Top Five Most Romantic Spots at Universal Studios Hollywood

BHLUSH.jpg.jpgWe’re total romantics (obviously), and we love it down here in sunny Southern California. One of the best parts about being a romantic in Southern California? The awesome amusement parks out here! Date night is so much easier if out here, there’s always a new ride or special event going on at any of the number of theme parks here. One of our favorite parks is Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s located in Universal City just a little north of Los Angeles and is an actual working production studio. It’s definitely not the biggest theme park out here in the wild west, but it is a fun full day of exploring with someone special. Grab your sweetheart and hit up our top five favorite romantic spots at Universal Studios!


The Universal Studios Tour

The Studio Tour is one of the longest-standing rides at Universal Studios Hollywood, and is a staple for a reason. The tour goes through live production lots and gives the riders an inside look into movies like Jaws, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and War of the Worlds. So many big productions have taken place on this lot, so the whole ride takes about an hour. That’s plenty of time to snuggle up with your sweetheart and sneak a kiss during the King Kong 360 part. Biggest plus? If you want to crack open a cold one, you can! Soda, snacks, and even beer is sold in the line and you are allowed to bring on food and snacks to munch on during the ride!


Minion Mayhem Water Park

Minion Mayhem is a newer installation in the park which replaced The Terminator ride. They gutted the old auditorium, revamped the inside to be an all about Despicable Me, and put in a fun water park where the old soda-sponsored waterpark used to be. The park is meant for kids, but if you want to splash around with your sweetheart, splash away! Just watch out for the little ones. If you forgot your swimsuit, don’t worry! The park is on the edge of the park and overlooks all of the San Fernando Valley, creating one of the most beautiful views of the valley. Share a cotton candy and watch the day turn into night over the edge of Universal Studios.


The Simpsons Ride

Do Homer and Marge not scream romance? It may not seem romantic, but the carnival-themed Simpsons area is sure to make you feel like a teenager again, running around hand in hand with your sweetie. There’s vintage scenes from The Simpsons playing the throughout the whole line and fantastic character art to look at. It’s sure to shoot you both down nostalgia lane, which is always perfect to bond over.


Jurassic Park

Yes, it’s a water ride, but the first part is actually really sweet and slow. The ride begins with a patient ride through peaceful dinosaurs you can ooh and aww at with your sweetheart. There are moments where you can get squirted by water, but that’s really just another reason to snuggle closer isn’t it? You get an excuse to hold hands when the T-Rex finally goes after you, plus there’s a photo at the bottom you can keep as a souvenir! Water rides can be romantic too, just try not to wear white on this ride. You will get park water all over, and see-through clothes on a date are no fun.


Little Europe

There’s this little strip between the Animal Show and Minion Mayhem filled with little shops and bakeries themed to be like England, France, and Italy. We geek out over the Sherlock section (complete with a double-decker bus!), but you’ll be able to grab a pastry and drink over at the French restaurant with your sweetie. Hop on a stationary Vespa in the Italian corner and take some action shots, or head over to little Ireland for a more grown-up refreshment (the only full bar inside the park- all other stands are beer only or pina coladas). It’s a fun place to wander around and take pictures and saves you thousands of dollars in airfare to the EU!


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Five Magical Disneyland Spots to Propose

What is more magical, than an actual magic kingdom? What is more memorable than the moment one proposes to their significant other? Now ask yourself, what happens when you combine those two questions? Yes, your mind might actually explode thinking about the possibilities, but the folks here at Bridal Hot List have some amazing suggestions for you. In this article we are going to combine the magic of Disneyland along with the amazing moment where one proposes to their true love. Read on to hear our top five magical Disneyland spots to propose!

Cinderella’s Castle

Cinderella’s Castle is the iconic castle seen in almost every picture, commercial, and piece of Disney material in the world. This gorgeous structure sits smack dab in the middle of the Disneyland theme park and is often crowded by tourists looking to get a perfect picture. What is great for park visitors is that Disney often has professional photographers ready and willing to take a photo of you using their camera and yours so that you can save that magical moment forever. Well, imagine if they just happened to capture the moment where you got on one knee and proposed? That would be as magical a moment as they come.

Chief Editor Niloufar Gibson is a huge Disneyland fan! Here she is taking a photo in front of Cinderella's Castle, an amazing spot to propose!

Chief Editor Niloufar Gibson is a huge Disneyland fan! Here she is taking a photo in front of Cinderella’s Castle, an amazing spot to propose!

King Arthur Carousel

The carousel at Disneyland is directly behind Cinderella’s Castle and is another iconic piece of history. Did you know that it was featured in a telecast celebrating Disneyland’s opening back in 1955? Since then it has been refurbished and kept in pristine condition, while maintaining a nostalgic old-world feel. What a wonderful memory it would be for one person standing next to someone riding a horse while the carousel went around to pull out a ring and propose? It would be magical, and a moment to relive every single time you came back to Disneyland.

It’s A Small World – Holiday Season

Have you ever seen the Holiday Season of the ride “It’s a Small World” at Disneyland? It is amazing! Not only is this the cutest ride of all time, it also happens to be a great spot to propose, especially if you let the folks know ahead of time your big plans and get your own boat. You could even do it outside, while at night, to enjoy the amazing light show. It’s gorgeous, cute, and sure to make a lasting impression to stay with you forever.

Did you know about the Holiday Season for It's a Small World? It's gorgeous!

Did you know about the Holiday Season for It’s a Small World? It’s gorgeous!

Outside New Orleans Square Next to Rivers of America at 9pm

Okay, we know that is a VERY specific place to be at a very specific time. What you will want to do is head over near where Pirates of the Caribbean is at in New Orleans Square and head over towards where you would go for Tom Sawyer’s Island. You will notice a LOT of people over there starting at 8pm, because Disneyland has an amazing fireworks show at 9pm EVERY NIGHT! Just imagine being at Disneyland, under the stars, listening to amazing music, with fireworks going over your heads and proposing? That would be a moment that all other couples would be jealous of!

Tomorrowland: A Star Wars Engagement

Okay, this one is reserved only for the geekiest couples out there, obviously! But just imagine two huge Star Wars fans hanging out with iconic characters such as Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Chewbacca, or even CP3O and R2-D2, and proposing in front of them and all the Star Wars fans? That dream can actually come true because actors dress up as characters from the Star Wars universe and visit people at Star Tours, or more likely, will appear for pictures and autographs at the Jedi Academy area, which is also where you can pick up a good slice of pizza.  Sure, this is not conventional by any means, but where else in the galaxy are you going to have Darth Vader appear in your engagement session photos?

For Star Wars geeks, being able to include Sith Lord Darth Vader at your engagement would be a story that nobody would forget!

For Star Wars geeks, being able to include Sith Lord Darth Vader at your engagement would be a story that nobody would forget!