Today is the day, Universal Studios Hollywood has officially reopened to all guests who have been waiting with anticipation to experience the park again.
You could say that Universal has rolled out the red carpet as guests will be able to experience the all-new “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” ride and ride “Jurassic World—The Ride”.
At the moment, tickets and reservations are only available for California residents and can be purchased on the Universal website.
The momentous occasion kicked off yesterday for Annual and Season Pass Members who were treated to a special park preview.
“We have been looking forward to this moment for over a year and are incredibly thrilled to reopen our theme park today,” said Karen Irwin, President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood.
“There is certainly lots to celebrate and we are overjoyed to return team members to work and welcome guests back to enjoy a Universal Studios Hollywood experience that is better than ever.”
The grand reopening of Universal Studios Hollywood also brings guests face-to-face with “Jurassic World—The Ride’s” all-new, extraordinarily realistic dinosaur, the Indominus rex, who stakes her claim at the ride’s finale in a forceful battle with her arch-rival, the Tyrannosaurus rex.
“Breaking new ground with highly complex innovations, this fully-articulated lifelike Indominus injects intense new thrills, excitement and intrigue to the already dynamic ride.”
“Spanning nearly 55 feet horizontally from head to tail and over 22 feet vertically, the Indominus’ imposing presence will be amplified by the fluidity of her motions and synchronized movements that deliver an unprecedented level of authenticity.”
“From the subtle blinking of her eyes, the flexing of her arms and claws, and clenching of her jaw as she bears her razor-sharp teeth, the colossal Indominus rex will lunge from her hillside setting, stalking guests just before they descend the giant waterfall drop to escape her grasp.”
“The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” ride is located near the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem ride and showcases 64 impressive advanced animated figures with media and project mapping.
With this guests will be able to take a “journey to meet some of their favorite Illumination characters from the movies, including Max, Snowball, Gidget, Chloe and Duke, along with a host of other animal friends, who have all been transformed and transported into the live-action world.”
“From blinking eyes to eyebrow movements, from head tilts to head nods, from moving mouths to smiles, from ear curls to lip curls, from full torso twists to physically walking, the depth of mobility and function programmed within each of these loveable characters creates an experience unlike any other theme park ride.”
What are the current safety protocols at Universal Studios Hollywood?
Universal have many times stated that the “safety and well-being of guests and team members is a top priority”.
With that being said, temperature checks will be required for all guests upon arrival. If temperatures exceed 100.4° Fahrenheit / 38° Celsius or greater, guests will not be permitted to enter.
Face coverings are also required for all guests throughout their visit, guests will be able to purchase many from the store if they do not bring one with them to the park.
Controlled capacity within the theme park, and limited occupancy at all CityWalk venues to help enforce physical distancing. Some areas and programs may remain temporarily closed.
There is also rigorous cleaning and disinfecting at all food locations, restrooms, and all other high touchpoints to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Eating and drinking are only permitted in designated dining areas.