Finally, Universal Studios Hollywood is rolling out the red carpet to resume operations and welcome guests to the theme park starting Friday, April 16. The momentous occasion kicks off with a special park preview for Annual and Season Pass members starting Thursday. 15 of April.
While most rides are operational, some rides and attractions will reopen at a later date as the theme park is in compliance with government restrictions. Universal Studios Hollywood continues to work with health and government officials to implement new health and safety procedures, including controlled capacity to enforce physical distances and required face coverings. In accordance with government guidelines, only California residents are permitted to visit the theme park at this time
“We are thrilled to finally open Universal Studios Hollywood, get team members back to work and welcome guests to enjoy our fantastic rides,” said Karen Irwin, President & COO of Universal Studios Hollywood. “It was a very challenging year and we are very happy to have arrived at this point.”
Universal Studios Hollywood tickets are only available to California residents and can be purchased online starting Thursday, April 8. The theme park also celebrates annual and season pass members – who will be among the first to visit – with a series of free Bonus days on select days from Thursday, April 15 through Sunday, May 16; These bonus days can be reserved online from Monday 5 April by annual and season pass members. Annual and season pass members can use their passes regularly again from Monday 17 May.
Due to capacity constraints, guests with un-exchanged tickets purchased before April 8, 2021 must pre-book with UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for their visit dates until further notice. Visit UniversalStudiosHollywood.com to learn more about annual and seasonal passes, including bonus days for Pass members and pass reactivations, reservations for previously purchased tickets, or to purchase theme park tickets.
After more than a year of closure, Universal Studios Hollywood is up for the close-up and ready to call “action” on the all-new “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” and “Jurassic World-The Ride” featuring the spectacularly realistic new dinosaur, Indominus rex.
Here’s what guests can expect:
A walk along the cleverly themed Pets Place takes guests to the front of Katie’s NYC apartment building where the innovative “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” ride.
Inspired by Illumination’s blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets movies, this all-new tech-savvy adventure answers the question, “What are your pets really doing when you’re away from home?”
This impressive new ride combines 64 technologically advanced animated figures with hyper-realistic media and projection mapping designed to take guests on a journey to meet some of their favorite Illumination characters from the movies, including Max, Snowball, Gidget, Chloe and Duke. . with a host of other animal friends, all transformed and transported to the live-action world. From blinking eyes to brow movements, head tilts to head nods, moving mouths to smiles, ear curls to lip curls, full torso twists to physical walking, the depth of mobility and function programmed into each of these lovable characters, creates an experience like no other amusement park ride.
Universal Studios Hollywood’s grand reopening also brings guests face to face with the all-new, extraordinarily realistic dinosaur from Jurassic World-The Ride, the Indominus rex, which raises its claim to the ride’s finale in a vigorous battle with its bow. rival, the Tyrannosaurus rex.
This fully articulated lifelike Indominus breaks new ground with highly complex innovations and injects intense new thrills, excitement and intrigue into the already dynamic ride. Spanning nearly 15 meters horizontally from head to tail and more than 6 meters vertically, the Indominus’ imposing presence will be enhanced by the smoothness of its movements and synchronized movements providing an unprecedented level of authenticity. With the subtle blinking of her eyes, bending her arms and claws, and clenching her jaws while wearing her razor-sharp teeth, the colossal Indominus rex will drop from her hilly surroundings and chase guests just before they reach the gigantic down the waterfall to escape her grip.
These new experiences are, of course, among the many welcoming attractions and themed environments that await guests upon their return to Universal Studios Hollywood, including “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™” with a vibrant Hogsmeade village and acclaimed attractions ” , Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ™ “and” Flight of the Hippogriff ™ “,” Transformers ™: The Ride-3D “,” Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride “,” Despicable Me’s “Super Silly Fun Land” and “Springfield , USA, “home to America’s favorite animation family,” The Simpsons. “The theme park’s signature attraction and world-renowned studio tour, which takes guests behind the scenes of an authentic production film and television studio and where they can experience thrilling rides like ‘Fast & Furious-Supercharged’ and ‘King Kong 360 3D,’ also opens .
Because the safety and well-being of guests and team members is a top priority for Universal Studios Hollywood, the following guidelines outline the theme park’s new health and safety protocols, which are also highlighted in this video and detailed on the Universal Studios Hollywood website.
- Temperature controls for all guests on arrival. If the temperature is above 100.4 ° Fahrenheit / 38 ° Celsius or above, guests are not allowed to enter.
- Face cover required for all guests during their visit. Facial covers will also be available for purchase.
- Controlled capacity within the theme park and limited occupancy at all CityWalk locations to help enforce physical distance. Some areas and programs may remain temporarily closed.
- Thorough cleaning and disinfection in all food areas, toilets and all other high contact points.
- Physical distance exercises at all locations in the park and at rides and attractions.
- Eating and drinking is only allowed in the designated dining areas.
- Contactless payment options where possible.
- More information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk is available at UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood, and Instagram @UniStudios.
Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk health and safety guidelines
All Universal guests are urged to follow CDC guidelines and perform pre-arrival temperature checks. Guests should evaluate their own risk before visiting, and it is not recommended that older adults or those at high risk with serious underlying medical conditions visit. People who are asymptomatic can still spread COVID-19 if infected. Any interaction with the general public carries an increased risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and Universal cannot guarantee that guests will not be exposed during their visit. Click here for information on CDC guidelines. Due to the changing nature of this situation, details are subject to change without notice.