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Holiday Magic at Universal Orlando

Since becoming Universal Orlando annual passholders again, we have been able to enjoy Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure at least once a month. I love how the park changes from season to season, each with it’s own touch throughout. While I am fan of Halloween Horror Nights, Christmas is my favorite time of year to visit Universal Orlando. Decorations, holiday fun, Macy’s Holiday Parade, and more all throughout both parks. We truly feel like big kids as we take it all in. I love the big Christmas tree in Universal Studios, the parade floats throughout, and my favorite of all…. Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure. The Who-liday Spectacular and visiting with The Grinch are the highlight of my day. I could spend hours there.

If you ever have a chance to go during the holidays, don’t miss out. Universal Orlando takes on a holiday feel and there is magic in the air. There is plenty of fun for everyone!


IMG_3751                                                     The main entrance is so welcoming!



IMG_3753                                                       Ready to be big kids for the day!



IMG_3789                                                               I love this Christmas tree!


IMG_3783                                                                      Such a sight to see….


IMG_3768                       There are many Macy’s parade floats throughout Universal Studios.



IMG_3826                        Forever a fan of Dr. Seuss, Grinchmas and The Grinch are a favorite.



IMG_3828                                                              A selfie with The Grinch!


IMG_3860                                                                Who-liday Spectacular


Holiday information and more is available at Universal OrlandoBe sure to tag #universalmoments or #universalholidays when sharing your photos on social media. It’s always fun to get a response from Universal Orlando about your visit. 


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