Universal CityWalk’s New Year’s Celebration Rings in 2006 With……

Live Music, Confetti and AstroVision Screening of Times Square Ball Drop for Thousands of Revelers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ — In traditional Times Square fashion, Universal CityWalk will usher in the 2006 New Year with thousands of revelers resulting in one of Southern California’s largest annual celebrations featuring live concerts and DJ’s, dancing and dining and the broadcast of the famous Times Square’s ball drop on the giant AstroVision screen.

A free outdoor event, CityWalk’s 13th annual New Year’s Eve bash will take place from 9:00pm — 1:00am and will feature live musical performances by the popular ’80s band, Rocket Science, an ingenious gathering of super cool science nerds fulfilling their life’s dream of being rock stars. Rocket Science performances will rock on the centrally located CityWalk stage, while DJs line the promenade, spinning dance music and entertaining the masses throughout the last wee hours of 2005.

With over 33 distinctly different CityWalk restaurants and nightclubs, many will host a variety of independent dinner and cocktail party packages. B.B. King’s Blues Club and Restaurant will offer multiple live R&B bands and unique dining option ranging from four-course meals to special bottles of champagne. The Rumba Room will vibrate with live salsa bands and Latin dancers and will feature champagne toasting and concert packages. Howl at the Moon dueling piano bar club’s advanced packages include reserved seating, unlimited bar and buffet privileges and non-stop entertainment. Festive packages, including infamous bull-riding jaunts will also be available at Saddle Ranch Chop House.

Reservations are recommended for all packages. For more information call 818-622-4455 or log on to www.CityWalkHollywood.com

Universal CityWalk is a unique dining and shopping promenade adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood featuring 65 entertainment-themed restaurants, clubs, shops and movie theaters.

Universal Studios Hollywood (www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com) is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal.

NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Formed in May, 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.

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