Universal City, California – Celebrity readings of “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” will be featured during the “13 Days of Grinchmas” holiday event at Universal Studios HollywoodSM, with stars of such top TV series as “Heroes,” “PSYCH” “90210,” “The Hills” and “Dancing with the Stars,” plus TV news and radio personalities adding their personal accents to the timeless Dr. Seuss classic.
The ”13 Days of Grinchmas” will be featured at Universal Studios Hollywood from December 19 -31 as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. celebrates the season with tons of real white snow, a very green Grinch, encounters with Cindy-Lou Who and Max the Dog and a “Whoville Whobilation” at the original movie sets where the classic “Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” was filmed. The “13 Days of Grinchmas” is included in the price of theme park admission. More information, including holiday promotional offers, is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.
Celebrity storybook readers will feature cast members from USA Network’s “PSYCH,” including Dule Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Timothy Omundson and Kirsten Nelson, “Heroes” star James Kyson Lee, “The Hills” star Jayde Nicole, Shenae Grimes from “90210,” “Mean Girls” star Daniel Franzese, Jennifer Stone of “Wizards of Waverly Place,” Adrienne Frantz from “The Young and The Restless,” and Cheryl Burke from “Dancing with the Stars.”
Readings will occur on most “13 Days of Grinchmas” dates at 4:45 p.m. and will take place near the whimsical curving Grinchmas tree, which will tower 60 feet above the center of a snow-covered Grinchmas winter wonderland. The tree will be lit in a nightly ceremony featuring The Grinch, his faithful dog Max, and a colorfully costumed “Whoville” characters. Families will be able to pose with the Whoville cast for memorable holiday photos and will also enjoy traditional winter fun, romping in a playground of real snow and building their own snowmen.
“Grinchmas” will also provide fans of the blockbuster movie a close-up view of the original Whoville film sets aboard the world-famous behind-the-scenes Studio Tour. As the tram rolls to a stop amid the fanciful “Whoville” buildings, guests will experience a one-of-a-kind performance by Whoville’s residents re-enacting favorite scenes from the film.
Universal Studios Hollywood is open 365 days of the year, including Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Southern California residents can attend the “Grinchmas” event with the purchase of the “Buy A Day, Get 2010 Free” pass and return to enjoy a full year of admission for the price of a single day’s ticket.
Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Universal Studios, a part of NBC Universal. NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May of 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi.