Universal Orlando Planning Guide

Universal Orlando Resort is home to two amazing theme parks, a radically innovative water theme park, a unique dining and entertainment complex, and five world-class hotels. At this universe, you’ll be a part of your favorite stories, movies, and television shows on action-packed rides and attractions that are beyond amazing. You’ll also be transported to an island paradise where you can live the carefree island life. Every location at Universal Orlando is distinct and truly spectacular. This is more than just a vacation; it’s an entire universe full of action, thrills, and excitement, and it’s made for those who do more than just vacation; it’s made for those who vacation like they mean it!

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Universal Studios Florida

Universal Studios Florida Theme Park
Jump into the action of your favorite films on incredible, action-packed rides and attractions. Here, you can meet the minions and become one yourself on Despicable Me Minion Mayhem or you can plunge into total darkness on Revenge of the Mummy. Experience the movies like never before at Universal Studios Florida!

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Universal's Islands of Adventure

Universal’s Islands of Adventure Theme Park
Explore uniquely-themed “islands,” where comic book characters, magic, myths, legends, and more come to life. You can take flight on a magical bench on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey or you can soar high above the streets with Spider-Man on The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. It’s an adventure like no other!

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Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park
Imagine a place that offers radically innovative, thrilling attractions, peaceful moments of relaxation, and an inspired guest experience that forever changes the perception of water parks. Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park is set in a highly themed, completely immersive environment inspired by postcard-perfect tropical islands.

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Universal CityWalk Orlando Entertainment Complex
Shop, dine, party, golf, or catch the latest movie at Universal CityWalk. From Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen’s classic twist on meals to The Cowfish’s absolutely great sushi and burgers. There is that and tons more! Visit the entertainment capital of Orlando for the best entertainment, shopping, and dining experience.

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Explore the Mediterranean village of Portofino, Italy, complete with evening music by the harbor. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel brings the sights and sounds of the seaside village to Orlando, Florida.

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Hard Rock Hotel
Amplify your vacation at the rockin’ Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. From the sweeping California mission-style facades to the palm-lined swimming oasis, there’s no better place to rock out!

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Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Experience the allure of the South Seas at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, where you can feel the excitement of a time when adventurous travelers first island-hopped the South Pacific, relaxing along their journey at magnificent resorts.

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Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Universal’s Caribbean-inspired Loews Sapphire Falls Resort transports you to a leisurely estate in the heart of the tropics. Take a swim in the luxurious swimming pool or unwind at this tropical paradise home to a cascading waterfall.

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Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Travel back in time to the 1950’s and 60’s at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, a retro-themed beach property in the heart of the Sunshine State. You’ll enjoy endless family fun with a 10-lanebowling alley, two massive swimming pools, featuring a waterslide and a lazy river, and more.

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Universal’s Aventura Hotel (opening 2018)
Universal’s Aventura Hotel is a 16-story glass tower that embodies a vibrant, free-flowing, and calming design. This contemporary style hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows, offering stunning views of Universal Orlando’s theme parks and surrounding areas, a relaxing pool area, a rooftop bar, and more.

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Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights
Horrifying monsters, mutants, and maniacs come alive at Universal Studios Florida. You can explore terrifying haunted houses, make your way through multiple scare zones where creatures lurk around every turn, enjoy outrageous live shows, and experience thrilling attractions.

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Holidays at Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando’s two theme parks turn into a winter wonderland, as the parks are transformed with festive decorations and special entertainment, including a Holiday Parade, live musical performances, a projection mapping show on Hogwarts castle, and more.

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EVE at Universal CityWalk
Experience the one party that’s worth the wait—EVE at Universal CityWalk. As the new year approaches, enjoy an electrifying celebration complete with live music, a dance floor, drinks, gourmet cuisine, pyrotechnics, and more. It’s the best way to end the year!

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Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine, a wonderful parade led by amazing performers, a handful of beads flying through the air, and live performances by some of the most well-known artists in the music industry. It’s Florida’s biggest party, and you won’t want to miss it!

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A Celebration of Harry Potter
Enjoy a magical weekend event with film talent Q&A sessions, panels and demonstrations, an expo, and more. Experience the excitement with fellow fans of the series at an unforgettable event where the magic of Harry Potter continues.

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Rock the Universe
Rock, ride, and rejoice at Rock the Universe, Florida’s biggest Christian music festival. Experience two nights of soul-stirring songs from Christian music’s hottest stars, alongside epic attractions at an amazing destination.

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