Celebrate the Holidays at the Universal Orlando Resort (Navidades en Universal) *Giveaway*

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by.  A huge congrats to the winner which is Dana!  Enjoy!!!

Southern California is home to some of the best theme parks in the country, and in my mind, only rivaled by Orlando! Once we put away the Halloween costumes and portioned out the candy, almost immediately we were surrounded by all things holiday-ish.  We’ve been celebrating for over a month now, and some of those celebrations have included our annual visit to Universal Studios Hollywood.  Having only visited Orlando, Florida twice in our lifetime, we’ve yet to visit the Universal Orlando Resort, but we’re hoping to make a family trip during the holiday season to enjoy the festivities.

Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida

Last week, the resort kicked off the holiday season which will run through January 1st, 2013.  So what can you expect at the resort? Here is a taste of all there is to do at the Universal Orlando Resort this holiday season:

Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular

Grinchmas: Dr. Seuss’ favorite (book) comes to life throughout Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.  Guests can enjoy the live stage show Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular and meet the stars of the show including The Grinch and the Whos from Who-ville.

The Grinch at Universal Orlando Resort

Additionally, guests can enjoy a special breakfast with the characters…something I think my kids would really enjoy! You can find information about this special activity on the website.

Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida

The Macy’s Holiday Parade:  Every evening, the streets at Universal Studios Florida are filled with larger-than-life balloons as seen in the famous New York City parade. New to the parade this year is the Nutcracker and Mouse King “trycaloons” – tandem tricycles that appear to be pedaled by whimsical balloon characters from the classic holiday tale.  As part of the parade, guests can enjoy holiday characters, floats, and a tree-lighting by Santa Claus.

Mannheim Steamroller: This popular (acclaimed?) musical group will return once again to perform some of your favorite holiday hits on the Music Plaza stage in Universal Studios on eight separate nights.

All Holiday entertainment is included is included with park admission to Universal Studios Florida.

Since the resort can understandably be busy during this time of year, guests may want to consider the Universal Express Plus Pass which allows park entry through a separate line to bypass any wait for select attractions. This pass is free when you stay at one of the three on-site hotels (Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Portofino Bay, Royal Pacific Resort) or can be purchased as an add-on to regular tickets for an additional fee.

Families vacationing at the resort may want to consider the Holiday Vacation Package which includes a 3-night stay at a nearby Universal Partner Hotel, 2-day base ticket with 3rd day FREE for both theme parks (one park per day), early park admission to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and more.  This package begins at $259 per adult.

The holiday activities at the resort don’t end with Christmas.  Be sure to check out CityWalk’s New Year‟s Eve celebration which includes music, food, and more.

Win It!  One of you will win Four Universal Orlando Resort 1-day, two-park tickets and four (4), 1-day, two-park Express Passes (ARV $720.00).  Please note that these tickets can only be used at the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida December 11th, 2012 through March 22nd, 2013.

To enter, simply leave me a comment with your favorite holiday memory of visiting the Universal Orlando Resort.  If you have never visited the resort, leave a comment with one thing you’d most like to do with your family during the holidays at the resort.

Comments will close on December 16th, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST and a winner will be announced on December 17th, 2012.

US Residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.

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This is part of a sponsored campaign with Universal Orlando Resort and Latina Mom Bloggers.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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    Wendy — December 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve never been. My boys would love the parades. It all looks fabulous!

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    Wendy — December 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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    Stacey B — December 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    The only “holiday” themed time I’ve been to the park for Halloween Horror nights. My favorite memory is when our entire senior class went

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    Danielle K — December 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    My husband and I went there for our first married Christmas together…we had a great time and got some really cute Grinchmas pictures :)

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    Tina Gabrielson — December 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Haven’t been to Universal since I was dating my husband back in the 90s! Would love for us to go back and bring our daughters!

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    Teh Doll — December 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I have never been during the holidays but it looks like a lot of fun. I love taking the kids to Suess land they love seeing all the characters in real life. My little guy has been talking about the Grinch non stop fromm watching the movie the other day. This would be such a wonderful Christmas surprise to take them!

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    JW — December 13, 2012 at 6:19 am

    I’ve actually never been, so no memories there yet

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    Christine W — December 13, 2012 at 7:41 am

    We went there once and loved it! Our favorite was definitely Suess Landing…we loved the little roller coaster there and went on it several times. Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway!

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    Kenny F. — December 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    haven’t been but sounds fun

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    Bo — December 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I’ve never been to Universal Orlando but my family loves to visit Grinchmas at Universal Hollywood!

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    Katherine H — December 14, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Never been, but we all love the Grinch!

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    Natalia — December 14, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I never been there…. We would like to see Seuss Land.

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    laurie damrose — December 14, 2012 at 6:55 am

    We have never been there ,but the first thing we would do is go to the parade!

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    Michelle.A. — December 14, 2012 at 7:11 am

    I have never been but have always wanted to. I think our family would really enjoy the decorations and events like the special parades.

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    Judy-Ree — December 14, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I have never been, but I would love to go and see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, especially Hogwarts. My nephews have seen all the movies and 2 of them are train fanatics and loved the movies when they were younger, just for the train.

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    I have never been but would love to see the Macy’s Holiday parade there.

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    Lauren O. — December 14, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I have never been to the park during the holidays but I would love to take my family to see the Grinchmas part of the park. We love Dr. Seuss and the Christmas holiday.

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    Summer — December 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    We have never been during the holidays, would love to see the Macy’s Parade. Thanks for the chance.

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    I’ve never been on a commercial plane, I’ve never been to Florida and so naturally I’ve never Been to Orlando Universal Resort in my life. Of our 5 young adult kids our youngest daughter Amanda 19 and her live in boyfriend John had to move across the country from us to live in Georgia (we live in Michigan near our other kids) we have always been beyond a close family we are also all best friends and we miss John and Amanda terribly. We keep in touch by phone and text. If I was lucky enough to win this prize, my husband and I would book flights to orlando in March and I already Asked John and Amanda and they said they would drive from GA to FL to meet us there and we would spend an entire day at Orlando Universal Resort just soaking up each others presence and making priceless memories that we’d all cherish long after we all had to go home. Thank you for this opportunity, it fills me with great hope even having a CHANCE at this amazing generous awesome prize! And it would be a very sentimental one to us as well.
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    Kaci Guisinger Harrison — December 16, 2012 at 9:26 am

    My kids would really enjoy the Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular. I’d love to see the Macy’s Holiday Parade. I really like watching the high kicking Rockettes. What a show they put on! Universal Citywalk would be a blast as well. My family and I have NEVER been on a vacation together and my husband and I have been together for 12 years. Our kids do not know what Its like to be on vacation because we’ve never had that. This would be SO COOL!! If I won I wouldn’t have to be baffled as to where to plan our vacation here soon because its finally going to happen!! =D Thanks

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    Our favorite memory of Universal Studios is the Little Woody Woodpecker Roller Coaster. My youngest loved that ride. We also loved the Spiderman ride as well. My family would be thrilled to be able to go and visit Universal Studios Orlando again. Thank you Thank you so much for the chance. This would be such a surprise!!!! Good Luck to everyone! Woohoo!

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