It seems like just yesterday when Universal Studios Hollywood announced that Pass Members would have a special Preview Day in the park on April 15 before it opens to new ticket purchasers the next day.
Well, that day is finally here, and Pass Members are getting to experience the park that they have been missing for over a year!
For those who can’t make the Preview Day, Universal is extending a number of “Bonus Days” to Pass Members as well. These are days that do not count against your pass, and they will run through May 16.
The theme park will also celebrate Annual and Season Pass Members—who will be among the first to visit—with a series of complimentary Bonus Days on select days from Thursday, April 15 through Sunday, May 16; these Bonus Days can be reserved by Annual and Season Pass Members online starting on Monday, April 5. Annual and Season Pass Members will be able to resume regular use of their passes starting on Monday, May 17.
Characters are in special areas all throughout the park, so Guests can be on the lookout for some familiar faces!
It is important to remember that, while the park may finally be open, it will be a different park-going experience. For one, not all rides and attractions will be open at first. The following rides and attractions will be closed.
- Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
- DreamWorks Theater Featuring Kung Fu Panda
- DinoPlay (located in the Jurassic Park area)
- Special Effects Show
- The Simpsons Ride™
There are currently no opening dates for these rides. However, Universal is known to surprise Guests with attraction openings, so they may reopen sooner rather than later.
There are also numerous new health and safety guidelines that Universal Studios has enacted and all Guests must follow.
Until further notice, all Guests visiting Universal Studios Hollywood will have to wear a mask when not actively eating or drinking. Guests who are eating or drinking must be in a designated dining area and stay there until they are finished. Food and beverages may not be consumed in line or while walking around the park.
Currently, the only Guests who will be able to visit the park are Annual Pass Members who held a pass prior to the park shutting down, but they must also live in the state of California. California theme park guidelines are only allowing California residents to visit theme parks in the state at this time.
Are you a Universal Annual Pass Member? Will you be visiting the park soon? Let us know!