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Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” to Debut All-New “The Haunting of Hill House” Mazes at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, Select nights September – October 2021 .

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” TO DEBUT ALL-NEW MAZES AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD INSPIRED BY NETFLIX’S CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED SERIES “THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE,” BEGINNING THIS SEPTEMBER.

Universal City, CA; Orlando, Fla.,(July 8, 2021) – For the first time ever, Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series “The Haunting of Hill House” will bring its ominous presence to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood in all-new mazes for “Halloween Horror Nights 2021,” which is officially back beginning in September.

Upon its release, Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House” became a worldwide phenomenon of unsettling proportions that elevated the horror television genre. Created, directed and executive-produced by horror mastermind Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus, Gerald’s Game) and executive produced by Trevor Macy via their Intrepid Pictures, the chilling horror story follows members of the Crain family who are haunted by long-dormant fears stemming from their time living in the menacing Hill House as children and then forced to face the ghosts of its grisly past.

Reincarnated as “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes, the imposing and mysterious Hill House eerily comes to life beckoning guests to embark on the dark journey experienced by the Crain family.

Iconic scenes from the Netflix series will be featured throughout the maze, including the omni-powerful Red Room – the heart of Hill House – and the infamous Hall of Statues, where deceptive powers overtake everyone who enters. Apparitions will appear around every corner, from William Hill – The Tall Man, whose towering stature overwhelms everyone he encounters; to The Ghost in the Basement, who feverishly crawls throughout the bowels of the House in search of his next victim; to The Bent-Neck Lady, whose disturbing scream and ghastly appearance invoke a constant state of unnerving dread. 

“The Haunting of Hill House” mazes will test even the bravest guests as they attempt to escape the entanglement of the estate’s eternal stranglehold or succumb to the powerful forces of Hill House – leaving them to wander the endless halls forever…alone.

“I have loved Halloween Horror Nights for so long,” said Mike Flanagan, Creator, Director and Executive Producer of “The Haunting of Hill House.” “Some of my favorite memories of Halloween were made at Universal Studios, screaming and laughing with my friends. It is such an honor to be included among such fantastic Haunts, and I’m so glad that fans will be able to walk the halls of Hill House this Halloween. This is – without a doubt – one of the coolest things that’s ever happened to us at Intrepid. We are so excited to visit the Red Room again – we hope to see you all there!”

“It’s a nightmare come true to bring Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House” to life for our guests this year at ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’” said Charles Gray, Senior Show Director for Entertainment Creative Development at Universal Orlando Resort. “The show brought true horror to the masses, similar to what we’ve provided our guests at this event for nearly 30 years – Hill House is a perfect fit for “Halloween Horror Nights” as it enters a new decade of fear.”

“Mike Flanagan has elevated the horror genre with his supernatural thriller, ‘The Haunting of Hill House,’” said John Murdy, Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood. “We continuously challenge ourselves to raise the bar with each maze we create, and we look forward to creating a unique experience for our guests that combines both the psychological and visceral twists from the series. The goal is to make our guests feel as if they are walking in the footsteps of the Crain family, re-living all the horrors that they experienced.”

The “Halloween Horror Nights” events begin on Friday, September 3 in Orlando and Thursday, September 9 in Hollywood – and both events run select nights through Sunday, October 31. Select tickets and vacation packages are now on sale for “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort; tickets for the event at Universal Studios Hollywood will be available soon. Due to popular demand, event nights are expected to sell out. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Currently streaming globally on Netflix, “The Haunting of Hill House” is produced for Netflix by Amblin TV and Paramount Television.

Let Yourself Woah at Universal Orlando Resort
When you’re ready to Let Yourself Woah, the place to go is Universal Orlando Resort.

For more than 30 years, Universal Orlando has immersed guests in amazing “woah” moments that free them from the stress of their worlds. Across the award-winning destination, they can let go and live in the moment with those they care about most as they embark on incredible theme park adventures, like causing mischief with the Minions from Illumination’s “Despicable Me,” coming face-to-face with ferocious dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, walking the corridors of Hogwarts castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and so much more.

Universal Orlando is home to three epic theme parks that feature some of the world’s most exciting and innovative experiences, including Universal’s Islands of Adventure – named the #1 Amusement Park in the World for five years in a row by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice; Universal Studios Florida – home to the most technologically-advanced stunt show yet, The Bourne Stuntacular; and Universal’s Volcano Bay – a tropical oasis like no other that features an actual beach right in the middle of Orlando.    

Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites. And Universal’s entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

Universal Orlando Resort is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. Follow us on our blogFacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” featuring the spectacularly realistic Indominus rex dinosaur, and the all-new ride “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” Universal CityWalk, located adjacent to the theme park, features such popular restaurants as VIVO Italian Kitchen, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Voodoo Doughnut, along with dynamic shopping and entertainment options, including Universal Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres.

NBC OLYMPICS’ “RINGS ACROSS AMERICA” TO DAZZLE GUESTS AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD, July 3-4, AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT, July 16-17, AHEAD OF TOKYO OLYMPICS.

Life-Sized Set of Olympics Rings to Kick Off National “Rings Across America” Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood, July 3-4, and Later Stop at Universal Orlando Resort, July 16-17.

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (June 30, 2021) – NBC Olympics will launch “Rings Across America” this week, giving guests at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort an incredible opportunity to get up close and be dazzled by a life-size set of iconic Olympic rings as part of this historic, national tour – which promotes more than 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo Olympic Games that Team USA fans can watch across the networks of NBCUniversal.

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With less than a month to go to the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, the interactive “Rings Across America” exhibit will make its inaugural debut at Universal CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood from July 3-4 and later be on display in front of the Universal Studios Florida entrance arches from July 16-17. “Rings Across America” will tour the country leading up to the Opening Ceremony, making stops at additional locations in Chicago (July 9), Miami (July 13), Washington, D.C. (July 19-20) and New York City (July 23-25).

“RINGS ACROSS AMERICA” BY THE NUMBERS

  • “Rings Across America” will drive approximately 8,000 miles across the country in the weeks leading up to the Opening Ceremony.
  • The Rings will visit 25 states along the way, totaling over 125 hours of drive time.
  • Standing 13 feet off the ground, the Rings and mobile platform weigh more than 12,000 gold medals.

“We’re very excited to launch Rings Across America ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, including stops at our incredibly popular theme parks in Los Angeles and Orlando” said Lyndsay Signor, Senior Vice President, Consumer Engagement, NBC Sports. “Displaying the Rings, one of the most recognizable symbols of the Olympic movement, across the country in addition to making stops in six major markets, will raise awareness and excitement leading to the Opening Ceremony.”

NBCUniversal will present an unprecedented 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics this summer by utilizing two broadcast networks, six cable networks, and multiple digital platforms, serving both English- and Spanish-language viewers, making it the biggest media event ever. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will take place July 23-August 8, 2021. Click here for more information about programming details.

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Independence Day with Its Dazzling July 4th Fireworks Spectacular.

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Independence Day with Its Dazzling July 4th Fireworks Spectacular. The Sizzling Salute to the Stars and Stripes is Included with Theme Park Admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.

Universal City, California, June 28, 2021 – Universal Studios Hollywood invites guests to experience its annual July 4th fireworks celebration with a dazzling burst of colors against the night sky from multiple locations within the theme park.

              This exciting fireworks spectacular is included with theme park admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.

The exhilarating energy of Independence Day will permeate the theme park as guests enjoy musical performances, along with popular rides and attractions. At 9:00 p.m., the holiday is capped off with the extravagant fireworks display synchronized to a score of Universal-themed music and patriotic favorites.

The festivities will punctuate the skyline as guests stroll along a cleverly themed Pets Place to the front of Katie’s NYC apartment building, home to the innovative “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!” ride. 

Only the deafening roar of the extraordinarily realistic Indominus rex dinosaur, featured in “Jurassic World—The Ride” could possibly drown out the fireworks display.

These new experiences are among the many attractions and themed environments at Universal Studios Hollywood available to help guests usher in a joyful Independence Day. Highlights include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and the critically-acclaimed rides, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the Mummy:  The Ride,” “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land,” and “The Simpsons Ride” located in “Springfield, U.S.A.,” home of America’s favorite animated family.  

The theme park’s signature attraction and world-renowned Studio Tour takes guests behind-the-scenes of an authentic production movie and television studio where they can experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” 

As a precursor to the evening’s pyrotechnics, “WaterWorld” is an exciting action show that involves hundreds of stunts and fiery special effects.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.  Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

About Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” featuring the spectacularly realistic Indominus rex dinosaur, and the all-new ride “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” Universal CityWalk, located adjacent to the theme park, features such popular restaurants as VIVO Italian Kitchen, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Voodoo Doughnut, along with dynamic shopping and entertainment options, including Universal Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres.

Universal Studios Hollywood/Universal CityWalk Hollywood Safety Guidelines

All Universal guests are urged to follow CDC guidelines.  Guests should evaluate their own risk before they visit, and it is not recommended that older adults or individuals at high-risk with serious underlying medical conditions visit.  For information on CDC guidelines, click here. Due to the evolving nature of this situation, details are subject to change without notice.

Fans Invited to Experience All Things Fast & Furious at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort .

Fans are Invited to Experience All Things Fast & Furious at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando. Resort to Coincide with the Release of Universal Pictures’ F9 Original Cars from the Fast Films, Screenings of F9 and the Thrilling Theme Park Ride, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” are Part of the Fun. Reserve Tickets Now to Advance Screenings of F9 at Universal Cinema in Hollywood and Universal Cinemark in Orlando, Beginning Thursday, June 24.

Universal City, Calif.-, June 23, 2021 – Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort deliver the thrills to guests this summer as the place to experience all things Fast & Furious as Universal Pictures’ opens the ninth installment in the global blockbuster franchise, F9,in U.S. theaters June 25. Fans can see the new movie at Universal CityWalk, check out original cars from the films and then continue the adventure at both theme parks’ “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” rides, which feature stars from the film series.

The “Fast & Furious” experience begins with advance screenings of F9, beginning Thursday, June 24. Tickets are available now at Universal Cinema, an AMC® theater at Universal CityWalk Hollywood and Universal Cinemark at Universal CityWalk Orlando.

Now through June 27, at Universal Studios Hollywood, fans can get an in-person look at some of the franchise’s most iconic cars, including the signature black 1968 Mid-Engine Dodge Charger driven by Dom Toretto in F9, which is on display outside Universal Cinema on CityWalk.

Within Universal Studios Hollywood, guests can experience the Fast & Furious cars driven by Dom Toretto and Roman Pearce, among others. Select cars on display within Universal Plaza are Dom’s black 1970 Dodge Charger R/T from 2001’s original The Fast and The Furious, Roman Pearce’s 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS from 2 Fast 2 Furious, the 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner driven by Dom in Furious 7 and the 1940 Willy’s Coupe seen in The Fate of the Furious. Two additional vehicles from F9 round out the famous cars in Picture Car row, which can be seen only along Universal’s world-famous Studio Tour.

The high-octane “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” ride is the thrilling grand finale to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Studio Tour, which takes guests on an exhilarating, high-stakes adventure with their favorite characters.

Universal Orlando Resort turbo charges the Fast & Furious action with the addition of Dom’s famous black 1968 Mid-Engine Dodge Charger from F9 displayed front and center at Universal Studios Florida now through July 19. A larger-than-life eight-panel mega photo op accompanies the car display for guests to pose with their favorite stars from the new film. Guests can join the Fast family on an authentic and immersive experience that places them right in the middle of the action on the “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” ride.

More information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk Hollywood is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Additionally, movie-goers can enjoy $5 parking with the purchase of General Parking and a movie ticket.  Click here for offer details.  Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram @UniStudios.

More information about Universal Orlando Resort, including Universal CityWalk Orlando, is available at www.UniversalOrlando.com. Guests can enjoy free regular parking for movie showings from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the purchase of two or more Universal Cinemark matinee tickets; and self-parking remains free for all guests after 6 p.m. Additional updates about Universal Orlando can be found on the destination’s Twitter @UniversalORLFacebook-Universal Orlando Resort and Instagram @UniversalOrlando.

About Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” featuring the spectacularly realistic Indominus rex dinosaur, and the all-new ride “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” Universal CityWalk, located adjacent to the theme park, features such popular restaurants as VIVO Italian Kitchen, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Voodoo Doughnut, along with dynamic shopping and entertainment options, including Universal Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres.

Let Yourself Woah at Universal Orlando Resort

When you’re ready to Let Yourself Woah, the place to go is Universal Orlando Resort.

For more than 30 years, Universal Orlando has immersed guests in amazing “woah” moments that free them from the stress of their worlds. Across the award-winning destination, they can let go and live in the moment with those they care about most as they embark on incredible theme park adventures, like causing mischief with the Minions from Illumination’s “Despicable Me,” coming face-to-face with ferocious dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, walking the corridors of Hogwarts castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and so much more.

Universal Orlando is home to three epic theme parks that feature some of the world’s most exciting and innovative experiences, including Universal’s Islands of Adventure – named the #1 Amusement Park in the World for five years in a row by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice; Universal Studios Florida – home to the most technologically-advanced stunt show yet, The Bourne Stuntacular; and Universal’s Volcano Bay – a tropical oasis like no other that features an actual beach right in the middle of Orlando. 

Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites. And Universal’s entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

Universal Orlando Resort is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. Follow us on our blogFacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

Universal Studios Hollywood Officially Reopens Today with the all-new “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” and “Jurassic World—The Ride.”

TODAY IS THE DAY…YEAH!

Universal Studios Hollywood Rolls Out the Red Carpet and Swings Opens Its Iconic Gates with Today’s Official Grand Reopening. Beginning Today, April 16, 2021, Guests Can Experience the All-New “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Ride and “Jurassic World—The Ride,” Featuring the Stunningly Realistic Dinosaur, Indominus rex.

Tickets Currently Available to CA Residents Only;
Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Universal City, Calif.-, April 16, 2021 – Today is a day to celebrate as Universal Studios Hollywood officially reopens, welcoming guests back to the theme park to experience its dynamic thrill rides and attractions, including the all-new “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!” and “Jurassic World—The Ride,” which features the spectacularly realistic new dinosaur, Indominus rex.

The momentous occasion kicked off yesterday for Annual and Season Pass Members who were treated to a special park preview.

While most rides will be operational, some rides and attractions will reopen at a later date as the theme park complies with government restrictions. Universal Studios Hollywood continues to work in partnership with health and government officials to implement new health and safety procedures that include controlled capacity to enforce physical distancing and required face coverings.  In accordance with government guidelines, only California residents may visit the theme park at this time and party size is limited to three households.

“We have been looking forward to this moment for over a year and are incredibly thrilled to reopen our theme park today,” said Karen Irwin, President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood. “There is certainly lots to celebrate and we are overjoyed to return team members to work and welcome guests back to enjoy a Universal Studios Hollywood experience that is better than ever.”

Tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood are on sale for California residents only and can be purchased here. The theme park is continuing to celebrate Annual and Season Pass Members with a series of complimentary Bonus Days on select days through Sunday, May 16; these Bonus Days can be reserved here by Annual and Season Pass Members.  Annual and Season Pass Members will be able to resume regular use of their passes starting on Monday, May 17.

After more than a year of closure, Universal Studios Hollywood is ready for its close-up and calling “action on the all-new “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!” and “Jurassic World—The Ride,” which features the spectacularly realistic new dinosaur, Indominus rex.

Here’s what guests can expect:

A stroll along the cleverly themed Pets Place will bring guests to the front of Katie’s NYC apartment building where the innovative “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!” ride resides.

This all-new tech-savvy adventure inspired by Illumination’s blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets films, answers the question, “What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?”

This impressive new ride combines 64 technologically-advanced animated figures with hyper-realistic media and projection mapping designed to take guests on a journey to meet some of their favorite Illumination characters from the movies, including Max, Snowball, Gidget, Chloe and Duke, along with a host of other animal friends, who have all been transformed and transported into the live-action world. From blinking eyes to eyebrow movements, from head tilts to head nods, from moving mouths to smiles, from ear curls to lip curls, from full torso twists to physically walking, the depth of mobility and function programmed within each of these loveable characters creates an experience unlike any other theme park ride. 

The grand reopening of Universal Studios Hollywood also brings guests face-to-face with “Jurassic World—The Ride’s” all-new, extraordinarily realistic dinosaur, the Indominus rex, who stakes her claim at the ride’s finale in a forceful battle with her arch-rival, the Tyrannosaurus rex.

Breaking new ground with highly complex innovations, this fully-articulated lifelike Indominus injects intense new thrills, excitement and intrigue to the already dynamic ride.  Spanning nearly 55 feet horizontally from head to tail and over 22 feet vertically, the Indominus’ imposing presence will be amplified by the fluidity of her motions and synchronized movements that deliver an unprecedented level of authenticity.  From the subtle blinking of her eyes, the flexing of her arms and claws and clenching of her jaw as she bears her razor-sharp teeth, the colossal Indominus rex will lunge from her hillside setting, stalking guests just before they descend the giant waterfall drop to escape her grasp.

Of course, these new experiences are among the many welcoming attractions and themed environments that await guests upon their return to Universal Studios Hollywood, including “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and the critically-acclaimed rides, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the Mummy:  The Ride,” Despicable Me’s “Super Silly Fun Land,” and “Springfield, U.S.A.,” home of America’s favorite animated family, “The Simpsons.” The theme park’s signature attraction and world-renowned Studio Tour, which takes guests behind-the-scenes of an authentic production movie and television studio and where they can experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D,” will also open.

The safety and well-being of guests and team members is a top priority for Universal Studios Hollywood, and the following guidelines outline the theme park’s new health and safety protocols, also highlighted in this video and detailed on the Universal Studios Hollywood website.

·     Temperature checks for all Guests upon arrival. If temperatures exceed 100.4° Fahrenheit / 38° Celsius or greater, Guests will not be permitted to enter.

·     Face coverings required for all Guests throughout their visit. Face coverings also will be available for purchase.

·     Controlled capacity within the theme park, and limited occupancy at all CityWalk venues to help enforce physical distancing. Some areas and programs may remain temporarily closed.

·     Rigorous cleaning and disinfecting at all food locations, restrooms, and all other high touch points.

·     Physical distancing practices at all locations throughout the park and at rides and attractions.

·     Eating and drinking permitted only in designated dining areas.

·     Contactless payment options wherever possible.

More information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram @UniStudios.

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk Health and Safety Guidelines
All Universal guests are urged to follow CDC guidelines and conduct temperature checks prior to their arrival.  Guests should evaluate their own risk before they visit, and it is not recommended that older adults or individuals at high-risk with serious underlying medical conditions visit.  People who are asymptomatic can still spread COVID-19 if they are infected.  Any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and Universal cannot guarantee guests will not be exposed during their visit. For information on CDC guidelines, click here. Due to the evolving nature of this situation, details are subject to change without notice.

Universal Studios Hollywood to Reopen on Friday, April 16, 2021 – Grand-reopening of “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Ride.

Grand Reopening to Introduce Guests to All-New “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Ride and “Jurassic World—The Ride’s” All-New, Stunningly Realistic Dinosaur, Indominus rex.

Initial Tickets will be Available to CA Residents and Can be Purchased Online Beginning on Thursday, April 8.
Special Annual and Season Pass Member can enjoy early Bonus Day on Thursday, April 15.

Universal City, California, March 30, 2021 – At long last, Universal Studios Hollywood rolls out the red carpet to resume operations and welcome guests back to the theme park beginning on Friday, April 16. The momentous occasion will commence with a special park preview for Annual and Season Pass Members starting on Thursday, April 15.

While most rides will be operational, some rides and attractions will reopen at a later date as the theme park complies with government restrictions. Universal Studios Hollywood continues to work in partnership with health and government officials to implement new health and safety procedures that include controlled capacity to enforce physical distancing and required face coverings.  In accordance with government guidelines, only California residents may visit the theme park at this time.

“We are incredibly thrilled to finally be able to open Universal Studios Hollywood, return team members to work and welcome guests back to enjoy our amazing rides,” said Karen Irwin, President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood. “It has been a very challenging year and we are overjoyed to have arrived at this moment.”

Tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood will be available to California residents only and can be purchased online beginning on Thursday, April 8. The theme park will also celebrate Annual and Season Pass Members—who will be among the first to visit—with a series of complimentary Bonus Days on select days from Thursday, April 15 through Sunday, May 16; these Bonus Days can be reserved by Annual and Season Pass Members online starting on Monday, April 5.  Annual and Season Pass Members will be able to resume regular use of their passes starting on Monday, May 17.

Due to capacity limits, until further notice, guests with unredeemed tickets purchased prior to April 8, 2021 will need to make an advance reservation at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for their visit dates.

For more information about Annual and Season Passes, including Pass Members Bonus Days and re-activation of Passes, reservations for previously purchased tickets or to purchase theme park tickets, visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.

After more than a year of closure, Universal Studios Hollywood is ready for its close-up and set to call “action on the all-new “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!” and “Jurassic World—The Ride,” which features the spectacularly realistic new dinosaur, Indominus rex.

Here’s what guests can expect:

A stroll along the cleverly themed Pets Place will bring guests to the front of Katie’s NYC apartment building where the innovative “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!” ride resides.

This all-new tech-savvy adventure inspired by Illumination’s blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets films, answers the question, “What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?”

This impressive new ride combines 64 technologically-advanced animated figures with hyper-realistic media and projection mapping designed to take guests on a journey to meet some of their favorite Illumination characters from the movies, including Max, Snowball, Gidget, Chloe and Duke, along with a host of other animal friends, who have all been transformed and transported into the live-action world. From blinking eyes to eyebrow movements, from head tilts to head nods, from moving mouths to smiles, from ear curls to lip curls, from full torso twists to physically walking, the depth of mobility and function programmed within each of these loveable characters creates an experience unlike any other theme park ride. 

The grand reopening of Universal Studios Hollywood also brings guests face-to-face with “Jurassic World—The Ride’s” all-new, extraordinarily realistic dinosaur, the Indominus rex, who stakes her claim at the ride’s finale in a forceful battle with her arch-rival, the Tyrannosaurus rex.

Breaking new ground with highly complex innovations, this fully-articulated lifelike Indominus injects intense new thrills, excitement and intrigue to the already dynamic ride.  Spanning nearly 55 feet horizontally from head to tail and over 22 feet vertically, the Indominus’ imposing presence will be amplified by the fluidity of her motions and synchronized movements that deliver an unprecedented level of authenticity.  From the subtle blinking of her eyes, the flexing of her arms and claws and clenching of her jaw as she bears her razor-sharp teeth, the colossal Indominus rex will lunge from her hillside setting, stalking guests just before they descend the giant waterfall drop to escape her grasp.

Of course, these new experiences are among the many welcoming attractions and themed environments that await guests upon their return to Universal Studios Hollywood, including “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and the critically-acclaimed rides, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the Mummy:  The Ride,” Despicable Me’s “Super Silly Fun Land,” and “Springfield, U.S.A.,” home of America’s favorite animated family, “The Simpsons.” The theme park’s signature attraction and world-renowned Studio Tour, which takes guests behind-the-scenes of an authentic production movie and television studio and where they can experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D,” will also open.

Because the safety and well-being of guests and team members is a top priority for Universal Studios Hollywood, the following guidelines outline the theme park’s new health and safety protocols, also highlighted in this video and detailed on the Universal Studios Hollywood website.

·     Temperature checks for all Guests upon arrival. If temperatures exceed 100.4° Fahrenheit / 38° Celsius or greater, Guests will not be permitted to enter.

·     Face coverings required for all Guests throughout their visit. Face coverings also will be available for purchase.

·     Controlled capacity within the theme park, and limited occupancy at all CityWalk venues to help enforce physical distancing. Some areas and programs may remain temporarily closed.

·     Rigorous cleaning and disinfecting at all food locations, restrooms, and all other high touch points.

·     Physical distancing practices at all locations throughout the park and at rides and attractions.

·     Eating and drinking permitted only in designated dining areas.

·     Contactless payment options wherever possible.

More information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram @UniStudios.

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk Health and Safety Guidelines
All Universal guests are urged to follow CDC guidelines and conduct temperature checks prior to their arrival.  Guests should evaluate their own risk before they visit, and it is not recommended that older adults or individuals at high-risk with serious underlying medical conditions visit.  People who are asymptomatic can still spread COVID-19 if they are infected.  Any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and Universal cannot guarantee guests will not be exposed during their visit. For information on CDC guidelines, click here. Due to the evolving nature of this situation, details are subject to change without notice.

Universal Studios Hollywood serves up a Taste of Universal and it’s selling fast!

Prepare for a Treat!

Get a Taste of What You’ve Been Missing

Select Dates, 12pm – 7pm
Come enjoy Taste of Universal, an all-new separately ticketed, limited-time event that serves up a day of shopping and outdoor dining throughout the Upper Lot of Universal Studios Hollywood. Savor the flavors of exceptional food from the restaurants of some of your favorite lands.

  • Springfield, U.S.A.
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
  • All New – Minion Cafe
  • Hollywood and Dine
  • NEW! We are excited that the Jurassic Café restaurant, Jurassic Outfitters retail location and Transformers characters will join the event starting Friday, March 26

Enjoy an outdoor feast of great food and tasty beverages plus photo ops and shopping offers.

Your ticket includes your choice of 5 menu items (3 items for kids) from an extensive menu of appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts. Additional items are available a la carte for a separate price.

Tickets available online only.

Adults:
$44.00 ($48.18 with tax) – THU
$49.00 ($53.66 with tax) – FRI
$54.00 ($59.13 with tax) – SAT/SUN

Children (3-9):
$25.00 ($27.38 with tax) – ALL DATESBUY NOW – ONLINE ONLY


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Fun For Every Flavor

Stroll across the Upper Lot and treat yourself to your traditional favorites or experience our newest recipes from our expert culinary team. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

As you stroll through the Park, prepare yourself for a hard decision. Which items will you choose? Each of our lands offers something unique with all-outdoor dining. Your ticket will include your choice of any 5 menu items* (3 for kids), with many of your favorites to choose from.

*Menu selections vary by locations and subject to change without notice. Additional menu selections can be purchased at menu pricing (alcoholic beverages will only be available for purchase in the same transaction as a designated meal item). Click here menu details and restrictions.

Springfield, U.S.A.

Red Squishee from Kwik-E-Mart.

Plus so many more options to enjoy, including refreshing Squishees

Welcome to Spingfield, entrance to Springfield, U.S.A.

Springfield, U.S.A. — Home of The Simpsons

Krusty Burger, offered at Krusty Burger in Springfield, U.S.A.

Krusty Burger – Krusty Burger

Chili Cheese Fries, offered at Krusty Burger in Springfield, U.S.A.

Chili Cheese Fries – Krusty Burger

Mother Nature Burger, offered at Krusty Burger in Springfield, U.S.A.

Mother Nature Burger – Krusty Burger

Big Pink Donut from Lard Lad Donuts, offered in Springfield, U.S.A.

The Big Pink – Lard Lad Donuts

Hands holding up a huge chocolate sprinkle donut in front of Lard Lad Donuts

Chocolate Sprinkle – Lard Lad Donuts

Red Squishee from Kwik-E-Mart.

Plus so many more options to enjoy, including refreshing Squishees

Welcome to Spingfield, entrance to Springfield, U.S.A.

Springfield, U.S.A. — Home of The SimpsonsVIEW FULL MENU

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Hot Butterbeer™ offered at Butterbeer™ Cart in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

Plus so many more options to enjoy!

A frosty cup of Butterbeer™, offered in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Cold Butterbeer™ – Butterbeer™ Cart

Fish and Chips from Three Broomsticks™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

Fish and Chips – Three Broomsticks™

Smoked Turkey Leg, offered at Three Broomsticks™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

Smoked Turkey Leg — Three Broomsticks™

Shepherd’s Pie, offered at Three Broomsticks™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

Shepherd’s Pie — Three Broomsticks™

Butterbeer™ flavored Hard-Pack Ice Cream, offered at Three Broomsticks™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

Butterbeer™ Flavored Hard-Pack Ice Cream — Three Broomsticks™

Entry gate into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Sticky Toffee Pudding, offered at Three Broomsticks™ in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding — Three Broomsticks™

Hot Butterbeer™ offered at Butterbeer™ Cart in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

Plus so many more options to enjoy!

A frosty cup of Butterbeer™, offered in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Cold Butterbeer™ – Butterbeer™ CartVIEW FULL MENU

Minion Cafe

Unicorn Cupcake, offered at the all-new Minion Cafe.

Unicorn Cupcake – Minion Cafe

Meatball Grilled Cheese Sandwich, offered in the all-new Minion Cafe.

Grilled Cheese with Meatballs — Minion Cafe

El Macho’s Nacho’s, offered at the all-new Minion Cafe.

El Macho’s Nachos — Minion Cafe

Grilled Cheese sandwich from Minion Cafe.

Grilled Cheese — Minion Cafe

Exterior of Minion Cafe.

All-New Minion Cafe

Chicken Tenders, offered at the all-new Minion Cafe.

Chicken Tenders — Minion Cafe

Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Mac ’n’ Cheese, offered at the all-new Minion Cafe.

Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Mac ‘n’ Cheese — Minion Cafe

Hazelnut Banana Pudding, offered at the all-new Minion Cafe.

Hazelnut Banana Pudding — Minion Cafe

Unicorn Cupcake, offered at the all-new Minion Cafe.

Unicorn Cupcake – Minion Cafe

Meatball Grilled Cheese Sandwich, offered in the all-new Minion Cafe.

Grilled Cheese with Meatballs — Minion CafeVIEW FULL MENU

Hollywood and Dine

Beignets, offered at Hollywood & Dine in the Upper Lot.

Beignets — Hollywood & Dine

Brisket Slider sandwich offered in Hollywood section of the Upper Lot.

Brisket Sliders – Hollywood & Dine

Crepe, offered at Tower Snacks in the Hollywood section of the Upper Lot.

Crepe — Tower Snacks

Hot Chicken Sandwich, offered at Hollywood & Dine in the Upper Lot.

Hot Chicken Sandwich — Hollywood & Dine

Steet Tacos, offered at Cocina Mexicana in the Hollywood section of the Upper Lot.

Street Tacos — Cocina Mexicana

Elote with Lime Crema, offered at Cocina Mexicana in the Hollywood section of the Upper Lot.

Elote with Lime Crema — Cocina Mexicana

Mini-Funnel Cake (available with Strawberry or Peanut Butter & Chocolate), offered at Hollywood & Dine in the Upper Lot.

Mini Funnel Cake — Strawberry or Peanut Butter & Chocolate — Hollywood & Dine

Beignets, offered at Hollywood & Dine in the Upper Lot.

Beignets — Hollywood & Dine

Brisket Slider sandwich offered in Hollywood section of the Upper Lot.

Brisket Sliders – Hollywood & DineVIEW FULL MENU

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Taste Of Universal

Savor an all-new outdoor event with food and fun. Separately-priced, limited-time only.

Starting at $44 plus tax, per adult
($48.18 with tax)

Universal Studios Hollywood Presents: ‘Taste of Universal’ Get a Taste of What You’ve Been Missing, Select Fridays – Sundays, 12pm – 7pm.

Universal City, Calif. – Come enjoy Taste of Universal, an all-new separately ticketed, limited-time event that serves up a day of shopping and outdoor dining throughout the Upper Lot of Universal Studios Hollywood. Savor the flavors of exceptional food from the restaurants of some of your favorite lands.

  • Springfield, U.S.A.
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
  • All New – Minion Cafe
  • Hollywood and Dine

Enjoy an outdoor feast of great food and tasty beverages plus photo ops and shopping offers.

Your ticket includes your choice of 5 menu items (3 items for kids) from an extensive menu of appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts. Additional items are available a la carte for a separate price.

Tickets available online only.

Adults:
$44.00 ($48.18 with tax) – FRI
$49.00 ($53.66 with tax) – SUN
$54.00 ($59.13 with tax) – SAT

Children (3-9):
$25.00 ($27.38 with tax) – FRI/SAT/SUNBUY NOW – ONLINE ONLY

Pass Members Save on Tickets for Taste of Universal

All Annual/Season Pass Members will need to purchase an event ticket as this is a separately ticketed, limited capacity event. Annual and Season Passes remain paused and are not valid for this event.

Fun For Every Flavor

Stroll across the Upper Lot and treat yourself to your traditional favorites or experience our newest recipes from our expert culinary team. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

Big Pink Donut from Lard Lad Donuts, offered in Springfield, U.S.A.

Springfield, U.S.A.

  • Krusty Burger
  • Suds McDuff’s Hot Dog
  • Lard Lad Donuts
  • And More!
Fish and Chips from Three Broomsticks™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

  • Butterbeer™
  • Fish and Chips
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding
  • And More!
Grilled Cheese sandwich from Minion Cafe.

Minion Cafe

  • Grilled Cheese with Meatball
  • Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Mac and Cheese
  • Hazelnut Banana Pudding
  • And More!
Brisket Slider sandwich offered in Hollywood section of the Upper Lot.

Hollywood and Dine

  • Brisket Slider
  • Clam Chowder in Sourdough Bowl
  • Beyond Burger w/ BBQ Aioli, American Cheese & Crispy Jalapeno (V)
  • And More!

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New Safety Guidelines. Same Fun.

This partial re-opening will not include access to rides, shows and attractions

This event is designed to be awesome and physically distanced at the same time with enhanced safety and sanitization procedures throughout the theme park and Universal CityWalk.

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Prepare for a Treat!

As you stroll through the Park, prepare yourself for a hard decision. Which items will you choose? Each of our lands offers something unique with all-outdoor dining. Your ticket will include your choice of any 5 menu items* (3 for kids), with many of your favorites to choose from.

*Menu selections vary by locations and subject to change without notice. Additional menu selections can be purchased at menu pricing (alcoholic beverages will only be available for purchase in the same transaction as a designated meal item). Click here menu details and restrictions.

HHN Characters

Taste Of Universal

Savor an all-new outdoor event with food and fun. Separately-priced, limited-time only.

Starting at $44 plus tax, per adult
($48.18 with tax)

Springfield, U.S.A.

Red Squishee from Kwik-E-Mart.

Plus so many more options to enjoy, including refreshing Squishees

Welcome to Spingfield, entrance to Springfield, U.S.A.

Springfield, U.S.A. — Home of The Simpsons

Krusty Burger, offered at Krusty Burger in Springfield, U.S.A.

Butterbeer now served at Universal CityWalk Hollywood’s “Wizarding World of Harry Potter Sweets & Treats.”

Universal CityWalk Introduces “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—Sweets & Treats,” Offering Guests and Fans a Chance to Enjoy Magical and Delicious Confections and Snacks Just in Time for the Holiday Season, Beginning Friday, November 20, 2020

Universal City, California, November 20, 2020 – Here’s the scoop: Beginning Friday, November 20, Butterbeer favorites and more will be served at Universal CityWalk’s newest seasonal walk-up location, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™—Sweets & Treats,” offering fans a chance to enjoy the beloved beverage and ice-cream from Universal Studios Hollywood’s immersive land.

            Traditional cold, frozen and hot Butterbeer along with delectable Butterbeer-flavoured hard pack ice-cream and Chocolate Frog confections will delight the palates of fans who have long craved these popular temptations from the theme park’s “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”

            The Butterbeer beverages will be available for purchase in a cup or souvenir stein.  Gilly Water and classic cinnamon Churros will also be on the menu.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—Sweets & Treats” will be open on weekends from Friday through Sunday during CityWalk’s operating hours, noon to 8:00 p.m.  Free self-parking is available to all guests during this initial re-opening phase.

Inspired by the compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood is a masterful recreation, faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal point, Hogwarts castle.  Now, for the first time and during this Holiday season, some of the iconic beverages and desserts featured in the land will be served for a limited time at this new and special Universal CityWalk location.

Universal CityWalk continues to work closely with local health and government officials to implement new health and safety procedures that include controlled capacity to enforce physical distancing.  Health and safety protocols are outlined below, highlighted in this video and detailed on the Universal Studios Hollywood website.

  • Temperature checks for all Guests upon arrival. If temperatures exceed 100.4° Fahrenheit / 38° Celsius or greater, Guests will not be permitted to enter.
  • Face coverings required for all Guests throughout their visit. Face coverings also will be available for purchase.
  • Controlled occupancy at all CityWalk venues to help enforce physical distancing. Some areas and programs may remain temporarily closed.
  • Rigorous cleaning and disinfecting at all food locations and all high touch points areas.
  • Physical distancing practices at all locations throughout CityWalk.
  • Cashless payments and “no touch” policies wherever possible.

Please visit the Universal CityWalk website or the Universal Studios Hollywood official app for updated information.

More information about Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram @UniStudios.

Universal CityWalk Health and Safety Guidelines

All Universal guests are urged to follow CDC guidelines and conduct temperature checks prior to their arrival.  Guests should evaluate their own risk before they visit, and it is not recommended that older adults or individuals at high-risk with serious underlying medical conditions visit.  People who are asymptomatic can still spread COVID-19 if they are infected.  Any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and Universal cannot guarantee guests will not be exposed during their visit. For information on CDC guidelines, click here. Due to the evolving nature of this situation, details are subject to change without notice.

More than two decades ago, a young Harry Potter was whisked onto Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station, and readers everywhere were swept along with him into a magical universe, created by J.K. Rowling.  In the years since, the seven Harry Potter bestsellers have inspired eight blockbuster movies, an award-winning stage play, and, more recently, the start of the Fantastic Beasts five-film series. People of all ages have been enthralled by these extraordinary adventures, set within an expanding universe, inspired by the vision of J.K. Rowling.

For today’s growing worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, the Wizarding World welcomes everyone to explore more of this magical universe — past, present and future. The Wizarding World also provides fans with an instant, trusted kite-mark of quality and authenticity.

WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s20)

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the Land Celebrates the Highly-Anticipated Return of “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” this Summer Beginning Sunday, June 24 – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood Continues to Spellbind Guests with Exciting Wand Magic Experiences, Wizarding Apparel and New Menu Options

Universal City, Calif. — From the moment guests enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” at Universal Studios Hollywood, they are transported to Hogsmeade village, which this summer will introduce new wand magic experiences, authentic costume replicas, lunchtime menu items and the popular return of “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle.”

With a gentle flick of the wrist and just the right touch, guests can cast spells throughout “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at dazzling wand magic locations. This summer’s installation of two additional spells ups the tally to 15 thrilling wand magic experiences to practice. The Incendio fire-making spell will conjure flames of varying size based on skill level, and the Alohomora spell will unlock a series of intricate locks that may reveal the fiery breath of a creature hidden behind a secret door.

Three Broomsticks expands its lunchtime menu with a selection of traditional British fare, including:

Ploughman’s Lunch, featuring an imported selection of ham, salami, country paté, English cheese, homemade pickles and a warm scotch egg served with bread, cranberry chutney and grain mustard

Cheese Toastie with Chicken, featuring grilled English Cheddar cheese with chicken, crispy bacon, mustard and sliced tomato topped with a sunny side egg served with a fresh salad or potato wedges

 Sunday Roast Sandwich served on a freshly baked baguette filled with warm prime rib, caramelized onions, English Cheddar, horseradish sauce and homemade garlic pickles served with fresh salad or potato wedges

Guests can channel their inner wizards at Gladrags Wizardwear with a wide array of apparel inspired by the films. The billowing house robes worn by the students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and accompanying house uniforms, including hand-loomed cardigans from Scotland, scarves and ties are available for purchase.  New to Gladrags Wizardwear this season is a high-end replica of Professor Severus Snape’s robe, as well as a replica of Hermonione’s dress worn at the Yule Ball as seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which is now available in adult and children’s sizes.

Other wizard attire includes a replica of the cardigan worn by Neville Longbottom in the Battle of Hogwarts scene in the film series finale. Select attire is available in a variety of sizes from toddler to adult.

Just like the talking mirror in the Harry Potter films, Madam Malkin’s Talking Mirror makes quite a reflective entrance this summer, located in the corridor between Dervish and Banges™ and Gladrags Wizardwear. Speaking with an English accent, the Talking Mirror will entertain guests with a variety of complimentary remarks.

“The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” returns for a limited time only, beginning Saturday, June 24.

As night falls on Hogsmeade village, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” shines brightly with an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin, and culminates with awesome beams of lights that fan into the night sky. The colorful state-of-the-art light display and special effects projection is accompanied by a special musical arrangement created by Academy® award-winning composer John Williams based on his original scores composed for the film series. The musical arrangement that emanates in a surround sound environment was conducted by prolific arranger William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra in London.

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle returns this summer beginning June 24. –  Photo by Margie Anne Clark

            Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood is a masterful recreation, faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal point, Hogwarts castle.

            From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” transports guests of all ages to the very places they watched on the silver screen.

            The architecturally stunning land also includes the captivating and highly acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” thrill ride, enhanced with 4K-HD and ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second for an even more immersive glimpse into Harry Potter’s world, as well as Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor family coaster.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to enjoy authentic food and beverages at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeer carts. A foray through the shops adds to the authenticity of the land with such retail venues as Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges™, Gladrags Wizardwear, Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods and the Hogsmeade™ Station.

Additional information on Universal Studios Hollywood is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Join the conversation online using #WizardingWorldHollywood. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™.” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction.  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such authentic thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.”  Opening June 15, 2018, Universal Studios Hollywood will welcome debut The DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.”  The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

About Warner Bros. Entertainment: Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms.  A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product, and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)