Universal Orlando Resort includes Universal's family of theme parks, hotels, and entertainment complexes.
It has developed into a world-class destination including 3 amazing theme parks: Universal Studios, Universal's Islands of Adventure, & Volcano Bay. A dining and night-time entertainment complex CityWalk completes the mix, along with several superb on-site hotels.
How to Get to Universal Orlando Resort
Getting to Universal Orlando Resort is easy. Universal Boulevard runs right into International Drive or you can approach from either direction on I-4. You'll leave your vehicle in a massive multi-story parking lot (write down where you park!). Then a series of escalators and moving walkways deliver you to the entrance of CityWalk. Once you've strolled shopped or eaten your way through CityWalk, you can either bear left to Universal's Islands of Adventure or head to the right and aim straight for Universal Studios. (You can easily walk between these 2 theme parks in just a few minutes which is unusual for Orlando.)
Guests heading for Volcano Bay (who are not staying at a Universal Resort Hotel ) will get a shuttle bus to the water park from the main parking garage. Universal Resort Hotel guests get a free shuttle to Volcano Bay directly from their hotel.
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Universal Orlando Resort Theme Parks
Here are the most popular theme parks at the Universal Orlando Resort:
From Minions, to Shrek and the Autobots from Transformers – Universal Studios has every movie lover’s perfect combination or rides and attractions to entertain and delight children and adults alike.
Thrillseekers love the rollercoaster at Islands of Adventure (including the world-famous Hulk ride) but there is so much more to this park than just extreme rides!
4 distinct areas of a magnificent water park that features a giant Krakatau volcano in the centre. A vibrant place full of water rides, attractions, and dining options.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is spread across both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, featuring Diagon Alley™ and Hogsmeade™.
The hub of nightlife and dining in the Universal Orlando Resort, with a full range of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Popular Rides/Rollercoasters at Universal Orlando Resort
The most popular rides, rollercoaster and attractions at Universal Orlando Resort are:
- The Incredible Hulk Coaster® – Islands of Adventure
- Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™ – Universal Studios
- Despicable Me Minion Mayhem – Universal Studios
- Skull Island: Reign of Kong™ – Islands of Adventure
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit – Universal Studios
Popular Restaurants at Universal Orlando Resort
The most popular places to eat at Universal Orlando Resort are:
- Hard Rock Cafe – Universal CityWalk
- Big Fire – Universal CityWalk
- Lombard’s Seafood Grille™ – Universal Studios
- Mythos Restaurant™ – Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort News
A 4th Universal Orlando Theme Park Is In The Works
Universal Orlando have confirmed that they are indeed opening a 4th theme park to be called Universal’s Epic Universe. It will be Universal Orlando Resorts biggest investment thus far and the word on the street is that it’s going to be way more than ‘just another park’ .
Get to the two biggest Universal parks as early as you can. At Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure you will likely see more in the first couple of hours than you will all afternoon when the crowds reach their peak.
Pick up a park map and entertainment schedule upon arrival – take a few moments to read it and plan your day to include some ‘sit-down’ shows (your feet will appreciate it!).
Lockers are available at Universal Orlando Resort and you can also rent strollers and wheelchairs if needed.
Operating hours vary from park to park and season to season – you can call (407) 363-8000 for information or to be connected to any location on Universal property.
For Universal Dining we strongly recommend making a reservation by calling (407) 224-WALK.
Deals On Universal Orlando Resort Hotels
- Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
- Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
- Loews Royal Pacific Resort
- Universal’s Aventura Hotel
- Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
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Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras
Every night from February 1st 2020 – April 2nd 2020.
In 2020 Universal Orlando is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mardi Gras celebrations – full of beautifully bright and colourful costumes from performers across all nights.
There is a concert on selected nights throughout the period, with authentic New Orleans bands every night, and delicious Cajun food available.
How much is parking at Universal Orlando Resort?
Parking at Universal Orlando Resort for a normal car tends to be around $26 per day, but you can check the official Universal website for live details here.
How many days do you need for Universal Orlando resort?
Ideally you should spend 1 day at each Universal Orlando theme park. This will give you plenty of time to have a relaxing day of enjoying all of the rides. Any less time and you will be rushing between parks, and on busy days queues will mean you can’t get on every ride.
When did Universal Orlando open?
Universal Orlando first opened on the 7th June 1990, and is owned by Universal Parks & Resorts.