Universal Studios Hollywood ushers in the “Year of the Pig” to celebrate the 2019 Lunar New Year, from Saturday, February 2nd to Sunday, February 17th.
The celebration will take place within Universal Plaza. Under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees, the festivities will come to life as guests discover the 12 zodiac animal signs accompanied by their symbolic attributes.
The centerpiece of the Lunar New Year festivities will feature DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda Jade Palace Performance Stage and the exciting Dragon Warrior Training Show based on the beloved Kung Fu Panda franchise.
The energetic experience is designed to engage guests of all ages in an interactive martial art demonstration performed by Master Po and friends. The event will also feature seasoned animators teaching guests techniques to draw Po and the Furious Five as keepsake mementos.
Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop is back by popular demand to serve up delicious food – such as Po’s Dumplings, Dragon Warrior Bao, Oogway Eggrolls and Secret Ingredient Stir Fry Noodles. Mr. Ping himself will also be on hand to interact with guests and take memorable souvenir photos.
Beloved global pop icon Hello Kitty will celebrate this year’s Lunar New Year wearing her signature red bow and specially-designed Lunar New Year attire. Hello Kitty will be available to meet guests at the Hello Kitty Shop located within the new Animation Studio Store. Of course, keeping with Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year tradition, a Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s Megatron will greet guests at the entry of the festivities.
Illumination Entertainment’s Minions from the theme parks’ popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride will also join the festivities, stepping out in style and dressed up in brightly colored traditional Lunar New Year attire.
Uniquely themed experiences offered in Mandarin include the theme park’s signature Studio Tour and the exclusive VIP Experience – featuring expertly-trained Mandarin-speaking tour guides. In-language park maps are also available for guests.
Guests can continue their Lunar New Year celebration at Universal CityWalk’s Dongpo Kitchen restaurant featuring upscale and modern Sichuan cuisine. Universal CityWalk’s newest restaurant, Vivo Italian Kitchen, will also toast to the “Year of the Pig”.
Lunar New Year is Included in the Price of Admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.
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