Universal Studios Hollywood is a favorite of ours – its located in the heart of LA…AND filled with fun rides for the whole family. Oh! and I can’t forget to mention all the beloved characters you’ll meet inside. This Summer is the perfect time to plan a visit, especially with the new California Neighbor Pass offer. You’ll be able to experience 175 days for just $149.
2019 Summer Guide to Universal Studios Hollywood
Exciting things are coming this Summer to theme park. If its your first time visit with kids, be sure to read my TIPS! And since the weather will be warmer, don’t forget to pack up swimsuits for the water-play area inside Super Silly Fun Land.
Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle
It’s back! From Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, August 11, you can catch the return of “Dark Arts at Hogwarts” illuminating the sky inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’re not gonna want to miss this show. We got a chance to preview the show back in April – read more about our experience along with viewing tips in my Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle post. And don’t forget to order some Butter Beer!
Fourth of July Fireworks
This is Universal Studios Hollywood first ever July 4th fireworks celebration! Exciting right? Guests will enjoy a spectacular aerial display that will take place in multiple locations within the theme park. The pyrotechnics will be synchronized to a score of Universal-themed music and patriotic favorites, starting at 9:30pm.
Jurassic World The Ride
There’s no exact date when this new ride will open – so stay tuned! But its definitely opening up this Summer.
The ride will feature the stars of the JURASSIC WORLD films: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong – reprising their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu. It will also feature an original storyline that will take guests on a breathtaking excursion through the theme park as depicted in JURASSIC WORLD. You’ll see iconic dinosaurs from the movie, including the colossal Indominus rex and the aquatic Mosasaurus in her natural habitat.
Universal Creative collaborated with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to bring the Mosasaurus to life and to capture the realism of her underwater environment using a combination of spectacular visual effects and cutting-edge technologies, including the use of motion parallax, a technique that shifts the guest’s perspective of the Mosasaurus as she moves throughout the tank.
AND there’s more.
Located adjacent to the ride will be a new “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the JURASSIC WORLD franchise, will engage guests in daring face-to-face encounters. Also, a new interactive “Dino Play” area will incorporate educational components within an inspired space where children of all ages can explore and excavate giant dinosaur fossils.
More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.