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Univeral Studios Hollywood Will Go Forward With Expansion, Harry Potter

I spent most of the 90s visiting Universal Studios Hollywood almost every month. In doing so, I really got to know the tightly packed acreage that made up Southern California’s second most popular themepark. It’s taken some doing, but they’ve … Continue reading

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Taking his Magic to Muggles of Universal Studios Hollywood

When I lived in Southern California, the theme park I visited the second most often was Universal Studios Hollywood. I lived within walking distance and would often find myself on the Backlot Tram or watching Waterworld when the thought of … Continue reading

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Walt’s Southern California Homes

Walt’s 1927 home on Lyric Ave in the Silver lake area. Walt and crew secretly worked on the 1st Mickey Mouse cartoon in the garage. A history blog called “Dear Old Hollywood” has a great piece this week on the … Continue reading

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Garden Grove’s International West finally gets first site

International West, a planned series of tourist districts in Garden Grove, has finally had its first tenant approved. A new 600 room hotel and 6 acre water park has just been approved by the city council. Of course, with this … Continue reading

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