Licensed Program: Location-Based or Experiential Initiative
AMC’s The Walking Dead Permanent Attraction at Universal Studios HollywoodAMC Network/Striker Entertainment
In the summer 2016, Universal Studios Hollywood launched “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction bringing the most popular show in cable history to life. Working collaboratively with AMC and with the show’s Executive Producer and Director, Greg Nicotero, the immersive year-round attraction is an authentic recreation of the hit series, inviting guests to walk in the footsteps of the post-apocalyptic survivors. Utilizing original molds, authentic walker make-up effects, sophisticated animatronic walkers, detailed costumes and props replicated from the show, the attraction delivers an uncompromised realistic environment that brings guests even further into the world of “The Walking Dead.”
FriendsFest 2016 Experiential EventWarner Bros. Consumer Products
FriendsFest 2016 was a faithful, imaginative and overwhelmingly successful extension of a classic TV brand. An immersive and authentic Friends experience toured six spectacular outdoor UK locations, supported by a strong national press and social campaign that attracted millions of press and social media comments, selfies and OMGs. Highlights included meticulously recreated sets, set pieces and features as well as a licensed merchandise shop, a hosted stage and numerous opportunities for fans to engage with the brand. FriendsFest 2016 over delivered in terms of content, consumer engagement and results and significantly raised the bar for experiential events in the UK.
Jurassic World: The ExhibitionUniversal Brand Development
Inspired by Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, Universal Brand Development launched Jurassic World: The Exhibition, a 15,000-square-foot live experience that blends real-life science and education with the very best in high-quality entertainment. The exhibition made its world premier in Melbourne, Australia, and marked its U.S. debut at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute. Created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist, Jack Horner, the exhibition is infused with interactive educational elements—drawn from the real-world science of dinosaur DNA. Guests are transported to Isla Nublar, walk through the world-famous Jurassic World gates, and come face-to-face with the closest simulation of living dinosaurs ever created.
Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts Punta CanaNickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products/Viacom International Media Networks
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana has exceeded expectations and targets in terms of both feedback and capacity. This stunning beachfront property is the first family-oriented, all-inclusive resort in the world where parents have just as much fun as their kids! From the one-of-a-kind Pineapple Villa, which quickly became a viral sensation, to the variety of entertainment options, such as Nickelodeon Place, Aqua Nick, and daily Mass Slimings, this five-star vacation destination has it all. Guests can also enjoy the Gourmet Inclusive® experience, including a 14,000-sq.-ft. spa, and a variety of dining outlets and cuisines. Laughs. Luxury. Nickelodeon.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal Studios HollywoodWarner Bros. Consumer Products
- Drove attendance at Universal Studios Hollywood to the highest level in the park’s history.
- One of the key drivers for increasing tourism to Southern California by 4%.
- Provides fans with an opportunity to visit more than just the highly successful Orlando park.