Universal City, California – December 20, 2017 – According to Google’s 2017 Year in Search campaign, Universal Studios Hollywood topped the list of Travel Destination Activities based on their aggregation of trillions of search queries.

Trending searches are defined as having the highest spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2017 vs prior year.

According to Google, Year in Search reflects the spirit of the times as they strive to capture the year’s new and exciting search terms. Trending terms generally better identify what people were curious about in 2017 relative to 2016. More information is available at google.com/2017.

As the #1 tourist destination in Los Angeles and one of the most progressive theme parks anywhere, Universal Studios Hollywood inspires guests from across the globe to step into the world of movie-making magic and experience immersive, groundbreaking attractions based on today’s most compelling movies and television shows.

With its recent unprecedented multi-million dollar investment to reimagine the decades old theme park, Universal Studios Hollywood has undergone a top to bottom makeover resulting in 75 percent of the destination completely transformed.  The dramatic changes that have taken place in recent years have substantially altered the look, feel and experience of the theme park to redefine Universal Studios Hollywood as an entirely new destination.

Since its inception over 50 years ago, Universal Studios has lifted the veil on Hollywood’s most illustrious industry, placing guests at the heart of favorite movies and television shows. It continues to be at the top of its game, taking innovation, imagination and inspiration to meteoric levels working in collaboration with some of the most influential filmmakers in the business and the greatest minds in entertainment—Steven Spielberg, Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Peter Jackson, Michael Bay, Chris Meledandri, Greg Nicotero and JK Rowling—to create intriguing rides and attractions. 

Spellbinding attractions situated within immersive lands include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter TM, “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” and “Springfield,” located adjacent to the “The Simpsons Ride.”  Popular rides include “Transformers: The Ride—3D,” “Jurassic Park Ride,” “Revenge of the Mummy” indoor rollercoaster and “AMC’s The Walking Dead” attraction.

The world-famous, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour remains Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, staying true to its roots of immersing guests in the awe-inspiring world of movie-making magic. 

Helmed with an expert guide, the Studio Tour provides remarkable access to movie sets on a real working studio lot bringing millions of guests onto areas of an authentic movie and television studio typically restricted to authorized movie production personnel and into that elusive world motivated by three compelling words: lights, camera, action.

From soundstages and productions sets to such thrilling attractions “King Kong 360 3D” inspired by director Peter Jackson’s blockbuster movie and “Fast & Furious-Supercharged,” based on the global blockbuster film franchise, the Studio Tour places guests at the front line of Hollywood movie-making.

As Universal Studios Hollywood looks towards the future, 2018 will offer guests another exciting year of entertainment including the introduction of the all-new DreamWorks Theatre featuring Kung Fu Panda.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

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