If you’re looking for a spectacular holiday experience with your family and/or friends, visiting Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan ™ should be high up on your list!
After all, you will get to witness its famed ‘Universal Wonder Christmas’ up until the 6th of January. Given that it’s now on its 9th year, you’ll surely enjoy a wide range of festivities not limited to award-winning shows, dazzling displays, exhilarating rides, enjoyable souvenirs and delectable treats.
When: Until January 6, 2019
Opening Hours: Check here
Where: Universal Studios Japan™ in Osaka
Booking: Skip the line — book with KKday NOW!
It was my first time to visit Universal Studios Japan ™ and I was overjoyed to have spent it during their Christmas festivities. Therefore, given my personal experience, I would help ensure that you don’t miss out on all the fun by showing you the top 5 must-sees and must-try’s!
Christmas in Universal Studios Japan ™
#1: Minions Hacha-Mecha Christmas Party
…Well, how about a yellow one as you dance the day away with lots and lots of adorable Minions at Minion Park?
Of course, since it’s the Minions we’re talking about, you bet that you will experience some extraordinary mayhem! So do expect that you will be surrounded by a blizzard of balloons, bubbles and even snow — because I sure was! It was definitely a lot of fun watching the whole parade show and by the end of it, you will even get the chance to be up close and personal not only with the Minions but with everyone that’s part of the party!
#2: The Gift Of Angels Ⅲ: The Voice of an Angel
Apart from this, you will also get to see the “Universal Illusion Tree” which is lauded as the world’s most illuminated tree. Besides, did you know that it has been awarded by Guinness World Record™ for having the ‘most lights on an artificial Christmas tree’ starting in 2011 up to this year? Yep — it is that amazing!
#3: Hogwarts™ Magical Nights -Winter Magic-
And of course, let’s not waste your magic — prepare your wand, stand in front of the Hogsmeade™ Christmas Tree and cast a spell to illuminate the candlelights or make the ornaments move. Naturally, there are a lot of other key spots in the area where you can have some more fun with your special wand!
#4: Christmas food & snacks
Most of the restaurants and stalls at Universal Studios Japan ™ have Christmas items on their menu (like Minion cookies, etc.), but if you want some special treats, head on over to the Christmas Market strip near Minion Park to sample dishes like their sweet potato corn or sweet potato soup which turned out to be my favorites!
NOTE: I also loved the caramel banana popcorn that’s being sold at Minion Park!
#5: The fun Christmas souvenirs
Aside from the regular merchandise collections at Universal Studios Japan ™, the seasonal limited items that are especially made for this Christmas is a must to check because they’re always so popular — for a really good reason!
For starters, there is a huge collection of Minion items that are not limited to Christmas-themed headbands, plush toys, parkas, blankets, hats, and more. Personally, I am in love with the ‘POP A NANA’ Minion Popcorn bucket designs that they have released this year so I suggest that you get your hands on those!
TIP: Why not ring in the start of 2019 by being a part of the Countdown Party at Universal Studios Japan ™?
Book with KKday now and before the new year comes, you can get 26 hours of park access from 7PM in December 31 up to 9PM in January 1 as you discover exciting attractions, join parties, watch stunning fireworks, and maybe even meet a celebrity or two!
…So what are you waiting for? Join the holiday cheer with Universal Studios Japan ™ this holiday season!
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