Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks at EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood

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What is it?

Let’s hear it straight from Universal Studios:

Experience the party only Hollywood could pull off! Be part of Hollywood’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood’s EVE event this December 31. Fill your day with heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions, and then keep the thrills going into the night. Have fun and celebrate with multiple party areas featuring music, dancing, photo ops, drinks available for purchase and a midnight countdown celebration with fireworks!

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There are also going to be special dance and music areas at the following locations within the park:

  • “Latin Beats” – Latin favorites near Jurassic World – The Ride
  • “Electric New Year” – Electronic Dance Music at Springfield, U.S.A.
  • “Rock the Night” – Pop/Rock/Hip-Hop tunes at Universal Plaza

When is it?

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It’s on December 31th, 2021.

Essentially, you just buy a ticket to enter the park that day, and you get to enjoy all the usuals at Universal Studios: the rides, the food, the photo ops, and the attractions, but at nighttime there will be these special events for the New Year.

Basically, you can arrive then at any time that day. It’s probably nice to arrive in the daytime to get your money’s worth and check out Universal Studios before you enjoy the event and the fireworks at night.

Where is it?

The address is as follows:

Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

If you just pop in “Universal Studios” you’re probably going to be okay.

How much is it?

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Very good question. 1-Day General Admission is $139. “EVE event included with valid theme park admission. Entertainment for EVE event begins at 9pm and ends at 2am. Select rides and attractions will close early during the event. All rides and attractions will close by 1am,” says the Universal Studios website.

If you want express access, you can spring for the $319 Universal Express option. “Includes ONE-TIME express access to each ride, attraction, and seated show,” Universal Studios says.

For one more step up, you can go for the $359 Universal Express Unlimited option. “Includes UNLIMITED (per day) express access to each ride, attraction, and seated show,” Universal Studios says on its site.

What will parking be like?

Here’s the parking info from the Universal Studios website:

Daily Parking Fees Per Vehicle

  • General Parking Before 5pm – $30
  • General Parking After 5pm – $10
  • Preferred Parking Before 5pm – $45
  • Preferred Parking After 5pm – $20
  • Front Gate Parking $65

General Parking is subject to availability.  Parking rate may change without notice. 

Valet Parking Standard Rates

  • $25 for First 2 Hours
  • $45 after 2 Hours

Valet Parking With Validation from CityWalk Full-Service Restaurant

  • $10 for 0 – 2.5 Hours
  • $15 for 2.5 – 3.5 Hours
  • $45 after 3.5 Hours

$5 parking with purchase of General Parking and a movie ticket*
*Offer is valid only at Universal Cinema at CityWalk Hollywood.  Offer is for one time use and must be surrendered at time of redemption.  To receive your $5 parking, present your General Parking receipt at the Universal Cinema ticket window.  Offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offers, discounts, or prior purchases.  Offer subject to change without notice.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

  • Frankenstein Garage: 4 ports (Level 2 and Level 7)
  • Jurassic Parking Garage: 8 ports (Level 1 and B1M)
  • ET Garage: 16 ports (Level B1)
  • Woody Woodpecker Lot: 1 port (near Front Gate Parking)
  • Curious George Garage: 2 ports (Level 1)

The rate is $0.35/kWh. Prices subject to change without notice.

Is this a family event? Like, is it good for all ages?

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Yes, that is what Universal Studios is ordinarily designed for, but keep in mind that some of the partying will have alcoholic beverages available to those over 21.