Universal Studios Hollywood Offers Top Holiday Gift-Giving Favorites from SUPER NINTENDO WORLD to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” Along With the Must-Have Annual Pass as the Countdown to the Holidays Begins –

Holiday Shopping is Enhanced by the Theme Parks Festive Grinchmas Who-lebration and Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Along with Seasonal Culinary Treats, November 24 January 1, 2024

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Looking to share the gift of Universal Studios Hollywood with family and friends this holiday season, then a one-stop shopping spree at the entertainment destination for the perfect gift will help deliver ear-to-ear smiles.

To help take the guesswork out of what to buy, Universal Studios Hollywood has assembled a checklist of inspirational gifts available from its popular rides, attractions and immersive lands, including SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic WorldThe Ride and Illuminations Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash, along with a collection of theme park favorites.

For the ideal stocking stuffer, the Universal Studios Hollywood Annual Pass is the quintessential gift to bring cheer throughout the year, inclusive of discounts and exclusive perks. Select the Platinum, Gold or Silver Annual Pass to create magical memories in 2024.

Heres a checklist of top gifts to consider:

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD Share the holidays with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad and more with these favorites: six different collectible Power-Up Bands; a variety of character plush toys, apparel, hats and headbands; and even a Reversable Super Star and ? Block pillow.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Bring home a little magic with spellbinding gifts (select items can be personalized), including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Collector Edition Wand, adult and youth Christmas-themed sweatshirts, interactive snowy owl plush toys, crew neck fleece sweatshirts from each of the four Houses, commemorative holiday ornaments and dcor celebrating the season, decorative pins, mugs, scarves, scented candles, themed frames, cozy sleepwear and Honeydukes one-of-a-kind sweets.

Grinchmas For the naughty on the list, whimsical favorites from Universal Pictures Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas include spirit jerseys, totes, Grinchy ornaments, green faux-fur keychains and adorned hats, gloves and scarves, colorful tumblers and pajamas.

Jurassic WorldThe Ride Add a splash of Blue to the holiday season with such dinosaur favorites as a T. Rex Cutie Plush, assorted masks, bubble wand and canteen.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Illuminations mischievous Minions bring seasonal smiles with these must-have favorites: Minion and Fluffy the unicorn plush toys, backpacks and Minion goggles.

The Secret Life of Pet: Off the Leash Furry stars Max, Snowball, Duke, Gidget, Buddy, Daisy, Mel, Princess and Pickles from Illuminations The Secret Life of Pets franchise bring holiday cheer with themed favorites, including plush toys, pajamas and Adopt A Pup collection.

The Simpsons Ride and Springfield, USA Dohhere are few gift giving ideas from Americas favorite family: Pink donut pillow, character plush toys and apparel.

And finally, here are a few memorable gifts for the all-encompassing Universal Studios Hollywood theme park fan, including Universal retro sweaters, caps and totes, Universal 1912 backpacks, tumblers and keychains, wooden clapboard and Universal Globe figurine.

Throughout Universal Studios Hollywoods festive holiday celebration, guests can purchase an array of culinary treats and comfort foods, created exclusively by the theme parks Executive Chef Julia Thrash. Heres a sampling:

Grinchmas will serve up such Who-bilation favorites as Who-ville Spiral Croissant, Dumpit to Crumpit Treat, Who-bilicious Cinnamon Roll, 2 Sizes Too Small Cupcake, Heart Grew 3 Sizes Sugar Cookie and the Grinch Heart Lemonade.

Comfort foods and themed holiday fare available throughout the theme park: Crispy BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Slow Roasted Turkey Sandwich with Fries, Chili, Butternut Squash Soup and Clam Chowder in Bread Bowl, Turkey Quesadilla, Smoked Brisket Sandwich, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Spiral Croissant, Pumpkin Spice Spiral Croissant, Sleigh Bells Irish Sour, Rudolphs Red Rita, Hot Apple Toddy, Hot Espresso Martini, Make it Snappy Santa and Mrs. Claus Cinnamon Delight.

Universal CityWalk Hollywood, located just outside the theme park, is also stocked for ideal shopping and dining.

  • The Universal Studios Store offers a selection of items from popular attractions found within the theme park.
  • Universal UNIVRS provides limited-edition, character-inspired merchandise.
  • The SUPER NINTENDO WORLD STORE on CityWalk features an array of themed items.
  • Production Central, themed to the Grinch, provides a variety of holiday and theme park items.
  • The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen presents a new seasonal milkshake, Tis the Season, available both at the Foundry milkshake bar and in the dining room.
  • The ever-popular Voodoo Doughnut entices guests with delicious seasonal flavors to celebrate the holiday spirit.
  • Antojitos Cocina Mexicana serves up a variety of festive-themed drinks, including Mistletoe Mule, Chestnut Horchata and Apple Cider Margarita.
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew spreads holiday cheer with a tasty Peppermint Martini.
  • Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville whips up a deliciously creamy and joyful drink with its Co-co-Colada.
  • VIVO Italian Kitchen offers an assortment of flavorful drinks with the Winter Martini, Apple Cheer Martini and Hot Apple Cider, which is available as a non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage.

Guests must be 21 years or older+ and have a valid photo ID to purchase or drink alcoholic beverages.

From Friday, November 24 through Monday, January 1, 2024, Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood features Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the spectacular dazzling light projection transformation of HogwartsTM castle through The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle, as well as Grinchmas, featuring a Who-lebration of fun fit for the Grinch, his faithful dog Max and a roster of Who-ville Whos. Holiday programs are included in the price of theme park admission.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter). Entry to Universal CityWalk is free. More information is available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com.

The Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort Return for a Whimsical Destination-Wide Celebration Inspired by Pop Culture’s Most Beloved Stories Including Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Grinchmas, Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and More November 17 Through December 31

Plan a Holly Jolly Getaway with Special Ticket Offer Giving U.S. and Canada Residents 2 Days Free with the Purchase of a 2-Park 3-Day Ticket

Holiday Cheer Comes to Life with Universals Holiday Tour, The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast at Universal Islands of Adventure and Special Experiences Across All Universal Hotels

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Universal Orlando Resort invites guests to set their festive side free with its destination-wide Holidays celebration kicking off next month. Guests can experience a mix of merry and mischief brought to life from holiday classics to experiences inspired by pop culture icons, creating a memorable holiday atmosphere unlike any other beginning Friday, November 17 and running daily through Sunday, December 31.

From the wondrous spectacle of The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade, coming face-to-face with everyones favorite green grouch, the Grinch, during Grinchmas, to gazing at the floats and larger-than-life balloons during Universals Holiday Parade featuring Macys, there are boundless opportunities for guests to enjoy at Universal Orlando this holiday season.

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure
Holiday magic fills The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as the streets of Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade transform into a wizarding holiday wonderland overflowing with festively themed dcor, lights, garland and more. The nighttime spectacle, The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle, returns to Hogsmeade at Universal Islands of Adventure bringing to life a stunning projection show highlighting Christmas moments and holiday spirit inspired by the beloved characters and stories of the Harry Potter films.

The Frog Choir, comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs also returns to Hogsmeade with a special holiday-themed performance, plus guests can groove to the music of the wizarding worlds most popular singing sensation, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees, in Diagon Alley.

Universals Holiday Parade featuring Macys at Universal Studios Florida
Guests will gaze in awe as beloved pop culture-inspired stories from Illuminations Despicable Me and DreamWorks Animations Shrek and Madagascar fill the streets of Universal Studios Florida during Universals Holiday Parade featuring Macys. These beloved stories come to life as larger-than-life balloons, colorful holiday floats and hundreds of jolly performers embark on a picturesque journey that culminates in a stunning finale including a special appearance by Santa Claus and the lighting of the magnificent 80-foot Christmas tree.

Grinchmas at Universal Islands of Adventure
Revel in the spirit of Grinchmas at Universal Islands of Adventure where the Grinch stars in the live retelling of the Dr. Seuss holiday classic, the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular.

Seuss Landing will transport guests into a whimsical atmosphere decked out with oversized candy canes, twisty Christmas trees, stunning tinsel ornaments and more. There will even be appearances from the Whos from Who-ville and a special photo opportunity that brings guests face-to-face with the mean, green one himself, the Grinch.

Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Studios Florida
The top-selling holiday artist of all time, Mannheim Steamroller, will return to Universal Studios Florida to get guests into the holiday spirit with live performances on December 2, 3, 9 and 10.

If that wasnt enough, theres even more Holiday cheer to be found around every corner at Universal Orlando Resort with a wide variety of additional, unique add-on experiences.

Universals Holiday Tour
Guests can enjoy a guided tour that gives them special access to all the beloved holiday entertainment experiences taking place across the destination, including:

  • A chance to meet the maven of mischief himself, the Grinch, and his dog, Max, while enjoying small bites, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Reserved seating at the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular in Universal Islands of Adventure
  • A meet-and-greet photo opportunity with Santa Claus in Universal Studios Florida
  • An exclusive, after-hours showing of The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade at Universal Islands of Adventure to complete the nights festivities

Universals Holiday Tour is available on select dates beginning November 19 through December 30, 2023 and can be booked by visiting www.UniversalOrlando.com/Holidays. Pricing begins at $79.99 per person (plus tax) and separate theme park admission with a 1-Day 2-Park Park-to-Park ticket is required.

Annual and Seasonal Passholders can get a $10 off discount per ticket per passholder with a valid Annual or Seasonal Pass. Tickets for passholders can be purchased by calling 1-866-346-9350 or by visiting the UOAP Lounge in Universal Islands of Adventure. Regular Seasonal and Power Pass blockout dates apply.

The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast at Universal Islands of Adventure
The popular dining experience, The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast, allows guests to start their day with a delicious breakfast and fun appearances by the Grinch and other favorite Dr. Seuss characters.

The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast takes place in Confisco Grille in Universal Islands of Adventure on select dates November 17 through December 27 for $58.99 + tax per adult and $32.99 + tax per child (ages 3-9) and can be booked by visiting www.UniversalOrlando.com/Holidays.

Premier and Preferred Annual Passholders can receive a 20% discount on purchases of The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast for select dates by calling 407-224-7554.

The Holiday Celebration Continues at Universal CityWalk and Universal Orlandos Hotels
Guests can keep the celebration going at Universal CityWalk with seasonal food and beverage and special entertainment. Plus, all eight Universal Orlando Resort hotels will be decked out with festive dcor that enhances each hotels theme and the whole family can indulge in holiday feasts and activities. Special menus will be available at Universal hotels for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, and there will also be menorah lighting ceremonies and more. Select hotels even offer special holiday entertainment like Christmas tree lightings and strolling carolers. Guests can now save 20% on a four-night stay in the 2-bedroom suites at Universals Endless Summer Resort Dockside Inn and Suites & Surfside Inn and Suites and the family suites at Universals Cabana Bay Beach Resort.

Get 2 Days of Park Admission Free with a Cant-Miss Ticket Offer
Access to Universal Orlandos Holidays celebration is included with regular admission to the theme parks. U.S. and Canada residents can now take advantage of an incredible deal giving them five days of access to Universal Orlando Resorts thrilling theme parks for the price of a three-day ticket to enjoy the ultimate holiday getaway. Guests also have the option to upgrade their ticket to include Universal Volcano Bay. Click here for more information and to purchase.

Special Experiences for Annual Passholders
In addition to discounts on select holiday experiences, Annual Passholders will get special access to enjoy Universals Holidays Parade featuring Macys from a viewing area just for Passholders, as well as exclusive merchandise and early access to the Holidays Tribute Store.

The Holidays celebration runs daily from November 17 through December 31 at Universal Orlando Resort and from November 24 through January 1, 2024 at Universal Studios Hollywood. For more information about Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/Holidays.

About Universal Orlando Resort Where Its More Than Magic, Its Real
Universal Orlando Resort is an award-winning theme park destination that welcomes all to truly be themselves while enjoying world-class attractions that redefine theme park experiences. Here, a multitude of authentically thrilling, exciting and spontaneous adventures await each inviting guests to embark on whatever vacation they crave while igniting their full range of emotions like never before from the awe of walking the streets of Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to the rush of adrenaline that takes over when coming face-to-face with a Velociraptor in Jurassic Park to the wide-eyed joy of seeing an entire slice of cake atop a delectable milkshake at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen.

The 700-acre resort is home to two exhilarating theme parks Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure that boast some of the most innovative and immersive experiences ever created, with a third next-level theme park, Universal Epic Universe, on the way. Guests can also find the perfect balance of thrills and relaxation at the Universal Volcano Bay water park, relish in exciting dining and entertainment at the Universal CityWalk entertainment complex and enjoy incredible accommodations and magnificent theming across eight hotels that offer something for every style and budget Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universals Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universals Aventura Hotel and Universals Endless Summer Resort Surfside and Dockside Inn and Suites.

For more information about Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.universalorlando.com.

Universal Orlando Resort Launches an Incredible Offer, Inviting Guests to Experience a Year of Passholder Perks, Plus an Extra Three Months Free on Any Pass

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Universal Orlando Resort invites U.S. and Canadian residents to take advantage of an incredible offer three extra months free when purchasing or renewing any 2-Park or 3-Park Annual or Seasonal Pass. Available for purchase now at www.UniversalOrlando.com, the 3 Months Free on Any Pass offer allows guests to save significantly on an extraordinary year of theme park perks that includes 15 months of admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure, as well as Universal Volcano Bay for select Passes three theme parks that boast some of the most innovative, immersive and popular theme park experiences ever created. Blockout dates apply on select Passes.

Universal Orlando Annual and Seasonal Passes are loaded with exclusive benefits and perks to experience the resort like a pro including discounts at dining and shopping locations throughout the parks and Universal CityWalk. Plus, each pass gives guests access to special offers at Universal Orlando Resort Hotels to take their vacations to the next level.

The 3 Months Free on Any Pass is the perfect offer for guests to explore and enjoy all the exhilarating entertainment that can only be found at Universal Orlando Resort. With more than 60 highly-immersive attractions and experiences across its award-winning theme parks plus the debut of the all-new Minion Land and the interactive blaster game experience, Illuminations Villain-Con Minion Blast Universal Orlando is the place to vacation in 2023 and beyond.

Passholders can also enjoy exclusive seasonal benefits, such as Passholder Appreciation Days between August 15 and September 30, giveaways and year-round access to the Passholder Lounge at Universal Islands of Adventure.

For more information about the 3 Months Free on Any Pass offer and Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Adds Vegan Butterbeer to its Vegan Offerings at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood

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Guests can now enjoy a vegan version of the fan-favorite Butterbeer beverage in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood. Available in cold and frozen, the new non-dairy offering features the same delicious taste as the existing, wildly-popular Butterbeer drink complete with flavors reminiscent of butterscotch and shortbread and topped with a vegan-friendly version of the iconic Butterbeer froth.

Universal Orlando guests can purchase vegan, non-dairy Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks restaurant in Hogsmeade and the Leaky Cauldron restaurant in Diagon Alley, and Universal Studios Hollywood guests can purchase the beverage at the Hogs Head pub in addition to the Three Broomsticks restaurant. Guests can also savor other vegan menu options during their visit to the spectacularly themed lands, including Irish Stew and Shepherds Pasty Pie (located at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando), and Mushroom Pie Platter (located at Universal Orlando).

For more information about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.universalorlando.com, and at Universal Studios Hollywood, visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com.

Universal Music Group Nashville Teams with Universal Music Canada on Country Newcomer Josh Ross.

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Universal Music Group Nashville is teaming up with Universal Music Canada on country newcomer Josh Ross. Ross, a Waterdown, Ontario-native, is already an established hitmaker in his home country with back-to-back Top 5 singles on Canadian country radio. Now turning heads in Nashville and beyond, Ross was recently named one of Spotifys Hot Country Artists To Watch, has shared the bill with Bailey Zimmerman, and will join Nickelback and Brantley Gilbert on a North American tour this year.

Josh is such a gifted songwriter with so much depth, shared Cindy Mabe, President, UMG Nashville. Hes made Nashville his home so he could hone his songwriting skills and has elevated his art and his fan base in a short period of time. Josh found country music through Steve Earle, and songwriting has followed him throughout his life. We are honored to get to work with Josh Ross, The Core and Universal Music Canada to take Joshs music around the world.

For a long time, weve wanted to partner with Cindy and the world class team at UMG Nashville but it needed to be with the right artist. That artist is Josh Ross one of the most promising voices in country music today, said Jeffrey Remedios, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Canada. Josh is at once a phenomenal songwriter and magnetic performer who captures the hearts of fans with every song and every performance.

With a first-rate team already in place stateside, Josh Ross is managed by The Core Entertainment and booked by The Neal Agency.