Hollywood’s Biggest Party, Featuring Live Music, Dancing,
Fireworks and a Night of Thrills on All Rides and Attractions
EVE is Included in Theme Park Admission or Guests Can Upgrade to the Ultimate EVE Package, Offering Exclusive VIP Lounge Access, Gourmet Buffet Dinner, Private DJ Entertainment, Reserved Fireworks Viewing Area, Preferred Parking and Unlimited Universal Express Access
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Universal City, California, December 5, 2019 –Universal Studios Hollywood invites guests to ring in 2020 with EVE, Hollywood’s biggest party of the year, on Tuesday, December 31, with extended theme park hours to 2:00 a.m. EVE is included in the price of theme park admission, or guest can enhance their celebration with the popular Ultimate EVE package.
Guests can visit Universal Studios Hollywood on December 31, 2019 and leave on January 1, 2020 after enjoying a full day and night of fun experiencing the park’s many thrill rides and attractions, including the all-new “Jurassic World—The Ride.”
EVE officially kicks off with a special park-wide celebration at 9:00 p.m., featuring multiple DJs and live music areas, that culminates at midnight with a traditional New Year’s Eve countdown and spectacular fireworks display. Giant, spirited photo op locations add to the festive environment, offering bragging rights to share with friends on social media.
To purchase tickets for EVE or the Ultimate EVE package, guests can click here. Annual Passmembers can also benefit from a variety of special incentives devised especially for these valued ticket holders. To learn more and to purchase tickets, Annual Pass members can click here.
The Ultimate EVE package takes the celebration to a whole new level. Package highlights include theme park admission starting at 6:00 p.m., VIP Lounge access with gourmet buffet dining and cash bars with specialty cocktails, private DJ and dance floor, reserved VIP viewing area for the dazzling fireworks display, a complimentary midnight champagne toast, commemorative 2020 party favors, preferred parking and unlimited Universal Express access to all rides and attractions.
At a glance, EVE begins at 9:00 p.m. with Universal Plaza, Simpsons Plaza located in Springfield™ and an area near “Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride” transformed into three uniquely-themed party areas, featuring a variety of music, from rock ‘n’ roll to electronic dance music to Latin pop, and the celebration will continue with enhanced DJ shows and after-party entertainment until 2:00 a.m.
A selection of food and beverages, including desserts, champagne, beer, wine and cocktails, as well as 2020 memorabilia will be available for purchase.
More information, including special EVE Preferred Hotel Packages, is available atwww.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.
With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, an Annual Pass makes the perfect holiday gift, providing guests with the opportunity to experience the theme park’s thrills and adventures again and again.
Visitwww.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for more details and to save up to $60 on an Annual Pass when purchased online. Offer valid through March 2, 2020; restrictions apply.
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About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Brings Even More Thrills to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World Resort
Groundbreaking attraction opening Dec. 5, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is another jaw-dropping way for guests to live their own Star Wars adventures in the award-winning new land
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2019) – The groundbreaking new Disney attraction: Rise of the Resistance is set to make its global debut Dec. 5, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and at Disneyland Park in California on Jan. 17, 2020. This highly anticipated experience adds to the immersive adventures available to guests inside : Galaxy’s Edge, the 14-acre land that opened in both parks earlier this year.
As the largest single-themed land expansion in Disney history, : Galaxy’s Edge is already proving wildly popular by inviting guests to live their own adventures in a galaxy far, far away. They join a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order in : Rise of the Resistance and take control of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard : Smugglers Run. And while exploring this expansive new land, they can sample galactic food and drink, enter an intriguing collection of merchant shops and encounter some of their favorite characters.
“: Rise of the Resistance is the most ambitious, immersive, advanced, action-packed attraction we’ve ever created. We threw out the rulebook when designing this attraction to deliver experiential storytelling on a massive, cinematic scale,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “ : Rise of the Resistance sets a new standard for what a theme park experience can be – just like Galaxy’s Edge, itself. None of this would be possible without the incredible teams at Walt Disney Imagineering, Disneyland and Walt Disney World, who brought not one, but two award-winning lands to life at the same time.”
: Galaxy’s Edge has been recognized by several prestigious organizations for excellence in design and execution:
These accolades and awards speak to an entirely new kind of Disney experience happening every day inside : Galaxy’s Edge. And now the next grand chapter in this story is about to unfold with the debut of : Rise of the Resistance.
Welcome to the Edge of Wild Space: Black Spire Outpost on Batuu
: Galaxy’s Edge builds off decades of collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm Ltd., a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production, including the franchise. The work on between these two creative powerhouses dates back to 1987, when the original Star Tours attraction opened at Disneyland.
They came together once again for : Galaxy’s Edge, transporting guests to the remote planet Batuu, the newest location in a story that began in 1977 with the first film. It is a far-flung destination along the galaxy’s Outer Rim, on the frontier of Wild Space – the uncharted region beyond all known star systems. The planet is home to Black Spire Outpost, an infamous port for smugglers, traders and adventurers wishing to avoid any unnecessary … with the First Order.
When guests arrive on Batuu, they come across aliens, droids and other inhabitants of this planet as they search for rare and unique goods, discover unusual food and drink, or join a crew seeking adventures. Along the way, guests may encounter some familiar faces, including Rey, Chewbacca or even Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and his stormtroopers.
Adventures Come to Life in Two Thrilling Attractions
For more than four decades, fans of films have imagined what it would be like to race through the halls of a Star Destroyer or blast across the stars inside the . : Galaxy’s Edge features two signature attractions that turn those dreams into reality.
: Rise of the Resistance brings guests into the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance, including a faceoff with Kylo Ren. The journey takes guests aboard a full-size transport shuttle and then into a nearby Star Destroyer on a thrilling adventure that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. One of the most immersive, ambitious and technologically advanced experiences in Disney history, the attraction uses multiple ride systems working together to create a seamless story on a cinematic scale. : Rise of the Resistance opens Dec. 5, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020, at Disneyland Park in California.
In : Smugglers Run, guests climb into the cockpit of “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” for their own adventures. They take the controls of the in one of three unique and critical roles as the ship hurtles through space. Some are pilots, some gunners and some engineers, creating multiple ways for guests to engage with the attraction in an experience that responds in real time to the actions they take.
A Diverse Menu of Food and Beverages Await
What does Blue Milk or Green Milk actually taste like? That question and more is answered when guests visit : Galaxy’s Edge and experience the new land’s expansive array of food and beverages. Vendors offer various local favorites such as an Outpost Mix of flavored popped grains from Kat Saka’s Kettle, a unique popcorn snack with a combination of sweet, savory and spicy flavors.
At Oga’s Cantina, even the blaster-bolt scorches on the walls tell a story. Here, guests gather to share their tales from around the galaxy as they enjoy exotic beverages served in unique vessels and listen to spirited musical entertainment provided by DJ R-3X, otherwise known as Rex, the former Starspeeder 3000 pilot droid from the original Star Tours. Rex re-invents himself as the cantina’s DJ, and he’s as quirky and talkative as ever.
A multi-purpose transport shuttle docked on top of a large hangar beckons guests into Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, a designated location for traveling food shuttles. Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs is in much demand for his culinary skills, so he moves from site to site in a modified Sienar-Chall Utilipede-Transport that becomes a mobile kitchen and restaurant. His travels across the galaxy allow him to fill his pantry with exotic ingredients he uses to make new and unusual dishes. He is proud to present Tuggs’ Grub, a “traveling diner for diners traveling,” inspired by dishes he created during his time working for Maz Kanata on Takodana.
Elsewhere,Ronto Roasters draws attention with its large podracing engine firing up a barbecue pit for mouth-watering Ronto Wraps. When hungry customers queue up to order, they encounter a former smelter droid carefully turning the spit of meats. Guests can also choose from a variety of exotic non-alcoholic drinks like the Sour Sarlacc or Tatooine Sunset.
The Milk Stand offers two local favorites – Blue MilkandGreen Milk. Blue Milk was first seen in “Star Wars: A New Hope” when Luke Skywalker sat down for a family meal. Green Milk was introduced in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” when Luke lived on the planet Ahch-To. Now, thirsty guests can order these colorful frozen drinks as they live their own adventures.
Take a Piece of the Galaxy Home
In : Galaxy’s Edge, guests encounter a robust collection of merchant shops and stalls filled with authentic creations.
The Droid Depot invites guests to construct their own astromech droids. Patrons pick pieces off a conveyor belt to build one of two core models (R-series or BB-series) and they can customize their droids with various parts and colors. These droids interact with elements throughout the land,
enhancing guests’ adventures. Additional accessories can be added to further customize these new friends. The Droid Depot also offers pre-built droids, droid-inspired toys and apparel, and more.
At Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, guests have the opportunity to craft and customize their very own lightsabers. In this mystical experience, guests feel the Force as they build these elegant weapons from a more civilized age.
InsideDok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, guests find a selection of rare and mysterious items for sale, representing different eras of the galaxy including holocrons, ancient Jedi and Sith artifacts, lightsabers and more. As they explore the nooks and crannies of the shop, guests also see Dok-Ondar at his desk as the large Ithorian checks his inventory and barks the occasional order at his assistants.
In addition to these special experiences, the Black Spire Outpost marketplace features the Creature Stall dedicated to the plethora of rare and fascinating creatures that populate the galaxy, as well as Black Spire Outfitters, showcasing the latest in galactically trendy apparel and accessories. The Toydarian Toymaker stall is full of toys and games crafted by a Toydarian (the flying alien species first seen in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace”). And all tourists visiting Batuu will want to make a stop at Jewels of Bith, offering “trinkets to treasure” and other accessories.
Guests can also demonstrate where their loyalties lie with the gear and accessories they purchase within the land. Resistance Supply is a “makeshift” location at the Resistance encampment, selling pins, badges, hats and other accessories to help guests feel like part of the cause. First Order Cargo, meanwhile, is a temporary First Order storage dock easily identified by a never-before-seen First Order TIE echelon ship. The cargo location offers guests a chance to pledge their loyalty by purchasing pins, caps, gear, model ships and more.
Play Disney Parks Mobile App Deepens Guest Engagement with the Land*
: Galaxy’s Edge is the first land within a Disney park designed to integrate with the Play Disney Parks mobile app. The app debuted last year and offers interactive adventures and experiences that bring surrounding environments to life at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.
When guests choose to use the Play Disney Parks app in : Galaxy’s Edge, their mobile devices transform into their very own : Datapad. Using the app provides new opportunities for guests to engage with the land, such as translating a galactic language or learning what’s hidden inside crates and containers.
In addition, guests can use the Play Disney Parks app to interact with elements in : Galaxy’s Edge, including droids, blinking door panels and antenna arrays. Throughout the day, guests may participate in a multiplayer game in the land, “Outpost Control,” to support the Resistance or the First Order.
Iconic Musical Score for : Galaxy’s Edge
Music has been an integral part of from the moment the iconic themes of Academy Award-winning® composer John Williams first introduced fans to this galaxy. The music for : Galaxy’s Edge continues that tradition with a suite of all-new Williams-composed themes written especially for the land and its attractions. Along with a collection of original cantina songs created by composers and songwriters from around the globe, this new music deepens guests’ connection to the land as Williams complements and builds upon the fanfares he created for the films.
For more information about : Galaxy’s Edge, visit WDWNews.com, DisneyParksBlog.comand StarWars.com.
About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products brings the magic of Disney into the daily lives of families and fans around the world to create magical memories that last a lifetime.
When Walt Disney opened Disneyland in Anaheim, California on July 17, 1955, he created a unique destination built around storytelling and immersive experiences, ushering in a new era of family entertainment. More than sixty years later, Disney has grown into one of the world’s leading providers of family travel and leisure experiences, with iconic businesses including six resort destinations with 12 theme parks and 52 resorts in the United States, Europe, and Asia with approximately 160,000 cast members; a top-rated cruise line with four ships and plans for three more to be completed in 2021, 2022, and 2023; a luxurious family beach resort in Hawaii; a popular vacation ownership program; and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business; the world’s largest children’s print publisher; the world’s largest games licensor across all platforms; more than 200 Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.
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Children’s Charity, The Playmakers, Receives $10,000 on Murray’s Behalf From the Family Theme Park!
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2019) – Snow filled the air and fireworks lit the sky as Chad Michael Murray, the star of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas’ new original movie, “Write before Christmas,” helped Santa pull the switch to light the world’s largest LEGO® Christmas tree at LEGOLAND® California Resort during the 17th annual tree lighting ceremony in Carlsbad, California.
Murray, best known for his popular role as Lucas Scott on One Tree Hill and Edgar Evernever on the hit show Riverdale, spent the day enjoying all the rides, shows and attractions at Park with his family before heading to LEGOLAND California’s famous the 30-foot tall LEGO Christmas tree for the evening’s festivities. Prior to pulling the switch that turned on more than 11,000 twinkling LED lights, Murray was presented a LEGO UniKitty ornament as an invitation to return when the largest expansion in LEGOLAND California history opens in the Spring of 2020, The LEGO Movie World®. Guests at the ceremony were given a first look at the new ornaments that adorn the enormous tree which features more than 400 LEGO decorations and is created from 245,000 green DUPLO® bricks.
At the ceremony, LEGOLAND California Resort donated $10,000 on Murray’s behalf to The Playmakers, a nonprofit organization serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds with emotional, physical and social challenges. The Playmakers, created and represented at the ceremony by former NFL player Greg Roeszler, teaches children character skills and encourages self-worth by introducing youth to volunteerism and the concept of teamwork.
The tree lighting ceremony is part of the Park’s winter celebration, Holidays at LEGOLAND California Resort. Guests can feel the LEGO cheer from Nov. 23 through Jan. 5 with twinkling lights, holiday treats and live entertainment! The annual holiday celebration features a jolly new show in Fun Town, Santa’s Top Elf! Guests can giggle and cheer as the elves at the North Pole work together to make all the children’s toys just in time for Santa’s big night. Kids and families can also rock out to the Park’s official pop rock Holiday Glee Club the Yule Tides as they perform new and classic carols that will be sure to put everyone into the holiday spirit! Guests wanting to snap the perfect holiday card photo can pose with life-size LEGO models of Santa and his reindeer or with their favorite costume characters which include LEGO Santa, LEGO Toy Soldier and new this year, the LEGO Gingerbread Man! Plus, families can ring in 2020 with San Diego’s biggest Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party on Dec. 31. All Holiday activities are included with regular Park admission. All Holidays activities are included with regular Park admission. For information, visit: LEGOLAND.com.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2019) – In a special presentation Tuesday at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek announced Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open March 4, 2020, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This will be the first Disney ride-through attraction featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, inviting guests inside a Mickey cartoon for a fun-filled adventure where “Mouse rules apply” and anything can happen!
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is part of a broader transformation happening at Walt Disney World, as the Most Magical Place on Earth experiences its most significant period of growth in the past two decades. As part of a presentation to hundreds of media outlets from around the globe, Disney released new information about several more projects in development across the resort:
For more information about new experiences in development at Walt Disney World Resort, including images and video, visit WDWNews.com.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will begin transporting you from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to a galaxy far, far away beginning in 2021, Walt Disney Imagineering announced tonight. This is a new type of immersive vacation that only Disney could create – a two-night, cruise-style itinerary where you’ll become the hero of your own adventure in an experience that surrounds you 24/7 in Star Wars storytelling.
In a new artist concept rendering just released (above), you get a first look at what you’ll see when you arrive for your Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser vacation. The Galactic Starcruiser Terminal is where you’ll begin your Star Wars experience!
Whether you show up via personal vehicle, Disney transportation or by landspeeder, curb-side check-in prepares you to leave Earth behind, jump to lightspeed and begin your Star Wars story. From the Starcruiser Terminal, you will enter an exclusive launch pod for travel up to the Halcyon, your starcruiser in a galaxy far, far away. Through the pod’s viewports, it looks as though you are traveling through space to approach the massive ship that is much too large to land on any planet.
A “spaceport of call” to Black Spire Outpost is included in your itinerary, where special passenger transports take you to the planet Batuu (also known as the destination for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios).
To get from Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and back, you’ll remain fully in-story as you step aboard the transport ships designed specifically for this new immersive experience, which you can see in the artist concept rendering above, released today. It will connect you directly to a spaceport at Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, where the story you began in the starcruiser will continue and evolve while exploring the 14-acre land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
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(via Disney Parks Blog)