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FESTIVE FUN FACTS About Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s at the Universal Orlando Resort!

 

This past week we celebrated Thanksgiving! I am still enjoying the leftovers now! I don’t know about you but for me and my family a holiday tradition for us is to always watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade! This is a tradition for so many families that look forward to seeing those dazzling musical performances and towering character balloons each year! If you have ever dreamt about going to watch the parade live but don’t want to fight through the New York City crowds or deal with the frigid winter conditions then I have great news for you! You can experience a version of the Macy’s holiday parade all season long at the Universal Orlando Resort in sunny Orlando Florida!

 

 

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s guests can look forward to experiencing light snowfall, twinkling lights, joyful music and a mix of both merry and mayhem! This parade made it’s debut last year in 2017 and was an instant hit with park-goers! The festive parade will return as part of Universal’s resort-wide Holidays celebration, running Nov. 17 – Jan. 6. The parade’s theme is inspired by beloved childhood memories and brought to life by many popular Universal characters!

 

Despicable Me, Shrek, Madagascar and Holiday Favorites Spread the Cheer in the New Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s

 

Here are a few festive fun facts about Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s:

 

  • The parade will travel a grand total of more than 26 miles as it makes its way down the Universal Studios Florida streets each night!

 

  • There is no question that the highlight of the parade is its 15 intricately hand-crafted floats featuring characters from Despicable Me, Madagascar, Shrek and more. And these floats are MASSIVE. You can’t miss them!

 

  • The float featuring Shrek, Fiona and Dragon rivals the size of two large African elephants. This float Weighs in at about 30,000 pounds and measures 35 feet long! Also thanks to Dragon’s 16-foot wingspan, it’s also one of the widest floats!

 

  • It’s not a holiday parade without those classic Macy’s star balloons! The star balloons in the parade measure 24 feet wide! That’s the same size as the width of five taxi cars!

 

  • Piloting floats and balloons of this size requires a lot of practice! Training begins each summer for Universal’s team of nearly 300 people, including float operators, balloon handlers and parade escorts!

 

  • Guests will see more than 100 dancers and characters during the parade! They are all dressed to impress in their holiday best!

 

  • Last year, over 220 gallons of snow machine fluid were used to create a special Florida snow flurry during the parade’s finale!

 

Watch our videos from last year’s Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s:

 

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s is a dazzling experience that you have to see for yourself! There is still time to plan a last-minute getaway to the Universal Orlando resort this holiday season! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations travel planner today!

Oh What Fun It Is To Experience Universal Holidays

Seven floats with 10 balloons, saving Christmas with The Grinch, rocking out to Jingle Bells and a breakfast filled with Whos? Sounds like the holidays are upon us! This means your next stop is to visit Universal Orlando Resort this winter season.

Check out all the holiday offerings below:

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Universal Orlando’s 2015 Holidays Celebration Opens This Weekend

Beginning this Saturday, Dec. 5 and running through Jan. 2, families can create lifelong memories during Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration.

Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Orlando

This holiday spectacular is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure and includes:

  • Grinchmas – Guests will be filled with holiday cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Guests can experience the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” a heartwarming live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” featuring The Grinch and the Whos from Who-ville.
  • Macy’s Holiday Parade Some of the same larger-than-life balloons seen in last week’s famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will be showcased at Universal Studios Florida every night, along with colorful holiday characters, fantasy-filled floats and a tree-lighting ceremony by Santa Claus. This year, guests won’t want to miss the new Tom Turkey Balloonicle, a towering balloon and self-powered vehicle hybrid and Holiday Lights Balloon, a string of six dazzling balloons that dance through the air with ease.
  • Live Concerts by Mannheim Steamroller – The Christmas music sensation will perform memorable holiday hits with a modern twist on the Music Plaza stage in Universal Studios on Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20.

Create Long Lasting Memories at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2015 Holiday Celebration

Beginning Dec. 5 and running daily through Jan. 2, families can create unforgettable memories as they experience fun-filled holiday traditions throughout Universal Orlando Resort – including its two theme parks, Universal CityWalk and on-site hotels.

At Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure, the popular Dr. Seuss book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is brought to life in the heartwarming live stage show, “Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular,” starring The Grinch and the Whos from Whoville. Grinchmas is part of Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration, running from Dec. 5 to Jan. 3 and featuring live entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

Guests will have the opportunity to:

  • Marvel at the iconic larger-than-life balloons seen in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City during the Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida. This year’s parade features two all-new balloons exclusive to Universal Orlando; Tom Turkey Balloonicle, a towering balloon and self-powered hybrid vehicle and Holiday Lights Balloon, a string of six dazzling Holiday light balloons that dance through the air with ease.
  • Rejoice with holiday cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Experiences include a heartwarming live show, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring The Grinch and the Whos from Who-ville. Guests can also enjoy character meet and greets with The Grinch and the Whos within Seuss Landing.
  • Sing along to holiday classics as the masters of modern Christmas music – Mannheim Steamroller – perform live at the Music Plaza Stage in Universal Studios Florida on Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20.

All holiday festivities are included with theme park admission or with an Annual Pass to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

The celebration continues at Universal Orlando’s four on-site hotels, where guests will relish in the spirit of the season with holiday buffets and dining events, tree-lighting ceremonies, Hanukkah candle lightings, visits from Santa Claus, holiday poolside “dive-in” movies and family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Eve at Universal CityWalk
Universal CityWalk’s EVE 2015 is the place to ring in the excitement of the New Year on Dec. 31. At Universal’s CityWalk, guests can experience a dynamic New Year’s Eve celebration that includes non-stop entertainment, unique party zones – each with their own jam-packed entertainment and signature drinks – along with access to six different clubs with electrifying live music, unlimited gourmet cuisine and Orlando’s largest dance floor.


Families can enjoy epic holiday festivities and experiences at Universal Orlando from Dec. 5 to Jan. 2

2015 Holidays Celebration at UOR

Beginning Dec. 5 and running daily through Jan. 2, families can create unforgettable memories as they experience one-of-a-kind holiday traditions at Universal Orlando Resort. All park guests will have the opportunity to:

  • Marvel at the iconic larger-than-life balloons seen in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City during the Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida. This year, enjoy two all-new balloons exclusive to Universal Orlando’s parade, Turkey Balloonicle, a towering balloon with a self-powered vehicle, and Holiday Lights Balloon, as they dazzle guests while floating through the air.
  • Rejoice with holiday cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Experiences include a heartwarming live show, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring the Whos from Who-ville. Guests will also have the opportunity to dine with the Grinch and Friends during a delicious breakfast within Seuss Landing.
  • Sing along to holiday classics with performances by the masters of modern Christmas music—Mannheim Steamroller—at the Music Plaza Stage in Universal Studios Florida. Performance nights are Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20.

The celebration continues at Universal Orlando’s four on-site hotels, where guests will relish in the spirit of the season with holiday buffets and dining events, tree-lighting ceremonies, special music performances, Hanukkah candle lightings, visits from Santa Claus, holiday poolside “dive-in” movies and family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Eve at Universal CityWalk

It’s never too early to plan how you’ll ring in the New Year. At Universal’s CityWalk, guests can experience a dynamic New Year’s Eve celebration which includes non-stop entertainment, unique party zones—each with their own entertainment and signature drinks—along with access to six different clubs with live music, unlimited gourmet cuisine, and Orlando’s largest dance floor. Information about Eve event tickets will be released at a later date.


Celebrate The Season At Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort‘s Holidays celebration is where families create holiday memories to last a lifetime. With one-of-a-kind holiday traditions that all ages can enjoy, it’s the only place where guests can come face-to-face with The Grinch at Grinchmas!

Celebrate The Season At Universal Orlando Resort

This year, experience the only holiday celebrations where your whole family can be themselves—naughty, nice and everything in-between. December 7, 2013 – January 4, 2014, you can see breathtaking balloons and floats, sing along with everyone’s favorite green meanie, and top it all off with live music by one of the world’s most beloved holiday artists.

Celebrate The Season At Universal Orlando Resort
At Universal Studios Florida, the Macy’s Holiday Parade takes to the streets with colorful balloons and floats coming to us straight from the world famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. There are also marching bands, clowns, and an appearance by the one and only Santa Claus!

Celebrate The Season At Universal Orlando Resort

No holiday party is complete without music! With over 27 million albums sold, Mannheim Steamroller, is the biggest selling Christmas artist of all time, and Universal Studios is proud to welcome them back. Catch them performing live on the Music Plaza stage December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2013.

Celebrate The Season At Universal Orlando Resort

Right next door  you can catch the music and festivities of Grinchmas, as Seuss Landing in Universal’s Islands of Adventure is transformed into a wintry wonderland. You won’t want to miss the heartwarming live show starring The Grinch, strolling Whos, and a chance to get your picture taken with the mean green one himself.

Celebrate The Season At Universal Orlando Resort

Don’t miss a moment of the holiday fun at Universal Orlando Resort!

Contact Kingdom Magic Vacations to Book Your Holidays at Universal!

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