Here in Southern California our theme parks are not only open all year, but there are constant amazing events at all of them. One such event is the great Lunar New Year event each year at Universal Studios Hollywood.
This years event featured a few new shows, some more tasty treats and all around fun. Let's check it out!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood
Some cool spinners on the hanging plants at the front of the park in celebration of Lunar New Year
All of the characters are also decked out in their Lunar New Year outfits
Amazing photo op
Most of the activities are in the Universal Plaza
Video highlights of the Lunar New Year
The beautiful cherry blossom trees are back
Special shout out to Poe's companion, she's absolutely fantastic in getting those taking pictures to do all of the poses.
You can try all of the different stances of the Furious Five.
There was also a very cool Cultural Celebration put on by a local group, we all found it very entertaining and inspiring.
A look at all you can see at the Lunar New Year celebration
And of course, there is awesome food. Click any of the pics to see a larger version.
Be sure to check out this years event, it's fantastic. You can find out more details about the event here.
We'll have another general park update from Universal Studios Hollywood tomorrow.
Today we were invited out to Universal Studios Hollywood to check out the ever-expanding Lunar New Year Celebrations including new shows, food and a lot of fun.
We also took a couple of minutes out to check out the plethora of projects going on around the park. Let's check it out!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Lunar New Year!!
Fun Minion Costumes!!
Some highlights of the event
All of the great things to check out
As well as some fun facts!!
Some great treats at Mr. Ping's Noodles
Year of the Pig cookies
Potstickers were very yummy
As were the Bao. 10/10 would eat again.
A Lunar New Year Tradition
More fun facts ... it's bad luck to clean today!!
You can also learn to draw!!
The stage looks great, lots of fun shows
Including this one that we totally loved which tells the story of the Lunar New Year. The host was great, and her "evil laugh" was so great.
Let's take a look at the projects going on around the park.
Unannounced Project #1 is looking great!! Look for it to open in 2020.
It's quite large now
Down on he lower lot, it looks like Unannounced Project #2 is going vertical
Let's look at the one project going on at the park that we do know what it is, and it's looking great!!
Brown turns to Grey
The entire area is getting a very nice facelift
The park is gone. The world is coming soon.
Something is missing here ...
This will look different soon
Be sure to check out Lunar New Year, you can find out all of the info about this years event here.
Universal Studios Hollywood's Lunar New Year kicked off this past weekend and they've really plussed the event for 2018.
Check out some amazing shots sent to us from the park.
You can find all of the info for Lunar New Year here.
Lunar New Year Highlights
The Year of the Minion?
Poe is ready to welcome you
Amazing artists are on hand
Mandarin Megatron is back!
This is seriously the coolest thing