December 21, 2011 |
Shortly after Christmas, the same question arises every year: What are we going to do on New Year's Eve ? Here's what some California amusement and theme parks have planned for the last night of 2011: Disneyland in Anaheim will stay open until 2 a.m. with live bands, DJs and midnight fireworks. Across the way, Disney California Adventure will remain open until 1 a.m. with the ElecTRONica dance party and a midnight showing of "World of Color," the nighttime water spectacular.
April 24, 2013 |
A celebrated musical venue will close at Universal City to make way for a new magical venue. The Gibson Amphitheatre, a 6,100-seat hall that has hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton, will close in September, clearing the way for construction of a Harry Potter-themed attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. Live Nation, the venue's operator, announced the closure Wednesday, citing the end of an agreement under which the site has been leased from Universal.
September 23, 2013 |
Success has finally caught up with Universal's Horror Nights as the gold standard of Halloween theme park events has grown too predictable, complacent and popular for its own good. After years of defining and redefining the bleeding edge of theme park terror, a combination of overwhelming crowds, shrinking space due to construction and a weak collection of haunted mazes delivered a triple whammy to Halloween Horror Nights this year at Universal Studios Hollywood. Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood Crowds have become an increasing problem as Horror Nights has grown in popularity, but this year was unbearable.
January 3, 1990 |
More than 5.1 million visitors poured through the turnstiles at Universal Studios in 1989, shattering the 1987 record of 4.2 million. Based on attendance, Universal Studios Hollywood has become the top tourist attraction in Los Angeles and the third largest in the United States, according to a studio spokesman. Park officials attribute the dramatic upturn to the March debut of Earthquake, a man-made attraction that recreates "The Big One"--an 8.3 temblor.
November 6, 2001 |
Eastman Kodak Co. and Universal Studios have renewed a marketing partnership for five years. Under the agreement, Kodak will serve as the exclusive imaging partner to Universal's domestic theme parks. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Universal's parks will help to promote Kodak's film, cameras and imaging technology.