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2016 Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort By the Numbers

Have you ever wondered how many miles it takes for the balloons to travel from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York to Universal Orlando Resort? Or just how many feet of garland are draped over the resort every holiday season?

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Well, Universal’s Art & Design team just shared some festive figures on the holiday cheer they spread throughout Universal Orlando each year:

  • 100,500 – Lights on the tallest Christmas tree
  • 56,000 – Cubic feet of helium used in Macy’s Holiday Parade each year
  • 50,000 – Linear feet of garland strung about Universal Orlando each year
  • 7,000 – Lights on the Universal Studios Florida arch wreath
  • 1,081 – Miles The Macy’s balloons travel from New York City to Universal Orlando
  • 1,000 – Pounds of confetti used in Macy’s Holiday Parade each year
  • 864 – Feet of garland on the Universal Studios Florida arch wreath
  • 222 – Performances of “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular”
  • 90 – Performers in Macy’s Holiday Parade
  • 80 – Approximate feet of the tallest Christmas tree
  • 12 – Balloons in the Macy’s Holiday Parade

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Come on out and see a holiday celebration of epic proportions for yourself with Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort, now through Jan. 1.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

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Celebrate the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort with Grinchmas and More

Bring out the bells, the Holidays are officially in full swing at Universal Orlando Resort. From the heart-warming merriment of Who-ville to the 15th anniversary of Macy’s Holiday Parade, there’s no place like Universal Orlando for the holidays.

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Kick off your day celebrating Grinchmas with The Grinch and the Whos from Who-ville in “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular”. You can catch performances of this live, musical show multiple times during the day at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Also, throughout Seuss Landing, Grinchmas comes to life with caroling Whos, larger-than-life decorations and encounters with the mean, green one himself.

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Head on over to Universal Studios Florida, and prepare to marvel at larger-than-life balloons from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Enjoy them, along with dozens of performers spreading the holiday cheer, in the 15th anniversary Macy’s Holiday Parade.

New to this year’s parade is the “Virginia” balloon from the famed Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus newspaper editorial of the late 1800s, as well as “Mother Ginger” from The Nutcracker.

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Also at Universal Studios Florida, on select nights, listen to some electrifying holiday classics performed by renowned Christmas sensation, Mannheim Steamroller.

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your loved ones at Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort, daily now through Jan. 1. Pick a day, grab your tickets and join us this holiday season!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

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