The Latest News From Disney Parks, Universal Studios Resorts, and More Fan-tastical Destinations

The Latest News From Disney Parks, Universal Studios Resorts, and More Fan-tastical Destinations

The holidays are in full swing as the year closes out with winter festivities

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It’s officially time for the everything to be decked out in lights and for Sandy Claws and the Grinch to reign. Hey, they were really ahead of the curve with Santa cosplay. Jack Skellington has been in residence at the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland since fall. And of course the real mean one has taken up residence at Universal Studios for Grinchmas.

Here’s the latest themed entertainment happenings at amusement parks and beyond!

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Disneyland

Disneyland

The Disneyland Resort is celebrating the holidays in a big way with Marvel merriment, the Festival of Holidays, snow at Disneyland, Grogu plus daddy Mando in Galaxy’s Edge, and more.

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Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World

Winter has taken over with new Frozen additions at the Winter Summerland mini golf course, Guardians of the Galaxy holiday music on Cosmic Rewind in Epcot, the International Festival of the Holidays, and the news that Splash Mountain will be closing early in the new year.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Grinchmas

Universal Studios Hollywood Grinchmas

Meet the mayor of Whoville and see the Grinch steal Christmas daily!

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Cinematic New Year’s at Universal Studios Hollywood

Cinematic New Year’s at Universal Studios Hollywood

The New Year’s Eve event at Universal Studios Hollywood is included with admission on December 31; you can buy tickets here.

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Stranger Things Experience

Stranger Things Experience

Stranger Things: The Experience is now open in Los Angeles. The 30-minute immersive story invites you to Hawkins and takes you to the Upside Down. Find tickets here.

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Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure

Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure

No one does it like the Grinch! Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure runs until the end of the year.

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Universal’s Great Movie Escape

Universal’s Great Movie Escape

Themed escape rooms inspired by Back to the Future and Jurassic World open December 9 at the Universal Studios Orlando resort. Book tickets here.

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LA Comic Con

LA Comic Con

Marvel star Simu Liu leads special guests at Los Angeles Comic Con taking place this weekend.

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Game of Thrones Convention

Game of Thrones Convention

Celebrate the Game of Thrones universe at its first convention! It’s happening December 9-11 and features stars from the original series and House of the Dragon. Get tickets here.

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Lost Spirits Distillery

Lost Spirits Distillery

Visit the literary infused mixology haven in Las Vegas. Book tours here.

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Area 15 Nightmare Before Christmas

Area 15 Nightmare Before Christmas

The Las Vegas interactive destination will be hosting immersive screenings of The Nightmare Before Christmas through the end of the month. Find more info here.


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