Universal Orlando Resort has secretly added a new fun holiday activity. The Holiday Tree Hunt has you visiting both the theme parks and CityWalk to find some awesome Christmas trees. Find them all and you’ll receive a free ornament.
You can pick up a free Holiday Tree Hunt map at either of the main stores in either Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure. However, don’t be confused by the ornaments displayed next to the maps. Those aren’t the free prizes for completing the map.
At each location you spent one of the trees, find a Universal Team Member and ask them to stamp your map. You have to get all stamps in both parks and CityWalk before you can get your free ornament. Each stamp has a unique design related to the trees in those locations.
To get started, there will be a tree in the store where you up your map. The photo below illustrates the tree in the Universal Studios Store at Universal Studios Florida.
The map lists the name of the store as well as shopws the location on the map. However, some can be hard! The Hello Kitty tree is found in the store listed as Silver Screen Collectibles, but that name isn’t on the outside of the story anywhere.
There’s also a store in Universal’s Islands of Adventure that is only listed as Store. Looking at the map, it is located in Marvel Super Hero Island. If you have an issue finding any of them, just ask a Universal Team Member for help.
It would be fair to say that Universal have put a lot of details in the trees. Make sure you take a good look around each one. The Men In Black one has an alien hidden in it that you’ll only notice if you walk around to the back of it – see in the photo below.
The Shrek tree has a fairy flying around the top and countless sounds coming out of it – see in the video below:
Once you have your stamps complete, make you way to the Christmas shop at either park to collect your free ornament. You can chose either Minions (seen in the photo below) to hang on your tree.
Unlike the scavenger hunts with prizes at the Disney parks, the Universal version is completely free.
Source: Attractions Magazine