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Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:24 pm
by robbalvey
Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Universal Studios Hollywood, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

Official Park Website

Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!


April 21st, 2005 - USH to offer ALL YOU CAN EAT plan - SEE BELOW!

May 17th, 2007 - USH to enhance some rides (Jurassic Park, Revenge of the Mummy)

May 16th, 2008 - Simpsons: The Ride media day coverage
June 1st, 2008 - USH backlot catches fire
October 20th, 2008 - Transformers: The Ride announced
November 18th, 2008 - Escalator accident injures 8 people

June 18th, 2009 - Backlot Media Day, re-opening of Courthouse Square

June 30th, 2010 - King Kong 3D Media Event coverage
November 24th, 2010 - USH 20 year plan revealed
December 10th, 2010 - Grinchmas Media Event coverage

June 30th, 2011 - New Tram Tour opens with Jimmy Fallon
November 30th, 2011 - News of Wizarding World of Harry Potter leaked
December 7th, 2011 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter announced

May 25th, 2012 - Transformer Grand Opening Media Event
November 7th, 2012 - rumors of Terminator closing are confirmed

March 11th, 2013 - After much speculation USH announces Despciable Me: Minion Mayhem for 2014
April 23rd, 2013 - USH announces construction start date for Wizarding World of Harry Potter
April 24th, 2013 - closing of Gibson Ampitheather announced
June 11th, 2013 - more info on Despciable Me: Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Fun Land
August 16th, 2013 - More HHN news announced
September 22nd, 2013 - Halloween Horror Nights Grand Opening coverage!
October 4th, 2013 - Comcast buys Universal City Tower for $420 million
November 28th, 2013 - Bill & Ted rights renewed for HHN for five years!

March 21st, 2014 - Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem opens
April 8th, 2014 - Fast and Furious: Supercharged, Springfield & more announced!
August 28th, 2014 - Sound Stage 28 to be demolished for park expansion
September 21st, 2014 - HHN opening night review
December 21st, 2015 - General construction update

January 30th, 2015 - Fast and Furious "ride" announced
February 17th, 2015 - 50th Anniversary Celebration details announced
March 27th, 2015 - Springfield Opens
May 2nd, 2015 - Fast and Furious: Supercharged preview released!
June 24th, 2015 - Fast & Furious: Supercharged media day!
July 11th, 2015 - Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak" coming to Halloween Horror Nights!
July 30th, 2015 - Walking Dead returning to Halloween Horror Nights
August 13th, 2015 - "This Is the End 3D maze for Halloween Horror Nights
August 17th, 2015 - Purge "Terror Tram" for Halloween Horror Nights
December 8th, 2015 - Opening Date of April 7th, 2016 established for Wizarding World of Harry Potter
December 25th, 2015 - Universal Hollywood becomes the first major US theme park to offer dynamic pricing

February 13th, 2016 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter soft opening report
March 10, 2016 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter guided tour
March 14th, 2016 - Universal announces year-round "Walking Dead" attraction
June 22nd, 2016 - Universal 5-year plan released. Increase footprint of theme park by re-organizing sound stages
August 4th, 2016 - Krampus coming to Halloween Horror Nights in 2016!
November 29th, 2016 - Nintendo-themed area confirmed for the Universal Orlando Resort!

March 9th, 2017 - Jimmy Buffett to perform live at Margaritaville!
May 18th, 2017 - Harry Potter Nighttime Lights show debuts June 23rd!
May 19th, 2017 - 'The Shining' maze coming to Halloween Horror Nights!
June 6th, 2017 - DreamWorks Theatre, DreamWorks characters, Hello Kitty & Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter announced!
August 7th, 2017 - Freddy, Jason, Leatherface & Chucky coming to Halloween Horror Nights!
August 14th, 2017 - SAW: The Games of Jigsaw HHN house revealed!
November 2nd, 2017 - Harry Potter Christmas & Grinchas begin 11/24/17

May 10th, 2018 - Jurassic World replacing Jurassic Park - The Ride
May 23rd, 2018 - New offerings at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
July 13th, 2018 - 'The First Purge' maze coming to Halloween Horror Nights!
August 10th, 2018 - Poltergeist is coming to Halloween Horror Nights!
August 15th, 2018 - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers at HHN!
August 20th, 2018 - The Horrors of Blumhouse: Chapter Two coming to HHN!
August 22nd, 2018 - "Universal Monsters" HHN maze announced!
September 14th, 2018 - Halloween Horror Nights 2018 Report!
October 24th, 2018 - Kid-friendly Halloween celebration & "lights-on" Stranger Things walk-through experience announced!
December 2nd, 2018 - EVE event details & ultimate EVE package announced!

March 4th, 2019 - Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle projection show announced!
March 13th, 2019 - Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Premiere Event details
March 13th, 2019 - Secret Life of Pets Ride Announced!
April 29th, 2019 - Universal Monsters: Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
May 23rd, 2019 - Jurassic World cast reprises roles for updated ride
July 4th, 2019 - Halloween Horror Nights 2019 scare zones revealed!
July 26th, 2019 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space HHN maze announced!
August 5th, 2019 - "Creepshow" Halloween Horror Nights maze announced!
August 8th, 2019 - "Us" Halloween Horror Nights maze announced!
August 14th, 2019 - Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses maze announced!
September 2nd, 2019 - HHN specialty tickets & R.I.P Tour details released!

Original Post

This just in from Universal Studios Hollywood:




Universal City, California-Universal Studios Hollywood serves great food value with a new "All You Can Eat & Drink....All Day Long" offer, inviting guests to dine to their hearts content at two of the theme park's most popular restaurants, Mel's Diner and Jurassic Cove Café,.

Special "All You Can Eat" passes can be purchased at the Universal Studios Hollywood ticket booths or on site at either one of these restaurants. The price is $19.95 for adults and $11.95 for guests 48" or less, and is available for a limited time only though June 30.

Mel's Diner caters to theme parks guests in a restaurant reminiscent of a typical 1950's style diner with such tasty fare as hamburgers, French fries, chicken sandwiches and salads along with soda fountain chocolate, strawberry and vanilla shakes. Jurassic Cove Café dishes out popular brand name foods from Pizza Hut, Panda Express and Starbucks along with traditional hamburgers, French fries, salads and fruit bowls. Mammoth-sized goodies include chocolate cake, cookies and gargantuan custard filled cream puffs.

I know that certain members of a certain organization are going to be VERY happy about this! :D


PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:38 pm
by QuakerOaties
Dude... If I were to visit SoCal, I would go to the park JUST for this.

Mark "I'm a starving teenage boy" Luskus

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:32 pm
by Justin
Happy Birthday ACErs!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:46 pm
by SharkTums
In other news...

"entire enthusiast community buys USH Season Passes"

Seriously though this is a great idea! I know they've been testing it for a few months so hopefully all the bugs are worked out. Heck, it's worth the price on a hot day just for drinks!

Elissa "looking forward to trying this out!" Alvey

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:54 pm
by CoasterCrazy
This is one of the best ideas ever, I would love to try it out.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:56 pm
by robbalvey
^ Wait a second...aren't you the one that just posted about being worried that you might not be able to participate in the Fear Factor Live show because of the weight limit???

--Robb "Think about it...." Alvey :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:01 pm
by SharkTums

Dude, you're on a roll today!


Elissa "knew I married you for a reason" Alvey

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:02 pm
by CoasterCrazy
I wouldn't eat that much because I would just sample all of the food instead of eating one big meal. :)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:06 pm
by robbalvey
^ See, we're just looking out for our fellow members so that we don't suffer the embarassment of having to be told we can't ride something!

--Robb "Who remembers a time when I came close to not fitting on some rides back in my ACEr days!" Alvey :oops:

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:42 pm
by memphish
^When you wore the vest?