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Holidays at Universal Orlando

Fall/Winter 05-06

Universal Orlando® showcases authentic Macy’s Parade, the grumpy Grinch, special holiday shows, jubilant marching bands and more.

Universal Orlando kicks off the holiday season December 9 through January 1 with resort-wide festivities and events that even a Grinch would love.

At Universal Studios theme park, a holiday tradition returns as the merriment and pageantry of the Macy’s Holiday Parade comes to life. Beginning at dusk each evening, the parade features Macy’s high-flying balloons and colorful floats, straight from their appearance in New York City’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as marching bands from across the country.

Universal Studios visitors also enjoy special holiday themed musical shows from everybody’s favorite dinosaur, Barney, as well as the Blues Brothers.

At Islands of Adventure theme park, guests can meet the grumpy Grinch and his loveable dog Max, frolic with whimsical Whos in Dr. Seuss’ “Whoville,” and enjoy the nightly Whoville Whobilation Show during the Grinchmas celebration. Both Macy’s Holiday Parade and the Grinchmas celebration are included in the price of admission to each park.

An old-fashioned “holiday in the city” is in store for visitors to Universal CityWalk, the 30-acre entertainment and shopping complex. It will feature glittering decorations, live musical performances and the chance to meet Santa’s elves.

The celebration continues at Universal Orlando’s three world-class, on-site hotels – Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Royal Pacific Resort, all of which will glisten with festive decor. Guests will be immersed in the spirit of the season with carolers, tree-lighting ceremonies, holiday movie presentations and special holiday menus.

The Universal Orlando resort destination includes two dramatically distinct and adjacent theme parks, the Universal Studios motion picture and television theme park and Islands of Adventure, Orlando’s most thrilling and exhilarating theme park. Universal Orlando also includes CityWalk, a 30-acre dining, shopping, club and live-entertainment venue as well as premier on-site Loews hotels and world-class film and television production facilities.


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