#TravelThursday – Universal Orlando is booming with news this summer

Ever since Comcast purchased NBC Universal, the parks have seen unprecedented growth and expansion. The newly acquired property off International Drive has been rumored to be a fourth gate, as Volcano Bay will become the third themed park under the Universal umbrella.

 

New hotels are sprouting from the Earth as if by magic, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to push them closer and closer to the level of prestige long held by the land of the mouse.

 

This summer, Universal Orlando Resort launched a limited-time offer for Florida residents. With the purchase of a 2-Day, 2-Park ticket for as low as $149.99 per adult, guests will receive TWO EXTRA FREE DAYS to enjoy the thrills and excitement of the destination’s award-winning theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

 

With two extra free days and no blockout dates, guests will have plenty of time to explore some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including Universal Orlando’s newest ride, “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Guests receive the ultimate “Tonight Show” experience by getting up close and personal with the show’s most hilarious moments before taking off on a wild race through the streets of New York City against Jimmy Fallon himself.

 

Exclusive Florida Resident Offer
               OFFER                                                                             DETAILS
Buy a 2-Day, 2-Park Ticket for as low as $149.99 per adult and Get 2 DAYS FREE Includes the following benefits:

·         Any four days’ access to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, with the purchase of a 2-Day Base or Park-to-Park ticket

·         Access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk

 

This limited-time offer is valid for purchase through May 30, 2017 and must be used in full by June 30, 2017, with no blockout dates.

 

CLICK HERE to take advantage of this incredible limited-time offer. Guests also have the option to upgrade their 2-Day Park-to-Park ticket to a 3-Park Annual Pass, which includes admission to Universal Orlando’s third amazing theme park, Universal’s Volcano Bay – grand opening May 25.

 

This offer is also available with select Universal Orlando vacation packages.

 

Fallon may be the new kid in town, but the boy who lived still rules the roost!  Universal Orlando Resort announced today that the most wonderful time of the year is coming to one of the most immersive theme park experiences ever created, as a new Christmas experience arrives at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as part of its destination-wide Holiday celebration.

 

Plus, a brand-new parade featuring Macy’s will also join Universal’s epic lineup of Holidays experiences – making Universal Orlando the place to be for Holidays.

 

These new experiences will join beloved Holiday traditions at Universal Orlando for the destination’s 2017 Holidays celebration, which will run for more dates than ever before from November 18, 2017 to January 6, 2018.

 

 

Celebrate Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Christmas is a special time in the Harry Potter series, and fans from around the world have long wanted to enjoy that part of J.K. Rowling’s compelling story for themselves. This November, the new Christmas experience in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will give guests a special opportunity to see, feel and even taste what it’s like to celebrate the magic of Christmas in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

 

As night falls, a magical holiday transformation of Hogwarts castle will take place right before guests’ eyes.  Incredible state-of-the-art projection mapping and special effects will wrap the iconic castle – bringing holiday spirit and memorable Christmas moments from the Harry Potter series to life like never before.

 

Festive décor like ornate garlands will line the streets of both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.  Each storefront will be decked out with uniquely-themed decorations, and guests will enjoy special holiday themed food, drink and entertainment.

 

Stay tuned – more details about Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and even more exciting news about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be released soon.

 

Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s

A brand-new holiday parade experience will also join Universal Orlando’s resort-wide Holiday celebration beginning this November. Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s will take place in Universal Studios Florida and feature magnificent new, incredibly-detailed floats and balloons, and beloved characters like the mischievous Minions from Despicable Me, popular DreamWorks characters from Madagascar and Shrek – and even Santa Claus himself.  Universal is partnering with Macy’s, the global leader in balloon entertainment, to bring this new parade experience to life.  More details will be released soon.

 

Universal Orlando’s resort-wide Holidays celebration – including Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s – will run daily from November 18, 2017 to January 6, 2018. Access to the festivities is included in regular admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.  Guests can now book a special vacation package to experience all of Universal’s epic Holidays entertainment.  Packages start at $165 per adult, per night (tax inclusive) and include four-night hotel accommodations at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, a 4-day/3-park ticket that includes admission to ALL THREE Universal theme parks – including Universal’s new water theme park, Volcano Bay, which grand opens on May 25, and early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Volcano Bay.

 

To learn more about all of Universal Orlando’s vacation package options, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com.

 

For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. 

 

Universal Orlando’s theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley. And on May 25, 2017, Universal Orlando will open its third park, Universal’s Volcano Bay – an entirely new water theme park experience.   Universal’s on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, are destinations unto themselves.  Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

 

Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled more than 20 new guest experiences since 2010 – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and dramatically themed hotels. Now open is Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk’s newest, unique dining experience, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen. 

 

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