We were pretty excited when we found out that Kingsman: The Secret Service scene-stealer Sofia Boutella was cast as the titular monster in Universal Studio’s The Mummy reboot. It’s a different take on the iconic monster and it has the potential to jump start the expanded Monsters universe that Universal wants so badly.
It’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween, especially when you might need to plan some travel in tandem with the holiday. For the first time ever, Universal Studios will be incorporating The Exorcist into its popular “Halloween Horror Nights” theme-park events in Orlando and Hollywood.
Universal Studios is a bizarre theme park that welcomes over seven million people a year. Lately, the big draw is a sprawling replica of Harry Potter’s world, though it’s long been famous for making tourists feel like they’re characters in one of Universal’s many hit movies. The technology involved in these…
Now that the mouse is converting big chunks of Disneyland and Disney World to ever-profitable Star Wars attractions, the theme park arms race is at all an all-time high. But who wants to drink blue milk at a Star Wars-themed cantina when Universal Studios is building Willy Wonka’s freakin’ Chocolate Factory.
King Kong has long been a staple of Universal Studios theme parks. From Kongfrontation to his appearances on the Studio Tour tram ride, the Eighth Wonder of the World has always terrorized park attendees. But now, things are getting much, much bigger.
Several of the biggest theme parks in the United States are increasing their security measures because of recent mass shootings and terrorist attacks occurring, uh, everywhere, constantly. Disneyland, Universal Studios, Disney World, and SeaWorld will all start using metal detectors; Disney World is also banning the…
Lots of amusement parks have scary Halloween attractions that feature cameos by popular horror franchises. But very few are actually created with the help and permission of the people who created those franchises. One that is: Halloween Horror Nights. And 2015’s version is absolutely terrifying.
If you've refused to acknowledge a reality without magic and wizards after the Harry Potter books and films ended, Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter will now let you further live out your fantasies with new interactive wands that bring many parts of the attraction to life.
Back in May, we showed you the insanely detailed concept art for The Simspsons park at Universal Studios. Well, now the doors to Springfield have opened! See what Moe's looks like in the flesh!
Do you dare enter the trippy horrors of The Cabin in the Woods? Universal Orlando has announced that it is recreating the cabin—and all of its twists and turns—as a maze attraction in time for Halloween.
Rumors around the Infotainment Supernetway indicate that Universal is looking into adding a Lord of the Rings/Hobbit-inspired section to their Universal Studios theme parks, which would instantly be the new nerdiest place on Earth. Supposedly talks are far enough along that the Tolkien Estate people have already…
$40 million buys you a whole lot of roller coaster. Need an example? Just look at Universal Studio's newest 3D mega-attraction, Transformers: The Ride.
Yesterday — after 22 years of filling tourists with literally dozens of scares — the venerable Jaws ride at Universal Studios Florida has shuttered its doors to vacationers for eternity. The park plans to open some other unnamed crap ride in its stead.
Did you know they're still doing a Waterworld show at Universal Studios Hollywood? We didn't, until we read it might get phased out. Despite being based on a totally forgettable movie, the show looks pretty amazing. Check out some photos.
We already know that iMovie '11 is going to be YouTube's next big (annoying) meme, but Apple's protecting its chums at movie studios such as Universal and Paramount, by banning any chance of parody. Bummer.
Join a dancing and singing Gilly on stage at the Universal Studios' production Creature From The Black Lagoon: The Musical. The musical romp about an Amazonian lagoon monster who prays upon an unsuspecting science team will be replacing the theme park's "Fear Factor" stage show. The concept art poster asks the…