Posted Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Universal announced that both of its Wizarding Worlds — the original Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley at sister park, Universal Studios Florida — will deck their highly themed halls and celebrate Christmas with new experiences. The festivities will kick off on November 18, 2017 and continue through January 6, 2018.
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At first glance, this seems weird. I know Christmas at Universal is all that, but story-wise? Do wizards and Christmas go hand in hand?
I'm going to have to think about this some more.
Christmas plays a pretty big role in the first movie. And it might in some of the others, but I've only seen the first three.
I guess I've forgotten that.
Ok, never mind.
Indeed, because they're all British and say "Happy Christmas" in the films.
Do they really need to draw bigger crowds around Christmas time? It was my understanding that Disney at least, is always turning people away at the gate during the weeks surrounding Christmas.
The last two weeks is the year, yes, but the weeks before and after Thanksgiving are slow by comparison. I used to regularly go the week after and had great deals and light crowds.
The first two weeks of December are actually some of the best to go to the Orlando parks. Crowds are light to moderate, all of the holiday stuff is in full gear and doesn't feel "too early" like it does when you see it before Thanksgiving. And if you get lucky, you get, to quote Jeff, some of our first "jacket weather" days of Florida winter.
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