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Holiday decorations arrive at Royal Pacific Resort


‘Tis the season to be jolly and deck the hotels with boughs of holly! Royal Pacific Resort is the first of Universal Orlando‘s hotels to receive the tinsel treatment for the upcoming holiday season. During a year of much uncertainty and frequent modifications to our theme-park experiences, the return of Christmas decorations is much-welcome – and a great sign for other Universal hotel decor to come!

Garland graces the outdoor walkway leading to the entrance of Royal Pacific Resort

Given Royal Pacific’s exotic atmosphere, the on-site decor might be a bit more traditional than you’d expect – but it complements the surrounding paradise wonderfully just the same. The Christmas decorations do a great job highlighting the resort’s warm, luxurious environment, even if they’re not particularly Polynesian-themed. A massive, lush tree meets you at the entrance, adorned with simple (yet oh-so shiny) red, silver, green, and gold baubles, and accented with sparkly wicker-like sphere ornaments and a few organic touches of gold flowers and pinecones.

A massive and gorgeously decorated tree meets you at the entrance of the hotel

If you’ve visited Royal during the holidays before, the yuletide garb will likely look familiar. There is one major difference, though: in past years, this icon tree has been surrounded by a gingerbread town. There’s no word on whether or not the feature will be returning for this year. So far, though, it looks like we may be sans gingerbread for 2020.

A close-up glam shot of the lobby’s icon tree

This isn’t the first sign of the Christmas season we’ve seen at Universal this year – holiday decorations first started popping up at Islands of Adventure just a couple of weeks ago, and they’ve since expanded over to select areas of Universal Studios Florida. We’ll be keeping a close eye out to see if more seasonal spruce makes its way to the other Universal hotels, as well!

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About Michaela Bartos

Michaela was born and raised in Ohio, the coaster capital of the Midwest. With Kings Island as her local amusement park, she gained an affinity for thrill rides at a young age before later making the leap to Orlando in 2016. Passionate about helping families ball on a budget during their theme park vacations, Michaela loves offering tips and tricks for making the most of an Orlando visit. When she’s not writing about theme parks or dreaming of next year’s Halloween Horror Nights houses, she enjoys lounging with her two adopted dogs.