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BREAKING: Ghostbusters Confirmed for 2019 Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando

Ghostbusters Halloween Horror Nights

We are SHOCKED! In an announcement that was just made by Universal Parks, Ghostbusters will be represented in their very own haunted house this fall at Halloween Horror Nights. Before you ask, yes, this particular house will represent the original Ghostbusters classic from 1984. That’s right friends, get ready to take on the streets of

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An In-Depth Look At The Donkey Kong Coaster Opening at Universal Studios Japan in Spring 2020

You may have recently seen a model depicting a Nintendo land that is intended for Universal Parks. The land looks bright and colorful, but contrary to popular belief, it is not for use in an American park. Keep in mind, as always, the information contained in this article isn’t official. Nothing is considered official until

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Universal Prematurely Leaks Ghostbusters Halloween Horror Nights Image

Well, they did it again. Universal Studios Hollywood tweeted the following image and took it down within a matter of minutes. Can we get excited for a Ghostbusters Haunted House at Halloween Horror Nights now? And no, we haven’t seen the video/trailer for the event. However, we know it should be on the horizon very

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Universal Accidentally Leaks Ghostbusters Coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2019

Oops? As Theme Park University reported about a month ago, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida are getting a huge intellectual property at Halloween Horror Nights this fall with the addition of a “Ghostbusters” haunted house. While TPU was the first to break the story, it seems that Universal inadvertently leaked it themselves last

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TPU Exclusive: Jurassic World Coaster Track Arrives in Orlando

Ground clearing and excavation has been going at a rapid pace inside Islands of Adventure around Jurassic Park’s Discovery Center. Even though it hasn’t been announced, a pretty intense coaster is headed to the park soon. While you can’t see any track for the new ride within the park just yet, we managed to find

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Universal Orlando Uses Guests As Pawns in Hagrid’s Opening PR Stunt

It was hard to avoid the hype train when Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opened recently. From social media to local news, you kept hearing the same thing over and over: 10 hour wait times! Were you one of the guests who waited 10 hours (or more) in the Florida heat on June 13? I’ve

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Is Universal Orlando’s Hagrid’s Magical Creature Adventure Already Needing A Redesign?

Theme Park University reader John writes in today’s question. “What information do you have about the Hagrid Coaster being delayed and perhaps needing (eventual) significant redesign? Orlando Weekly had a short article that test rides showed intolerable roughness. And, test rides causing premature track wear. They guessed that’s why soft openings have not occurred. I

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Is Universal Rolling Out Attractions With Terrible Intellectual Properties?

Theme Park University reader Adam writes in, “Hey! Love your website. All of your attraction information on Universal is really interesting. I personally think that a show based on the Bourne franchise and Nintendo attractions are terrible ideas. Bourne isn’t that popular and Nintendo is kind of dated. It just seems like a terrible decision.

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TPU Exclusive: Universal Orlando Tentative Future Project Timeline Through 2023

We have been closely following Universal Parks and their strategy for opening new attractions in the coming years and recently published a timeline for new attractions coming to Universal Studios Hollywood in the next several years. While this is indeed still locked in and true, Universal Orlando has changed things up a bit. Let’s dive

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Is A Ghostbusters House Headed to Universal Halloween Horror Nights?

Are you sitting down? Good. Got a good grip on something nearby? Great. If you think last year’s announcement of “Stranger Things” being added to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights set off a social media frenzy, that’s nothing. For 2019, we have reason to believe that “Ghostbusters” will be a featured house for both Halloween Horror

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