The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast and Universal’s Holiday Tour Return to Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort just gave fans an early gift this holiday — the return of The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast.

Although the park held Universal’s Holiday Tour last year, The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast did not return. The last time guests were able to experience the holiday character breakfast was prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast

Grinch and Friends Character Breakfast

Tickets are on sale now for The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast. The buffet breakfast experience will be held on select dates from November 12 – December 29, 2022. Breakfast reservations times are at 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.

Your character breakfast experience begins with a stop at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous with the Grinch and his Who-ville friends. Guests will enjoy a breakfast buffet with themed food and breakfast favorites, too. A non-alcoholic beverage and specialty treats are included. Afterward, you will receive one digital download photo with the Grinch.

Tickets — $41.99 per Adult + tax (Ages 10+). $26.00 per Child (Ages 3-9) — are on sale now for The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast. It’s important to note that the price does not include admission to Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park. A separate theme park admission is required and for the same date as the breakfast. Advance reservations are required and must be made at least 24 hours prior to arriving.

Universal Orlando states that prices, dates, times, characters, and benefits are subject to availability, change, and/or cancellation without notice.

Universal’s Holiday Tour

Universals Holdiay Tour 2021 parade

Tickets are now on sale for Universal’s Holiday Tour. The tour, which begins at 6:00 p.m., is a 4.5 hour walking tour. Guests will have an exclusive Meet and Greet with the Grinch and his faithful dog, Max, as well as reserved seating for the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular.


Holiday treats will be available, including small plates of cookies, Who Hash, Chicken & Waffles, Popcorn Shrimp, plus non-alcoholic beverages and a hot cocoa bar at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous.


Guests will also get to meet the big guy — Santa — and have one My Universal Photos digital download (per party), priority access to one attraction (subject to Tour itinerary), and an after-hours showing of The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.

Tickets for Universal’s Holiday Tour are $79.99+ tax for all ages.

Check out our review of last year’s Universal’s Holiday Tour.

Are you excited for the return of The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast? Will you be going attending it and/or Universal’s Holiday Tour? Let us know in the comments below.

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