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Celebrate Year of the Pig at Universal Studios Hollywood

Celebrate Year of the Pig at Universal Studios Hollywood

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Hollywood

February 2 Thru February 17, 2019

Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Hollywood

Year of the Pig will be celebrated under customary red Chinese lanterns and stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees at this years Lunar New Year event taking place within Universal Plaza inside Universal Studios. The festivities come to life as you discover the 12 zodiac animal signs accompanied by their symbolic attributes. Ever been? We have enjoyed this annual celebration for the past three years now and always enjoy all the fun character meet and greets plus it gives my girl a great excuse to wear a beautiful Chinese dress.

The highlight to this years celebration is once again the DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda Jade Palace Performance Stage that is host to the exciting Dragon Warrior Training Show based on the beloved Kung Fu Panda franchise. This Kung Fu Panda experience engages guests of all ages in an interactive martial art demonstration performed by Master Po and friends. TIP: Get there early and sit up front. They choose 5 people at random from the audience and it’s a blast to be a part of as much as it is to watch. Highly recommend this activity! 

Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Hollywood (c) cleverly Catheryn
Get a great keepsake by learning from veteran DreamWorks animators who will demonstrate practical techniques of drawing their favorite  Kung Fu Panda  characters.

Get a great keepsake by learning from veteran DreamWorks animators who will demonstrate practical techniques of drawing their favorite Kung Fu Panda characters.

The replica of DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda’s famous Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop offers authentic Asian fare and a selection of hot and cold Asian beverages. The attention to details is amazing and the food is really good! Mr. Ping himself will be on hand to interact with guests and take memorable souvenir photos, a definite must do!

Lunar New Year Universal Studios (c) Cleverly Catheryn

Be sure to brush up on your Mandrin! Returning again this year to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year traditions is the Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s MEGATRON. The imposing leader of the DECEPTICONS returns to greet guests at the entry to the festivities ominously standing 12-foot-tall , this robot will once again interact with guests, engaging them both in Mandarin and in real-time conversation characteristic of his persona.

Illumination’s Minions from Universal Studios Hollywood’s popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride will joined the festivities this year too, stepping out in style dressed in brightly colored traditional Lunar New Year attire.

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Universal Studios Hollywood will once again welcome Hello Kitty as a complement to this year’s Lunar New Year celebration. Stepping out in style as she always does, she will be wearing specially-designed Lunar New Year attire. Look for Kittys meet and greet in front of the Hello Kitty Shop located within the Animation Studio Store.

Usher in the “Year of the Pig” starting Saturday, February 2 to Sunday, February 17, 2019.  All the Lunar New Year fun is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood. This is just one more reason we love being pass holders at Universal!

For more fun at Universal all year long, check out these other posts: 

Grad Bash at Universal Studios Hollywood

Grad Bash at Universal Studios Hollywood

Warner Bros Studio Tour Southern California Residence Discount

Warner Bros Studio Tour Southern California Residence Discount