Earl the Squirrel to Make His Debut at Universal Orlando Resort

By Maureen Buccellato 
 Dec 10, 2021 02:32 PM EST
Earl the Squirrel to Make His Debut at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort will be introducing guests to a new walkaround character, Earl the Squirrel. The new fuzzy friend is inspired by the actual tale of a mischievous squirrel who scurried into the theme park's holiday décor years ago. 

Earl will stand six feet tall and sport a festive "I Love Acorns" holiday sweater. He will be available for meet and greets on select days beginning Saturday, December 11 in Universal Studios Florida.

Earl's origin began more than a decade ago when Universal Orlando's Entertainment team discovered a squirrel nestled in the branches of its iconic Christmas tree. Surprisingly, the squirrel had an affinity for blue Christmas lights, often stealing strands and bringing them back to his nest. Over the years, Universal has paid homage to this remarkable incident by placing a lifelike squirrel in the Christmas tree for guests to discover and creating merchandise inspired by its fuzzy friend.

Earl will be available for meet and greets on select days from December 11 through January 2 at Universal Studios Florida. While in the theme park, guests can also enjoy a new assortment of Earl the Squirrel merchandise within a dedicated room in this year's Holiday Tribute Store - Earl the Squirrel's Christmas Curios Museum & Emporium.

For more information about the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.



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