Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort offers three different parks, amazing on-site hotels, great food and fabulous entertainment. When planning a trip, you will want to consider the onsite hotels, the three parks, and the varying ticket options.
There are four categories of on-site hotels, perfect for any budget. When staying at an on-site hotel you get the benefits of free resort to park transportation and a one hour early admittance into one of the Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter, either Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade. The Premier Hotels also include an Unlimited Express Pass that will let you bypass the regular lines for a shorter wait time at each attraction. Below is a list of resorts and which category they fall in:
-Value- Surfside and Dockside Inn and Suites
-Prime Value- Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Aventura Hotel
-Preferred- Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
-Premier- Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay are the three parks found at Universal Orlando Resorts. Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure are full of thrilling rides, immersive lands, and great atmosphere. If you are a Harry Potter fan you will love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Diagon Alley can be found at Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade can be found at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The two parks are connected by a Hogwarts Express train that will give you a different ride experience depending on which station you leave from; you will need a Park to Park ticket to ride the train. Universal's Volcano Bay is a beautiful water park that has water coasters, lazy rivers, slides, tubes and relaxation that will be perfect for everyone in your travel group. You will definitely want to plan a day at Universal's Volcano Bay, especially on those hot Florida days!
There are a few different ticket options you will want to explore when planning your trip.
-Base ticket- one park per day
-2 Park, Park to Park tickets- allows unlimited back and forth access to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Island of Adventure. This is a great ticket if you want to experience Hogwarts Express and be able to go between the two parks throughout the day.
-3 Park, Park to Park ticket- allows you to go to all three parks in one day. This is a great ticket for a family who enjoys water parks.
Universal also offers an Unlimited Express Pass that is an add-on cost if you are not staying at a Premier hotel. This pass is definitely worth the money during busy seasons. Unlimited Express Pass gives you the ability to bypass the regular line and go straight to the Express Pass Line. This pass could make a 90 minute wait time (in the regular line) reduce to as little as 5-10 minutes (in the Express Pass Line).
Universal Orlando Resort is a wonderful place for a vacation and we would love to help you plan your next trip.