The holiday season at the Orlando theme parks is a very special time to many of us. The decorations are up, Christmas music is playing, and it is a great jump start to the most wonderful time of the year. To be completely transparent with things being so different, we were not sure what to expect from any of the destinations in Orlando this year, but Universal Orlando knocked it out of the park with their holiday fun! Today we are going to talk about our time participating in the Universal Orlando's 2020 Holiday Tree Hunt.
You will need to purchase the special brochure that you see below for a small fee of $9.95. This map includes the locations of all 16 themed trees featured inside both parks as well as Universal CityWalk. Once you have completed the map and received all 16 stamps, you receive a complimentary ornament. So although you are paying a fee for the map, you are essentially paying for the ornament you receive at the end and having a great time while trying to obtain it.
You can easily follow the map to get from one tree to the next even if you are unfamiliar with the parks layout. We personally started in Islands of Adventure and if you have a Park to Park ticket like we did, you can easily go between parks through a small walk way they had set up in Seuss Landing or on the Hogwarts Express. You can also walk into CityWalk and obtain your two stamps in between visiting both parks which is what we did.
The trees are specifically themed for each area of the park you are in when you find them. Our favorite tree from Islands of Adventure was the Grinch themed tree found in the Mulberry Street Store. Our favorite holiday tree in Universal Studios Florida was the SpongeBob SquarePants tree found in the SpongeBob StorePants store. Please enjoy the photos of the trees as we found them along the way below.
Islands of Adventure Holiday Trees
Treasures of Poseidon
Marvel Alterniverse Store
Mulberry Street Store
Islands of Adventure Trading Company
Island Market and Export Candy Shoppe
Universal Studios Florida Holiday Trees
Universal Studios Store
Shrek's Ye Olde Souvenir Shoppe
Silver Screen Collectibles
Holiday Tribute Store
CityWalk Holiday Trees
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, CityWalk
Universal Studios Store, CityWalk
We had a great time running around trying to find the trees and reviewing all the detail on them, they are really neat to look at. We love the ornament we received at the end because we will always have that special souvenir that will remind us of our adventure in Universal Orlando for Christmas 2020. This event is happening until January 3rd, 2021.
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