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Transformer Megatron celebrates Chinese New Year in Mandarin


02-02-2014 19:17 BJT

Next we head to the United States, where the Year of the Horse is also being celebrated. With so many visitors from China visiting the country, Universal Studios in Hollywood is marking the Lunar New Year with a Chinese flavour.

Right in the middle of the entertainment capital of the world sits the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. Initially created to offer tours of the real Universal Studios sound stages and sets, the park has become a must-see while in Hollywood.

Adorned with Chinese lanterns all around Universal Plaza, guests can pose for festive photos with their favorite characters. Universal’s Trana Pittam told us about the Lunar New Year events.

"The Lunar New Year celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood is happening here in our new Universal plaza. Here you’ll find Winnie and Woody Woodpecker dressed in traditional Chinese attire. You’ll be able to meet Marylyn Monroe but really the star of the show is Megatron, who is the star of our award winning mega attraction Transformer’s the Ride 3D, but he’s also here speaking to guests in Mandarin. The whole Universal plaza is themed with Lunar New Year décor as well as 12 lamp posts that signify all the signs of the zodiac." Trana Pittam, Universal Studios Hollywood, said.

Everyone was here to see Megatron – and he made a grand entrance.

"I am Megatron." Transformer Megatron said.

People ran from all over the park to meet the Mandarin speaking Megatron. The line filled up fast with people wanting a photo with the transformer.

"Who dares to have a photo with me? (in Mandarin)" Megatron said.

One at a time, the people stood patiently to meet Megatron and have their picture taken with him.

We asked a guest at the park what he thought about getting so close to the transformer.

"Well I feel here we are pretty exciting because this guy can speak Mandarin." One visitor said.

With these festivities, Universal Studios Hollywood is sharing their unique tribute with visiting guests from China and around the globe. From Megatron to Marilyn Monroe to all of the other characters at the park, they are all wishing a very happy and prosperous Year of the Horse.


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