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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Earl the Squirrel Arrives to Meet and Greet Guests for the Holidays at Universal Studios Florida

Guests visiting Universal Studios Florida this month can now meet the park’s famous Earl the Squirrel holiday mascot.

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Earl can be found in a roped-off area beside the giant Christmas tree in the streets of New York.

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Earl is wearing his buffalo check hat and a green sweater that reads “I heart [acorns].”

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According to the legend of Earl the Squirrel, many years ago, some of the lights on the Universal Studios Florida Christmas tree went out. After investigation, Team Members discovered a squirrel who had chewed through the wires and built a nest in the tree.

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Thus, a tradition began of hiding “Earl the Squirrel” in the tree each year. This progressed to the squirrel becoming a mascot of the holiday season at Universal Orlando Resort.

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Watch our video of the new Earl the Squirrel meet and greet below.

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