Showing posts with label Universal Studios. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Universal Studios. Show all posts

August 8, 2019

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT BRING UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING FILMMAKER JORDAN PEELE’S GLOBAL BLOCKBUSTER, US, TO LIFE IN ALL-NEW TERRIFYING “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” MAZES

 Click Here for a Look at the Horror that Awaits and Here to Purchase Tickets 

Universal City, CA, Orlando, Fla., (August 7, 2019) – The reality unearthed in Universal Pictures’ global horror film blockbuster, Us, from visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele, becomes perilously tethered to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in all-new terrifying “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes, debuting this September.

Featuring the unnerving labyrinth of underground tunnels that stretch from coast to coast below America, to the disorienting and the ominous uprising of “The Tethered”— doppelgängers of every living man, woman and child in the country—the “Us” maze will place guests at the heart of this living nightmare where they quickly realize they are their own worst enemy.

The journey begins circa 1986 as guests follow in the footsteps of the young girl they first meet as Adelaide Wilson as she innocently ventures through a mirror funhouse at the Santa Cruz boardwalk and has a fateful and traumatic encounter with her tethered doppelgänger, an event that will forever alter both of their lives.  The harrowing experience will then transition to present day, thrusting guests into the chaos of “The Tethered” uprising as they emerge from their tunnels to murder their privileged doubles in a nationwide coordinated act of rebellion. 

"It's very exciting to know that fans of Us will get to experience firsthand the terror of being stalked and tormented by ‘The Tethered.’ It’s been a lifelong ambition of mine to create a monster that would scare people on Halloween, so having ‘The Tethered’ join such esteemed company is a dream come true,” said Jordan Peele. 

August 5, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT RELAUNCHES POPULAR THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER VACATION PACKAGE WITH ALL-NEW ENHANCEMENTS


New Entitlements Include a Special Themed Keepsake Box and an
 Exclusive Wizarding World-Themed Photo Session
Orlando, Fla. (August 5, 2019) – Universal Orlando Resort has added exciting new enhancements to its popular The Wizarding World of Harry Potter vacation package. And with the recent opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – plus the upcoming fall debut of the new light projection experience, “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,” there has never been a better time to experience the wonder and adventure of the most spectacularly-themed lands ever created.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Florida Resident Exclusive Vacation Package” includes Universal Orlando hotel accommodations, admission to Universal Orlando’s three world-class theme parks, breakfast at a signature restaurant within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and more. Plus, package holders will receive new specialty items, such as an exclusive photo at Shutterbutton’s Photography Studio in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and a specially-themed keepsake box filled with items to get them ready for their trip, including a personalized welcome letter, travel planning guide, Harry Potter character luggage tags and more. 
Florida residents can book “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Florida Resident Exclusive Vacation Package” now for travel through the end of the year. See below for details.

July 17, 2019

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS WELCOMES GHOSTBUSTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER TO “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” IN ALL-NEW MAZES INSPIRED BY SONY PICTURES’ 1984 CLASSIC HIT

Orlando, Fla., Universal City, CA (July 17, 2019) – For the first time ever, Sony Pictures’ classic film, Ghostbusters, is coming to “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort and  Universal Studios Hollywood – bringing the most memorable scenes, characters and supernatural spirits from one of pop culture’s most iconic films to life in immersive mazes based off the 1984 classic at the nation’s premier Halloween events, starting this September.

Ghostbusters has entertained generations with its comedic yet frightening tale of four paranormal investigators on their quest to eradicate supernatural threats from creating chaos throughout New York City. As the film marks its milestone 35th anniversary, guests will have the unique opportunity to live the action and terrifying scares they have seen in the hit film when it comes to life at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” in Orlando and Hollywood.

In each maze, guests will follow in the footsteps of the Ghostbusters – Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston – as they venture through artfully recreated scenes from the film, including the firehouse, New York Public Library and the Temple of Gozer, as an army of ghoulish spirits, hideous specters and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms attack from every corner.  As they delve deeper into the maze, guests will come face-to-face with an array of paranormal creatures, from the voracious Slimer to the all-powerful Gozer the Gozerian and in its ultimate destructor form – the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, to brave the demonic spirits and survive the night.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film.  Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins FridaySeptember 6 in Orlando and on FridaySeptember 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” and to purchase select tickets at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.

About Ghost Corps
Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., is focused on expanding the Ghostbusters brand with live-action feature films, animated motion pictures, television, merchandise, and other new entertainment products.  Ghost Corps is headquartered on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.

About Universal Orlando Resort 
Universal Orlando Resort is a unique vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. 

Universal Orlando’s three theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the 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. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family. 

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About Universal Studios Hollywood
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. 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™”, and the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.”  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.” 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.

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN

June 25, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT BEGINS HIRING FOR HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS AND DESTINATION-WIDE OPPORTUNITIES


Universal Orlando to Hire 2,000 New Team Members Across Entire Destination 

WHAT: Universal Orlando Resort is hiring a total of 2,000 Team Members to fill roles for the world’s premier Halloweenevent, Halloween Horror Nights, and other opportunities across the destination.
Universal Orlando is now hiring more than 300 Haunted House Attendants for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. Running for 41 select nights this fall, these positions are perfect for students and people looking for a nighttime or additional jobs outside of typical work hours. In the coming weeks, Universal Orlando will host specific hiring events for the Haunted House Attendant roles. 

The destination is also now hiring new Team Members for various opportunities across the entire resort. Full-time, Part-time and Seasonal positions are available in all areas including Attractions, Food Services, Culinary, Custodial, Entrance Operations, Security – and more.

May 21, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT CREATES THE MOST THRILLING AND INNOVATIVE COASTER EXPERIENCE YET WITH HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE


Immersive Environments, Unparalleled Thrills and Beloved Harry Potter Characters Come to Life on the Epic New “Story Coaster” – Opening June 13 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade

Orlando, Fla. (May 20, 2019) – From rich sets and an actual forest with 1,200 trees to ground-breaking coaster technology and a captivating storyline, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will be the most highly-themed, immersive coaster experience yet – becoming the world’s first “story coaster.”  

Epic Thrills Await Within the Forbidden Forest…

May 6, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS ITS MOST LIFE-LIKE ANIMATED FIGURE EVER, HAGRID, FEATURED IN ALL-NEW EXPERIENCE, HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE


Guests Will Encounter One of the Most Beloved Characters From the Harry Potter Film Series in a Whole New Way as Part of the Epic New Addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 

Orlando, Fla. (May 6, 2019) – Universal Orlando Resort has created its most life-like animated figure for the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – opening June 13. And it’s none other than Hogwarts gamekeeper and Care of Magical Creatures professor himself – Hagrid.

Guests will come face-to-face with Hagrid during their journey as his hyper-realistic animated figure tries to contain his beloved Blast-Ended Skrewt. The gentle half-giant will guide guests through their adventure into the Forbidden Forest as they encounter some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.

May 1, 2019

TODAY CAFE TO GRAND OPEN ON MAY 16 AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT


TODAY Cafe at Universal Studios Florida will officially grand open on Thursday, May 16. Designed to feel like stepping onto the iconic TODAY set, the cafe will serve specialty food and beverage options, including fresh in-house baked pastries, salads, sandwiches and locally-roasted coffee including the TODAY Cafe blend, a unique coffee blend made exclusively for the cafe.

NBC’s Al Roker and the TODAY team will broadcast live from the TODAY Cafe on Thursday, May 16 – celebrating the grand opening with guests and fans alike. Plus, Al’s Avocado Toast – the first seasonal dish inspired by his favorite recipes – will be available at the cafe. Al’s Avocado Toast is topped with cherry tomatoes, artichokes, roasted red onions and tomato aioli, and is accompanied by bread and butter pickles. Guests will be able to power through their day with this hearty and healthy dish and according to Al, the pickles add a nice sweetness and an umami taste.

In preparation for the official grand opening of the TODAY Cafe on May 16, the cafe is currently operating on a limited, unscheduled basis. During this time, guests can enjoy select menu items for breakfast and lunch, as well as beverage and snack options. 
For more information about the TODAY Cafe, visit the Universal Orlando Resort Blog and to check out the full menu, click here.

CINEMATIC HORROR ICONS COME TO LIFE IN ALL-NEW “UNIVERSAL MONSTERS” MAZES AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS”


Universal Pictures’ Legendary Monsters Make Frightening Debut at Universal Orlando Resort 
and Return to Wreak Havoc at Universal Studios Hollywood

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (April 29, 2019) – “Universal Monsters” will come to life in all-new terrifying Halloween Horror Nights mazes at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror films. The terrifying experiences on both coasts will wake some of the most frightening and legendary monsters in horror history and bring them face-to-face with guests at the nation's premier Halloween events.

At Universal Orlando Resort, guests will be hunted by every single grisly monster from the anthology, including Dracula, The Wolf Man and Frankenstein, in the all-new experience, “Universal Monsters.” Each sinister environment will bleed from one to the next as guests press through the darkened realms of horrifying creatures. Guests will face bloody terrors in Dracula’s castle and flee from what is behind the cryptic howls of the grim forest. They’ll run from the horrifying manmade monster within Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory, and fall prey to an ancient Egyptian curse as they are pursued by the evil Mummy. Guests will try to escape the mysterious Creature lurking in the Black Lagoon, or become victims of other horrors waiting in the shadows. Click here to witness the terror that is coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort.

April 23, 2019

YOU’VE NEVER HAD A HOLIDAY LIKE THIS: UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT ANNOUNCES DATES FOR ITS 2019 HOLIDAYS CELEBRATION


Guests Can Now Plan a Holiday Getaway filled with Merry, Mischief and Thrills as They Experience Unique Holiday Entertainment across the Entire Destination

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 22, 2019) – Guests can take their holiday traditions to the next level and experience the merry, mischief and thrills of Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration, beginning November 16, 2019 and running through January 5, 2020. 

Guests will find a winter “fun”-derland that the entire family will enjoy with incredible holiday experiences across the entire destination that put a twist on the traditional. There’s nowhere else that they can witness a spectacular transformation of Hogwarts castle during “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter; meet the maven of mischief himself, The Grinch, during Grinchmas; experience merry – and mayhem – with the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me and other beloved characters during Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s; and so much more.

April 19, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN CREATURE FEATURED IN ALL-NEW EXPERIENCE, HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE


For the First Time Ever, the “Blast-Ended Skrewt” Will Be Brought to Life Especially For the Epic New Addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


Orlando, Fla. (April 19, 2019) – Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed a never-before-seen magical creature that guests will encounter in Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, opening June 13.


Known as the “Blast-Ended Skrewt,” this unique creature will be one of the most life-like animated figures Universal Orlando has ever created and was brought to life for the first time ever for this new adventure. Described as a cross between a giant scorpion and an elongated crab, this creature was created by Hagrid – one of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter films and the guide of this new experience. During their journey, guests will come face-to-face (or face-to-rear) for the first time ever with the “Blast-Ended Skrewt” and its dangerous ‘blasting end.’ Here’s some fast facts about what you can expect from this rare magical creature:

April 16, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT RELEASES FIRST-EVER LOOK AT MAGICAL CREATURES THAT AWAIT IN HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE DURING WEEK-LONG REVEAL


The Epic New Addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens June 13

Orlando, Fla. (April 15, 2019) – Starting today through April 19, Universal Orlando Resort is giving guests a first-ever look at the magical creatures they’ll encounter inside the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet – Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

The epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be an immersive experience unlike any other, combining a new level of storytelling and innovative coaster technology with elaborate environments – including an actual forest with more than 1,200 live trees – to bring an all-new wizarding world adventure to life. Guests will embark on a journey with Hagrid – one of the most beloved characters in theHarry Potter films – into the Forbidden Forest to discover some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.

April 9, 2019

NEW UNIVERSAL CITYWALK RESTAURANT, BIGFIRE, BRINGS FIRESIDE DINING EXPERIENCE DIRECTLY TO GUESTS

 

All-New Restaurant to Put Modern Twist on Open-Fire Cooking,
Adding Bold Flavors to American Classic Dishes

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 9, 2019) – This summer, Universal Orlando Resort will debut its next original concept dining experience – Bigfire – an all-new, full-service restaurant that will bring a specially created menu and a highly-themed environment directly to guests at Universal CityWalk – and take open fire cooking to a whole new level.

Bigfire will feature unique theming designed to make guests feel as though they have stepped into a grand lakeside lodge, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of summers spent by the water. The two-story venue will feature warm modern surroundings, from a cozy fireplace to cast iron and wood design elements mixed with nostalgic camp lanterns and oversized plaid blankets. As guests step onto the outside patio, they will be greeted with twinkling lights, comfortable seating and lawn games for the entire family to enjoy. And guests will be able to enjoy one of the most popular fireside treats– s’mores – which they will be able to prepare themselves right at their table.

March 28, 2019

NETFLIX’S ORIGINAL SERIES “STRANGER THINGS” RETURNS TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT WITH ALL-NEW “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” MAZES THIS FALL

Click Here for a Sneak Peek into the Upside Down

Universal City, CA, Orlando, Fla. (March 27, 2019) – Netflix’s supernatural thriller, “Stranger Things” returns to “Halloween Horror Nights” 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, debuting all-new mazes inspired by seasons 2 and 3 of the critically-acclaimed series.

This year’s chilling mazes pick up where last year’s mazes left off, continuing the suspenseful storyline where a predatory entity terrorizes the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, and delving even further into the parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down. 
The mazes on both coasts will also parallel the hit show as it leaps forward to 1985, taking guests on a terrifying excursion through portions of “Stranger Things 3,” which begins streaming July 4 on Netflix.

As with the previous mazes, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort are partnering with Netflix and the creators and executive producers of “Stranger Things” to create authentic representations of the blockbuster series.

BLUE MAN ORLANDO LAUNCHES NEW BAND JAM EXPERIENCE


ORLANDO, March 26, 2019 – Blue Man Group is proud to announce the launch of the Band Jam Experience, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to jam out with a Blue Man Group band member following the nightly show at Universal CityWalk. The 20-minute jam session is performed on a custom-made, four-person drumbone percussion instrument created in the exclusive Blue Man Group music lab.

March 20, 2019

LAST CHANCE: UNPRECEDENTED OFFER GIVES UP TO SIX MONTHS FREE ON UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT ANNUAL PASSES


Don’t Miss This Special Offer – Purchase and Activate Your Pass by April 4 

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 19, 2019) – Universal Orlando Resort is giving Passholders more thrills and adventure than ever before. It’s the last chance to take advantage of up to six months FREE on Universal Orlando Resort Annual Passes. This special offer is valid on 2-Park and 3-Park Seasonal and Annual Passes and is only available for purchase and activation through April 4, 2019.

That’s up to a year and a half to enjoy all of the thrills and excitement Universal Orlando has to offer, including:

March 14, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS NEW DETAILS FOR HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE - THE MOST HIGHLY THEMED, IMMERSIVE COASTER YET


Thrilling Adventure will be the Epic New Addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Open on June 13
Click Here to Watch Harry Potter Film Star, Tom Felton and Art Director, Alan Gilmore Reveal 
the Wondrous Details…

Orlando, Fla. (March 12, 2019) – On June 13, 2019, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure  the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – will soar into Universal Orlando Resort and become the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet. Today, all-new details have been revealed about the magical new adventure that awaits.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will combine a new level of storytelling and innovative coaster technology with rich environments and sets – including an actual forest with more than 1,200 live trees. It will also give guests the unique opportunity to join Hagrid – one of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter films – on a journey to one of the most mysterious places in the wizarding world – the Forbidden Forest. With Hagrid as their guide, guests will fly deep into the Forbidden Forest and brave the mysteries and thrills beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle on a groundbreaking coaster experience unlike any other.

February 28, 2019

A POWERFUL DARK ARTS SPELL HAS BEEN CAST ON “THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER,” BRINGING A DYNAMIC, ALL-NEW LIGHT PROJECTION EXPERIENCE TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT


Universal City, CA; Orlando, Fla. (February 28, 2019) – Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort invite guests to experience an exciting new dimension of sorcery at “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” with the introduction of the “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,” a powerful, original and breathtaking projection experience.
The “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will illuminate Hogwarts castle and “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” nightly from April 13 – 28 at Universal Studios Hollywood then return from May 25 – 27.

Universal Orlando Resort’s experience will debut later this year with dates to be announced at a later time.

This exciting all-new experience in “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will cast a mesmerizing display of light, music and special effects, unleashing the darkest creatures and villains, including the powerful Dark wizard Lord Voldemort.

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