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  • Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

    Universal Studios Hollywood Employment

    Performers - Holiday Season


    Casting for Dancers, Grinch Look-a-Likes, Stilt Walkers, Whoville Characters. You may call our Audition Hotline @ 818.866.4021 for further details (i.e., location, time, date, etc.). We ask that you please apply online as "PERFORMER" before attending audition. Thank you!
    ~~~~~~~

    Can't see any other reason why Univesal would advertise for Grinch look-a-likes and Whoville Characters if it wasn't planning to bring Grinchmas to USH. AnyWho, this appears to be wonderful news.
    Last edited by NeverNeverland; 10-28-2008, 12:35 PM. Reason: edited hotlinked images and cleaned up the formatting
    To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!


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    Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

    Good for you West Coasters. I love the whoville things they do in Orlando. The Grinchmas show is absolutely phenomenal and one of the best shows they have in the whole resort (next to the horror show of course).

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    • #3
      Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

      Originally posted by kcnole View Post
      Good for you West Coasters. I love the whoville things they do in Orlando. The Grinchmas show is absolutely phenomenal and one of the best shows they have in the whole resort (next to the horror show of course).
      I agree
      Oo-de-lally, Oo-de-lally
      Golly, what a day

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      • #4
        Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

        Can't wait. I'll ask a USH friend tomorrow.

        "You're not thinking fourth dimensionally!" -Back to the Future

        "With this place, I wanted to give them something real, something that wasn't an illusion, something they could see and touch. An aim devoid of merit."
        -Jurassic Park

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        • #5
          Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

          Wow, I've been wishing for this since the one year it was here! I never actually thought it'd happen.

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          • #6
            Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

            CONFIRMED:
            Celebrate the Holidays with the Grinch

            Make your Holiday Season a little mischievous and a whole lot of fun!
            Come play in REAL SNOW during the New Grinchmas!

            Open weekends starting Dec 6 and daily Dec 20-31.

            (I wonder if they'll have a show. Or streetmasphere. Or snow falling in Citywalk again)

            NOW OPEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS

            This year, we're open on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

            (In case you didn't know, USH doesn't usually open on major holidays like July 4th, Thanksgiving, and X-mas)

            "You're not thinking fourth dimensionally!" -Back to the Future

            "With this place, I wanted to give them something real, something that wasn't an illusion, something they could see and touch. An aim devoid of merit."
            -Jurassic Park

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            • #7
              Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

              Originally posted by filmfreak11 View Post
              CONFIRMED:
              Celebrate the Holidays with the Grinch

              Make your Holiday Season a little mischievous and a whole lot of fun!
              Come play in REAL SNOW during the New Grinchmas!

              Open weekends starting Dec 6 and daily Dec 20-31.

              (I wonder if they'll have a show. Or streetmasphere. Or snow falling in Citywalk again)

              NOW OPEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS

              This year, we're open on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

              (In case you didn't know, USH doesn't usually open on major holidays like July 4th, Thanksgiving, and X-mas)
              Thanks, filmfreak, for confirming the wintery-wonderful official news of the very first Grinchnas at Universal, Hollywood! That in and of itself will warrant a visit to USH = especially as a side trip for those visiting Disneyland. Can't wait.
              To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!

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              • #8
                Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                I know that Universal Studios Hollywood hasn't had Grinchmas in a while. But what sort of events and venues were added for Grinchmas last time it took place at Universal Studios Hollywood?

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                • #9
                  Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                  Originally posted by filmfreak11 View Post
                  (In case you didn't know, USH doesn't usually open on major holidays like July 4th, Thanksgiving, and X-mas)
                  Previous to this year, the only two days a year the park would close is Thanksgiving and Christmas.
                  See more of my horrible photos (and a few good ones) at my Flickr photostream

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                  • #10
                    Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                    There is an ad for this in Westways Magazine (the mafazine that comes with your Auto Club membership) so it must be true.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                      Originally posted by edge4004 View Post
                      I know that Universal Studios Hollywood hasn't had Grinchmas in a while. But what sort of events and venues were added for Grinchmas last time it took place at Universal Studios Hollywood?
                      I think there was a maze through the Grinch's cave in the current Universal House of Horrors. Hence the cartoony clouds that used to be on the building. Today, that maze building is painted as "Stage 13". It's directly behind the Blue Brothers stage. Apparently the stage was used to have snow sledding.

                      I think all this info came from thestudiotour.com

                      personally, i didn't get to see it.

                      "You're not thinking fourth dimensionally!" -Back to the Future

                      "With this place, I wanted to give them something real, something that wasn't an illusion, something they could see and touch. An aim devoid of merit."
                      -Jurassic Park

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                      • #12
                        Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                        Awesome news.

                        Hopefully they'll re-paint the grinch set on the tour. (too much to ask???)

                        just looked on thestudiotour.com and didn't see anything.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                          Thestudiotour.com has the original press release from the 1999 Grinchmas event at USH:

                          theStudioTour.com - Universal Studios Hollywood - Grinchmas

                          Universal Studios Hollywood will present "Grinchmas," a special "Who-liday" celebration based on Theodor Geisel's beloved holiday classic, beginning November 17 and continuing through January 1 2000, in conjunction with the opening of Imagine Entertainment's "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas," the highly anticipated Universal Pictures holiday feature film starring Jim Carrey.
                          A Universal Studios Hollywood celebration of everything Who-vian, Grinchmas takes the delightfully off-kilter residents of Dr. Seuss' Who-ville -- including the Grinch himself -- off the screen and brings them to life for park guests.
                          As guests enter the park, they'll be greeted with elaborate and zany Who-vian holiday decorations. A fanciful Who-vian procession will wind its way through the park several times daily while acrobatic Seuss-ian street performers deftly balance stacks of teetering holiday gift packages. Guests will also hear singing Whos, play in real snow and experience close encounters with the Grinch and his little dog, Max.
                          At the Who-ville Who-bilation area, singing and dancing Who-villians teach the Grinch the true spirit of Christmas. Young revelers can slip and slide down the 41' tall, icy Mt. Crumpit Snow Plummet sledding hill, or meander through The Grinch's Cave Maze, where prodded on by the voice of the Grinch, they'll see the fanciful original prop furnishings from the movie, interact with the Grinch himself and enjoy other surprise features throughout the enormous and whimsically constructed cavern.
                          Who-ville Who-bilations will abound nightly, with a singing and dancing cast of Who-villians, a nightly tree-lighting ceremony, appearances by the Grinch's faithful dog Max and real snowstorms. Guests can snack on such Seuss-ian treats including Mt. Crumpit Crispy Treats, Grinch cookies and, of course, green eggs and ham, served each morning for breakfast.
                          The Grinchmas celebration continues aboard the famed Studio Tour, where guests will see the original Who-ville sets, among the most imaginative and elaborate ever constructed on Universal's historical back lot. At Universal CityWalk, a "walk-through" display sponsored by Kodak will provide guests with a unique Grinch photo opportunity.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                            Yay, i have a USH pass, I'm so excited
                            I WANT DL 2 BE MY PERMANENT HOME!
                            1 DAY...EVEN IF I BECOME A TEACHER...I WOULD LIKE TO WORK AT DL & HOPEFULLY BE ONE OF THE CHARACTERS TO PERFORM DURING FANTASMIC!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                              Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                              Awesome news.

                              Hopefully they'll re-paint the grinch set on the tour. (too much to ask???)


                              just looked on thestudiotour.com and didn't see anything.
                              Wouldn't be a bit surprised if a new set of paint is in the plans.

                              Originally posted by edge4004 View Post
                              Thestudiotour.com has the original press release from the 1999 Grinchmas event at USH:

                              theStudioTour.com - Universal Studios Hollywood - Grinchmas

                              Universal Studios Hollywood will present "Grinchmas," a special "Who-liday" celebration based on Theodor Geisel's beloved holiday classic, beginning November 17 and continuing through January 1 2000, in conjunction with the opening of Imagine Entertainment's "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas," the highly anticipated Universal Pictures holiday feature film starring Jim Carrey.
                              A Universal Studios Hollywood celebration of everything Who-vian, Grinchmas takes the delightfully off-kilter residents of Dr. Seuss' Who-ville -- including the Grinch himself -- off the screen and brings them to life for park guests.
                              As guests enter the park, they'll be greeted with elaborate and zany Who-vian holiday decorations. A fanciful Who-vian procession will wind its way through the park several times daily while acrobatic Seuss-ian street performers deftly balance stacks of teetering holiday gift packages. Guests will also hear singing Whos, play in real snow and experience close encounters with the Grinch and his little dog, Max.
                              At the Who-ville Who-bilation area, singing and dancing Who-villians teach the Grinch the true spirit of Christmas. Young revelers can slip and slide down the 41' tall, icy Mt. Crumpit Snow Plummet sledding hill, or meander through The Grinch's Cave Maze, where prodded on by the voice of the Grinch, they'll see the fanciful original prop furnishings from the movie, interact with the Grinch himself and enjoy other surprise features throughout the enormous and whimsically constructed cavern.
                              Who-ville Who-bilations will abound nightly, with a singing and dancing cast of Who-villians, a nightly tree-lighting ceremony, appearances by the Grinch's faithful dog Max and real snowstorms. Guests can snack on such Seuss-ian treats including Mt. Crumpit Crispy Treats, Grinch cookies and, of course, green eggs and ham, served each morning for breakfast.
                              The Grinchmas celebration continues aboard the famed Studio Tour, where guests will see the original Who-ville sets, among the most imaginative and elaborate ever constructed on Universal's historical back lot. At Universal CityWalk, a "walk-through" display sponsored by Kodak will provide guests with a unique Grinch photo opportunity.
                              Great research, edge. The 2008 Grinchmas should be even more elaborate and fun-filled than 1999. Just love that phrase, "Who-liday".

                              Originally posted by monicaduy View Post
                              Yay, i have a USH pass, I'm so excited
                              Sweet! It's the perfect time to have a USH pass, monicaduy
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                              • #16
                                Re: Merry "Grinchmas" Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                                Someone has posted a trip report after attending USH during their Grinchmas event:

                                West Coast Thrills • View topic - Photo TR: Universal Studios Hollywood 12/6/2008

                                Here's a report with pictures from the Grinchmas press event:

                                http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum...c.php?p=672751


                                Here's a youtube video of the Whos performing on the Whoville set:

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<br /...mbed></object>


                                And here's a video of the the Grinchmas procession at the park (couldn't embedd this one):

                                YouTube - 1/5 GRINCHMAS - Parade


                                Here's another one of the procession, but the video quality is bad:

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<br /...mbed></object>

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Merry &quot;Grinchmas&quot; Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                                  Originally posted by edge4004 View Post
                                  Someone has posted a trip report after attending USH during their Grinchmas event:
                                  Wow! Thanks for sharing the trip report and all the pix of the Universal Hollywood Grinchmas event, Edge. Loved seeing all the happy Wholigans playing in real snow. Glad Universal is giving families the chance to experience a fun time in it as we don't even have snow fall in NorCal as of yet this year.

                                  Loved the videos of the Wholiday shaw and the parade. It's cool that Universal not only included the Grinch and the Whos in the parade, but their other chacters, too - such as Woody the Woodpecker and Curious George.
                                  To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Merry &quot;Grinchmas&quot; Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                                    Interesting, I was under the impression that they'd be getting a clone of the show that Orlando has which is fantastic. But interesting to see how they put them all over the park. Good job for their first go around of this.

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Merry &quot;Grinchmas&quot; Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                                      Originally posted by kcnole View Post
                                      Interesting, I was under the impression that they'd be getting a clone of the show that Orlando has which is fantastic. But interesting to see how they put them all over the park. Good job for their first go around of this.
                                      It looks like they have a poor man's drive-by version of IOA's show on the backlot tour. Hey, it's better than nothing.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Merry &quot;Grinchmas&quot; Universal Hollywood?! Check Out USH Job Ads

                                        Originally posted by JtnOrl View Post
                                        It looks like they have a poor man's drive-by version of IOA's show on the backlot tour. Hey, it's better than nothing.
                                        Yep. It's a pretty good start. Next year should bost an upgrade of this years.
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