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DREAMSCAPES SPRING/SUMMER 2017 52 W hen the studio introduced public tours in 1964, film- making was a magical mystery unto itself; simply seeing the house from Psycho or the saloons and sheriff's office that served countless shoot-'em-ups pro- vided all the thrill a visitor could wish for. Now, in the age of computer-generated graphics, nothing less than being in the middle of the action will do. Combining rides, shows and behind-the- scenes glimpses into filmmaking and snippets of movie fantasy that insert visi- tors into the story has turned one of the world's largest movie studios into one of the largest theme parks. UNIVERSAL BLOCKBUSTERS The park's newest blockbuster, The Wiz- arding World of Harry Potter, is more than a single attraction; it re-creates the village of Hogsmeade, where visitors encounter mag- ical creatures and black-hearted villains. While roaming the classrooms and corri- dors of Hogwarts School, they come upon Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, a 3D ride that sends them flying high above the castle grounds. Another ride, the Flight of the Hippogriff, is the park's first outdoor rollercoaster. When rides, events such as Ollivander's Wand Shop Show and numerous shops leave you drained of energy, the Three Broomsticks restaurant IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD SINCE BRUCE, THE SHARK FROM JAWS, WAS THE PARK'S BIGGEST THRILL, YOU'RE IN FOR A TREAT. Enter Hollywood's FUN ZONE BY SAMANTHA FRASER TOP: Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts Castle at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. Zack Lipp/Universal Studios Hollywood. HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17) ©2017 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. OPPOSITE TOP: Join Gru, his daughters and the mischievous Minions on an unpredictable 3D ride, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. Universal Studios Hollywood OPPOSITE BOTTOM: Battle your way through The Walking Dead, an all-new year-round attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. David Sprague/Universal Studios Hollywood

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