- By Nina Sventitsky
Lights! Camera! Action! Universal Studios Hollywood opens April 16th! The theme park fairies have been hard at work this past year creating new rides (The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash) and new ‘guest stars’ (Jurassic World—The Ride, Indominus Rex an alarming realistic new dinosaur) and spiffing up the park. It pays to be an Angeleno, because the park is open only to California residents right now. Tickets go on sale April 8th – bring the kids and grandkids!
If you’re missing your Krusty Burger from Springfield USA (The Simpson’s) fish and chips at Three Broomsticks (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter) or need a Minion Cafe fix of Hazelnut Banana Pudding, “Taste of Universal” is for you. Taste is a separate ticketed event of all day shopping and dining in the Upper Lot of Universal Studios Hollywood. New dates are April 9,10, 11. Special discounts for kids. You don’t have to wait for the park to open to have fun, because Universal City Walk and Universal Cinemas are open now for casual visits. Many restaurants have outdoor dining and some indoor seating. The folks in charge have all of the safety measures in place in time for our glorious Spring weather.
Limited guest capacity, so purchase tickets (beforehand) for the park or “Taste of Universal.”