The announcement was made on the Today Show during Universal’s media preview of the park. Tonight, the red carpet opening will be streamed live on the web, beginning at 8pm.
The following promotional video was also released today, and is the first to be sent out with the opening date.
In addition the promotional video and the announcement, Universal released a ton of new high-res images of the park, which you can see and download here.
Since most of us thought the park would open this month, are you surprised that it is opening in July? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!