Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates 4th of July by extending its Independence Day festivities throughout the weekend from Saturday, July 2 – Monday, July 4, inclusive of dazzling nightly fireworks displays, live music performances, specially themed décor and more, all included in the price of admission to the theme park.
From the moment guests walk along the iconic red carpet and enter the theme park, they will be immersed in July 4th festivities from themed décor to the sounds of a fife and drum band. Then, beginning nightly at 9:00 p.m., an elaborate fireworks display will splash across the sky, synchronized to a score of Universal-themed music and patriotic favorites from two locations inside of the theme park.
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We all have passions in life. Things that we love to do and that make us feel alive. Many people never turn their passions into a career. Instead, they only dream of the idea, but never execute.
If you have a passion, pursue it. You may be able to turn it into a career. Here are six passions you can turn into a successful career. With a little work, some dreams can become a working reality.
Do you love taking pictures? Do people always compliment your photos? If so, photography may be the perfect career for you. Photography is an incredibly rewarding profession. Not only do you capture memories and moments, but you also get to be creative and tell stories with your images.
If you're serious about making a career out of photography, there are a few things you need to do. Invest in a good camera and some quality lenses and take the time to learn the basics of photography. You can also make contacts with digital photo enhancement services to make your photos look even more amazing. There are many ways to make a career out of photography, so find the one that suits you best and start shooting!
Whether it's articles, books, blogs, or even social media posts, if you have a passion for writing, there are many ways to turn this into a career. You could become a journalist, reporter, editor, copywriter, or even a novelist. If you're good at writing and enjoy researching information, then a career in writing could be perfect for you.
You don't need a degree to be a writer, but if you want to make a career out of it, it would be beneficial to get a qualification in journalism or creative writing. There are many ways to make money as a writer, so find the one that suits you best and start putting pen to paper!
Whether you're a fan of playing sports or simply enjoy watching them from the sidelines, a career in sports might be the perfect fit for you. There are a number of different ways you can go about working in the sports industry, from coaching and player development to event management and marketing.
If you have a passion for sports, consider pursuing a career in athletic training, coaching, sports management, or another related field. With the right education and experience, you can turn your love of sports into a successful and rewarding career.
For many people, music is more than just a hobby-it's a true passion. If you've ever dreamed of making a living from your music, then it's time to turn that passion into a career. There are a number of different ways you can do this, from performing and composing to teaching and working in the music industry.
If you want to make a career out of music, you need to be dedicated and willing to work hard. You should also consider getting a degree or qualification in music to make yourself more marketable. With the right education and experience, you can turn your passion for music into a successful career.
Like music, art is another passion that can be turned into a rewarding career. There are a number of ways to make a living as an artist, whether it's through painting, sculpting, or another form of art. While some artists may choose to sell their work directly to the public, others may opt to teach art classes or work in an art gallery.
You don't need to have a formal education to be a successful artist, but it can certainly help. There are a number of art schools across the country that offer both two- and four-year programs. If you're serious about pursuing a career in art, consider enrolling in one of these programs.
If you're passionate about helping others learn and grow, then a career in teaching could be the perfect fit for you. Teaching is a demanding but rewarding profession that offers both personal and professional satisfaction.
There are a variety of teaching careers available, from early childhood education to high school and beyond. No matter what age group you're interested in working with, there's a teaching career that's right for you.
There you have it! These are just a few of the many passions that can be turned into a career. So, if you've been wondering what to do with your life, consider pursuing one of these exciting and rewarding careers. With the right education and experience, you can turn your passion into a successful and fulfilling profession.
Relive the Most Iconic Moments from Halloween Beginning this September at Universal Orlando Resort & Universal Studios Hollywood
It's happening! John Carpenter’s classic 1978 slasher film Halloween returns to stalk Halloween Horror Nights in terrifying haunted houses where we will come face-to-face with the merciless Michael Myers. It's all starting this September 2 at Universal Orlando Resort and September 8 at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Select tickets and vacation packages are now on sale for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort which begins Friday, September 2, and tickets for Universal Studios Hollywood, which kicks off Thursday, September 8, will be available soon. Both events will run select nights through Monday, October 31, and additional details and haunted houses will be revealed soon. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
'Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge' is Coming to Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood
The highly-anticipated opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood represents the first Super Nintendo World to debut in the United States, designed to transport theme park guests and Nintendo® fans into the world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach to be part of the Mushroom Kingdom.
Guests will access Super Nintendo World via the iconic Warp Pipe to enter the land where they will find the Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge ride located within Bowser’s Castle.
This innovative achievement will propel guests into a multi-dimensional experience that recreates iconic environments from the Mario Kart games and where no two races are alike. Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge is also one of the most complex rides ever built within the entertainment industry.
The sophisticated ride is a multi-sensory cornucopia of color, sound and movement that invites guests to navigate familiar environs through the creative use and integration of head mounted augmented reality (AR) goggles—a key point of differentiation that distinguishes this ride from other theme park attractions.
From the depths of the dungeon within Bowser’s Castle, guests will climb aboard stadium-style, four-seat Mario Kart vehicles inspired by the video game, put on their AR goggles …and then with a 3-2-1 GO! signal from Lakitu, they will be off to the races.
The premise is simple but equally inspiring and challenging and will appeal to guests of all ages regardless of gaming experience. As part of Team Mario, guests will steer through courses underwater and in the clouds to compete for the Golden Cup while collecting coins to defeat Team Bowser and win.
Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge raises the stakes for guests as an intriguing and repeatable ride with a variety of outcomes.
Super Nintendo World is conceived in partnership with Nintendo and the visionaries at Universal Creative to deliver exhilarating entertainment with innovative technological achievements inspired by characters and video games that have appealed to Nintendo fans for generations.
The immersive land will be a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood that will feature the groundbreaking ride, Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, and interactive areas, to be enjoyed by the whole family, along with themed shopping and dining to enhance the entire experience.
Universal Studios Hollywood and guests continue the countdown to the land’s early 2023 opening with the Feature Presentation retail store, well stocked with Super Nintendo World merchandise such as Mario and Luigi themed apparel and iconic character hats and a selection of plush characters, including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Bowser.
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The internet has become an increasingly important resource for consumers when finding healthcare information. As a result, it is more important than ever for healthcare organizations to have a solid online presence. This step-by-step guide will help you build and maintain a website that will represent your organization well and help you connect with patients and customers.
Choose a Domain Name and Web Host
The first step in creating a healthcare website is to choose a domain name and web host. Your domain name should be short, easy to remember, and relevant to your organization. Once you have chosen a domain name, you will need to find a web host that offers the features and services you need. There are many web hosting providers available, so be sure to research to find the one that best meets your needs.
Design Your Website
Once you have chosen a domain name and web host, it's time to design your website. The design of your website should be professional and reflect the image you want to project to your patients and customers. For instance, if you are into offering home care services, you need a website design reflecting home care services. These customized designs will ensure that your website is visually appealing to visitors. If you are not a professional web designer, many template-based website builders can help you create a high-quality website.
Be sure to include important information on your websites, such as your contact information, location, hours of operation, and services offered. You should also consider including a blog on your website. A blog is a great way to share timely and relevant information with your visitors, and it can also help you improve your website's search engine optimization (SEO).
Add Supplementary Pages
In addition to your home page, you should also create supplementary pages that provide more detailed information about your healthcare organization. For instance, you might want to create a page that provides an overview of your services, a page that introduces your staff, and a page that includes testimonials from satisfied patients.
Optimize Your Website for Search Engines
Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the process of optimizing a website to rank higher on search engine results pages. By improving the visibility of a website, SEO can help attract more visitors and leads. There are several factors that influence SEO, including site structure, content, keywords, and backlinks. To optimize your website for search engines, start by ensuring your site is well-structured and easy to navigate. Then, create compelling and keyword-rich content that will help your site rank higher in search results. Finally, build links to your site from high-quality websites to further improve your visibility and SEO. By following these tips, you can optimize your website for search engines and improve your chances of attracting more traffic.
Monitor Your Website's Performance
Once your healthcare website is up and running, it's important to monitor its performance. There are a number of tools available that can help you track your website's traffic, including Google Analytics. By monitoring your website's performance, you can make changes as needed to improve its overall effectiveness.
Develop a Content Strategy
As you create content for your healthcare website, it is essential to develop a content strategy. This strategy should include the topics you want to write about, the keywords you want to target, and the overall tone and voice you want to use. By developing a content strategy, you can ensure that all of your content is relevant and useful to your target audience.
Market and Promote Your Business Online
Once you have created a website for your healthcare business, it's important to market and promote it. There are a number of ways to market and promote a website, including paid advertising, social media, and email marketing. By using a combination of these methods, you can reach a large audience and generate more traffic to your site.
Creating an online presence can be challenging for any business, but it is especially important for healthcare organizations. By following this guide and investing in a good website design, you can ensure that your healthcare organization has a strong online presence that will help you connect with patients, build trust, and improve your bottom line.
The San Diego Zoo invites visitors to join in the fun of Nighttime Zoo, a summertime experience that offers guests the chance to explore the Zoo at night, when it’s usually closed to the public. From June 3 through Sept. 5, the Zoo will be open late and filled with live entertainment from a variety of artists, special summer treats, and an opportunity to see wildlife from a different perspective. At every turn, Zoo-goers will be enchanted by musical performers, dancers, acrobats, and crowd favorite Dr. Zoolittle, among others. Nighttime Zoo has long been a favorite summer event, but this year it starts even earlier—meaning the Zoo will be open late for 94 adventure-filled nights!
Nighttime Zoo also provides explorers of all ages the chance to see the new Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp like never before. This 3.2-acre environment blends immersive technology with opportunities to check out extraordinary wildlife species, and it’s designed to serve as a launch pad for budding conservationists. Wildlife Explorers Basecamp is divided into four types of habitats and features the wildlife that live in these areas—Rainforest, Wild Woods, Marsh Meadows and Desert Dunes. For the first time ever, Nighttime Zoo visitors will get to see their favorite nocturnal wildlife from each habitat when they’re most active, including caimans, an ocelot, a tamandua, a prehensile-tailed porcupine, scorpions, a coconut crab, fennec foxes, and more!
With each visit during Nighttime Zoo this summer, wildlife allies will help support San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance in its mission to save wildlife worldwide and help create a world where all life thrives.
For more, visit sandiegozoo.org.
Take Time to Heal
Healing doesn't happen over night. Sometimes we think we have moved past something, but it creeps in eventually. Then you realize you're far from moving past that experience/event/heartache you went through. This is more normal than you think -ignoring something that needs healing or thinking you got over it miraculously. Truth is, most of us are carrying old pains and don't realize how much it's actually affecting us.
Because we have been successful at ignoring it for so long, we find ourselves tired, depressed, and at a loss for energy, for moving forward. At this point, there is no other option but to look at your life and examine it. Examine yourself, your emotions... how are you feeling? Why? What happened? When? Are you ok with what happened? Why? Answer these questions truthfully to yourself. You can use a piece of paper, your notes app, even record it in your voice memos. Address these emotions. Take time to reflect on it. What can you do?
In my experience, I have found the first thing you need is rest. Get some rest. Sleep. Give yourself permission to skip drowning yourself in piles of work. Rest. When you feel rested, ask yourself these questions again or for the first time. If you find yourself having trouble answering these questions and finding solutions, it might be time to reach out for a little help. And let me say, counseling is something we should all be into. No matter the age, race, where you come from. Allow yourself the opportunity to heal. To really heal. And hey, closing your eyes and pressing your palms agains each other also helps. Pray for guidance. You can and will heal from this experience/event/heartache you went through. You are capable of healing. You are worthy of healing. You are capable of peace. You are worthy of peace. You are capable of joy. You are worthy of joy. You can and you will.
by Jessica G Ferrer