Universal Resort travel guide

WEATHER & CLIMATE

Temperatures: Average temperatures in the early 30°C.

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.

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UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORTâ„¢ 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.

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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.

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.