Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces In-Park Ticket Outlet to Simplify Vacation Planning Offering Convenient, One-Stop Shopping Resource for Destination Information and Tickets

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 25 /PRNewswire/ — On the eve of the summer travel season and in conjunction with its new “Fear Factor Live” attraction, Universal Studios Hollywood will introduce the “Hollywood Ticket Outlet,” a convenient, one-stop shopping resource center for guests seeking information and tickets for Southern California attractions and destinations, opening Friday, June 10, 2005.

Located inside the park, the concierge-style information booth helps guests simplify travel planning, providing easy access to destination information, travel brochures and admission tickets to leading attractions such as SeaWorld San Diego, Hollywood-area museums and the Kodak Theatre. The theme park’s concierge service can also help guests with Universal needs such as “Front of Line” and Annual Pass upgrades, “All You Can Eat” vouchers and movie tickets and dinner reservations for the adjacent CityWalk promenade.

“We’re letting guests take a vacation from the stress of vacation planning,” says Don Skeoch, Senior Vice President Marketing and Sales, Universal Studios Hollywood. “Keeping with the true spirit of vacation, Universal’s new “Hollywood Ticket Outlet” will offer guests an enjoyable and relaxing experience, providing them with all the tools, expertise and conveniences needed to plan an ideal Southern California itinerary.”

The Hollywood Ticket Outlet is located near the theme park entrance, adjacent to attractions “Van Helsing Fortress Dracula” and “WaterWorld” and is open during park hours.

Universal Studios Hollywood invites guests to enjoy unprecedented access to the world’s largest movie studio and theme park with its exclusive “Front of Line” Pass offering priority-entry privileges at all rides and attractions and reserved seating at all shows.

The new “All You Can Eat” pass, available through June 30, invites guests to dine to their hearts’ content at two of the theme park’s most popular restaurants, Mel’s Diner and Jurassic Cove CafĂ©, for an additional $19.95 for adults and $11.95 for guests 48″ or less.

Universal Studios Hollywood (www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com) is a world-class theme park and entertainment destination. Situated upon 415-acres, Universal Studios combines an authentic working movie and television studio with cutting-edge thrill rides and attractions, offering guests a uniquely immersive entertainment experience that employs the latest in state-of-the-art technologies. Universal Studios Hollywood includes Universal CityWalk, featuring an eclectic variety of dining, shopping and live entertainment venues, an 18-screen movie complex and the 6,200-seat Gibson Amphitheatre.

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 the No.1 television network, the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, 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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