NEXT STOP: UNIVERSAL STUDIO EVENT
Fun Behind The Scenes For Four Days Begins Now!
Following a little fierce dragon-taming at the Isle of Berk, it’s time to diverge into the in-game Universal Studios Event* as part of our Universal New Year’s Celebration. We have the entire four days to ourselves to enjoy the massive Studio Tour at The Universal Studios Event Hollywood, so I hope you’ve scrapped all your other plans! Yes, you heard correctly.
This is your pass to see some of your favorite films and TV series behind the scenes in a special Minecraft map. So fasten your seatbelts and get ready for action, movie magic, and twists in the plot!
HOLD ON! DESCRIBE A MINECRAFT IN-GAME EVENT
You’re going to be in for a treat if this is your first live event! Now and then, we choose to commemorate you, our community, with a large in-game party. Thousands of gamers from all around the world gather to play a themed map at this live server event!
You can discover a new world, compete with other players in challenges, and even obtain gifts for free* while this server is only open for a few days. You may get more details at the Minecraft App.
THE EVENT AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
You can now emerge into a universe modeled after the renowned Studio Tour, the main draw of Universal Studios Hollywood! In addition to taking you through famous locations influenced by some of your favorite films and television series, this in-game journey will also allow you to meet some of the cast members and go behind the scenes to learn how they’re made.
On a studio tour, you are normally not permitted to touch the props, but on this one, you are. There are many missions and minigames to complete, such as the New York Street rooftop parkour challenge. And it seems like you shouldn’t swim in areas where people have reported seeing the shark from JAWS, but I won’t tell if you don’t. If something goes wrong, we can always blame a mistake.
Following the tour, you can visit Shrek’s swamp, which was inspired by the DreamWorks Animation character Shrek, and go on an adventure with Donkey and him. I should remember that! Make sure to join in and grab your free in-game Character Creator goods before January 8th as they are falling daily, including some adorable ogre ears!).
Take advantage of this incredible deal by playing Minecraft: Bedrock Edition between December 19 at 10 a.m. and December 22 at 4 p.m. There is a helpful list of time conversions at the bottom of this post if you are not on Pacific Time!
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL LIVE EVENT
In Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, click the corresponding button on the main screen to join the Universal Studios Event. There will be plenty of time to practice your Hollywood smile as the server will be available from December 19 at 10 a.m. PST until December 22 at 4 p.m. PST!
Note that you must launch Minecraft: Bedrock Edition to participate in the event, as it will not be accessible in other versions of the game. To participate in the event, you’ll also need an internet connection, which means you’ll need a subscription that allows you to play console games online, such as PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold/Game Pass, or Nintendo Switch Online. Make sure server play is enabled in the account’s settings (it is disabled by default) to connect from a kid account.
THE UNIVERSAL STUDIOS EVENT’S GLOBAL TIMES
- December 19 from 10:00 until December 22, 16:00, Pacific Standard Time (PST)
- Mountain Standard Time (MST): December 19 from 11:00 until 17:00 on December 22
- December 19 at noon – December 22, 18:00 (Central Standard Time, US)
- Eastern Standard Time (US): December 19 from 13:00 until 19:00 on December 22
- Brazil’s São Paulo BRT: December 19 from 15:00 to 21:00 on December 22
- London, United Kingdom GMT: December 19 from 18:00 until 0:00 on December 23.
- Sweden’s Stockholm December 19 from 19:00 to December 23 at 01:00 CET
- December 20, 03:00 – December 23, 09:00 Tokyo (Japan) JST
*The event runs from December 19, 2023, 10 a.m. PST to December 22, 2023, 4 p.m. PST; requires the most recent version of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, which is sold separately.