Universal Studios Japan New Year’s Eve Countdown Event 2024


Universal Studios Japan has announced that the park is gearing up to welcome in the New Year with its exciting one-night-only New Year’s Eve countdown event, NO LIMIT! Countdown 2024. The event promises 26 hours of unlimited rides, limited-time entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks presentation.

“NO LIMIT! Countdown 2024” at Universal Studios Japan starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2023, until 9 p.m. on Monday, January 1, 2024.

Countdown Special Stage

Gramercy Park will host “Countdown Special Stage“, a five-hour-long special performance that will see the return of limited-time entertainment offerings and characters that were featured throughout 2023, including Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates from “One Piece Premier Show” Hamikuma and the zombie army from “Halloween Horror Nights.” The exciting special show will be presented from 7:15 p.m

New Year’s Eve Countdown

In addition to the entertainment offered on the Countdown Special Stage, starting at 11:50 pm, a New Year’s countdown will be held at Gramercy Park and Lagoon, where guests will be able to enjoy the 4,000+ pyro shots that will be launched throughout the park.

26 hours of Unlimited Rides

From 7 p.m. on December 31st, until the park closes on January 1st, guests can enjoy unlimited rides on attractions at the park, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Super Nintendo World. (Super Nintendo World will be closed for maintenance from 2:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m, and other attractions may undergo maintenance during the event.)

Limited-Time Food

Park guests can also enjoy a range of limited-time food and beverage options during NO LIMIT! Countdown 2024, with options ranging from snacks to fine dining. The one-night-only menu includes warm meals themed to Jurrasic Park and Snoopy, and bunny and dragon-shaped ‘Year to Date’ buns.

Ticket Information

NO LIMIT! Countdown 2024 is a hard-ticketed event and is not included with general park admission.
Tickets for “Party Pass” start at ¥14,900 and will be sold via a ticket lottery system from October 5th, with a second lottery opening on October 18th, followed by a general sale from November 14th.

A variety of different ticket types will be available, including Special Viewing Area Admission Tickets, Universal Express Passes, a Universal VIP Experience Private Tour,’ in addition to special dining package tickets. For more information on the 25 ticket options available, visit the Universal Studios Japan website.

  • Grand Royal annual pass holders can access special pre-sale from 12:00 on October 2nd.
  • Those with various studio passes (including annual passes) valid on Sunday, December 31, 2023, can stay in the park until 17:00 on Sunday, December 31, 2023.
  • Studio passes for December 31, 2023 (park opening – 5. p.m.) and studio passes for January 1, 2024 (2:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.) will be sold on the day as usual.
  • The park is closed from 17:00 to 19:00 on Sunday, December 31, 2023.

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  1. Stephen

    Fantastic! My friends and I have been waiting for this announcement. Great to see that they’re doing it again. Is it possible to enter into the lottery if you’re a non-resident? Or do you have to wait for the general admission tickets?

  2. Juan Carlos

    Hi, Thanks for the info! I have 2 questions:
    1 – For the No Limit Countdown 2024, will it be required to also buy a Studio Pass (like for the Express Pass), or only the Special Ticket is required?
    2 – Is the lottery only open to Japanese residents? I tried to enter and it asked me to register for Club Universal, and required me a Japan postal code and my name in Furigana.

    Thanks again for your help.

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