Universal Knowledge

1,001 Facts, Rumors, and Myths About Universal Studios Hollywood

by Alexa Erekson | Release Date: March 17, 2019 | Availability: Print, Kindle

Hooray for Hollywood!

Theme park fanatic Alexa Erekson, author of the best-selling “Disney Till You’re Dizzy” series, leaves Mickey in the lurch and goes trivia hunting at the theme park that started not with a mouse but with a tour: Universal Studios Hollywood.

Harry Potter. King Kong. The Mummy. Jaws. The Simpsons. Jurassic Park. Universal Studios Hollywood past and present, with over a thousand well-researched facts, rumors, and myths about your favorite theme park that isn’t Disney.

Printed in a compact size, Universal Knowledge is the perfect companion for your next trip to the park, and a great way to bust the boredom of long lines.

If you've ever doubted that Universal Studios Hollywood has a park history and attraction backstories every bit as compelling as those of Disneyland, Erekson will soon have you saying, "Mickey who"?

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Universal Studios History

Universal Studios Hollywood

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Alexa Erekson

Alexa Erekson was born February 28, 1996, to a devout Mormon family in Las Vegas, Nevada. Disneyland has always been her favorite place, visiting the park sometimes more than five times a year as a child. She discovered her love for Disneyland and other theme park facts when she was a teenager. At twenty years old, she become ill with idiopathic gastroparesis, a disabling chronic illness. She had to quit her current job and drop out of her college classes. Learning fun theme park facts once again became a refuge from the emotional toll of her illness. One night, her husband suggested she write a fact book about Disneyland. When she was skeptical, he told her to first try writing as many facts as she could that night and then see how she felt about writing a book. After just two hours, she had written down over 250 facts without research, leading to a series of books published by Theme Park Press. Now she continues sharing her love for all things theme park related on her YouTube channel, “Theme Park Author.” She hopes that the joy these books have brought to her life will spread the same joy to others who need it.

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