the audio. The mouth movements don’t match up with what they

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Universal Parks Need To Up Their Synergy Game

On June 22, 2018, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is released in theaters in the United States. However, if you were to walk into Universal Orlando or Universal Studios Hollywood, you’d find next to zero promotion for what could possibly be the biggest film of the summer. Today we are going to talk about how Universal falls

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Is Jurassic Park River Adventure Closing at Islands of Adventure for a Jurassic World Refresh?

As we predicted several months back, Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that Jurassic Park: The Ride will be closing on September 3rd, 2018.  This is to make way for the anticipated Jurassic World Ride headed to Universal Studios in 2019. However, everyone is now wondering – will Jurassic Park River Adventure be closing at Islands

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Universal Studios Hollywood To Close Jurassic Park: The Ride on Sep 3, 2018 Most Likely for Jurassic World

OK, looks like we are still batting a thousand here at Theme Park University.  As it turns out, Inside Universal is reporting that Jurassic Park: The Ride will be closing for extensive refurbishment on September 3, 2018.  Now, this is not a surprise to us here at TPU, who correctly predicted that theme park patrons

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Stranger Things Confirmed for Universal Halloween Horror Nights Orlando, Hollywood and Singapore

Who’s ready to visit the upside down? Universal Studios just announced that they are officially bringing the Netflix phenomenon Stranger Things to life in the form of new mazes.  Three brand new haunted houses are debuting this fall at Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Singapore. Here is the press release from

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Could This New Coaster Be Universal’s Mario Kart Ride System?

A new coaster has opened in Japan that seems to have fallen under the radar of many theme park fans. A lesser-known park in Japan called Suzuka Circuit just opened a first-of-its-kind roller coaster that very well could be a game changer. It’s a duel-racing layout that gives “drivers” some control of how the car

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Could Universal Studios Hollywood Change Jurassic Park: The Ride to Jurassic World: The Ride? (Probably)

With the upcoming release of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” in summer 2018, we’ve got the scoop on what’s going to happen with Jurassic Park: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. A couple of things to keep in mind before we dive in. First, everything in this post must be considered rumor or speculation until it’s

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The Simpsons Ride: A must-do for hardcore fans of the series

With over 600 episodes, hardcore fans of “The Simpsons” can easily rattle off 100 major and minor characters that have found their way through Springfield, U.S.A. When The Simpsons Ride opened in 2008 at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood, the area around the ride was turned into a living embodiment of the town that borders

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Universal Studios Hollywood to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2017

Universal Studios Hollywood looks to be the number one place in the United States to celebrate Chinese New Year. The event is included in the price of theme park admission and will take place from Saturday, Jan. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. In what has become a tradition in the park for years, Megatron

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Should Universal Orlando Stop Selling Alcohol at Halloween Horror Nights?

Several employees of Universal Orlando have recently made the news about the kind of abuse they receive from guests while working as scare actors at Halloween Horror Nights. William Gallit, 27, was working in a haunted house when a guest reportedly kicked him in the face. Orange County Police was called to the scene and

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