The Grinch Character Breakfast was a Seuss-tastic time

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We had an AMAZING time at the Grinch Character Breakfast at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure

Greetings fellow Who’s and Grinch fans! Recently my family and I were able to experience a truly memorable experience at Universal Orlando Resort: the Grinch Character Breakfast at Islands of Adventure. I have compiled all of the details from this amazing experience and have them ready for you!

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Our adventure began with a simple QR code – our golden ticket to this festive feast. If you are in possession of one of these codes, note this is NOT your ticket to the event but rather a code that allows you to print your tickets! You will need these tickets in hand to give to your server, so be sure to print them at one of the ticket kiosks at the entry to the park. Tip for early birds: there’s a dedicated entrance to the left of the main Islands of Adventure gate that will allow you to access the park for breakfast before the official park opening.


Hosted at Confisco Grille, the breakfast ambiance was cheerfully festive, though not as immersive as the previous venue at Circus McGurkus Cafe. The décor subtly nodded to the Grinch’s Mount Crumpit, adding a nice touch to our experience.

Now, let’s talk food! The breakfast wasn’t a buffet this year, but the options were delightful. We indulged in Cindy-Lou waffles (crispy and tasty), Mayor Augustus’ Biscuits and Gravy (the gravy was a standout), and the Grinch’s Green Eggs and Ham (a classic done right).

The shared platter of fresh pastries and fruit added a sweet start, while the cookies served as a delightful finish – the Max cookies were quite good dipped in coffee, and the sugar cookies were outstanding!

While waiting for our breakfast, the Who’s kept us entertained, and yes, the Grinch himself made a dramatic entrance, storming through the restaurant and letting us know how much he did NOT appreciate all of the caroling.

The grand finale of our morning was meeting the Grinch himself. In a room adjacent to the dining area, each family had a special moment with the green curmudgeon. We even brought an Onion as a gift, which he proclaimed as the first onion of Christmas!

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Breakfast with the Grinch at Universal Orlando is a whimsical, delightful way to start your day. Although it wasn’t a buffet this year, the changes in format and location seemed necessary for a smoother experience (for those of you who were not able to experience Grinchmas last year, the check-in line for the event at Circus McGurkus Cafe made navigating around Suess Landing very difficult).


This event is not just about the food; the interaction with the Grinch without needing to wait in a 2-hour-plus line was well worth the price of admission, and the breakfast was a great bonus! If you’re planning a holiday visit to Universal Orlando Resort, be sure to print your tickets and prepare for an unforgettable encounter with the Grinch!

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Chris is a Pennsylvania native who relocated to Florida to be closer to the magic in 2022. You can find him in one of the Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort theme parks at least once per week. He leverages his extensive parks experience as a travel agent with Destinations To Travel. Reach out to Chris to start planning your next magical vacation today!
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