Universal Studios Japan Announces New Year’s Eve ‘NO LIMIT! Fiesta Countdown 2023’ which includes 26-hour operation, special entertainment and more

For the first time since 2019-20, Universal Studios Japan has announced the return of the annual New Year’s Eve Countdown Party, taking place from 7:00 p.m. on December 31, 2022 until 9:00 p.m. January 1, 2023!

The event features a huge fireworks display to mark the end of the old year and the beginning of a new year. In addition, the park will be open for 26 hours straight so visitors can celebrate 2023 with their favorite attractions, and a special show will be held to celebrate all of the park’s seasonal events and entertainment beginning in 2022, from shows like “Evolution from dancing with Sesame Street” to the fear zones of Halloween Horror Nights.



The main event is of course the countdown to the new year! During “Countdown Moment”, more than 4,000 fireworks will be launched into the sky over Universal Studios Japan to celebrate the new year. The show takes place from 11:50 pm on December 31 at 00:10 hrs. January 1st

During the event, the one-night-only “Countdown Special Stage” will feature a selection of the park’s most popular entertainment shows from each season in 2022, condensing the excitement of the entire year into 20 minutes!

The show will kick off with street entertainment such as “Dance Evolution with Sesame Street,” which launched this spring, followed by this summer’s “Minion Kung Fu Dance Dojo,” a kung fu dance performance featuring the Minions and Kung Fu Master. Achoo. Afterward, a special countdown experience featuring the Straw Hat Pirates and the park’s original Age-Age Super Navy in a condensed version of the “One Piece Premiere Show.” Since Halloween, the “Rat-Tat-Tat Dance” makes its last appearance in the park with terrifying zombies led by “Hamikuma”.

Other characters will also appear, including friends from Minions, Peanuts, Sesame Street, and Hello Kitty. Additionally, Mario and Luigi will make a special appearance from Super Nintendo World to close out the year.

26-hour park operation

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During the NO LIMIT! Countdown Party, Universal Studios Japan will be open for a total of 26 hours, from 7:00 pm on December 31 until 9:00 pm. January 1st! Visitors with the special Party Pass can take advantage of this special extended operating time to ride rides and see shows throughout the park.

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Please note that Super Nintendo World will be closed from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on January 1 for daily maintenance.


Party passes are ¥12,900 ($88.26) and grant admission to Universal Studios Japan from 7:00 p.m. on December 31. Regular visitors, including Studio Annual Pass holders, may enter the park beginning at 2:00 a.m. on January 1

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on November 4 at the USJ official website, at Lawson convenience store ticket kiosks nationwide, and at Universal Studios Japan partner hotels. Pre-sale windows are also available.

Visitors who wish to purchase a VIP tour, Express Pass or special dinner in connection with their evening in the park can apply for a special lottery right now on the park’s website. Those who apply for the lottery will also be able to purchase tickets for the event before the general public.

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