It’s easy to plan an unforgettable getaway at Universal Orlando Resort.
One of Florida’s most celebrated theme park destinations, Universal Orlando Resort is home to three fun-filled theme parks, the dining-and-entertainment hub of Universal CityWalk and a variety of world-class resorts. No matter your interest, here’s how to create four days here that you and your traveling companions will never forget.
Day 1: Resort Relaxation and Universal CityWalk
Get into vacation mode by starting with a day of relaxation, pool time and comfort food. Universal Orlando Resort boasts accommodations to suit every traveler, from the well-appointed value of Universal’s Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites to the breathtaking ambience of Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Enjoy the 1950s and ’60s feel of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort while savoring a dip in the pool, dining on classic fare at the retro-cool Bayliner Diner or sipping a poolside tropical cocktail at Atomic Tonic. Hop on a shuttle bus (or water taxi) to Universal CityWalk, home to dozens of themed and immersive restaurants, such as The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen; unique shopping; bars and entertainment options like Hollywood Drive-In Golf or the Universal Cinemark movie theater.
The water taxi approaching Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Day 2: Get Immersed in Movies and TV at Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Florida is a dream destination for film-lovers. Stroll down Hollywood Boulevard to encounter iconic characters like Scooby-Doo and the gang from the original cartoon series and more. Wander the shops of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™ to visit some favorite places from the stories of Harry Potter™ and his friends. (Don’t forget to see a wand choose a wizard at Ollivanders™, sample some Butterbeer™ and munch on fish and chips from the Leaky Cauldron™.) And save time for heart-pounding thrills on the theme park’s star rides, including Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, Revenge of the Mummy and Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket.
A wand choosing the wizard at Ollivanders™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley
Day 3: Meet Heroes at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
You’ll embrace your inner explorer with a day at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, home to seven islands paying homage to super heroes and iconic characters. Get the adrenaline pumping on rides like The Incredible Hulk Coaster®, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® and Skull Island: Reign of Kong™. Cast some spells with your interactive wand throughout The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™, and fly deep into the Forbidden Forest on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™. Refuel surrounded by rock formations and waterfalls at Mythos restaurant, known for a menu that fuses Mediterranean, Asian and American cuisines.
A face-to-face moment with Spider-Man at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Day 4: Splish, Splash and Scream at Universal’s Volcano Bay
The towering, 61-meter Krakatau volcano greets visitors to Universal’s Volcano Bay, a spectacularly tropical water theme park. Use the Virtual Line™ experience at the park’s attractions via the innovative TapuTapu wearable technology. Soar down body slides, plunge a canoe through a volcano on the Krakatau Aqua Coaster, splash at the Waturi Beach wave pool or go for a lazy float down the Kopiko Wai Winding River. End your day savoring a Waturi Fusion Ice Cream cone while taking in the sunset from Waturi Beach.