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Veterans Day 2012 at Universal Orlando

The Universal Orlando Theme Park will celebrate Veterans Day early this Friday

Members of the Universal Orlando Resort’s Veteran Network will be joined by folks from the American Legion, Orlando Police Department, the Orlando Fire Department’s Pipe & Drum Corps, high-school ROTC branches and the Jones High School marching band for an in park parade. The parade will start at 11 a.m. at Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue, and it will include a ceremonial flag-raising at the theme park’s Music Plaza.

Universal Orlando characters and performers will accompany veterans as they parade through the Studios.

Here are some great pictures of this year’s event


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Happy Veterans Day 2011

Orlando Sentinel – Members of the Universal Orlando Resort’s Veteran Network will participate in a parade through Universal Studios theme park on Friday, Nov. 11, to commemorate Veterans Day.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. in front of the Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue attraction, and it will culminate with a ceremonial flag-raising in the New York area of the theme park.

Universal’s veterans will be joined by members of other organizations, including the Orlando Police Department, the American Legion, Orlando Fire Deparment Pipe & Drum Corps, high school JROTC units and the Jones High School marching band. Some Universal characters and performers also will participate in the march.

More than 400 of Universal’s team members have served in the U.S. military.

Universal Orlando Holidays Getaway Package

© 2011 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.This year he Holiday celebration will be in full swing at Universal Orlando’s three on-site hotels

December 3, 2011 through January 1, 2012 at:

  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
  • Hard Rock Hotel
  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort

All of the resorts will glisten with holiday decorations. Hotel guests will be immersed in the spirit of the season with tree-lighting ceremonies, special musical performances, holiday pool-side “dive-in” movie presentations and holiday buffets and dining events.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel kicks off the season on Friday, November 25 with ‘Holiday Harbor Nights’, a wine tasting, food and jazz celebration on the piazza, along with a tree lighting ceremony.

Hard Rock Hotel welcomes Santa to The Kitchen restaurant on Fridays in December

Loews Royal Pacific Resort rings in the new year with a family-friendly dinner and celebration.

Experience one-of-a-kind holiday excitement the whole family can enjoy at Universal Orlando Resort!

All holiday entertainment, including the Mannheim Steamroller concerts is included as part of two-park or multi-day admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

There’s never been a better time to start a new family tradition at Universal Orlando’s Holidays event, as guests can take advantage of a special holiday vacation package:

Tis the Season for Holiday Offers

Holidays Getaway Package

  • 3 night stay at a Universal Partner Hotel
  • 2 day base ticket for both theme parks, one park per day
  • Complimentary scheduled transportation between the hotel and theme parks
  • PLUS early park admission to experience Islands of Adventure and more

Starting at $249 per adult, tax inclusive

*Upgrade to on-site hotel (starting at $509 per adult, tax inclusive) and receive complimentary Universal Express access to skip the regular attraction lines ñ a FREE benefit of up to $87 per person, per day

For more information on Universal Orlandoís holiday celebration and offers, guests can visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.