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  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort

    Universal Orlando Resort™

    4 star hotel

    Premier

    Be swept away to a South Seas escape filled with tropical wonders, exotic food and carefree fun.
  • Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites

    Universal Orlando Resort™

    3 star hotel

    Value

    Unwind in an all-new, carefree escape that perfectly blends the cool, calm feeling of a coastal retreat with the fun and convenience of staying in a Universal Orlando Resort™ hotel. Plus enjoy exclusive benefits like Early Park Admission* and complimentary transportation to all the Universal Parks.
  • Hard Rock Hotel®

    Universal Orlando Resort™

    5 star hotel

    Premier

    Live like a rock star at the coolest hotel in town. You’ll feel like you just stepped off the stage, surrounded with the music, style, and bold attitude of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.
  • Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

    Universal Orlando Resort™

    3 star hotel

    Prime Value

    Enjoy vibrant, retro-style with rooms and suites with stellar recreation from a cool lazy river and pools to bowling and more.
  • Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

    Universal Orlando Resort™

    4 star hotel

    Preferred

    Loews Sapphire Falls Resort brings Caribbean-inspired relaxation and tropical elegance to Universal Orlando™, offering an island escape in the heart of an unforgettable adventure.
  • Universal's Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites

    Universal Orlando Resort™

    3 star hotel

    Value

    Universal Orlando’s first Value property introduces extra affordability to your Universal holiday and combines a relaxed and easy vibe, with a fun surf and beach theme woven throughout.
  • Universal’s Aventura Hotel

    Universal Orlando Resort™

    3 star hotel

    Prime Value

    Universal’s Aventura Hotel - with commanding views of all three Universal Orlando Resort™ theme parks, is a perfectly priced escape where open, airy spaces and casual comfort meet sleek style.
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

    Universal Orlando Resort™

    5 star hotel

    Premier

    Enjoy an escape inspired by the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy. Perfectly appointed rooms and suites, gorgeous vistas and incredible cuisine welcome you to celebrate la dolce vita – the sweet life.

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Again review based on the Coronavirus action that IOA like Universal strictly adhered to before their forced closure, as a previous visitor the magic is still there, especially Hogwarts lightshow & fireworks after dark on the last day of business (Sun 15 March) which was rather poignant as most staff were very unsure of their job situation.

Universals Islands of Adventure

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 28 Mar, 2020

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Universal Studios Florida

The number one movie and TV based theme park in the world.

Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida. You’ll enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™, encounter mischievous Minions, crash through Krustyland with The Simpsons™, and join forces with the TRANSFORMERS as you find yourself right in the middle of the action.

Highlights:

  • The Simpsons Ride™
  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™
  • Hogwarts™ Express*
  • TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D
  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Father and Son explore Hogwarts™ castle at Universal's Islands of Adventure

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ - TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice winner as the #1 Amusement Park in the World… 5 YEARS IN A ROW!!!

Located right next door to Universal Studios Florida and included in the price of your Universal Explorer Ticket, you'll experience the innovative thrills and unexpected adventures of Universal's Island of Adventure theme park. Plus, for the first time ever, join Hagrid™ as you fly far beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle on a thrilling roller coaster ride to discover the rarest magical creatures.

Highlights:

  • Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
  • Skull Island: Reign of Kong
  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®
  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster®
  • Jurassic Park River Adventure
Honu Splashdown at Universal's Volcano Bay

Universal's Volcano Bay

Experience an adventure-drenched water theme park like no other!

Live the carefree island life at Universal’s Volcano Bay. It’s a water theme park like no other where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. With the power of the TapuTapu wearable, you can make the most of your time and enjoy unparalleled convenience throughout the park. It’s a tropical paradise just a short distance away from everything Universal Orlando Resort has to offer.

Highlights:

  • Punga Racers
  • Honu ika Moana
  • Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides
  • TeAwa, The Fearless River
  • Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides
  • Taniwha Tubes
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Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk is Orlando’s hottest spot for entertainment

Home to the best of the best in live music, fine and casual dining, shopping, dancing, state-of-the-art cinemas and more, Universal CityWalk is Orlando’s hottest spot for entertainment. Head to Universal CityWalk for great places to eat, movie screens and hot night spots. Plus, Self-parking is Free* after 6pm for all guests.

Highlights:

  • The Cowfish® Sushi Burger Bar
  • The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.™ Restaurant & Market
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew
  • Bob Marley - A Tribute to Freedom℠
  • Hard Rock Cafe® Orlando

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3 PARKS. SPECTACULAR HOTELS. ENDLESS AWESOME!

Universal Orlando has at least 3 days of fun and that's if you don't come back for more…You will definitely want to come back for more! Universal Studios Florida is the world's premier movie and TV based theme park. Universal's Islands of Adventure is the #1 Amusement Park In The World, and Universal’s Volcano Bay blends pure relaxation alongside 19 attractions... more than any other Orlando water park!

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Take your holiday to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort. Three amazing theme parks, including an incredible new water theme park, provide days of thrills and adventure beyond your imagination. It’s the only place where you can experience the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at two parks, connected by the Hogwarts™ Express which you can ride with a Universal Explorer Ticket. Breathtaking on-site hotels put you right in the middle of it all. Plus, Universal CityWalk offers a dazzling variety of dining and entertainment options from early in the morning until the wee hours of the evening. It’s days and nights of endless fun for every member of the family. Holiday beyond anything you’ve experienced before at Universal Orlando Resort.

Universal Studios Florida 

Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios. You’ll enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™, encounter mischievous Minions, crash through Krustyland with The Simpsons™, and join forces with the TRANSFORMERS as you find yourself right in the middle of the action. Go beyond the screen, behind the scenes, and jump into the action of your favourite films at the world’s premier movie and TV based theme park.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure 

Journey through the legendary worlds of incredible heroes at Islands of Adventure. Explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ and for the first time ever, fly far beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle on a thrilling roller coaster ride. Come face to face with King Kong, battle villains alongside Spider-Man, go on a high-speed rampage with The Incredible Hulk and join Hagrid™ as you fly far beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle on a thrilling roller coaster ride to discover the rarest magical creatures. Plus, a new set of tracks is making its way through the jungles of Jurassic Park. Prepare to experience the VelociCoaster, coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Summer 2021.

Universal’s Volcano Bay 

Enjoy the thrills and relaxation of a tropical paradise like no other. At the all-new Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, you’ll find an oasis of excitement along with laid back luxuries creating an entirely new holiday experience.

Universal CityWalk 

Savour the unforgettable dining and unparalleled entertainment of Universal CityWalk, home to an array of themed restaurants, clubs, concert venues, movies, shops, miniature golf and more. Eat at the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe® or experience unique dining venues like The Cowfish®, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food and Vivo Italian Kitchen. After you’ve eaten why not sing karaoke with a live band, enjoy the tunes of duelling piano players, or dance the night away to a live DJ?

Universal Orlando Tickets

There is a choice of Universal Tickets available to pre-purchase before you leave the UK or Ireland. Each Universal ticket option offers fantastic value-for-money compared to shorter-duration tickets available to purchase locally and include maximum flexibility with unlimited park-to-park admission for the duration of the ticket.

  • Universal Orlando 2 Park Explorer Ticket: Experience the best of Universal Orlando's theme parks with unlimited park to park admission to both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for up to 14 consecutive days. The 2 Park Explorer Ticket costs less than 2 single day entry tickets and also includes all-club access to select entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk, Orlando's hottest nightspot. 
  • Universal Orlando 3 Park Explorer Ticket: Choose the Universal Orlando 3 Park Explorer Ticket for the complete Universal Orlando experience. Enjoy the thrills of Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure plus explore Universal’s Volcano Bay, an adventure-drenched water theme park like no other! Enjoy up to 14 days unlimited park to park admission to all three parks plus select live entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk.
  • Orlando Combo Tickets: Get better value by Combining Universal Tickets with other Florida parks. Our unique selection of multi-park ticket combinations have been specially created to help you create your perfect holiday experience and offer the cheapest solution to visit up to 12 of Florida’s best-loved theme parks. All of the Orlando Combo Tickets listed on this page include admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and all-club access to select entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk.

Universal Express

Get to the fun faster with Universal Express! Add Universal Express or Universal Express Unlimited to your Universal Orlando Explorer Tickets and skip-the-queues at most of your favourite Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure rides and attractions. Experience more and queue less at Universal Orlando with Universal Express. 

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Check with the Studio Audience Center at the park entrance for the latest filming schedule. Who knows, you may see a feature film in the making!

Reviews

Average 4.7 out of 5 (32232 customer reviews)

★★★★★ ★★★★★

Again review based on the Coronavirus action that IOA like Universal strictly adhered to before their forced closure, as a previous visitor the magic is still there, especially Hogwarts lightshow & fireworks after dark on the last day of business (Sun 15 March) which was rather poignant as most staff were very unsure of their job situation.

5 stars:

Julie Raynes reviewed 28 Mar,2020

Great park, easy to find everything

5 stars:

Laura Macdonald reviewed 26 Mar,2020

All good

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 25 Mar,2020

The original! Great for children and adults. Many rides and shows to see. FANTASTIC!!!

5 stars:

June Perez reviewed 24 Mar,2020

Some great rides, especially Hagrid

4 stars:

Steve Anderson reviewed 23 Mar,2020

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Universal Orlando Tickets

How many days do I need to visit Universal Orlando Resort?

We would recommend 2 days per park if you want to take advantage of everything they have to offer, as well as revisiting your favourites. During busier times of year an extra day may help. Don't forget, with your 14 day ticket you don't need to commit to a full day at the parks, you can come and go as you please, hopping between the theme parks with full flexibility! If you have limited time, we strongly recommend getting to the parks early in the day or including a Universal Express Pass ticket in your booking to skip the queues.

When is the best time to visit Universal Orlando Resort?

Universal Orlando Resort is open year-round, so the best time to visit is really up to your personal preference! If you wish to celebrate any of the bank holidays in the parks or even bask in an American style Halloween, Universal will usually have something special going for you to enjoy, just don't forget they can get busier during school holidays. We strongly recommend getting into the parks early in order to get the quickest access to the most popular rides.

What tickets should I buy for Universal Orlando Resort?

Universal Orlando Resort run a variety of different ticket options and offers throughout the year. The best value ticket you can pre-purchase in the UK is without a doubt the 3 Park Universal Explorer 14 day ticket, which is currently on offer at the same price of a 2 Park Explorer. This gives you unlimited access and flexibility to visit Universal Studios, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay over a period of 14 days. 

Where is the will call kiosk at Universal Orlando Resort?

Will call Kiosks at Universal Orlando Resort are located at the front of each park and can also be found in the reception area of any of the Universal on-site hotels.

Can you bring food into Universal Orlando Resort?

Inside the park you can bring: bottled water (maximum 2 litres), small snacks that do not require heating, any food required for medical purpose, any food required for special dietary needs, baby food/baby formula and soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep.

Can you bring umbrellas into Universal Studios Orlando?

Yes, umbrellas can be brought into the parks and are also available to purchase in the gift shops should you need.

Are there any Black Friday deals for Universal Orlando Resort?

We have many deals for Black Friday for all the main Orlando parks including Universal Orlando Resort. Check out our Special Offers page for more information.

How to plan a visit to Universal Orlando Resort

Planning your visit to Universal Orlando Resort ahead of time is important as there is so much to do! Make sure you check out our blog on How to Plan a Theme Park Holiday and 14 Expert Tips to Make Sure You Get the Best Out of Orlando

What are the must dos at Universal Orlando Resort for 2021?

Whilst the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is always a crowd pleaser, Universal Orlando Resort have taken the excitement even further by adding Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure in Islands of Adventure. Another addition in 2020 includes The Bourne Stuntacular in Universal Studios Florida, whilst Jurassic World Velocicoaster is scheduled to open in 2021.

What should I take with me for my visit to Universal Orlando Resort?

With Florida having tropical weather, it is sunny and warm most of the year with occasional showers and some chilly/colder spells in the winter months. Sun cream, sunglasses, a poncho or umbrella and comfortable shoes are must haves! And of course, don't forget your tickets! If you are looking for any tips on how to pack for your family holiday to Orlando feel free to visit our blog How To Pack for a Family Holiday containing lots useful information.

Can I buy one day tickets to Universal Orlando Resort?

Universal Orlando Resort do not sell 1 day tickets in the UK but rather offer an excellent price for unlimited access to all 3 Universal Parks for 14 days which typically works out cheaper than buying a 1 day access to the 3 parks individually at the front gate.

Does Universal Orlando Resort have fast passes?

Universal Orlando Resort has two types of fast passes which you can be purchased separately to your tickets on our Universal Express Pass ticket page. Additionally, you can get free Express Passes by staying on-site at any of their premier properties. Please visit our Universal Premier Hotels page for more information and prices.

How far is Universal Orlando Resort from Downtown Orlando?

Universal Orlando Resort is conveniently located just off International Drive and around 15 minutes by car to Downtown Orlando

How big is Universal Orlando Resort?

Universal Orlando Resort has 2 theme parks Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay, Orlando's newest water theme park. Nestled around the parks are 7 hotels all uniquely designed catering for different budgets and tastes.

Where is it best to stay when visiting Universal Orlando Resort?

Staying on-site at Universal Orlando Resort not only allows you to be at the center of all things Universal, but also allows you to access exclusive benefits. Universal have four different hotel categories to suit all budgets and style preferences, but if you do not wish to stay in a Universal property, there are many options on International Drive that are close by. Visit our Universal Hotels page for more information and prices

What rides are closed at Universal Orlando Resort?

Ride closures can vary. We recommend checking directly with the Universal Orlando Resort for up to date information.

Does Disney own Universal Orlando Resort?

Universal Orlando Resort is owned by NBCUniversal/Comcast and is completely separate from Walt Disney World

How far is Disney World from Universal Orlando Resort?

Universal Orlando Resort is around 20 minutes drive from Walt Disney World. If you aren't driving, taxis can be found at the hotel or you can book and an Uber service around $20/$30 each way. Alternatively, Mears Transportation offers scheduled shuttle services at specific times throughout the day at around $20/$25 + tax return per person which can be booked directly through Mears Transportation. If you’re looking to visit both parks, take a look at our Disney World & Universal combo ticket deals.

How far is Universal Orlando Resort from SeaWorld Orlando?

Universal Orlando Resort is about 10 minute drive from SeaWorld usually less than $10 through Uber. From the CityWalk bus loop you can also catch the shuttle bus that connects the two parks. If you’re looking to visit various parks, check out our Orlando combination ticket packages.

Are 2 days enough to visit Universal Orlando Resort?

We recommend planning at least one day for each park. If you wish to experience everything Universal Orlando Resort has to offer in a limited time or during peak season, we would recommend upgrading to a Universal Express Pass ticket.

Which are the Universal Orlando Resort parks?

The Universal Orlando Resort is comprised by 2 theme parks which are Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. There is also Orlando's newest water theme park, Volcano Bay.

What time is the parade at Universal Orlando Resort?

Parade times and schedule may vary. For up to date information you can download the Universal app or pick up a park map and schedule at the park entrance.

What's on at Universal Orlando Resort?

Universal Orlando Resort loves to celebrate big events like Christmas, Halloween, Mardi Gras etc. Celebrations usually span over a number of weeks. We recommend checking directly with the Universal Orlando Resort for up to date information.

Can you buy fast passes for Universal Orlando Resort?

You can pre-purchase either fast pass ride access (skip the line once per ride) or unlimited fast pass. For more information please visit Universal Orlando Express Passes

How far is Universal Orlando Resort from Davenport?

Universal Orlando Resort is about 20 minutes drive from Davenport.

How many theme parks are there in Universal Orlando Resort?

Universal Orlando Resort is comprised of 3 parks: Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay which is Orlando's newest water theme park.

How to get from Orlando Airport to Universal Orlando Resort?

Universal Orlando Resort is around 20 minutes drive from the airport. Taxis are readily available and around $40 or an Uber service can be called upon at around $20/$30.

Is Harry Potter open at Universal Orlando Resort?

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is open year-round. Ride closures can vary. We recommend checking directly with the Universal Orlando Resort for up to date information.

What time does Universal Orlando Resort open?

Opening times may vary depending on week days and season. We recommend checking directly with the Universal Orlando Resort for up to date information.

How far is Miami from Universal Orlando Resort?

Miami is about 3.5h drive from Universal Orlando Resort.

Is there free Wi-Fi in Universal Orlando Resort?

Free wi-fi is available on all Universal Orlando Resort parks, hotels and CityWalk.

Can I hire a buggy or wheelchair at Universal Orlando Resort?

You can hire electric mobility scooters and wheelchairs directly with Universal at an additional cost

Is smoking allowed at Universal Orlando Resort?

Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas

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