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Grinchmas 2014

Discussion in 'Universal Studios Hollywood Events' started by Miss Betty Juice, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Allen The Actor

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    Ahaha but I'm just saying, if there's a New Years event you wanna attend and see a spectacular kick off to the new year, it should be at Disneyland or California Adventure. It's incredible and is on my bucket list.


    You're packed in like a sardine can, but the party atmosphere is amazing and the firework/world of color kick off (world of color also gets fireworks that night) is worth it.
     
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    Kudos to you for finding this out early on in the game.  :)
     
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    Radio commercials for Grinchmas are so awkward and underwhelming haha.

    "Come see the 60 foot tree! Take a picture or two with the Grinch and Max the Dog!"

    That's it. hahaha.

    Either way I'm so excited!
     
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    I've heard so many Grinchmas radio ads. The fact that it commences this Saturday still blows my mind.

    Does anyone know if merchandise has been loaded into the gift shops yet???
     
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    Man I miss Grinchmas radio ads. I can only imagine how utterly pathetic they sound now.
     
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    Aha they really are. Makes me roll my eyes. They quite literally tell you come see the 60 foot tree and take a pic with The Grinch and Max....that's it.
     
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    USH is having a media/press event tomorrow for Grinchmas, and Annual Pass holders are allowed/"invited" to attend and view.


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    Man, I wish they wouldn't have just sent that out the day before or I would have tried to go!
     
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    They want a full audience to make it look better to the non-theme park media reporting back. By pretending it's some exclusive thing they'll drum up more interest than admitting that the celebration this year sucks again and no one cares.
     
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    Boom. Right on the money. I wouldn't go...lmfao.

    In all honesty I'm still surprised that they can't make the event better in some way. Incorporate a play area/snow area in Super Silly Fun Land or put on a bigger show inside the Castle Theatre, have an indoor snow play area and more inside the Globe Theatre, etc. Idk. I just wish that they showed "hey! Doesn't matter that there's construction! We still have so much holiday fun spread over the whole park!" And if they're worried about congestion issues, spreading out Grinchmas or holiday stuff over different areas of the park would be simpler than stuffing everyone into Universal Plaza.
     
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    Been confirmed that ornament making and cookie decorating is back, as are the Wholiday singers. No mention of snow or celebrity readers for How the Grinch Stole Christmas yet.
     
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    Looks like there will be fireworks for this one time show.
     
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    I would've loved to go, but they didn't give advanced notice. Bummer.

    Speaking of activities in SSFL, is refurbishment over there complete yet? I'd be interested to see if there are signs of anything else in that area.
     
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    I was shocked to hear this.  I think there must have been a contract with NYE and since they cancelled that, they needed to use the fireworks somewhere.  I expect this to be a one time thing.

    Water play area has reopened.
     
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    If anyone going today/tomorrow can check or take a picture of the inside of the park map, I'd really appreciate it! :)
     
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    Called it!!! Looks great! I would've been so disappointed if they didn't do anything!

    Hopefully this is only the start and that eventually this will be the first USH ride to do a full Holiday overlay and they do a special ride film where Gru (as Santa) and the Minions (as Santa's elves) try to save Christmas for the girls, and wacky holiday mayhem ensues! Seems like a ridiculously natural fit!

    (Hell, if they wanted to go the cheap route and not do a full new ride film, they could basically do a literal overlay of the current ride film, which already involves a present. Just add more holiday decorations and gags throughout the ride and queue and change wording from "adoption anniversary" to Christmas)

    But of course I'd rather they do a full new ride film! It would pay for itself. It's Universal's biggest property, would offer a holiday overlay for a ride in the park, and they could reuse it year after year. It would essentially be a new ride vehicle program, film, and decorations. Even more simple than the overlays that Disney does, since after Universal does it one time, it'll just be saved as a new ride program in the computer.

    I mean, gosh, they have a Minion Rush Holiday Lab version of the Minion game!!! There's so many possibilities with this franchise.

    I can already imagine how they can further decorate SSFL. The two blue cone "hills" can get a star on top to be Christmas Trees! Etc.
     
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    Love love love! I wonder if any of SSFL got some decor.
     
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