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Families

Enjoy attractions that are fun for everyone including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Shrek 4-D.

Couples

Pamper yourself by staying in one of the deluxe on-site hotels; then experience the vibrant nightlife of CityWalk®.

Adrenaline junkies

Enjoy thrilling rides including The Incredible Hulk Coaster® and TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D

Fast Facts

Language: The language spoken in Orlando is English.

Currency: The currency used in Orlando is US Dollars ($).

Local time: Orlando is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Orlando International Airport is located 16 miles away from Universal Orlando® Resort.

Flight time from UK: 8 – 10 hours

Tourist Information: Further Orlando tourist information can be found here.

Visa & Health: Before you travel click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday in the United States.

Weather & Climate

Temperatures: Average temperatures in the early 30°.

Best time to visit Orlando: Spring or autumn when you get all that lovely Florida sunshine but without the intense heat.

Orlando weather is hot and humid during the summer.  At this time, try to avoid the theme parks in the middle of the day when the sun is at its hottest. Winters are mild, but remember to bring a light jacket if you’re planning to venture out in the evenings..

Getting Around

All of Universal Orlando® Resort’s on-site hotels are within walking distance of both theme parks and Universal CityWalk®, all of which are located right next door to each other. In addition to walking paths, all on-site hotels offer a shuttle service to the parks and CityWalk®, whilst the DELUXE hotels also offer complimentary water taxis.

Events

There's almost always something to celebrate in Universal Orlando's theme parks. At the holidays, Universal Studios Florida® hosts The Macy’s Holiday Parade™ to celebrate Thanksgiving, whilst over at Universal’s Islands of Adventure® you can experience a wintry wonderland as part of Grinchmas™. Enjoy live music as part of the Mardi Gras event in Spring, where you can see some of music’s top names perform in Universal Studios Florida®. And on select nights in September, October and November, your worst nightmares will take shape as Universal Studios Florida® theme park is transformed into Halloween Horror Nights®, the nation's premier annual Halloween event.

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO® RESORT

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It’s two amazing theme parks, spectacular on-site resort hotels, non-stop nightlife and more, all in one convenient location. Take a starring role in some of the biggest movies and TV shows ever created at Universal Studios Florida®. Right next door, literally just a few steps away, experience the pulse-pounding thrills of Universal’s Islands of Adventure®. Sitting between both parks is the Universal CityWalk® dining and entertainment complex. Plus, stay steps away in one of the resort’s uniquely themed on-site hotels. There’s fun and excitement for all ages at Universal Orlando® Resort, where you can Holiday Like You Mean It.



 

EXPERIENCE TWO AMAZING THEME PARKS

Experience the pulse-pounding thrills of Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, where you can step right into the worlds of your favorite myths, legends, comic books, cartoons and children’s stories. Right next door you can go beyond the screen, behind the scenes, and jump into the action of your favorite films at Universal Studios Florida®, the world’s premier movie and TV based theme park. See the ‘Parks’ tab for further details.

NEW FOR SUMMER 2014

All-new thrills and magical experiences await with the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™, Summer 2014 at Universal Orlando® Resort. Dine at the Leaky Cauldron™, shop at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, and get ready for an adventure on the multi-dimensional thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™. For more details, visit site.

STAY IN THE HEART OF THE EXCITEMENT

Make the most of your holiday by staying on-site at Universal Orlando® Resort and be within walking distance of both theme parks and the Universal CityWalk® dining and entertainment complex. Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels offer you an array of theme park benefits including Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required). See the ‘Hotels’ tab for further details.

HOME OF THE BLUE MAN GROUP

Experience the mystery, the humor, the euphoria and the indescribable celebration of art, technology, and music that is Blue Man
Group at Universal CityWalk. Blue Man Group’s unique theatrical experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else, and you’ll become part of the show from the minute you step inside the doors of the Blue Man Group Orlando Theatre. See the ‘Parks’ tab for further details of Universal CityWalk®.

ENJOY ORLANDO’S PREMIER WATERPARK

Located just a short five-minute drive from Universal Orlando® Resort, Wet ‘n Wild® offers more themed, multi-person thrill rides than any other waterpark in the area. You’ll enjoy high-speed, seriously twisted, multi-person family adventures that let you experience the excitement with up to four people at a time. See the ‘Parks’ tab for further details.



RECOMMENDED UNIVERSAL ORLANDO® OFFERS

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Universalʼs Cabana Bay Beach Resort

3 Stars
Universalʼs Cabana Bay Beach Resort

7 nights, Room Only
flying from GATWICK - Departures from 25 April 2014 to 22 May 2014

  • Vintage retro American holidays
  • Lazy river and waterslide
  • Ten-lane bowling alley
Thomas Cook

Stay from £639

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando®

4 Stars

7 nights Room Only
flying from HEATHROW - Departures from 01 Sept 2014 to 30 Sept 2014

  • Lagoon-style swimming pool and sandy beach
  • On-site at Universal Orlando®
  • Exclusive package of theme park benefits
  • Complimentary water taxi to CityWalk®
Thomas Cook

Stay from £739

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando® Resort

4 Stars
Hard Rock Hotel

7 nights Room Only
flying from HEATHROW - Departures from 01 Sept 2014 to 30 Sept 2014

  • Full of music memorabilia
  • Underwater music in pool
  • Water taxis to Universal Orlando® theme parks
Thomas Cook

Stay from £795

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando® Resort

5 Stars

7 nights Room Only
flying from HEATHROW - Departures from 01 Sept 2014 to 30 Sept 2014

  • Luxurious classic style
  • Authentic Italian dining
Thomas Cook

Stay from £779

HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s14)

*Additional restrictions may apply. †Paid theme park admission required. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to Universal’s Islands of Adventure regular scheduled park opening for on-site hotel guests and is valid 7 days a week for travel through 12/31/14; valid only at select attractions. Attractions may vary. Universal Express℠ Unlimited ride access is not valid during Early Park Admission. Additional restrictions may apply and the foregoing benefits are subject to change without notice. **Paid theme park admission required. Not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ and other select attractions. On-site hotel privileges good for hotel stay as indicated on the room key card and Universal Express℠ Unlimited pass. Only valid for the number of guests staying in the room. Ride access available during normal theme park operating hours only. Not valid for separately ticketed special events. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice. TRANSFORMERS and its logo and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2014 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. © 2014 DreamWorks L.L.C. and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Shrek 4-D © 2014 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. THE SIMPSONS RIDE TM Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. The Simpsons TM & © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. Men In Black & Alien Attack: TM & © 2014 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. © MARVEL. Jurassic Park ® Universal Studios/Amblin. Dr. Seuss properties TM & © 2014 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved. Hard Rock Cafe ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Jimmy Buffett’s ® Margaritaville ® Jimmy Buffett. Additional fees apply for IMAX, IMAX 3-D, and 3-D movies. ©2014 AMC. IMAX ® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation. © 2014 BMP. Hard Rock Hotel ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. © 2014 Wet ‘n Wild Orlando. Wet ‘n Wild® is owned and operated by Universal Studios Water Park Florida LLC, an affiliate of Universal Orlando® Resort. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2014 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

 

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