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Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates 'Grinchmas' as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Welcomes the Arrival of the 'Wholiday' Season, Beginning Thanksgiving Day

November 18, 2013

YellowBrix

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grinch is set to deck the halls at Universal Studios HollywoodSM as "Grinchmas" returns to The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM with "Whobilation" throughout the theme park, featuring The Grinch and his faithful dog Max, a lively performance at the original "Who-ville" movie sets aboard the world famous Studio Tour and a soaring "Grinchmas" tree at the heart of the park's all-new, visually spectacular Universal Plaza.

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"Grinchmas" begins Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013 and continues on weekends through December 15, then daily from December 20 through December 31 and is included in the price of theme park admission.

The Universal Plaza, an elaborate grand piazza at the heart of the theme park, will serve as the new venue for the towering "Grinchmas" tree - a whimsical centerpiece twisting and spiraling 60 feet above visitors below and providing the ideal location for warm, holiday memory-making. Enchanting "Who-Carolers" will harmonize and entertain guests while The Grinch and his adorable dog Max will be on-the-ready for fun-filled photos.

Aboard the world-famous behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, fans of the blockbuster film, "Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," will have the chance to enjoy a close-up view of the original Who-ville film sets with a one-of-a-kind performance by a Who's Who of Who-ville re-enacting memorable scenes and songs from the family favorite.

As families prepare for holiday gift giving, Universal Studios Hollywood's popular "Buy A Day, Get 2014 Free" annual pass returns, offering tremendous value and visits throughout 2014 for the price of a single day's admission. Guests who purchase the "Buy A Day, Get 2014 Free" pass can return to experience Universal Studios Hollywood's award-winning thrill rides, including "TransformersTM: The Ride--3D" and the new "Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem" attraction opening in Spring 2014, as well as receive savings on tickets purchased for visiting friends and family. For more information and to purchase tickets, guests can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.

Universal Studios Hollywood SM, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the "5 Towers" state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the intense, award-winning ride, "King Kong 360 3-D" on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, "Transformers(TM): The Ride--3D," "The Simpsons RideTM," "Revenge of the MummySM --The Ride," "Jurassic Park(R) --The Ride," and the much anticipated 3D Ultra-HD movie motion-simulator adventure, "Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem" opening in spring 2014.

ABOUT DR. SEUSS ENTERPRISES, L.P. The primary focus of the Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. is to protect the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding beyond books into ancillary areas. This effort is a strategic part of the overall mission to nurture and protect the relationship consumers have with Dr. Seuss characters. Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would "round out the edges." That is one of the guiding philosophies of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Audrey S. Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, heads Dr. Seuss Enterprises as CEO.

SOURCE Universal Studios Hollywood

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