PHOTOS, VIDEO: Watch the Story of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ During ‘Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular’ at Universal Islands of Adventure

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Watch the Story of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ During ‘Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular’ at Universal Islands of Adventure

Holiday festivities have begun at Universal Orlando Resort, which means the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” has returned to Seuss Landing at Universal Islands of Adventure. This show tells the story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” live on stage.

Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular

Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3593

The show is performed at the former Blue Man Group theater, which guests are able to get to through Seuss Landing.

Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3594

Show times are 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3596

The backstage gates that lead to the theater are between Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-Pendous and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Cast Members open the gates to let guests into the theater about 10 minutes before show time.

Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3668

We were at the first performance of the season. There was a woman narrator, which we had never seen before.

Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3671

The show is performed on a detailed Whoville set with a giant Christmas tree in the center.

Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3673

You might also see some of the Who performers wandering Seuss Landing during the holiday season.

Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3677
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3681

The characters re-enact the events of the original book.

Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3683

The show is about 30 minutes long.

Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3691
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3692
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3694
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3696
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3697
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3699
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3702
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3706
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3711
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3713
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3735
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3736
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3739
Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular 2023 ioa 3742

Watch our video of “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” below.

A Grinch meet and greet is also open at Honk Honkers, with no virtual queue this year so expect a long line. Guests can dine with the Grinch and Whos during the Grinch and Friends Character Breakfast. The character breakfast will be at Confisco Grille this year instead of Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-Pendous, which is closed. The Grinch also appears during Universal’s Holiday Tour.

Are you excited to see the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” this year? Let us know in the comments.

For more Universal Studios news from around the world, follow Universal Parks News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For Disney Parks news, visit WDWNT.

Author

  • Shannen Ace

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shannen@wdwnt.com.