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Thanks (and No Thanks) for the Memories, Bob Hope

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/21/2018, 12:00 AM

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans—truly one of the best, most thorough, and well-funded historic museums in the United States, and deeply underrated—is adding a special new exhibition through the end of 2018 and into early 2019. It's all about Bob Hope, the comic megastar whose association with the USO was a defining feature of both that war and his career. The exhibition, So Ready f...

A Visit to Los Angeles' Museum of Broken Relationships

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/24/2017, 9:00 PM

Amidst the circus that is Hollywood Boulevard, a poignant museum shares tales of trauma...

Theme Parks Now Charge More for Busy Days in a "Demand Pricing" Game Changer

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/03/2016, 1:45 AM

Universal Studios Hollywood's "EZ Rez" advance purchase calendar for February, 2016 On April 7, the original Universal Studios in Hollywood finally gets its own Wizarding World of Harry Potter. After two phases of the attraction have already opened in Orlando and transformed the fortunes of the Universal resort in Florida, the Los Angeles property is finally getting a taste of Potterm...

CityPASS Adds One City But Drops Another

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/17/2015, 6:00 PM

In our estimation, CityPASS is one of the only multi-attraction tourist passes that's worth its salt. Countless ticket packages marketed to tourists have a very short lifespan—often, only a day or two—so if they're going to get their money's worth, they have to go at a breakneck speed, spending nearly no time in each of the attractions. CityPASS, though, has a 9-day lifespan, which is ampl...

Minions, Mayhem and Universal’s Godzilla-Sized “Footprint”

By Gretchen Kelly

Posted on 05/06/2014, 3:30 PM

  Universal Studios Theme Parks & Resorts, flush with funds from its gajillionaire owner Comcast is going mano a mano with Disney in an all out bid to own the theme park world.  Speaking at an investor conference in January, Comcast’s CEO Brian Roberts vowed that the telecom giant was “doubling down on theme parks.”  Now Universal Studios Hollywood is promoting its newly opened “D...

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