Universal Studios Hollywood to remain open for Thanksgiving, Christmas
Just got the news from Universal Studios Hollywood
that, for the first time ever, USH will open this year on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Universal Studios Hollywood, unlike its Orlando children, had been a "363"-day-a-year park, closing for those two holidays, while remaining open the other days of the year.
No news yet if the change also will mean an increase in holiday-themed programming at the park, to take advantage of the park being opened those two extra, important days. Universal Studios Florida's run very popular Grinchmas and Macy's parades in previous year. (Although, we here in SoCal are a bit more partial to another famous holiday parade....)
Are there alot of people willing to go to the parks in CA? One thing I noticed that last time I was over there was that there were alot of local people at the parks. Just wondering, but good for them!
The crowds at the SoCal parks tend to be locals, overwhelmingly. But there are something like, 15 million of us around here, so there's plenty of folks to draw from.
They must be appealing to the out-of-towners looking for a less crowded place to party. Unless they really go all out, like Disney does with the televised parade, this seems like an odd move.
I just feel bad when places are open on those holidays because that means you are taking those employees away from their families.
Actually, I had a blast every day that I worked on Christmas at Disney World. If I worked the early shift, we did the holiday stuff at home in the evening. If I worked the evening shift, we had Christmas morning together.
This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.