We have a very special Christmas gift for you today. Welcome to our first Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast hosted on MiceChat. We are simply thrilled to be here and are looking forward to sharing some really neat things with you in the weeks to come.

Many folks are not as well versed on the many exciting things happening at the resort that sits just a few miles up the I-4 from Walt Disney World. The Universal Orlando Resort is proud to host two amazing theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure as well as 3 top-class on-site hotels and a dining, shopping and entertainment district known as City Walk.

What we aim to do, here at the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast (UUOP), is boost your knowledge of the parks in a fun and entertaining way. And for those who are familiar with the resort, we’d like to keep you up to date with the latest developments from the parks. We’ll also be delving into the history of the resort and the attractions. Plus, you’ll find a great range of guests on the show as well, including theme park experts, designers and even staff of Universal Creative.

The hosts of the show are a husband and wife duo, Lee and Tracey, from the United Kingdom.  The podcast is frequented by Darren and Eric, good friends of the show. MiceChat visitors will recognize Eric from his ParkHopper and Universal Orlando posts (including one on the site today).

That brings us to the current episode of the show, which is our first to be hosted by MiceChat and is our Christmas present to you. Our focus today is on the Holiday celebrations at Universal Orlando Resort and the two main events: The Macy’s Day Parade, which is held in Universal Studios Florida, featuring many of the actual balloons that appear in the New York parade and the second experience known as Grinchmas which takes place in Islands of Adventure and features a range of amazing Wholiday decorations, as well as daily productions of the “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” stage show. You can also meet a whole range of Whos walking the streets spreading Wholiday cheer. On this episode, we bring you the podcast “live-ish” from Universal Studios Florida during the Macy’s Day Parade, but have the pleasure of welcoming Veteran of Universal Creative, Adrian LePeltier, onto the show to discuss the origins of the Grinchmas celebrations and what goes into creating such a great experience that encompasses the entire Seuss Landing area. He shares with us what it is like to be made up to look like a Who and we can tell you, it’s no bed of roses (or should we say noses?).

So, sit back, hit play on the player below and prepare to be surrounded by the festive sounds of the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort.

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Merry Grinchmas everyone! And thank you for welcoming us into your home.