Universal Studios Japan will hold its first-ever summer night event called the “Minion Mayhem Summer Night Party.” The event is set to begin on Friday, June 30th and run through September 3rd on select nights.

As the sun sets, you can enjoy entertainment, including a DJ and colorful lights, in the park’s Gramercy Park, located in the New York area. Additionally, the Minions will join in on the event and a spectacular fireworks display will light up the night sky.

The event will occur on select nights from Friday, June 30 to Sunday, September 3, 2017, excluding Monday, July 3 to Friday, July 7 and Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, 2017.

Press release:
From Friday, June 30, Universal Studios Japan® will hold its first summer night limited-time-only event: “Minion Mayhem Summer Night Party.” The party will enrich this year’s summer seasonal events, and will offer the largest variety of summer entertainment in the park’s history.

“Minion Mayhem Summer Night Party” is exhilarating entertainment that Universal Studios Japan® will offer select nights* this summer. After sunset, entertainment at an unprecedented scale will appear at Gramercy Park in the New York Area. Listening to the latest hits played by a DJ and with a background of colorful lights, guests will groove together with entertainers. The guests will be refreshed by massive quantities of water and bubbles. The event gets even more exciting when the Minions appear at the venue and when magnificent fireworks set off from all directions. Guests will be thrilled by the amazing entertainment and “Minion Mayhem Experience.” Universal Studios Japan® makes this summer truly vibrant all day and night.

Minion Mayhem Summer Night Party Overview
[Period] select nights from Friday, June 30 to Sunday, September 3, 2017
* excludes Monday, July 3 to Friday, July 7 and Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, 2017
[Venue] Gramercy Park
[Frequency] Once a day (around sunset to closing time)
* Experience contents are subject to change in bad weather conditions.

Enjoy Universal Studios Japan® at a low price after 3 p.m. with “Summer Twilight Pass!”
From Monday, June 26 to Sunday, September 3, 2017, the Summer Twilight Pass is available (adult: 5,463 yen (5,900 yen with tax); child: 4,075 yen (4,400 yen with tax)), allowing guests to enjoy the Park at a discount price after 3 p.m. Sales outlets include: Universal Studios Japan® official website; Universal Studios Japan® ticket booths; Lawson convenience stores (Loppi, l-tike.com); partner hotels (with exceptions); licensed travel agencies (with exceptions); and JR-WEST Ticket Offices (Midori-no-madoguchi, with exceptions).

About Universal Studios Japan®
Universal Studios Japan® is the world’s leading theme park wholly owned by Comcast NBCUniversal. Bring You the Best of the World – as a theme park where its guests can have the world’s best experiences and create the world’s best memories, Universal Studios Japan® offers the world-class entertainment such as authentic attractions and shows, based on not only Hollywood blockbusters but also very popular world class entertainment brands, and a variety of seasonal events entertain its guests to the fullest fun.

Universal Studios Japan® has been always evolving itself since its grand opening in 2001 and has been accelerating its evolution with the launches of world-class entertainment in recent years as well. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ has been introduced in 2014 to be immensely popular, The Flying Dinosaur, an epoch-making flying coaster was built in Jurassic Park area in 2016, and Minion Park area and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Ride have just opened in April 2017. Universal Studios Japan® has boosted its awareness and succeeded in establishing its positioning as a prominent entertainment and leisure landmark drawing many guests from distant areas in Japan as well as overseas.

About Illumination
Illumination, founded by Academy Award® nominee Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films. The company’s franchises include two of the top-six animated films of all time, and its iconic, beloved brands — infused with memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance — have grossed more than $4.7 billion worldwide. Illumination was recently honored by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies.

Illumination, which has an exclusive financing and distribution partnership with Universal Pictures, has garnered an extraordinary number of franchise successes for a studio only a decade old. As the creator of the hugely successful world of Despicable Me, which has just been crowned the second-largest box-office animated franchise globally, Illumination has evolved the Despicable Me series to include Minions, the second-highest-grossing animated film of all time and the most profitable film in Universal’s history, as well as the Academy Award®-nominated Despicable Me 2 and summer 2017’s much-anticipated Despicable Me 3.

In 2016 alone, Illumination launched two original properties that captivated audiences worldwide. Last summer, The Secret Life of Pets achieved the best opening for an original movie, animated or otherwise, in U.S. history. Likewise, the critically lauded holiday favorite Sing premiered to a standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival before becoming a global smash.

Founded 10 years ago with the mission of putting a smile on the face of every member of the audience, no matter their age, Illumination continues to imagine both original stories, as well as unexpected adaptations of beloved pre-existing works. By infusing joy and discovery into every property, the studio allows audiences to connect their experiences with each property to the Illumination brand itself.

With successful mobile games, consumer products and social/digital media, Illumination’s franchises — populated with characters that are as comedic as they are heartfelt and authentic — translate far beyond the theater. “Despicable Me: Minion Rush” has now become the fifth-most popular game ever, while Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, has newly been joined by the wildly popular Minion Park at Universal Studios Japan®…where the Minions are the No. 1 licensed characters.

In addition to this summer’s Despicable Me 3, Illumination’s upcoming films — featuring creative contributors from an unparalleled collection of writers, artists, voice talent and musicians — include Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch in November 2018, The Secret Life of Pets 2 in July 2019, Minions 2 in July 2020, and Sing 2 in December 2020.


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