Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year with Kung Fu Panda + More!

Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating Lunar New Year this year with an all-new DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda experience Saturday, February 10 to Sunday, February 25, 2018! Meet Kung Fu Panda characters, learn Dragon Warrior Training, visit with DreamWorks animators, Wishing Trees, red lanterns, and feast at Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop! Want more? What about TRANSFORMERS’ Megatron speaking in Mandarin, Despicable Me Minions dressed in traditional attire, AND Hello Kitty appearances?!

DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda Experience

Meet them inside the park over at the Universal Plaza, a polygon-shaped piazza that sits at the heart of the theme park. Participation is encouraged by all ages during an interactive martial art show performed by Master Po and friends in Dragon Warrior Training. Discover the 12 zodiac animal signs under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees. It will also feature special demonstrations by veteran DreamWorks animators who will show you how they draw their favorite Kung Fu Panda characters as keepsake mementos. Hungry? Come meet Mr. Ping and try authentic Asian cuisine at DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda’s famous Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop!

Universal Studios Hollywood Tigress and Po-Lunar New Year 2018

Mandarin-speaking Transformers’ MEGATRON

A returning favorite! Mandarin-speaking Transformers’ MEGATRON, the imposing leader of the DECEPTICONS, returns to greet guests at the entry to the festivities. The 12-foot-tall robot will engage guests in both Mandarin and in real-time conversation. MEGATRON is a resident of Universal Studios Hollywood and is one of the stars of Universal Studios Hollywood’s thrill ride, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D.”

 Despicable Me Minion

Illumination’s Minions from Universal Studios Hollywood’s Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride will join the festivities this year dressed in brightly-colored traditional Lunar New Year attire.

Universal Studios Hollywood Despicable_Me_Minion_Mayhem_Sign


Meet Hello Kitty!

As a complement to this year’s Lunar New Year celebration, Universal Studios Hollywood will welcome Hello Kitty, the beloved global pop icon created by the renowned Japanese company Sanrio! Hello Kitty and her signature red bow will make special appearances to meet guests at the Hello Kitty Shop located within the new Animation Studio Store opening Spring 2018.


2018 Lunar New Year Festival!

February 10 to Sunday, February 25, 2018


100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, California
(800) 864-8377

Year-round, Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature Studio Tour offers guests a revealing look at an authentic movie and television studio in select languages, including Mandarin.  Expertly-trained Mandarin-speaking tour guides provide insight into the world of movie-making magic as guests enjoy a front row seat and behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest production studios in the world. In-language park maps are also available for guests. Lunar New Year is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood. Mandarin-speaking guests can learn more about the Lunar New Year event at www.ush.cn.


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