Lunar New Year is approaching us and Universal Studios Hollywood has many different activities for guests to enjoy to usher in the Year of the Rat. The Lunar New Year event at Universal Studios is included with regular daytime admission which is the best part! All the different festivities will take place in the Universal Plaza which located right in the heart of the Upper Lot at the theme park.
The plaza is decked out completely with both red traditional Chinese lanterns and beautiful plum blossom wishing trees where guests can write their own wish on slips of paper and then attach it to one of these elegant trees. What would be Lunar New Year at Universal Studios without Mr. Ping himself, back by popular demand Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop will return with different culture themed food that guests can enjoy.
Mr. Ping will also be available for interactive meet and greets with his fans of the Kung Fu Panda films. Also meeting and greeting in the plaza is both Po and Tigress. Guests can also learn how to draw Po, the lovable and fierce panda to take home as a keepsake from the Lunar New Year event. There will also be community cultural performances featuring traditional lion dances on select days during the event. You can find more information regarding the different entertainment on the Universal Studios Hollywood website or the mobile app.
Global pop icon Hello Kitty will also be celebrating Lunar New Year with her signature red bow and specially designed Lunar New Year attire. Hello Kitty will also be taking pictures with guests right outside her very own store, the Hello Kitty Shop located just across the Universal Plaza where all the other festivities are taking place.
Also, a fan favorite during the Lunar New Year event is the interactive Mandarin speaking Megatron the robot leader of the Decepticons and one of the stars from the Transformers 3-D Attraction in the lower lot. Megatron will be available for pictures and interactions with guests speaking as he uses his Mandarin voice to conversate with attendees who wish to encounter the very large robotic monster.
The world famous Studio Tour will also be hosting Mandarin tours lead by expertly trained Mandarin speaking tour guides. The Studio Tour gives guests all the insight of the Hollywood movie magic and fascinating pieces of information about the Universal Studios backlot. The Mandarin tour runs at select times during the day, make sure to check out the different times that you can experience this right underneath the Studio Tour entrance.
Universal Studios Hollywood Lunar New Year 2020 event takes place from January 23rd until February 9th. The event is included in regular theme park admission and more information can be found on http://www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com .
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