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Tips for Christmas at Universal Studios Japan

“Wonder Christmas” is a holiday event at Universal Studios Japan celebrating the holiday season, running from November 9, 2018 until January 6, 2019. The festivities at Universal’s Osaka park include a nighttime show, one of the most spectacular Christmas trees in the world, and plenty of holiday treats. In this post, we’ll share tips for Universal’s […]

2018 Universal Studios Japan Tips & Strategy Guide

In this guide to Universal Studios Japan, we’ll offer tips & tricks for visiting this very popular theme park in Osaka. Due to its location, size, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, USJ is a busy park. This strategy is essential for avoiding crowds at Universal Studios Japan…so you don’t wait in a 240-minute […]

Restaurant Reviews & Food Guide for Universal Studios Japan

Our Universal Studios Japan restaurant reviews feature food photos from dining spots throughout the park, menu photos, and tips for what to order while at this theme park in Osaka. From cute snacks to hearty meals, and Harry Potter to Hello Kitty, we’ve got you covered! We love USJ, and visit with regularity. However, the […]

Sanrio Puroland Info, Tips & Strategy

Beyond reading that it’s Tokyo, Japan’s Hello Kitty theme park, I couldn’t find a lot of info about Sanrio Puroland before our visit. In this post, we seek to rectify the dearth of info and planning tips, covering whether it’s worth your time, how to save money on tickets, and other tips for avoiding lines […]

FlyOver Canada Review: Soarin’ Over the Great White North

FlyOver Canada is a soaring attraction at Vancouver’s cruise ship terminal that is so similar to Soarin’ that Disney fans might feel a sense of deja vu when riding. In this post, we’ll review FlyOver Canada, assess whether it’s worth your time and money, and offer basic information about the attraction experience. Located in the multi-purpose […]

Our Visit to Tivoli Gardens

Our top priority when we visited Copenhagen, Denmark was a day at Tivoli Gardens, which is widely considered the original inspiration for Disneyland. In this post, we’ll share our experience at the amusement park, share photos of the design, rides, and whether we think it’s worth your time if you’re visiting Scandinavia. Located in the heart […]

Minions: the Duffy of Universal Studios Japan

Minion Park is the newest addition to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, a moderately elaborate mini-land anchored around Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, a 3D ride through Gru’s lab, which replaced Back to the Future: the Ride. In this post, we’ll share some info and thoughts about Minion Park. When Universal Studios Japan announced that Despicable Me Minion […]

Sheraton Universal Hollywood Hotel Review

Sheraton Universal is an on-site hotel at Universal Studios Hollywood, within walking distance of the park and CityWalk, and a short drive from Los Angeles. In this hotel review, I’ll share photos from the refurbished rooms, and overhauled common areas of the Sheraton Universal Hotel. Truth be told, I never planned on writing this review. […]

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Photos

Two of my favorite lands in any theme park are Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade in Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, respectively, at Universal Orlando Resort. They are also two of the most photogenic lands, and as such, I thought I’d share some of my best Wizarding World of Harry Potter photos in this […]

Tips for Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

This post covers our tips for enjoying and saving money at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, an annual event at Knott’s Berry Farm in Southern California. Basically, what Food & Wine Festival is to Disney California Adventure, the Boysenberry Festival is to Knott’s Berry Farm–except literally everything on the menu features boysenberries. That might sound odd at […]