Universal Studios Hollywood will be continuing its annual celebration of the Lunar New Year in 2019. This year, uniquely-themed programs featuring beloved global pop icon Hello Kitty, DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda masters Po and Tigress and a Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s MEGATRON will help celebrate the Year of the Pig at the movie-based theme park.
This spectacularly-themed Lunar New Year tradition will take place within Universal Plaza, located at the heart of the theme park. 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.
DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda Jade Palace Performance Stage and the exciting Dragon Warrior Training Show based on the beloved Kung Fu Panda franchise. The interactive show is for all ages and welcomes its audience to engage in kung fu demonstrations led by Po, the lovable kung fu master panda from the Kung Fu Panda franchise.
Kung Fu Panda’s famous Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop is also back by popular demand to serve up delicious culturally-themed food such as Po’s Dumplings, Dragon Warrior Bao, Oogway Eggrolls and Secret Ingredient Stir Fry Noodles. Mr. Ping himself will be on hand to interact with guests with some hilarious banter and take memorable souvenir photos.
Additionally, Hello Kitty, wearing specially-designed Lunar New Year attire, will be available to meet guests at the Hello Kitty Shop located within the new Animation Studio Store.
Also returning is Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s MEGATRON, who will greet guests at the entrance where he will use his imposing presence to converse with them in Mandarin in real-time conversations.
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.
The Lunar New Year 2019 Festivities start on Saturday, February 2 and runs until Sunday, February 17, 2019.