What To Do On A Holiday At Universal Orlando Resort

Immerse yourself in the thrills of Universal Orlando Resort. There are three amazing theme parks, eight Universal hotels to choose from and Universal CityWalk to stroll down where you can enjoy a section of entertainment. Here are a few highlights for a holiday to Universal Orlando Resort.

Universal Studios Florida

Prepare yourself for an incredible day at Universal Studios which features rides, shows and attractions.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Diagon Alley transports visitors into the world of Harry Potter with cobbled streets, themed sweet shops, the Gringotts Bank with a dragon perched on the roof spouting fire and Ollivanders wand shop that offers visitors the opportunity to browse through the wide selection of wands which you then have the chance to purchase. If you have a Universal Explorer Ticket you can ride the Hogwarts Express which is located at Kings Cross Station in Universal Studios. The Hogwarts Express allows you to travel to and from Hogsmeade Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. It is truly a magical experience.

Book a Universal Explorer Ticket here.

Highlights of Universal Studios

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™ , Hop on the Hogwarts™ Express, encounter Mischievous Minions, or visit Krustyland with The Simpsons.

Universal Islands of Adventure

Hagrid’s Magical Creature’s Motorbike Adventure

Join Hagrid™  as you fly deep into the wilds of the Forbidden Forest, beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle, on a thrilling roller coaster ride that plunges into the paths of some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures. Universal’s most highly themed, immersive coaster is one not to be missed.

Highlights of Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Hogsmede™, ride on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™ , be brave enough to experience the incredible Hulk Coaster, journey through Jurassic Park river adventure and get up close to the legendary King Hong!

Universal’s Volcano Bay

Volcano bay is a water theme park, where you can experience thrills and relaxation all in one place. Krakatau Aqua Coaster is the world’s first water coaster and offers riders all the thrills of a rollercoaster but on water!

All the rides at Volcano Bay feature a virtual line – TapuTapu. It’s easy, all you need to do is TAP in your band and wait (go and eat, swim or even shop) for your TapuTapu to tell you when it’s your time to ride. The TapuTapu band can also be used to open lockers and make cash payments for food and beverages.

Highlights of Universal’s Volcano Bay

Want to relax? Then float along KopikoWai Winding River. Want thrills? Then head to Krakatau Aqua Coaster. Choose to sit in round rafts at Puihi of the MakuPuihi (ideal for families), or, if you are feeling brave, experience Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine body slides where you climb the volcano and wait for the drums to stop beating before you shoot down the volcano into the water below.

Universal’s City Walk

Walk along Universal CityWalk into the entertainment and enjoy a variety of bars, restaurants, clubs, Karaoke at Bob Marley Bar with a live band and experience the laughter of Blue Man Group that will rock your world.

Tip: You can start your fun filled day at Universal Orlando Resort with a free water taxi. You can pick up a water taxi from Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Step onto the water taxi to get to Universal CityWalk ready for your day of memories to begin.

Highlights of Universal’s CityWalk

Dine at the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe and Jimmy Buffett’s or one of the many restaurants at CityWalk. Head to Voodoo Doughnut or The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium with an exterior similar to the factory in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Put your feet up and watch the latest movies at Universal Cinemark or have a family challenge at the Hollywood Drive-In Golf.

Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Book Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort here

Stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort hotel which is set right in the heart of the action of Universal Orlando Resort and just by Universal’s Volcano Bay. The hotel features a classic 50s vibe throughout making the hotel feel very cheery and colourful.

Food options include The Bayliner Diner serving light bites and snacks including pasta and build-your-own salad boxes also, The Galaxy Bowl Restaurant can be found at the bowling alley which is a great option if you want to bowl and dine at the same time.

Highlights of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

The hotel features two massive pools, over 2000 guest rooms, dinging options, a fitness centre, bowling alley and a FREE shuttle to the Universal Orlando Parks.

Book Universal’s Endless Summer Resort Surfside Inn & Suites here

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort Surfside Inn & Suites wade into the fun at this cool surf vibe hotel along with an amazing lakefront location. With a surfboard shaped pool with poolside activities and a splash pad for kids this is certainly a hotel for all ages.

Highlights of Universal’s Endless Summer Resort Surfside Inn & Suites

The hotel features over 700 rooms, surfboard shaped swimming pool, fitness centre, pool far offering cold refreshments and a food court with multiple stations available.

There are many other Universal hotels to choose from whilst on your stay in Florida, check out the options available for you to stay. TIP: All hotel guests can enjoy Early Park Admission†† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Volcano Bay one hour before the parks open (requires theme park admission, select attractions).