Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates a Night to Remember with EVE, Hollywood’s Biggest New Year’s Event Toasting the Arrival of 2023, on Saturday, December 31
Event Features Music, Dancing, Fireworks and Access to Select Rides and Attractions; Included with Theme Park Admission
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Universal City, California, November 30, 2022 – Universal Studios Hollywood rings in 2023 with EVE, Hollywood’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration featuring music entertainment, a brilliant fireworks display and access to select rides and attractions, on Saturday, December 31 with extended hours until 2:00 a.m.
Included in the price of theme park admission, EVE is the ultimate way to bid farewell to 2022 and usher in 2023 that begins with a full day of fun, enjoying popular and award-winning rides and attractions, before transitioning to the new year in a park-wide celebration and special midnight countdown.
Universal Studios Hollywood’s night to remember begins at 9:00 p.m. as an energetic party kicks off with multiple entertainment hubs featuring DJs spinning an eclectic array of music for guests to dance into the new year with their choice of pop, rock, hip-hop, EDM and Latin music. Iconic photo ops located around the theme park will also provide a memorable backdrop to capture and share moments from the big night.
A lively New Year’s countdown rounds out the event before a dazzling fireworks display punctuates the nighttime sky. A winter snowfall and confetti bursts also add to the festive evening within designated areas.
A selection of food and beverages, including desserts, champagne, beer, wine and cocktails, as well as memorabilia will be available for purchase. Guests must be 21+ and have a valid photo ID to purchase alcoholic beverages.
It’s a day and night filled with exciting entertainment and one-of-a-kind blockbuster attractions, including mega-attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride,” Illumination’s award-winning “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash” and “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and the world-famous Studio Tour. Guests can visit Springfield, U.S.A. and “The Simpsons Ride™” and experience heart-pounding thrills on “Transformers™: The Ride-3D” and “Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride.”
While reveling in the New Year, guests can enjoy the “Awesomest Celebration of the Season,” including holiday favorite, “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” featuring “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts TM Castle” which brings the iconic Hogwarts castle to life in a stunning spectacle. The Who-bilation continues at “Grinchmas” where joyful park-goers can delight in the wonderous Who-ville and meet its infamous villager, The Grinch and his faithful dog Max, plus the Whos.
Holiday festivities at Universal Studios Hollywood run daily now through Sunday, January 1, 2023.
To purchase tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes Holidays and EVE access, guests can click here.
More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.
“Magic Happens” parade will return to Disneyland on Feb. 24, 2023!
This sensational daytime parade had a limited debut in 2020, so we can’t wait for you to see this unforgettable spectacle that celebrates magical moments from favorite Disney stories!
VALLEJO, Calif. — November 23, 2022 — Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, today announced the return of a reimagined version of -- Holiday in the Park. From stunning holiday displays, to themed entertainment, delicious seasonal food, and world-class rides, there is plenty of merriment to be had while enjoying this Northern California tradition. For the 15th edition of Holiday in the Park, the event has been reimagined with more decorations, activities and treats for guests to enjoy than ever before. A new event offering added to Holiday in the Park this year is the Holiday Market, where guests can stroll past local vendors with handcrafted wares and delightful food set in a whimsical setting reminiscent of European Christmas markets.
“Visiting Holiday in the Park has been an annual tradition for families all across Northern California for years,” said Park General Manager Dameon Nelson. “For the 15th year of the event, our team is excited to present a more immersive holiday experience with newly themed areas, elevated sights and sounds, plus rides that, for the first time ever, are getting into the holiday spirit.”
Holiday in the Park will operate select days, November 25, 2022 through January 1, 2023. New and time-honored traditions included with park admission are:
To add to the merriment, guests can take home an assortment of Holiday in the Park gifts and souvenirs including novelty apparel, ornaments, soft plush toys, plus the best memory of all, a photo with Santa himself.
For more information on Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, visit sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/events.
For the ultimate holiday gift, purchase a 2023 Six Flags Season Pass and enjoy thrills all season with in-park discounts, admission to Fright Fest®, Holiday in the Park® and many new events in 2023, and so much more.
Now only through November 28, Gold Pass purchases receive an automatic upgrade to Platinum, with even more benefits like admission to Hurricane Harbor Concord through the limited time Cyber Sale. For more details visit sixflags.com/discoverykingdom.
Six Flags Jobs
Six Flags is currently hiring. Team members receive in-park discounts, rewards and recognitions, exclusive Team Member events, and flexible scheduling. These jobs are great for students, teachers, retirees, or anyone looking for a second job that allows them to work around a busy personal schedule. Select jobs, including Rides and Food & Beverage, start at $17 an hour. To apply, visit SixFlagsJobs.com for immediate openings.
About Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Hurricane Harbor Concord
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, is home to more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions, including 11 world-class roller coasters like Medusa and BATMAN: The Ride. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, Northern California’s Most Thrilling Waterpark, features more than 22 rides and attractions like Splashwater Island and Break Point Plunge. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Hurricane Harbor Concord are the premier destinations for thrilling, family fun.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico, and Canada. For 60 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks and unique attractions.
Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
Holiday in the Park® is a registered trademark of Six Flags Theme Parks Inc.
Universal Studios Hollywood sent us a sneak peek at some of the delicious food that is available for the holidays beginning this weekend! We can't wait to try some of this out!!
Savory Food Items
Cold Mixed Drinks (alcoholic)
Hot Mixed Drinks (alcoholic)
IAAPA Expo 2022 concluded with almost 37,000 registered attendees, including 25,561 qualified buyers representing 11,869 buying companies, and 1,077 exhibiting companies. IAAPA Expo attendees represented 104 different countries.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (November 18, 2022) – IAAPA Expo finished today with 36,882 registered attendees, including 25,561 qualified buyers representing 11,869 buying companies, and 1,077 exhibiting companies. IAAPA Expo attendees represented 104 different countries.
“We set out this year to bring a fresh and innovative Expo experience to showcase the best of the attractions industry and we certainly accomplished that,” said Michael Shelton, executive director and vice president for IAAPA North America. “We proudly welcomed more than 36,000 attendees, filled more than 518,000 square feet of exhibit space and presented more than 100 on-site educational sessions. The incredible speakers and content presented along with the largest trade show in the industry surely inspired all who attended.”
The global attraction industry’s premier international event kicked off Monday, November 14 with a program full of educational opportunities and highlights that only IAAPA could offer, including EDUTours at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Walt Disney World’s Blizzard Beach. The weeklong conference and trade show also included seven EDUTours, more than 50 networking opportunities, and a variety of charity events benefiting Give Kids The World.
In total, participating Expo attendees raised more than $157,000 through the 19th Annual IAAPA International Charity Golf Tournament, 12th Annual IAAPA Charity Motorcycle Run benefiting Give Kids The World, and the 16th Annual IAAPA Footprints From the Heart 5K Run/1-Mile Walk Benefiting Give Kids The World Village. There were 108 golfers, 23 motorcycle riders, and 401 runners who participated in the three events.
The trade show officially opened Tuesday after a successful Guinness World Record attempt to have the most people launch streamer cannons simultaneously. Immediately following that, exhibitors and attendees filled the halls of the Orange County Convention Center for four days focused on discussing critical business needs, education sessions and panels, networking opportunities, and discovering the latest products and innovations.
“It has been wonderful to see the continued recovery of the global attractions industry,” said Hal McEvoy, IAAPA’s president and chief executive officer. “I’m proud of our team, partners, and volunteers for executing a great show in Orlando that benefits our members and our community.”
Attendees were able to enjoy the thrills of one of Orlando’s top theme parks with the signature IAAPA Celebrates event held this year at Universal’s Islands of Adventures theme park. Networking with their industry peers, guests enjoyed specialty food and beverage as they got private access to nearly a dozen rides and several themed sections within the award-winning park.
Although the doors just closed on this year’s event, plans for IAAPA Expo 2023 are underway already. IAAPA Expo 2023 will take place in Orlando Nov. 13-17. Advance exhibit sales are strong with 227 exhibitors reserving 126,900 square feet of contracted booth space so far.
This year’s IAAPA Expo sponsors included:
accesso, Adyen N.V., Aluvii, AMPP, Attraction and Entertainment Solutions, Inc., The Dinosaur Company (Billings Productions, Inc.), batwin + robin productions, inc., Bmotion Technology, Brogent Technologies Inc., CAVU Designwerks/DreamCraft Attractions Ltd, CLM Risk Management, Continuum Preparedness, Cosm Inc., Dippin' Dots, LLC, Disney Live Entertainment, DOF, .fun Domains, EPR Properties, Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc., Harris Miniature Golf Courses, Inc., HOLOGATE, Hownd, Inc., JRA – Part of RWS Entertainment Group, JR Automation, Kraftwerk Living Technologies, LightUpToys.com, McGowan Allied Specialty Insurance, Miral, Moss Distributing, OTR Premium Cocktails, Outdoor Factory, Player One Amusement Group, Polin Waterparks, ProSlide Technology, QubicaAMF Bowling Products, Redemption Plus, ROE Visual, ROLLER, RWS Entertainment Group, S&S Worldwide, Inc., Sacoa Cashless System, Semnox Solutions LLC, Simtec Systems, SPREE Interactive, State Fair Mini Donuts, Stone Brewing Company, Storibox, TAIT, The Coca-Cola Company, The Experience Department, The Nassal Company, THG, Thinkwell Group, Unclaimed Baggage, VAHLE, Inc., Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V., Visit Orlando/Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Water Safety Products Inc., Water Technology Inc. (WTI).