Universal Orlando Announces Grinch Return, Already Selling Out

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A rare character meet and greet at Universal Orlando Resort is set to be back for a limited time!

Universal Orlando Resort has quickly become one of the leaders in the theme park industry. It is part of the larger Universal Destinations & Experiences family, including Universal Studios Hollywood in California, Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, and Universal Studios Singapore.

Universal Orlando is known for its thrilling rides, immersive attractions, and a wide range of entertainment options that cater to guests of all ages. Universal Orlando is home to two theme parks: Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida.

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Guests head to Universal parks for different events, such as Halloween Horror Nights, Mardi Gras, Holidays at Universal Orlando, and Rock the Universe. Holidays at Universal offer different experiences guests can experience. One magical moment at Universal during the holidays is the Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. This parade includes huge high-flying balloons, and guests may also spot appearances by Illumination’s Minions and characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar films.

A fan-favorite event is located in Seuss Landing. Seuss Landing is decorated with the holiday charm featuring Who-ville. But guests should beware the mean green Grinch is around looking to steal guests and Who’s cheer. Univeral guests can watch Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, in which fans will watch the Grinch understand the meaning of Christmas. Plus, Universal Islands of Adventure guests could possibly meet the king of mischief himself for a photo opportunity.

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Or even better, Guests looking for closer encounters with The Grinch can purchase a ticket for the Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast. This breakfast is a morning feast that allows guests to start the day with a sit-down meal of festive food and fun for everyone. This special meet and greet is available for select dates from November 17 until December 27. This meet and greet starts at $58.99 per adult, and this encounter may sell out fast, so guests should act fast.

Guests looking to make the most of their Holiday vacation may be interested in Universal’s Holiday Tour. This special tour starts at $79.99 dollars, and this allows you to have reserved show seating, tasty food, an after-hours showing of The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle, and much more. This special perk is only available for select dates starting November 19 until December 30.

Grinch at Universal Grinchmas

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Guests may be wondering what is this Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle. This show takes place at Hogwarts Castle. While guests watch this moment, don’t forget to grab hot butter beer to drink.

During these special events, guests can also enjoy special treats, seasonal merchandise featuring Earl the Squirrel, and capture some magical memories with Universal’s holiday decor.

Universal Orlando Resort’s diverse array of events ensures there’s something for every taste and interest. From thrilling and chilling Halloween experiences to heartwarming holiday celebrations, and everything in between, these events add extra value to your visit and often provide a unique perspective on some of your favorite movies and characters. Be sure to check the official Universal Orlando website for the most up-to-date event schedules and information before planning your visit.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.