We're getting down to it everybody, the big Christmas celebration is in less than a week. We hope you're getting those last minute preparations ready, it's probably the last day to order stuff on Amazon to get stuff delivered in time and the stores are gonna be packed with procrastinators.
OR ... you can just sit back with a nice cup of cocoa or peppermint mocha and enjoy this great update from the Holidays at Unviersal Orlando Resort.
Written by Renée Girard
Spending the afternoon at Universal Orlando to see what's going on for the holidays!
Picking up the new Starbucks mug from Universal Orlando too!
The weather is perfect and wait times are short at Islands of Adventure.
Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure always looks fun and festive this time of year.
We stopped by to meet the Grinch before going to his show.
Going to see the Grinchmas show at Islands of Adventure. Feels like HHN, as we go into one of the sound stages.
The performers in Grinchmas do a terrific job recreating the characters. And Max is adorable!
Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey is closed for most of December at Islands of Adventure, but guests can still walk through the queue.
Now on to Universal Studios for the Macy's Holiday Parade!
Mannheim Steamroller will be in concert Universal Orlando weekends in December.
Construction on Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon.
Construction over at the Fast & Furious Ride, with the Scooby Doo ballon.
Universal Orlando has recently been testing Return Time Tickets, which you can book on the app or at a kiosk, currently only for Shrek 4D.
Ending our day at Universal Orlando with the Macy's Holiday Parade!
I love all of the unique floats, characters and balloons that are part of the parade.
All of your favorite Universal characters make appearances in the holiday parade too!
The Macy's Holiday Parade balloons are huge in person!
Once Santa gets to the Christmas tree along the parade, the lights come on. Looks great!
The holiday experiences at Universal Orlando are always a lot of fun to see. We had a great day!
Happy Thursday and welcome to our second photo tour of Universal Orlando Resort. On Tuesday we looked at Universal Studios Florida and today we're going to hop on the Hogwarts Express and take a look at Islands of Adventure.
So much new fun stuff at this park and Matt has captured it all. Enjoy!!
Pictures by Matthew Nelson
Welcome to Islands of Adventure
In a world of RunDisney races (even one held last weekend in Orlando) sometimes you just want to do something a bit different, and less crowded.
So with that in mind Renée took on the Universal Orlando Fun Run last weekend which from the looks of it gave the runners a pretty empty course through the two Universal Orlando parks. Check out all the fun times.
Written by Renée Girard
Why are we at Universal before the sun is up?
I love Disney races but this weekend we're skipping those for something different instead, the UO Fun Run!
The UO Fun Run took us through both theme parks, starting with Universal Studios.
On to Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando where we took a lap around the entire park.
And the finish line was at CityWalk near Hard Rock Cafe.
More from the finish line at the UO Fun Run at Universal Orlando . Great race!
We were greeted by some minions after crossing the finish line.
Really enjoyed starting my day with the UO Fun Run. Thanks Universal Orlando for a great morning!