Christmas time can be a stressful one; a house overflowing with visitors, overcooked turkey and overexcited children! If you fancy something different next Christmas then there’s no better place to experience the festive season than at Universal Orlando Resort, Florida. Below are just a few of the reasons why you should start planning now to make your 2019 Christmas, one to remember.
Universal Orlando is the only place where you can visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in two separate parks, connected by the Hogwarts Express. But as if that wasn’t magical enough, when the festive period begins, the narrow cobbled streets of Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade come alive with sparkling lights and intricate decorations. Hot Butterbeer makes for the perfect treat after some last minute Christmas shopping, and don’t miss The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle – a dazzling projection show in Hogsmeade village which makes for the ultimate end to the day.
Inspired by the popular Dr Seuss books and film adaptations, Grinchmas returns in spectacular fashion. Explore Seuss Landing in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, filled with the Christmas charm and cheer of Who-ville. Watch The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, a live retelling of the classic holiday tale starring The Grinch. If that isn’t enough Grinch for you, then reserve your spot and have breakfast with the maven of mischief himself.
This is the perfect opportunity to see all your favourite characters in one place, get down on the streets of Universal Studios Florida early and watch as Shrek, King Julien, the Penguins of Madagascar and of course, everyone’s favourites, the Minions parade by. Watch as 15 huge, detailed floats and impressive balloons pass by – you might even see Santa himself. With well over 100 performers, this really is a celebration of Christmas and all things Universal coming together and is not to be missed.
Some people would argue that the best thing about Christmas is the opportunity to indulge in their favourite food and drink; and Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort is no exception. The festive season begins at the end of November and runs right through till early January every year, so the parks are full of the smells of hot apple strudels, tasty reindeer cupcakes and red velvet yule logs to name but a few.