Universal Studios Hollywood(SM) Spotlights Teachers and School Personnel With 'Salute to Educators,' Offering Free Admission to All California Educators Through March 31

Jan 26, 2010, 09:00 ET from Universal Studios Hollywood

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the importance of education and the vital role played by educators in our communities, Universal Studios Hollywood is paying homage to teachers and school personnel with a "Salute to Educators" program, inviting all California educators to receive a free theme park admission ticket, good through March 31, 2010.

All California K through 12 primary / secondary public, private and charter school teachers and school personnel with valid employee, association/union and photo identification are eligible for the free one-day theme park general admission ticket.  Eligible educators can also enjoy a 50 percent savings on the purchase of up to three additional general admission tickets for friends and family.  (Tickets are valid for day of purchase only.) More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com/salute.

In making the announcement, Larry Kurzweil, President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal Studios Hollywood said: "This 'Salute to Educators' is just another step in our commitment to education aimed at rewarding teachers and school employees and encouraging community partnership in the effort to provide quality education in an environment of shrinking resources."

Teachers spending the day at Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.(SM), can enjoy a plethora of movie and television based rides and attractions, including "The Simpsons Ride(TM)," the "Revenge of the Mummy(SM) -- The Ride" indoor roller coaster, "Jurassic Park® – The Ride," and the world-famous, behind-the-scenes "Studio Tour," which showcases an exclusive sneak peek of the world's largest working film and TV production facility.

Universal Studios Hollywood's long-standing commitment to education began over 12 years ago with the introduction of its popular and ever-evolving school curriculum program, "Youth and Education."  This interactive educational initiative spotlights four areas:  Workshop and Lessons, Assemblies, Performances and Youth Days and are designed to meet California State Standards and California Technical Education Standards.  More information is available at www.UniversalYouthPrograms.com/

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of NBC Universal.  NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.  Formed in May of 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 (NYSE: GE), with 20% controlled by Vivendi.

SOURCE Universal Studios Hollywood