Universal Studios is the place to go this Summer!


Looking for a fun place to take the family this Summer? Universal Studios Hollywood is the place to go! There are some really cool new things this Summer! DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” is now open at Universal Studios Hollywood as of June 15, 2018. With cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the multi-sensory attraction, “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” introduces the first-ever integration of interior projection mapping designed to engulf guests in 180 degrees of immersive adventure. You can also see a few Characters at Universal Plaza such as Po and Tigress from Kung Fu Panda. A replica of Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop, as featured in the film, is also set up, inviting guests to enjoy his authentic Asian fare and a selection of hot and cold Asian beverages.


My favorite place to visit is “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and I could stay there all day! There are New Wand Magic Experiences and with a gentle flick of the wrist and just the right touch, guests can cast spells throughout the land at dazzling wand magic locations. This summer’s installation of the Incendio fire-making spell and the Alohomora unlocking spell ups the tally to 15 thrilling wand magic experiences to practice. This really is a great addition for Harry Potter fans!

What else is really cool is the New Wizarding Apparel at Gladrags Wizardwear.

Guests can channel their inner wizards at Gladrags Wizardwear with a wide array of apparel inspired by the films. New this season is a high-end replica of Professor Severus Snape’s robe and a replica of Hermione’s Yule Ball dress, now available in adult and children’s sizes.

Some really Exciting news is that Butterbeer Ice Cream & Three Broomsticks Expands its Menu!

Butterbeer ice cream is now available and Three Broomsticks expands its lunchtime menu with a selection of traditional British fare, including Ploughman’s Lunch, Cheese Toastie with Chicken and Sunday Roast Sandwich. I still prefer the Butterbeer and it’s one of my favorite things to drink when I’m there!

Other things you do not want to miss:

“Jurassic Park—The Ride”

The countdown to the extinction of “Jurassic Park—The Ride” begins as Universal Studios Hollywood excavates the site in preparation for the 2019 arrival of “Jurassic World Ride.” “Jurassic Park—The Ride” will officially become extinct on September 3, 2018. The Jurassic Cove restaurant and Jurassic Outfitters retail store also will close with the attraction and reopen with the new experience in 2019.

My son and I love this ride! It’s one of our favorites and a must on a hot Summer day! You will get wet!

Blue at the “Raptor Encounter”

Blue, one of the most popular dinosaurs from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s blockbuster Jurassic World franchise, is now part of Universal Studios Hollywood exciting “Raptor Encounter” experience inviting guests to brave the dangerous predator in daring face-to-face standoffs.

And of course…you won’t want to miss some of the things that make Universal Studios Hollywood one of my all-time favorite places to go!


I love the Studio Tour and always have to say “Hi!” to one of my favorite storybook characters..Curious George!

And…Don’t forget to wave to Norman!


Self Disclosure: I had the opportunity to visit Universal Studios Hollywood to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. Photo Credit: SoCal City Kids.









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