Universal Orlando Confirm Holiday Dates

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Yep now Easter is over it means Christmas is just around the corner… kind of… so with that in mind Universal have confirmed their seasonal dates.

Visit from November 16, 2019, to January 5, 2020, to experience a one–of–a–kind holiday.

Don’t just get merry. Add a dash of mischief as you enjoy this resort-wide celebration. Enjoy the views, shows, and food during Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Experience Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. 

 Watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch in The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular.  

Check out this video for allllll the info (that we have so far) 😉

Smiles Included,


More Details Released on Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s!

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So just as I was planning tomorrows OAT live and literally writing the sentence ‘new line up & more details coming soon’ in relation to Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s, Universal decided to release the ‘more details.’ Way better than when they usually release cool stuff AFTER we finish ay!!

So what did we already know about The Holiday Parade? Well we knew it would star Minions, Santa, Madagascar and Shrek characters. Lora Sauls from Universal has said that they’ve been working on this parade for three years. “The new Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s is unlike any other parade that has been at Universal Orlando Resorts” 

There is 16 new balloons that will soar above your heads and 13 of these balloons have been exclusively designed for Universal by Macy’s who are the global leader in balloon entertainment. Apparently the ‘Dronkeys’ from Shrek are ‘adorable’ cant wait to see them!!

“One of my favorite reactions is when people first see the floats – their jaws hit the floor! These 15 floats are HUGE. Each float has an astonishing lighting display and unique details to each theme.”

Near the end of your day in Universal Studios you’ll be able to catch the parade which will feature 100 performers and Santa will be making it snow! , it looks as though parade times may vary so be sure to check the app! Check out below what the Parade is going to entail…

Jingle All the Way With the Minions

The Minions are bringing mayhem to the holidays this year. You’ll hear them sing their own rendition of Jingle Bells as they attempt to decorate a Christmas tree. Look up and you’ll see Bob the Minion balloon chase after his favourite teddy bear, Tim. You’ll also see Lucy (for the first time ever), Gru and his daughters spreading holiday cheer.

Santa Claus is Coming to Madagascar

Up next, King Julien and the Madagascar crew are inviting you to a tropical holiday party. The Penguins are searching for Santa Claus, followed by King Julien who has gifted himself a giant pineapple balloon. The last float showcases Alex, Gloria, Marty and Melman celebrating the holidays like only they can.

Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of Year with Shrek  

Shrek, Fiona and their baby ogres are also celebrating the holidays in their swamp. Gingy leads the festivities from above with his gingerbread house float below. Donkey follows right behind with an assortment of gifts. Lastly, Shrek and Fiona share a massive float with Dragon while two of her Dronkey babies fly above.

Here Comes Santa Claus…With His Elves

Holiday favorites are also returning with a brand new look. Santa’s elves are inviting you into the workshop where you’ll see all your favorite toys come to life. Following close behind is Santa Claus himself. Santa’s float is beautiful when it lights up with all the reindeer!

Universal’s holiday celebrations start this Saturday 18th November and will run all the way through to the 6th January.

Smiles Included,


Check Out What Our Favourite Orlando Theme Parks Are Up To This Christmas

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Are you heading over to Orlando this Christmas and wondering where to celebrate it? Well wonder no longer as I have all the information that you will need!

Disney are well known for going Christmas crazy every year so it can be tricky trying to choose which of their parks to visit. Magic Kingdom offer additional tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party but they do also have lots of events that you can attend with our Disney tickets too!

The main events are based around the Cinderella Castle such as the Castle Dream Lights, Holiday Wishes and Celebrate the Magic!  These are the shows that actually appear on the castle itself!


Epcot offer a different variety of events like the Candlelight Procession. With a celebrity narrator, a mass choir and a 50-piece live orchestra, it’s gonna be a pretty big show! The Holiday Storytellers tell tales and traditions about each country. Illuminations is the big firework display in Epcot because, ya know..everyone loves fireworks!

So what about Hollywood Studios you ask? Well, they have the traditional ‘Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights’. They turn the whole park into a city of lights as they light up every building, lamp post and sign.

Universal Studios brings the Macy’s Holiday Parade with balloons, floats, marching bands and clowns! There’s also a special guest…Santa Claus! American holiday band Manheim Steamroller are also returning to Universal Studios on 6 dates!

Pop next door to Islands of Adventure in Seuss Landing where the Grinchmas festivities take place in a wintry wonderland. You will even have the chance to meet the Grinch!


As if the Shamu show at SeaWorld isn’t amazing enough as it is, they’ve got a Shamu’s Christmas Miracles! I can only imagine how fantastic this would be! O Wondrous Night is the telling of The Christmas Story but with real, live animals and not forgetting Winter Wonderland on Ice where Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice!

Busch Gardens turn their park into a traditional Christmas town and a wonderland of Christmas entertainment and attractions.

These festivities at the parks are running through to the beginning of January so check out your holiday dates and the attractions dates and organise your Christmas holiday!

Smiles included…


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