Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Universal Orlando adds more days to new 'Holiday Tour' starting this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 2:45 PM

  • Photo courtesy Universal Orlando/Facebook
Universal Orlando is adding more days to the new "Universal's Holiday Tour," starting it even earlier than announced due to ticket demand.

Previously announced to run from Dec. 18-Jan. 3, 2021, the debuting tour will now begin a few days earlier, on Sunday, Dec. 13.

Part of a reconfigured schedule of holiday activities with a pandemic in mind, Universal's Holiday Tour attempts to balance safety measures with an exclusive jaunt through seasonal goings-on at the theme park.

The separately ticketed guided tour includes priority access to the (also new) "Universal’s Holiday Experience Featuring Macy’s Balloons," a walking encounter where you can get up close and personal to the gigantic Macy's Parade balloon. An appearance from Santa is promised. You'll also get a tour of the new Holiday Tribute store.

After that there's a meet-and-greet and (distanced) face time with the Grinch at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous in Seuss Landing. And finally, you can end the day with “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” projection show at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

You even get a "themed gift" at the end of the day.

Tickets are available now, and pricing for the tour starts at $59.99. Advance reservations are required.

Be warned, though, somehow there's already a (time-traveling?) "Mediocre" review on the Tour's launch page. The hot chocolate was too hot!

click to enlarge screen_shot_2020-12-09_at_2.43.23_pm.png

Please follow CDC guidelines and Orange County advisories to stay safe, and please support this free publication. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you news on how coronavirus is affecting Central Florida. Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation. Every little bit helps.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation