While typically, we share news about our favorite Disney characters friends, such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and more… every now and then, a Universal character comes to mind.
Family and friends are gathering for the holidays at Central Florida tourist destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando.
Disney Guests may spot Mickey and his friends in their holiday finest, especially during Magic Kingdom’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or Jollywood Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. But over at Universal, there is one holiday character everyone knows and loves… and he’s getting a lot of attention.
That’s right… the Grinch! Dressed for “Grinchmas” in his Santa outfit, Universal Studios Florida Guests can visit the Grinch in his very own meet and greet location.
The Grinch may be known to have a heart full of “unwashed socks,” but that all changed when his heart grew three sizes upon realizing Christmas is worth celebrating.
When meeting Grinch, fans never know what he will say, although a dose of Grinch grumpiness can always be expected.
One Park Guest seemed to soften Grinch’s heart even more when he shared with the Grinch, “Jesus lives in your heart.”
As you can see in the video, the Grinch asks the young boy, “Do you know where Christmas lives?” and points to the child’s heart. The child proclaims, “Jesus lives in your heart!” The Grinch seemed surprised by the comment and stumbled through a response with, “That’s… Ok… I agree.”
The video has gone viral on social media with 350,000 views and counting.
Want a chance to visit with the Grinch this holiday season? Universal Orlando Resort offers “Grinchmas,” which is described as “Warm Fuzzies With a Side of Sarcasm:”
“During the holiday season, Seuss Landing™ is decorated with the holiday charm and cheer of Dr. Seuss’s Who-ville. Get together with the resident Whos and put a little snark in your holiday spirit with the Grinch™. Enjoy the music and fun of The Grinchmas™ Who-liday Spectacular. Plus meet the maven of mischief himself for a photo opportunity.”
Happy holidays, Disney (and Universal) fans!