Our family was invited to celebrate this year’s Lunar Year Celebration, “Year of the Rat” at Universal Studios Hollywood. It is such a great celebration that we couldn’t believe it was part of the price of admission of your ticket or annual pass. Yess! Really!! It is a special event, INCLUDED with your regular ticket admission to the theme park.
I want to share with you all that you can find in this Lunar New Year celebration, that is happening right now in the Universal Plaza.
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BLOSSOM WISHING TREES AND RED CHINESE LANTERNS
Located in the heart of the theme park, you will find the beautiful blossom Wishing Trees. Next to them, there are tables with red papers and pens so you can write your New Year Wishes and hang them on the enchanting Wishing Trees for Good Luck!
LEARN HOW TO DRAW PO TO TAKE HOME A KEEPSAKE
All guests can learn how to draw Po and take home the drawing as a keepsake memento. The instructor was so nice that all small kids, teens, and adults were able to draw their own PO.
INTERACTIVE MR. PING AND HIS NOODLE SHOP
Mr. Ping himself is tending to all the guests in front of his Noodle Shop. Everyone can ask him any questions or say hi.
Tip: Ask him about Po. You will have him so glad to answer all the questions about his Kung Fu Hero Son.
LUNAR NEW YEAR FOOD:
Prepare for the most delicious festival food offerings at an Amusement Park. From Noddles, Eggrolls to Soups. Yummm I can’t tell you what our favorite was: Pork Ramen. You really need to try all of them, and the prices are super affordable from $7 to $11.99 a dish. That is why, this time, I can tell you it was worth it to skip the turkey leg.
CULTURAL AMBASSADOR PERFORMANCES
Cultural performances featuring traditional Lion Dances and choreographed martial arts, are entertaining guest at Universal Plaza, during multiple performance throughout the day, on select dates. Please consult the guide banners in Universal Plaza to make sure you won’t miss it. Definitely one amazing performance.
MINIONS and HELLO KITTY PHOTO FUN
The most cute and beloved global pop icon Hello Kitty, created by the lifestyle brand Sanrio, further complements this year’s Lunar New Year celebration when she steps out in style wearing her signature red bow and specially designed Lunar New Year attire.
As well Kevin and Stuart from Minions. They will be wearing special Lunar New Year Attire and their best personalities, as usual. That will make your photos or selfies even more memorable.
Hello Kitty will be available to meet guests at the Hello Kitty Shop located within the Animation Studio Store and The Minions will be located outside of the store.
MEET and MINGLE WITH PO, TIGRESS, AND MR. PING.
The event features our favorite Heros: Po and Tigress from the thrilling “Kung Fu Panda Adventure”
They are in Universal Plaza to meet you, mingle, and teach you a few kung fu moves that you really don’t want to miss.
KUNG FU PANDA ADVENTURE
Yes. I know, not necessarily part of the celebration. But, this attraction is super special for the occasion. Enjoy another level of awesomeness as you join Po in a multi-sensory attraction. This hit motion picture comes surging to life with incredible stunts, jaw dropping explosion, and intense thrills.
All of us moms and dads that are carrying babies or toddlers can still enjoy the show in non moving seats.
MEGATRON SPEAKING MANDARIN
You can find MEGATRON of the TRANSFORMERS at the entry of the festivities. He will be speaking Mandarin while interacting with guests.
We had an awesome day. We learned and taught our little son a little about the Lunar Year Celebration. Go, before the celebration is over.
The Lunar Year and the “Year of the Rat” Universal Studios Hollywood Celebration is happening right now through Sunday, February 9. Lunar New Year is included in the price of admission to the theme park.