October 13, 2008

Universal Studios Hollywood Will Keep Gates Open Thanksgiving and Christmas Day to Allow Families to Celebrate Holidays at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in its history, Universal Studios Hollywood will remain open on both Thanksgiving and Christmas day to offer families a chance to celebrate two of the year's most traditional holidays at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.

Hours of operation will be 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm. on Thanksgiving and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Christmas. More information is available at http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/

"Universal Studios Hollywood has always been a favorite destination for families to celebrate special occasions and also an ideal place to visit with out-of-town friends and family," said Larry Kurzweil, President and C.O.O., Universal Studios Hollywood. "We're excited that our theme park will now be open every day of the year for our guests' enjoyment."

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex; the Universal CityWalk Cinemas; and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event venue. The theme park features such groundbreaking attractions as the all new "The Simpsons Ride,""Revenge of the Mummy(TM) -- The Ride,""Shrek 4-D(TM),""Jurassic Park(R) -- The Ride," and the world-renowned Studio Tour, which takes guests behind-the-scenes of such landmark TV and movie locations and sets as Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds."

Universal Studios Hollywood is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Universal Studios, a part of NBC Universal. NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May of 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi.

Universal Studios Hollywood

CONTACT: Eliot Sekuler, +1-818-622-6896, [email protected], orAudrey Eig (domestic), +1-818-622-2962, [email protected], both ofUniversal Studios Hollywood

Web site: http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/