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Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year 2016 Beginning January 30

Curious George USH Lunar New Year 2016Universal Studios Hollywood marks Lunar New Year and the Year of the Monkey with a traditional celebratory event featuring Shenzhen performances, Asian-inspired food, thematic décor and a special Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON character from the park’s popular thrill ride, Transformers: The Ride-3D. The special Lunar New Year celebration begins on Saturday, January 30 and continues through Sunday, February 14, 2016.

Lunar New Year comes to life within Universal Plaza, a grand courtyard situated at the heart of the theme park, where guests will be ushered in to celebrate the Year of the Monkey under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and a stunning plum blossom arch.  The polygon-shaped piazza will also display a dozen lampposts each featuring banners of the twelve zodiac animal signs along with three symbolic attributes.

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A Look at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year Celebration

Lunar-New-Year-USH (6)The folks at Universal Studios Hollywood have ushered in the 2015 Lunar New Year, and have decorated Universal Plaza very nicely for the popular Chinese holiday! Between the construction walls and Upper Lot attractions such as Shrek and Despicable Me, guests will find Universal Plaza packed with plum blossom trees, golden coins, festive characters and more!

Obviously, Southern California has a very large Chinese population, and the theme park definitely attracts thousands of Asian tourists each day as they visit the Los Angeles area. More so each year, theme parks are going up and beyond to acknowledge the Lunar New Year and make a big deal out of it for their guests. This is something major resorts and casinos in areas such as Las Vegas have done for years, spending a great deal on elaborate displays and entertainment to mark the Chinese holiday.

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Lunar New Year Celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood

Lunar New Year 2015 at USHUniversal Studios Hollywood continues its annual Lunar New Year tradition with a celebratory Year of the Ram event featuring a special Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON character from its blockbuster thrill ride, Transformers:  The Ride-3D, taking place from Friday, February 13 through Saturday, February 28, 2015.

The celebration comes to life within Universal Plaza – a new Art Deco-inspired grand courtyard situated at the heart of the theme park – where guests will be ushered in to celebrate the Year of the Ram under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and a stunning all-new Plum Blossom Arch. The polygon-shaped piazza will also display a dozen lampposts each featuring the twelve zodiac animal signs along with three symbolic attributes.

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Disneyland Resort Celebrates Lunar New Year

Lunar New YearA “Happy Lunar New Year Celebration” welcomes the Year of the Horse with colorful live performances, full-filled activities, beautiful décor, Disney characters in Lunar New Year costume, special food and merchandise offerings and, of course, a horse in the Paradise Garden area of Disney California Adventure Park, Friday, Jan. 31 through Sunday, Feb. 2.

Lunar New Year, traditionally celebrated within Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures, commemorates the moment when both the sun and the moon begin their journey for another year. Highlights of the celebration at Disney California Adventure include:

  • “Mulan’s Chinese New Year Procession” led by a horse, a tribute to the Year of the Horse, and featuring Mulan, the dragon Mushu and umbrella dancers in brightly colored costumes along the performance corridor near Paradise Garden
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip and Dale, Mulan and Mushu, dressed in their best for Lunar New Year and welcoming guests for photos

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Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year

image001 (1)Universal Studios Hollywood will be aglow in red as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. commemorates the Lunar New Year and “Year of the Horse” with a special Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON character from the blockbuster thrill ride, “Transformers:  The Ride-3D,” who will interact and speak spontaneously with guests in Mandarin and English as part of the commemorative activities taking place from January 25 to February 9, 2014.

Activities will be situated in the all-new Universal Plaza – a grand courtyard at the heart of the theme park – which will be adorned in customary red Chinese lanterns hanging from above.  The polygon-shaped piazza will display a dozen lampposts, featuring the twelve zodiac animal signs and three specific characteristic attributes.

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