Universal Studios Has an Exciting Year


“Universal Studios Hollywood”, this year, has added new attractions, new events, and more to attract more visitors. Making Universal Studios highly competitive compared to other amusement parks.

The first exciting event to happen this year was the opening of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”. It opened to guests on April 7, 2016. Shops, dinning, two rides, attractions, and the famous butterbeer can be found inside. One ride called “Flight Of The Hippogriff” is a family friendly ride just outside the “Hogwarts castle”. “The Hogwarts castle” is not only a real model, but it has the 3D ride called “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” inside it universalstudioshollywood.com

The famous butterbeer drink can now be found in its traditional version, frozen, and hot at “Three Broomsticks™”. Never before has the hot version of butterbeer been introduced to Universal Studios Hollywood. “Like its traditional and frozen counterparts, hot butterbeer is reminiscent of butterscotch and shortbread that’s been perfectly fine-tuned as a Hogsmeade treat,” stated slashfilm.com.

Another event took place during the night time from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror,” stated  halloweenhorrornights.com. This event happened on select nights from September 16 to November 5, 2016.

Halloween Horror Nights scared guests with seven mazes, “The Purge: Election Year” Scare Zone, and Eli Roth presents Terror Tram. The mazes were “American Horror Story”, “The Exorcist: The Possession of Regan MacNeil”, “Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield”, “Freddy vs. Jason”, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers”, “Krampus”, and new and permanent “The Walking Dead” attraction. Every maze had its own evil twist to it to fright those who dared to enter. The Terror Tram was an experience that allowed guests to get off the tram and find their way through mazes haunted by “Hollywood Harry”, a serial killer clown.

Halloween Horror Nights also returned the Jabbawockeez live Show. “Combining gravity-defying choreography, stunning special effects, heavy-hitting music and their unique brand of humor, get ready for another adrenaline-raising experience,” added halloweenhorrornights.com. During “Halloween Horror Nights”, some rides are kept operating. The four rides are “Jurassic Park–In the Dark,” “Revenge of the Mummy–The Ride,” “The Simpsons Ride”, and “Transformers: The Ride-3D.

As this 2016 year comes to an end, “Grinchmas” will be arriving at “Universal Studios Hollywood”. “Grinchmas” runs weekends on December 3-4 and 10-11, and daily from December 16 through January 1, 2017,” stated insidethemagic.net. This event is a holiday celebration that is based on “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, and is a “Wholibration.” “Holiday whimsy also will permanent throughout “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and the adjoining “Super Silly Fun Land” as a crew of very merry mischievous Minions spread Christmas cheer to visitors of all age,” added insidethemagic.net.

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