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Universal Orlando Resort

Welcome to the world-famous Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, where holidays are anything but ordinary, and awesome experiences await you at every turn. With three amazing theme parks, immersive hotels plus incredible dining and entertainment, you won't want to miss a second of the action.

When you holiday at Universal Orlando Resort, your holiday comes with more. More dinosaurs in Jurassic Park™. More mischief with the Minions. More saving the day with Spider-Man and more thrills in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - with an all-new roller coaster coming next year. 

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

Universal Orlando Resort is just a 20 minute drive from Orlando International Airport. 

Thomas Cook flies to Orlando from:
• London Gatwick
• London Stansted
• Manchester
• Glasgow
• Belfast International

Universal Studios

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.

Plus, guests with a Universal Orlando™ Explorer Ticket can ride³ the Hogwarts™ Express between King's Cross Station in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade™ Station in Universal's Islands of Adventure.

The World’s Premier Halloween Event

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights™ brings together stories and visions from the world’s most notorious creators of horror. As the sun sets on days filled with thrills in all of Universal’s theme parks, the night awakens with a frightening chill in Universal Studios Florida™.

Click here for more details

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™, come face to face with King Kong, battle villains alongside Spider-Man, go on a high-speed rampage with The Incredible Hulk, and flee hungry raptors in Jurassic Park™.

Universal's Volcano Bay™

More attractions than any other water park in Orlando
Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park is an island paradise unlike anything you've experienced before. Here, thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony, with a mix of white-knuckle thrills and laid-back chills waiting to be explored. Home to 19 uniquely incredible attractions, it's a full day of tropical fun that's not to be missed. 

The fun is real. The lines are virtual.
All the rides at Volcano Bay feature a Virtual Line™. Just tap in with your TapuTapu™ wearable to grab a ride time. Then go float, swim, splash, eat, shop or relax around the park. Your TapuTapu will tell you when it’s your time to ride.

Holiday in the heart of the action

The ultimate Universal Orlando Resort holiday begins at one of Universal Orlando’s spectacular hotels. There’s one for every holiday style and budget, with thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that welcome you to enjoy every moment of your stay.

All of Universal's hotels put you within minutes of the action. Plus, Universal hotel guests enjoy exclusive theme park benefits - so you can make every epic moment count.

Early Park Admission¹ allowing you entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Volcano Bay™ one hour before the parks open!

Free² Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access to skip the regular queues at Universal Studios™ and Islands of Adventure. Select hotels only.

Complimentary transportation between your hotel and all three theme parks, plus Universal CityWalk™.

Recommended Universal offers

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn & Suites

USA, Florida, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotel highlights
  • Early Park Admission1 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ one hour before the parks open (ticket required)
  • Complimentary transportation between your hotel and the Universal theme parks, plus Universal CityWalk™

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals

from

£649

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

USA, Florida, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotel highlights
  • Early Park Admission1 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required).
  • Complimentary transport to all three theme parks and Universal CityWalk™

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals

from

£691

Universal's Aventura Hotel

USA, Florida, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotel highlights
  • Early Park Admission1 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the park opens (ticket required).
  • Complimentary transport to all three theme parks and Universal CityWalk™
  • Customers can enjoy a free $100 hotel dining credit per room** Offer available on bookings made by 30th September 2018. Minimum stay 7 nights.

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals

from

£998

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™

USA, Florida, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotel highlights
  • Early Park Admission1 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the park opens (ticket required).
  • Complimentary transport to all three theme parks and Universal CityWalk™

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals

from

£735

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando™

USA, Florida, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotel highlights
  • FREE2 Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access to skip the regular queues in Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (ticket required)
  • Early Park Admission1 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the park opens (ticket required).
  • Complimentary transport to all three theme parks and Universal CityWalk™

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals

from

£998

Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando™

USA, Florida, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotel highlights
  • FREE2 Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access to skip the regular queues in Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (ticket required)
  • Early Park Admission1 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the park opens (ticket required).
  • Complimentary transport to all three theme parks and Universal CityWalk™

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals

from

£860

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando™

USA, Florida, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotel highlights
  • FREE2 Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access to skip the regular queues in Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ all day (ticket required)
  • Early Park Admission1 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required).
  • Complimentary transport to all three theme parks and Universal CityWalk™

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals

from

£1047

All of Universal's hotels put you within minutes of the action. There are a fair few to choose from, with one for every group size, taste and holiday budget. So whether you're looking for an extra-affordable fuss-free base, or a luxury 5-star pad - Universal has you covered. 

Make every epic moment count with exclusive theme park benefits.

Guests of all Universal hotels can enjoy:

Early Park Admission¹ allowing you entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Volcano Bay™ one hour before the parks open! All you need is a valid theme park ticket and your hotel room key card.

Complimentary transportation to whisk you between your hotel and all three theme parks, plus Universal CityWalk™.

Guests of Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel® and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel also receive: 

Free² Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access to skip the regular queues at Universal Studios™ and Islands of Adventure (with a valid theme park ticket).

Priority seating at select restaurants throughout Universal Orlando Resort

The World’s Premier Halloween Event
Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights™ brings together stories and visions from the world’s most notorious creators of horror. As the sun sets on days filled with thrills in all of Universal’s theme parks, the night awakens with a frightening chill in Universal Studios Florida™.

Click here for more details

Universal’s Volcano Bay™ 

More attractions than any other water park in Orlando
Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park is an island paradise unlike anything you've experienced before. Here, thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony, with a mix of white-knuckle thrills and laid-back chills waiting to be explored. Home to 19 uniquely incredible attractions, it's a full day of tropical fun that's not to be missed. 

The fun is real. The lines are virtual.
All the rides at Volcano Bay feature a Virtual Line™. Just tap in with your TapuTapu™ wearable to grab a ride time. Then go float, swim, splash, eat, shop or relax around the park. Your TapuTapu will tell you when it’s your time to ride.

Diagon Alley™ in Universal Studios Florida™ and Hogsmeade™ in Universal's Islands of Adventure™

Universal Orlando is the only place in the world where you can experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ in two separate parks connected by the Hogwarts™ Express. 

Here you'll be surrounded in scenery straight out of the books and films - painstakingly recreated right down to the last shrunken head on Knockturn Alley. Allow at least 2-3 hours in each of these areas to soak up the detail, take in the entertainment and even dine in the Leaky Cauldron™ or Three Broomsticks™.

This new ride will take you on an explosive, high-octane adventure into the world of underground racing. You’ll feel every bit of the exhilaration that comes with being part of the “Fast & Furious Family”—right alongside your favourite stars from the films. Arrived at Universal Studios Florida Spring 2018. 

On select nights, experience breathtaking nighttime entertainment at both Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration™ is a colossal celebration of music, water and light that transforms the Universal Studios lagoon and takes you into the movies like never before. The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle takes place multiple times per evening in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Watch in awe from Hogsmeade™ village as projections are cast against the majestic backdrop of the castle. 

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 with free XFINITY® WiFi throughout the parks and Universal CityWalk, you can stay connected to all the action.

This is where it all comes together. The one place where the dining tastes of every member of the family and entertainment everyone can enjoy all intersect. It’s everything you’re looking for. And anything but ordinary. Universal CityWalk, The Epicenter of Awesome.

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT™ IS BEST FOR...

FAMILIES
Enjoy attractions that are fun for everyone including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™ and Flight of the Hippogriff™

COUPLES
Pamper yourself by staying in one of Universal's hotels; then experience the vibrant nightlife of Universal CityWalk.

ADRENALINE JUNKIES
Go on a high-speed rampage with The Incredible Hulk, or climb aboard Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit™ and choose your own soundtrack to enjoy at 65mph.


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. Transfers to Universal Resort take 20-30 minutes.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Universal Resort is 9 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

You might be surprised at how close everything is at Universal Orlando Resort, so getting around is a breeze. 

• Most hotels are within a 10-15 minute walk of Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk. 

• Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal's Aventura Hotel and Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort are within a 5 minute walk of Volcano Bay. 

• Most hotels are connected to Universal CityWalk by relaxing water taxis. 

• Frequent bus transportation connects all hotels and all three parks, plus Universal CityWalk.


EVENTS

Universal Orlando is famous for its epic seasonal events, and if you’re visiting outside of the traditional summer period, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to experience one of them. 
 
One of our must-do’s in the autumn is Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights™, which usually starts around mid-September and lasts until early November. Billed as the world’s premier halloween event, you can expect terrifying haunted houses inspired by the biggest names in horror, sinister scare zones and outrageously twisted entertainment. 
 
From mid-November through early January, enjoy Universal’s unique take on Christmas celebrations throughout the Resort. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is transformed with festive decor and unique entertainment. Seuss Landing™ at Islands of Adventure is fully decked for Grinchmas™. And the streets of Universal Studios Florida come alive during Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s.

 


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
  • Dedicated online customer service
  • Over 177 years of travel experience
  • Award winning travel company
  • Thousands of destinations worldwide

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event. Event occurs rain or shine. Prices, dates, times, attractions and entertainment are subject to availability and may change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

WARNING: EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. NO COSTUMES OR MASKS ALLOWED.

1Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regular scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida™ or Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (as determined by Universal Orlando) and Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.

2Requires theme park admission. Valid at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Not valid at Pteranodon Flyers™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure at Islands of Adventure. Excludes separately ticketed events. Benefit valid only for guests of Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel® and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice..

3Additional restrictions apply.

*Price shown is based on 2 adults & 2 children sharing and applies to a limited number of Thomas Cook branded package holidays for 7 nights to Universal's Endless Summer Resort in Florida departing on selected dates in September 2019. Price shown is subject to change at any time without notice (up or down) and includes any applicable discount, and holidays are subject to availability. Holidays operated by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Ltd, ATOL 1179, ABTA V6896. TCCT Retail Ltd, trading as Thomas Cook and The Co-operative Travel ABTA L8164 acts as booking agent.

** Minimum of seven (7) night stay required. Promotional offer is valid for travel between 04 Nov 18 – 20 Dec 18. Offer must be booked by 30 September 2018. No group rates or other discounts apply. Travel must be completed during promotional period(s). One (1) $100 hotel dining credit per room. Credit applies to food and beverage (excluding alcohol) at Universal’s Aventura Hotel restaurants only, days/hours of operation may vary. Hotel dining credit must be used in full during stay and excludes gratuities and applicable taxes. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions, discounts or prior purchases. Any unused credit is non-transferable and non-refundable and forfeited if not used. All prices and options are subject to availability to change without notice and additional restrictions may apply.

Dr. Seuss properties TM & © 2018 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade & Related Characters © 2018 Macy’s Inc. Hollywood Drive-In Golf and associated logos are trademarks of Adventure Golf Design & Development, Inc. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. TM & © 2018 Par. Pic. Jimmy Buffett’s ® Margaritaville ® Jimmy Buffett. The Cowfish and all related logos TM The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, LLC. All rights reserved. Pat O’Brien’s, Hurricane Glass logo, Have Fun! and Iron Grill Design ® Pat O’Brien’s Bar, Inc. © 2018 Pat O’Brien’s Bar, Inc. All rights reserved. Emeril’s ® Emeril Lagasse. TM & © NBCUniversal Media, LLC. AMC © 2018. IMAX ® is a registered trademark of IMAX ® Corporation. © 2018 BMP. The Simpsons TM & © 2018 Fox. TRANSFORMERS and its logo and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2018 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. © 2018 DreamWorks LLC and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. © 2018 MARVEL. Jurassic Park River Adventure TM Universal Studios/Amblin. © 2018 UCF Hotel Venture V. UNIVERSAL TM & © Universal Studios. ENDLESS SUMMER registered trademarks, Bruce Brown Films, LLC. All rights reserved. Aventura Hotel TM & © 2018 UCF Hotel Venture IV. All rights reserved. Cabana Bay Beach Resort TM & © 2018 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved. Sapphire Falls Resort TM & © 2018 UCF Hotel Venture III. All Rights Reserved. Portofino Bay Hotel and Royal Pacific Resort TM & © 2018 UCF Hotel Venture. All rights reserved. Hard Rock Hotel ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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