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Universal Orlando® Resort

It’s two amazing theme parks­, spectacular on-site hotels, unique dining and entertainment, and more, all in one convenient location. Experience the thrills of Universal’s Islands of Adventure®. Take a starring role in some of the biggest movies and TV shows ever created at Universal Studios®. Stay steps away in one of the resort’s uniquely themed on-site hotels. Enjoy the best in restaurants, live music, movies, shopping and more at Universal CityWalk®. And experience the fun of Wet ‘n Wild® waterpark, just minutes away. It’s a universe of action, thrills, and excitement for every member of the family.

If you’ve already booked your Orlando holiday but need Universal Orlando® tickets, click here.

30 °C

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

8-10 hours

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

Universal’s Islands of Adventure®

Take an unforgettable journey through uniquely themed islands where your favourite adventures come to life. Soar above Hogwarts™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™, battle villains high above the streets on The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, and escape the jaws of a T-rex on the Jurassic Park River Adventure®.

Universal Studios Florida®

At the world’s premier movie and TV based theme park you’ll experience the magic and excitement of the new land The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™, crash through Krustyland on The Simpsons Ride™, be transformed into a Minion on the 3D ride Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, and help save the Princess on Shrek 4-D.

 

Universal Orlando® Resort Hotels

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.

 

 Wet ‘n Wild® Orlando

Thrills are for sharing! Only Wet 'n Wild® Orlando gives you more themed, multi-person thrill rides than any other waterpark around. Signature hits like Disco H20™, Brain Wash™ and The Flyer let you share the excitement with family and friends. Families with kids of all ages will have a blast in the largest family water play area in Florida, Blastaway Beach™. Now open, the all new Aqua Drag Racer™. Slide through four lanes of high-speed, head-to-head competition on the tallest and fastest ride of its kind in Florida. Feel the fun, and Share the Rush at Wet 'n Wild!

 

Recommended Universal Orlando® offers

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando®

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

  • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™’
  • Lazy river and waterslide
  • Ten-lane bowling alley

What is included?

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£761

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando®

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

  • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
  • FREE Universal ExpressSM Unlimited†† to SKIP THE REGULAR LINES in both theme parks!
  • Complimentary water taxi to CityWalk®

What is included?

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£564

Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando®

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

  • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
  • FREE Universal ExpressSM Unlimited†† to SKIP THE REGULAR LINES in both theme parks!
  • Water taxis to Universal Orlando® theme parks

What is included?

from

£1193

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando®

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

  • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
  • FREE Universal ExpressSM Unlimited†† to SKIP THE REGULAR LINES in both theme parks!

What is included?

from

£1155

Make the most of your Orlando 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.

Guests at ALL Universal Orlando® on-site hotels enjoy the following exclusive benefits:

  • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required)
  • Walking paths to both Universal Orlando® theme parks and complimentary shuttle buses
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card
  • Universal Orlando® character dining on select nights

Stay at one of the three DELUXE hotels - Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel® or Loews Royal Pacific Resort - and also enjoy:

  • FREE Universal Express℠ Unlimited ride access†† to jump the regular queues in both theme parks (valid theme park admission required)
  • Complimentary water taxis to CityWalk® and both Universal Orlando® theme parks
  • Priority seating at select restaurants throughout Universal Orlando® Resort

If you’ve already booked your Orlando holiday but need Universal Orlando® tickets, click here.

Two Unique Theme Park Experiences.
One Unforgettable Magical Journey.

Experience the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ and the all-new Diagon Alley™, now open at Universal Orlando® Resort. New adventures include dining at the Leaky Cauldron™, shopping at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, traveling between lands on the Hogwarts™ Express^ (Universal Bonus Ticket required), and the multi-dimensional thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™.

Get everything you need to know to make the most of your holiday in the palm of your hand. Download The Official Universal Orlando® Resort App. It’s free! Check wait times, explore the parks with detailed maps and photo navigation, customise your park experience using filtered lists and maps, and create your own favourites list. And now with free XFINITY® WiFi throughout both parks and Universal CityWalk®, you can stay connected to all the action.

Nestled right between the entrance to both Universal Orlando® theme parks is Universal CityWalk®, The Entertainment Capital of Orlando™. This dazzling entertainment complex is home to Orlando’s most exciting mix of nightclubs, restaurants, concert venues, shops, cinemas, and more. Here you’ll find the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe®; experience Mardi Gras every night at Pat O’Brien’s®; sing karaoke with a live band at CityWalk’s Rising Star; play mini-golf at Hollywood Drive-In Golf™; and experience the mystery, the humor, the euphoria and the indescribable celebration of art, technology, and music that is Blue Man Group.

Take your place at the starting line and prepare for a turbo-charged adrenaline rush the whole family can share. The all-new Aqua Drag Racer is a four-lane race where you’ll go head-to-head as you accelerate head first down 350 feet of wickedly twisting track. The race begins 65 feet above the ground for a full throttle plunge at screaming speeds and ends with a splash in the landing pool below. From the first downhill burst, you’ll know you’ve unleashed a whole new breed of speed!

Why choose Thomas Cook

With hotels available to suit every person and every budget look no further than Thomas Cook for your getaway this year!

Thousands of hotels to choose from

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UNIVERSAL ORLANDO® IS BEST FOR...

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.


HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.
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††Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to one (1) Universal Orlando theme park as determined by Universal Orlando. Valid at select attractions at each park. *Paid theme park admission required. Benefit not valid for guests staying at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort; available for purchase only. Not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™, and other select attractions. Not valid at HogwartsT™ Express. Only valid for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay as indicated on the Universal Express Unlimited pass. 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. THE SIMPSONS RIDE ™ Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. The Simpsons ™ & © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. Shrek 4-D © 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. © MARVEL. Jurassic Park River Adventure ® Universal Studios/Amblin. © 2015 Wet 'n Wild. All rights reserved. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade & Related Characters: ©2015 Macy's Inc. All rights reserved. Warning! The Halloween Horror Nights event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks allowed. Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, returns or refunds. Prices, times, dates and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. ©2015 Comcast. All rights reserved. © 2015 BMP. Pat O'Brien's, Hurricane Glass logo, Have Fun! and Iron Grill Design ® Pat O'Brien's Bar, Inc. © 2015 Pat O'Brien's Bar, Inc. All rights reserved. Hard Rock Cafe ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Dr. Seuss properties TM & © 2015 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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