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Passholder Perks revealed for 2023 Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort has announced the passholder perks for annual pass holders attending this years Holidays at Universal.

It's time to get excited as Universal Orlando Resorts destination-wide Holidays celebration kicks off next month, with a mix of merry and mischief creating a memorable holiday atmosphere unlike any other, with this years celebrations beginning Friday, November 17 and running daily through Sunday, December 31.

Best of all, Universal Orlando has announced their Annual Passholder perks for the 2023 holiday season, and as always they are pretty awesome!

Read on for all the details....

$10 off Universal’s Holiday Tour

Universal passholders can enjoy $10 off the regular price of Universal's Holiday Tour, a walking tour that includes everything from Grinch meetings and a reserved show seating to tasty food and more.

To make your reservation, call 1-866-346-9350, or visit the UOAP Lounge or Guest Services at the resort.

20% off The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast
(Premier and Preferred only)

Savor a Grinchy good morning feast with the mean, green one himself. Passholders enjoy 20% off the regular price.

Select Dates: November 17–19, 22–26, 30 December 1–3, 7–10, 13–27

To make your reservation, call 407-224-7554 ir visit Guest Services at the resort.

Extended UOAP Lounge Hours

The UOAP Lounge in Universal Islands of Adventure will open early and stay open late so you can relax and recharge a little longer.

Stop by from park open to park close Nov. 17—Dec. 31, 2023.

Special Holiday Parade Passholder Viewing Area

Passholders can catch the Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s on select dates from a special viewing area in front of Mel’s Drive-In in Universal Studios Florida.

Visit the Universal Orlando Resort App for more information on Universal’s Holiday Parade schedule.

New UOAP Car Decal

Spruce up your ride with this festive new decal. Passholders can receive one (1) free UOAP Holiday Magnet, while supplies last.

Pick-up locations:

  • Universal Islands of Adventure – UOAP Lounge in Toon Lagoon in during operating hours

  • Universal Studios Florida – Five and Dime from park open to park close

Passholder Holiday Merchandise Offer

Passholders who spend $125 (post-discount/pre-tax) in one (1) single transaction at select Universal Orlando owned and operated merchandise locations will receive a $25.00 discount to be used toward one (1) future single purchase of at least $75.00 or more (pre-tax).

Discounts will be available to use on future purchases beginning the day after the qualifying purchase through January 31, 2024. Not valid on Game Plays, photos, collectibles, Universal Express Passes, gift card purchase, Merchandise Shopping Card purchases, or non-discountable merchandise, or on purchases at third party locations and other non-retail locations.

Exclusive Menu Items

Don’t miss these Passholder exclusives! Passholders can purchase an exclusive menu item at select locations.

To order a Passholder exclusive menu item, ask venue Team Member for assistance.

Universal Islands of Adventure – Confisco Grille NEW – Winter Squash and Mushroom Risotto

Creamy arborio rice tossed with caramelized butternut squash, roasted wild mushrooms and shaved Parmesan cheese.

Vegetarian – $18.95 + tax, Chicken – $20.95 + tax, Salmon – $24.95 + tax, Shrimp – $21.95 + tax

Starbucks NEW – Snickerdoodle Latte

Blonde White Mocha Latte with Cinnamon Dolce Syrup and cinnamon in steamed milk. Topped with whipped cream and cinnamon Dolce topping.

Tall: $7.02 + tax, Grande: $7.77 + tax, Venti: $8.52 + tax.

Passholder Exclusive Resort Offerings

Passholders can enjoy exclusive 2023 Holidays offerings at participating Universal Orlando Resort hotels daily, while supplies last. Must present valid Annual or Seasonal pass at the time of purchase.

Hard Rock Hotel, Emack and Bolio’s Marketplace Mint Cookie Crunch Sundae – $9 + tax Mint ice cream, whipped cream, a cookie crumble and chocolate sauce.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Tuk Tuk Market Fig and Mascarpone Gelato – $5.50 + tax single scoop, $8.00 + tax double scoop.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar, Jake’s American Bar Holiday White Sangria – $13 + tax. Sauvignon Blanc, pear vodka, Tequila, fresh cranberries, fresh pomegranates, rosemary and sliced pears.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, New Dutch Trading Co. Fig and Mascarpone Gelato – $5.50 + tax single scoop, $8.00 + tax double scoop.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Strong Water Tavern, Amatista Cookhouse

Holiday White Sangria – $13 + tax. Sauvignon Blanc, pear vodka, Tequila, fresh cranberries, fresh pomegranates, rosemary and sliced pears.

Holidays Food and Beverage Tent Discounts

Premier Passholders receive 15% off and Preferred Passholders receive 10% off at all Universal Orlando owned and operated Holidays Food and Beverage Tents in Universal Studios Florida during normal operating hours.

Early Access to Holiday Tribute Store

Passholders will have early access before the general public to the Holiday Tribute Store on November 9, 2023, from 11:00 am–park close.

Passholder Exclusive Coca-Cola Freestyle Souvenir Cup

Passholders can purchase an exclusive Coca-Cola Freestyle souvenir cup for $18.99 plus tax, while supplies last.

Valid Coca-Cola Freestyle Souvenir Cup required to dispense Coca-Cola Freestyle. Refills are limited to no more than one (1) pour from the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine per 10 minutes and valid day of purchase only at participating Coca-Cola Freestyle locations. Sharing is not permitted. Non-refundable. No additional discounts apply.

Passholder Exclusive Fudge Offer

Passholders who purchase any four pieces of fudge will receive another three pieces of fudge of equal or lesser value for free.

Locations for purchase:

Universal Islands of Adventure

Island Market and Export Candy Shoppe

Snookers & Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers


Universal Studios Florida

Sugarplum’s Sweetshop

San Francisco Candy Factory

Studio Sweets

Offer not available at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.

Early Park Admission for 3-Park Passholders at Volcano Bay

3-Park Power and Seasonal Passholders receive Early Park Admission at Universal Volcano Bay up to thirty (30) minutes prior to park opening on select dates from Nov. 17—Dec. 31, 2023.

Passholder Exclusive Merchandise

Passholders can purchase exclusive Passholder Holiday merchandise, while supplies last.

Available Products:

Adult Tee – $27.00 + tax

Ornament – $12.00 + tax

Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's

From dazzling decorations to unforgettable entertainment, it's the most amazing celebration of the season at Universal Orlando Resort!

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.

Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's

Highlights this holiday season includes:

Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's

Catch larger-than-life balloons plus appearances by Illumination’s Minions and characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar films.

Christmas in New York at Universal Studios Florida

There’s nothing quite like the holidays in New York City, that is unless you’re at Universal Studios Florida. From Big Apple-inspired streets, must-see sights, and cheerful holiday decorations, find out what gives the New York area at Universal Studios Florida a certain sparkle that would wow even a true New Yorker.


Get together with the resident Whos and enjoy the music and fun of The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular starring the Grinch

Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Join the celebration with seasonal shows and decorations in both Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade in Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Holiday Cheer at Universal Orlando Resort

Seasonal Sweets and Treats

'Tis the season to be hungry. Give your taste buds a present this year with exclusive food and drink offerings in the theme parks and Universal CityWalk—from speciality doughnuts to holiday cocktails (21+ with valid photo ID) and more.

Seasonal Merchandise

From Christmas ornaments to hats, scarves and more, you can shop your jingle bells off at Port of Entry Christmas Shoppe in Islands of Adventure and Park Plaza Holiday Shop in Universal Studios.

Capture Some Memories

Look out around the parks for seasonal decor and characters decked out in festive outfits. You might even snag a selfie with one.

It's not just the Universal Orlando theme parks that you'll discover holiday cheer, throughout the resort you can enjoy the holiday celebrations!

Put a Bow on the Season at The Hotels

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s, all the traditional feasts and seasonal décor are here, along with a few surprises. Plus, hotel guests enjoy exclusive theme park benefits.

Holiday Cheer at Universal Orlando Resort

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