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October, 2011:

Christmas 2011 at Universal Studios Orlando

© 2011 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.Join The Most Exciting Family Celebration of the Season

December 3, 2011 through January 1, 2012

Enjoy a Musical Celebration of Holiday Fun & Excitement at Universal Orlando Resort!

Celebrate Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and join in the fun of the Macy’s Holiday Paradeô at Universal Studios Florida, featuring larger than life balloons from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeÆ in New York City.

All the festivities are included with your theme park admission!

Experience one-of-a-kind holiday excitement the whole family can enjoy at Universal Orlando Resort! It’s the only place where you can catch the music and festivities of Grinchmas at Universalís Islands of Adventure, as Seuss Landing is transformed into a wintry wonderland. Meet The Grinch and The Whos and watch a heartwarming live show of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!”

Right next door, the 10th anniversary edition of the Macy’s Holiday Parade takes to the streets of Universal Studios with authentic balloons and floats are directly from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Enjoy the food and shopping of the Holiday Village, and music from Mannheim Steamroller performing live select nights in December!


At Islands of Adventure, adults and children alike will be entertained when the popular Dr. Seuss book How the Grinch Stole Christmas is brought to life in Grinchmas. Guests can see the live stage show featuring The Grinch and the Whos from Whoville with an original recorded musical score by Mannheim Steamroller. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet The Grinch and the Whos, and on select dates, purchase a spot at a special character breakfast with the mean, green one himself.

At Universal Studios, the Macy’s Holiday Parade will celebrate its 10th Anniversary of partnership with Universal Orlando by filling the streets every evening with some of the same iconic elements seen winding through New York City each year at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The beloved event features colorful holiday characters, fantasy-filled floats including one specially-designed to commemorate the 10-year milestone a tree-lighting ceremony by Santa Claus and dozens of larger-than-life balloons. The Macy’s Holiday Parade also welcomes select park guests to participate in the procession as real balloon-handlers guiding the helium giants, a truly unique and exclusive experience to Universal Orlando.

Returning this year with more concerts than ever before is Mannheim Steamroller  the masters of Christmas music with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide. The acclaimed musical group will take to the Music Plaza stage in Universal Studios six times this year to play their memorable holiday hits for guests, performing on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.

Also at Universal Studios, guests can enjoy special holiday-themed versions of their favorite shows, and nightly a capella holiday music in the nearby Holiday Village, which is filled with hand-blown glass ornaments, caramel apples, hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts and a cupcake decorating location.



Orlando Universal CityWalk Overview


30 Acres of Dining, Events and Entertainment with Something For Everyone

ORLANDO, Fla. – The rhythmic beat of music pounds from high-tech speakers. Neon lights illuminate figures dancing in the streets. Revelers dine at top-name restaurants and club hop until the wee hours of the morning. Stiltwalkers, jugglers and street entertainers dazzle onlookers. Itís a typical action-packed night at Universal CityWalk.

A collection of brightly colored, 10-story towers, icons and free-form sculptures identify CityWalk’s distinctive skyline from miles away, enticing guests to lounge over morning coffee, enjoy a leisurely meal or party late into the night.

An eclectic collection of themed restaurants, nightclubs, specialty shops and a 20-screen movie theatre, Universal CityWalk is Orlando’s hottest spot for entertainment, boasting the biggest names in live music, dining, dancing, movies and more. CityWalk captures everything from the elegance of Emerilís Restaurant Orlando to the rock n’ roll beat of the worldís largest Hard Rock Cafe. The expansive, two-tiered promenade features individually themed shopping, entertainment and dining venues and sits at the entrance of both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks. The 30-acre entertainment complex is a meeting place with a distinct attitude where guests can taste, touch, see and hear great entertainment.

“CityWalk brings together a powerful ensemble of partners — all leaders within their own industries and professions — to create an unrivaled 21st-century entertainment package, said Bill Davis, president and chief executive officer, Universal Orlando Resort. “CityWalk offers limitless excitement for residents, vacationers, conventioneers, day trippers and resort guests alike.”

From the casual “Floribbean” food of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville to the Latin-flavored cuisine of The Latin Quarter, from the concerts at Hard Rock Live to the island music performed at Bob Marley- A Tribute To Freedom, CityWalk has something to appeal to every taste. Nightly entertainment such as performing karaoke with a live band at CityWalk’s Rising Star, teen nights at the groove, specialty martinis at Red Coconut Club, musical acts from around the world and street performances throughout CityWalk keep the energy high seven nights a week.

CityWalk is a non-gated attraction. Cover charge for individual venues depends upon entertainment. Guests can purchase a CityWalk Party Pass for $11.99 and enjoy one night’s unlimited admission to the clubs at CityWalk. For $21.95, visitors can enjoy a delicious dinner at select CityWalk restaurants plus a movie at Universal Cineplex. For more information please call CityWalk Guest services at 407-224-5500 or log on to http://www.universalorlando.com/cw_index.html.


Military Discounts at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood offers phenomenal discount options to all members of our Armed Forces all year long! Eligible members include retirees, DOD personnel, members of the National Guard/Reserves, dependents and all other base personnel.

Tickets for these specially priced offers must be purchased in advanceand can only be obtained at participating MWR/ITT offices throughout the United States. These special military rates are not available at the Universal Studios Hollywood box office. A military or U.S. Government I.D. is required for purchase.


Buy 1 Day Get 12 Month Value Pass (ages 3+) $59.00

First Use Must Occur By: December 31, 2011

These passes do have black-out dates (days they cannot be used on). Black Out Dates for 2011: Every Sat/Sun in Aug. Sept 4; Dec 26-31 Black Out Dates for 2012: May 26-27, Every Sat/Sun in June, July, Aug; Sept 1-2, and Dec 26-31

To redeem the free 12 Month Value Pass you will need to process the 1 Day ticket for a personalized pass at the park, at Universal’s Annual Pass Center!


Here is how to obtain your tickets.

Option #1
Visit your local base MWR/ITT ticket office to purchase your tickets. If your local base does not have tickets on hand, they will try to pre-order for you. It is recommended that you call them ahead of time to make these arrangements. The ticket office can usually have your tickets within five business days.

Option #2
Order your tickets via the phone. Simply contact Commander, Navy Region, Southwest at (619) 767-6000. Your tickets will arrive via the U.S. mail within 7 business days. Overnight service is available for a nominal fee.