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Universal Orlando Resort

Take your holiday to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort. Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida™. Journey through legendary worlds of incredible heroes at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. Enjoy the thrills and relaxation of a tropical paradise like no other at Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park, opening early summer 2017. With three amazing theme parks, five spectacular on-site hotels offering a range of accommodations, and the dining and entertainment of Universal CityWalk™, it’s days and nights of endless fun for every member of the family. Vacation beyond anything you’ve experienced before at Universal Orlando Resort.

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™.

Did you know that we now fly from London Stansted to Orlando for Summer 2016? Book up early to avoid disapointment

Harry Potter

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 ride1 the Hogwarts™ Express between King's Cross Station in Universal Studios Florida™ and Hogsmeade™ Station in Universal's Islands of Adventure™.

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™ - Opening Early Summer 2017

Water is Life. Life is Joy. That is the mantra by which the fabled Waturi islanders have lived on their Pacific isle for centuries. And now you can live the Waturi way at Universal’s Volcano Bay™, an all-new, adventure-drenched water theme park like no other, filled with both thrills and relaxing indulgence. Here, there’s no standing in long lines. No wrestling with tubes. No waiting for the fun to begin. Which means you spend more time drifting leisurely down a winding river, plummeting down a tropical volcano, catapulting into pools of blue water, and reconnecting with your family. All just steps away from our other theme parks, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal Studios Florida™, five on-site themed resort hotels, and Universal CityWalk™ dining, shopping and entertainment.

universal orlando resort hotel

Universal Orlando Resort™ On-Site Hotels

The ultimate Universal Orlando Resort™ holiday begins at one of Universal Orlando's spectacular on-site 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.

Choose from Universal Orlando’s one-of-a-kind portfolio of hotels. Premier hotels promise beautiful escapes, distinguished service, spacious accommodations, unique experiences and more. Preferred hotels offer relaxing getaways with the perfect blend of resort conveniences and amenities. Universal Orlando’s Prime Value hotel is a stylish resort with rooms and suites designed for fun and affordability. Each one features amazing recreation, exclusive guest benefits and the convenience of staying in the heart of Universal Orlando’s theme parks and more.

 Wet ‘n Wild® Orlando

Thrills are for sharing. Only Wet ‘n Wild® Orlando (located just minutes away from Universal Orlando® Resort) gives you more themed, multi-person thrill rides than any other waterpark around. Signature hits like Disco H20™, Brain Wash™ and The Flyer. Experience Blastaway Beach™, the largest family water play area in Florida. Plus Aqua Drag Racer™ is the tallest and fastest ride of its kind in Florida. Don’t miss your last chance to feel the fun and Share the Rush prior to Wet ‘n Wild’s permanent closure on December 31, 2016. Operating calendar subject to change without notice.

 

Recommended Universal offers

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotel highlights
  • Early Park Admission2 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (opening early summer 2017) 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

£586

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™

USA, Florida, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotel highlights
  • Early Park Admission2 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (opening early summer 2017) 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

£895

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando™

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotel highlights
  • FREE3 Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access to skip the regular queues in Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ all day (valid theme park admission required)
  • Early Park Admission2 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (opening early summer 2017) 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

£998

Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando™

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotel highlights
  • FREE3 Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access to skip the regular queues in Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ all day (valid theme park admission required)
  • Early Park Admission2 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (opening early summer 2017) 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

£1039

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando™

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotel highlights
  • FREE3 Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access to skip the regular queues in Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ all day (valid theme park admission required)
  • Early Park Admission2 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (opening early summer 2017) 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

The ultimate Universal Orlando Resort™ holiday begins at one of Universal Orlando's spectacular on-site 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.

Choose from Universal Orlando’s one-of-a-kind portfolio of hotels. Premier hotels promise beautiful escapes, distinguished service, spacious accommodations, unique experiences and more. Preferred hotels offer relaxing getaways with the perfect blend of resort conveniences and amenities. Universal Orlando’s Prime Value hotel is a stylish resort with rooms and suites designed for fun and affordability. Each one features amazing recreation, exclusive guest benefits and the convenience of staying in the heart of Universal Orlando’s theme parks and more.

If you've already booked your Orlando holiday but need Universal OrlandoTM theme park tickets, click here.

Universal’s Volcano Bay™ - opening early summer 2017
Water is Life. Life is Joy. That is the mantra by which the fabled Waturi islanders have lived on their Pacific isle for centuries. And now you can live the Waturi way at Universal’s Volcano Bay™, an all-new, adventure-drenched water theme park like no other, filled with both thrills and relaxing indulgence. Here, there’s no standing in long lines. No wrestling with tubes. No waiting for the fun to begin. Which means you spend more time drifting leisurely down a winding river, plummeting down a tropical volcano, catapulting into pools of blue water, and reconnecting with your family. All just steps away from our other theme parks, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal Studios Florida™, five on-site themed resort hotels, and Universal CityWalk™ dining, shopping and entertainment.

Two Unique Theme Park Experiences.
One Unforgettable Magical Journey.

Experience the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™ at Universal Orlando Resort™ . Your adventures include dining at the Leaky Cauldron™, shopping at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, traveling between lands on the Hogwarts™ Express1 (Universal Orlando™ Explorer Ticket required), and the multi-dimensional thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™.

Feel the rush of becoming a super-powered Hulk. As your surroundings go racing by, you launch up to 67 miles per hour and your world turns upside down in a zero gravity roll. A deafening roar fills your ears and the fury of this newly enhanced, high-speed roller coaster rampage empowers you with the same extraordinary strength and heroism as Bruce Banner’s alter ego.

 

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.

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 175 years of travel experience
  • Award winning travel company
  • Thousands of destinations worldwide

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 the on-site hotels; then experience the vibrant nightlife of Universal CityWalk™.
ADRENALINE JUNKIES
Go on a high-speed rampage with The Incredible Hulk, or climb aboard one of two ferocious dragons that twist and loop across the sky with Dragon Challenge™.


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’s on-site hotels are within walking distance of the theme parks and Universal CityWalk™, all of which are located next door to each other.In addition to walking paths, all on-site hotels offer complimentary transport4 to all three theme parks and Universal CityWalk™.


EVENTS

There's almost always something to celebrate in Universal Orlando's theme parks. During the Holidays at Universal Studios Florida™, see a spectacular parade with floats, marching bands and more. The fun continues at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, featuring a touching holiday show and dazzling decorations. 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, your worst nightmares will take shape as Universal Studios Florida theme park is transformed into Halloween Horror Nights, America's premier Halloween event.


Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort - Price shown is an average for 2 adults and 2 children (up to 17 years old) sharing a standard room for 7 nights at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Florida departing from Manchester on 21st September 2016 flying with Thomas Cook Airlines on Room Only board basis. Loews Sapphire Falls at Universal Orlando Resort - Price shown based on 2 adults sharing, departing from Manchester with Thomas Cook Airlines on 21st September 2016 for 7 nights at the 4* Loews Sapphire Falls at Universal Orlando Resort on Room Only board basis. Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort - Price shown based on 2 adults sharing, departing from Manchester with Thomas Cook Airlines on 21st September 2016 for 7 nights at the 4* Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando Resort on Room Only board basis.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)

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.

1Additional restrictions apply.

2Valid theme park admission required. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regular scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida TM or Universal’s Islands of Adventure TM as determined by Universal Orlando, and Universal’s Volcano Bay TM (opening early summer 2017). Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.

3Valid theme park admission required. Only valid at Universal Studios Florida TM and Universal’s Islands of Adventure TM theme parks. Not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey TM, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts TM, other select attractions, separately ticketed events and HogwartsTM Express.  Benefit not valid for guests staying at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort; available for purchase only. 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. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

4Water taxi not available for transportation to Universal’s Volcano Bay TM.

Dr. Seuss properties TM & © 2017 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade & Related Characters © 2017 Macy’s Inc. Hollywood Drive-In Golf and associated logos are trademarks of Adventure Golf Design & Development, Inc. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. TM & © 2017 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. © 2017 Pat O’Brien’s Bar, Inc. All rights reserved. Emeril’s ® Emeril Lagasse. TM & © NBCUniversal Media, LLC. AMC © 2017. IMAX ® is a registered trademark of IMAX ® Corporation. © 2017 BMP. The Simpsons TM & © 2017 Fox. TRANSFORMERS and its logo and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2017 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. © 2017 DreamWorks LLC and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. © 2017 MARVEL. Jurassic Park River Adventure TM Universal Studios/Amblin. Cabana Bay Beach Resort © 2017 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved. Sapphire Falls Resort TM & © 2017 UCF Hotel Venture III. All Rights Reserved. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort logos © 2017 UCF Hotel Venture. All rights reserved. Hard Rock Hotel ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2017 Universal Studios. All rights reserved

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