Universal Studios Hollywood Welcomes the “Year of the Ram” with Special MEGATRON Character

Megatron - Lunar New Year at USHUniversal Studios HollywoodSMcontinues its annual Lunar New Year tradition with a celebratory Year of the Ram event featuring a special Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON character from its blockbuster thrill ride, Transformers: The Ride-3D, taking place from Friday, February 13 through Saturday, February 28, 2015.

The celebration comes to life within Universal Plaza a new Art Deco-inspired grand courtyard situated at the heart of the theme park where guests will be ushered in to celebrate the Year of the Ram under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and a stunning all-new Plum Blossom Arch. The polygon-shaped piazza will also display a dozen lampposts each featuring the twelve zodiac animal signs along with three symbolic attributes.

A highlight of the Lunar New Year program will be the Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON, who will engage guests in conversation that is characteristic of his DECEPTICON TRANSFORMERs persona. MEGATRON an ominous 12-foot-tall figure is one of the stars of Universal Studios Hollywoods award-winning thrill ride, Transformers: The Ride-3Dwhich immerses guests in the 3D-HD action-packed robotic world of the TRANSFORMERS. In-park signage will notate times for the daily MEGATRON meet and greet.

Favorite Universal characters, including Curious George and Woody and Winnie Woodpecker, will join the celebration dressed in traditional Chinese attire to meet guests and take memorable photos in front of a customary Chinese gong. Asian-inspired treats along with traditional music, resonating throughout the Plaza, will help in commemorating the festive Lunar New Year.

Year-round, Universal Studios Hollywoods signature Studio Tour offers guests a revealing look at an authentic movie and television studio in select languages, including Mandarin. Expertly-trained Mandarin-speaking guides provide insight on the world of movie-making magic as guests enjoy a front row seat and behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest film studios in the world. The theme park also features Mandarin-speaking associates within select theme parks retail stores and provides in-language park maps.

Lunar New Year is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Universal Studios Hollywood,The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; theCityWalkentertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the 5 Towers state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the incredibly popular 3D Ultra-HD adventure, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and immersive Super Silly Fun Land, the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, Transformers: The Ride-3D, the intense, award-winning ride, King Kong 360 3-D on the behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, Revenge of the MummySMThe Ride and Jurassic Park The Ride. As part of its milestone 50th anniversary celebration in 2015, Universal Studios Hollywood will debut a slate of dynamic new attractions including the electrifying 3D-HD thrill ride, Fast & FuriousSupercharged as the grand finale to the famed Studio Tour, Springfield, hometown of Americas favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning The Simpsons Ride and the Nighttime Studio Tour, offering evening tours of the iconic movie backlot.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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