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Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, CA

Posted by ustop20themeparks on April 10, 2009

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal City, CA

America’s 10th Most Visited Park of 2007

According to themeit.com, the park saw an estimated 4.7 million visitors in 2007, making it the 10th most visited theme park in the US.


Interesting Fact

A backlot fire on the 1st of June 2008 destroyed a portion of the park, costing an estimated 50 million USD to rebuild!

Source: Wikipedia

Websites

http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com

http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/

Pros

· Universal Studios Hollywood’s main website

· Provides extensive information about the theme park including

  • All essential basic information (e.g. opening hours, ticketing, maps)
  • In-depth “How to get there” information
  • Full calendar of events

· Contains information for all its constituent attractions

  • Includes a list of rides with rider restrictions

· Links to http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/, where visitors can gain information on other attractions offered at Universal City

· Allows for interactivity, such as:

  • News on park can be emailed to visitors at a click of a button
  • Park tickets can be purchased online

· Includes an FAQ ­

· Available in Spanish and in Japanese

· Interactive interface enables people to purchase park tickets online

· Press release section available on the website itself

Cons

· No objective reviews of the park due to the nature of the source

Accuracy & Authority – 5/5

It is the official website for the park.

Objectivity – 1/5

As it is the main page of the park, its main aim would be to sell tickets. Affects objectivity.

Currency – 5/5

Has to be current to serve the needs of their visitors.

Coverage – 4/5

Very extensive coverage of the park.


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