Grinchmas Returns! That time of year has returned and now is a great time to visit Universal Studios Hollywood for the holidays! While the park will be filled with Christmas joy, make sure to enjoy all the world famous rides and attractions that Universal has to offer. Don’t forget to make your way over to Cyberdyne Systems and see Terminator 2:3D before it closes forever on December 31, 2012.

» Grinchmas Dates

December 8: Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
December 9: Jillian Michaels (NBC’s The Biggest Loser), Daniella Monet (Victorious)
December 15: Blair Underwood, Yvette Nicole Brown (NBC’s Community)
December 16: Tahj Mowry (ABC Family’s Baby Daddy), Yarel Ramos (mun2’s Reventon)
December 17: Jillian Rose Reed & Nikki de Loach (MTV’s Awkward), Danny Pudi (NBC’s Community)
December 18: Corbin Bernsen, Kirsten Nelson & Kurt Fuller (USA Network’s Psych), Sierra McCormick (Disney’s A.N.T. Farm)
December 19: Ryan Beatty (Recording Artist), Lu Parker (KTLA News)
December 20: Tia Mowry-Hardict (BET’s The Game)
December 21: Jamar Rogers (NBC’s The Voice), Tim Dekay, Willie Garson & Tiffany Thiessen (USA Network’s White Collar)
December 22: Peyton List (Disney’s Jessie), Diego Boneta (Rock of Ages)
December 23: Xolo Mariduena (NBC’s Parenthood), Raphael Sbarge (ABC’s Once Upon a Time)
December 24: Lauren Bowles (HBO’s True Blood) & Patrick Fischler (Showtime’s Californication), Sharif Atkins (USA Network’s White Collar)
December 25: Lorenzo Llamas, Chris Gorham (USA Network’s Covert Affairs)
December 26: Matthew Fahey (MTV’s Awkward), Chris Gorham (USA Network’s Covert Affairs)
December 27: Benjamin Stockham (NBC’s 1600 Penn)
December 28: Ryan Potter (Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas), Ryan Newman (Nickelodeon’s See Dad Run)
December 29: Teri Reeves (NBC’s Chicago Fire)
December 30: China Anne McClain (Disney’s A.N.T. Farm), Steve Blake (LA Lakers)
December 31: Dot Marie Jones (Fox’s GLEE)

» Coupons

Subway is offering coupons for $15 off general admission for Southern California Residents only for Grinchmas days and through March 31, 2013.


Offer expires 3/31/13. For SoCal residents living in ZIP code areas 90000–93599 with valid California ID. One coupon per guest for up to 6 tickets. Present coupon at a Universal Studios Hollywood Ticket Booth to redeem. Cannot be combined with any other offers, special events, pre-sold tickets, Halloween Horror Nights or discounted tickets, including 48″ discounted prices. Prices subject to change without notice. Distribution on USH property prohibited. USH Management interpretation is final. NOT SUBJECT FOR RESALE. Value 1/100¢. Restrictions apply. Offer available at participating SUBWAY® restaurants. ©2012 Doctor’s Associates Inc. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc. Dr. Seuss properties ™ & © 2012 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved. ©2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

About the Author: Chris Lord

Chris Lord is a contributing editor and the main face of the Inside Universal’s Facebook group.

From his first visit to Universal in 1986 with the original attractions such as A-Team, Battlestar Galactica, and King Kong, Chris admired Universal for its experience of “Riding the Movies.” He eventually became an employee of Universal Studios Hollywood in 1998 for the second Halloween Horror Nights event and then went on to become an attraction host for show control and a ride operator for Back to the Future and Terminator 2:3D. Chris eventually left Universal to pursue a new career in commercial aviation. You may reach him at