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Universal Orlando® Resort

With two amazing theme parks, unique dining & entertainment, and spectacular on-site hotels, Universal Orlando® Resort is an entire universe of fun and excitement. Challenge all your senses at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, featuring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™. Jump right into the action of the movies at Universal Studios Florida®, featuring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™. Enjoy live music, dining, dancing, movies and more at Universal CityWalk®, including the world renowned Blue Man Group. And stay within walking distance of it all at an on-site hotel: the retro-themed Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, the exotic Loews Royal Pacific Resort, the exciting Hard Rock Hotel®, the luxurious Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and from Summer 2016 the Caribbean-inspired Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Plus, the family fun of Wet ‘n Wild® waterpark is just minutes away, which will permanently close on December 31, 2016.

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

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 - NEW in summer 2016 - survive a ferocious expedition into Skull Island: Reign of KongSM

Harry Potter

Universal Studios Florida®

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

Plus, guests with a Universal Orlando Resort Bonus admission ticket can ride between both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ on the Hogwarts™ Express.^

 

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Universal Orlando® Resort Hotels

There’s no better way to experience all that Universal Orlando® Resort has to offer than by staying at one of the spectacular on-site hotels. Each hotel puts you within walking distance of both Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks, as well as the Universal CityWalk® dining and entertainment complex. Whether you stay at one of the Premier, Preferred, or Prime Valued hotels you’ll enjoy extraordinary comfort, a variety of on-site recreation, entertainment, and exclusive theme park benefits and privileges.

 

 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 Orlando® offers

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando ®

USA, Florida, Orlando, Universal Orlando® Resort Hotels

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals

from

£857

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando ®

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando® Resort Hotels

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals

from

£599

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando ®

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando® Resort Hotels

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals

from

£998

Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando ®

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando® Resort Hotels

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals

from

£1039

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando ®

USA, Orlando, Universal Orlando® Resort Hotels

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals

from

£1047

There’s no better way to experience all that Universal Orlando® Resort has to offer than by staying at one of the spectacular on-site hotels. Each hotel puts you within walking distance of both Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks, as well as the Universal CityWalk® dining and entertainment complex. Whether you stay at one of the Premier, Preferred, or Prime Value hotels you’ll enjoy extraordinary comfort, a variety of on-site recreation, entertainment, and exclusive theme park benefits and privileges.

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 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™ Express^ (Universal Orlando Resort Bonus Ticket required), and the multi-dimensional thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™.

As you journey deep into a mysterious island where gargantuan beasts will fight for dominance where your only hope of survival is the most colossal ape ever to walk the earth! Skull Island: Reign of KongSM - A multi-sensory, multi-dimensional ride is coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure® at Universal Orlando® Resort Summer 2016.

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.

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.

Take your place at the starting line and prepare for a turbo-charged adrenaline rush the whole family can share. The 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!

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.

Why choose Thomas Cook

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UNIVERSAL ORLANDO® RESORT 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 on-site hotels; then experience the vibrant nightlife of Universal CityWalk®.
ADRENALINE JUNKIES
Enjoy thrilling rides including Dragon ChallengeTM 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 PREMIER 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, your worst nightmares will take shape as Universal Studios Florida® theme park is transformed into Halloween Horror Nights®, the America's premier Halloween event.


Universal's Cabana Bay Beach - 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 © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)
^Additional restrictions apply.

*Paid theme park admission required. Benefit not valid for guests staying at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort or Loews Sapphire Falls 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 Hogwarts™ 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 or at Wet ‘n Wild® Orlando. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice. †Paid theme park admission required. 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. Universal Orlando Resort reserves the right to open alternative attractions in the event that a technical problem arises or an attraction opening is delayed. Additional restrictions may apply.


Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event. Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, returns or refunds. Prices, dates, times, attractions and entertainment 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

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