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Universal Orlando Resort – Full of Holiday Experiences

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Some people like to relax on holiday, and others prefer pulse-pounding excitement.

For others, it’s all about the food and entertainment. At Universal Orlando Resort, everyone will find exactly what they’re looking for, because this dynamic destination offers experiences to thrill and delight every member of the family. Theme parks, on-site hotels and a dining and entertainment complex are all in one convenient location. With so much to see and do, guests will need multiple days to enjoy it all.

Get in the Action at Universal Studios Florida

Visitors can go beyond the screen, behind the scenes and jump right into the action of films and TV shows created at Universal Studios. At the movie- and TV-based theme park in Orlando, guests will find an amazing array of rides, shows and attractions. There’s adrenaline-pumping excitement on rides like Revenge of the Mummy and the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit coaster, which lets riders choose the soundtrack that plays while they ride. There’s also great family fun with the daily Superstar Parade and the Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle projecting against the majestic castle backdrop on select nights.

Exploring Diagon Alley at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Exploring Diagon Alley at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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Fast-Paced Thrills at Universal's Islands of Adventure

Right next door is Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, where visitors can take a journey through remarkable lands where all-time favorite myths, legends, comic books, cartoons, children’s stories and movies come to life on rides and attractions. Park guests can battle villains alongside their favorite superheroes, come face-to-face with prehistoric dinosaurs, explore the worlds of popular cartoon and comic strip characters, and step into the pages of classic children’s tales. From high-speed roller coasters and 3-D rides to water rides and a thrilling stunt show, adventures await around every corner.

Meeting favorite characters at the Marvel Super Hero Island

Meeting favorite characters at the Marvel Super Hero Island
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Live the Carefree Island Life at Universal’s Volcano Bay

At this new water theme park, thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. The TapuTapu wearable band lets you hold your place in the ride lines and reveal wondrous surprises with just a wave of your wrist. It’s a tropical paradise just steps away from everything Universal Orlando Resort has to offer. Enjoy Krakatau, the first water coaster, take a slow ride on the Kopiko Wai Winding River or relax and unwind in your private cabana in paradise.

An aerial view of Waturi Beach at Universal's Volcano Bay

An aerial view of Waturi Beach at Universal's Volcano Bay
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CityWalk, a Dining and Entertainment Complex

Sitting right between both theme parks is Universal CityWalk, the popular dining and entertainment complex. At CityWalk, visitors can savor exceptional cuisine at restaurants like the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen or enjoy casual fare at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe. The biggest names in music perform in concert at Hard Rock Live, and guests can sing karaoke along with a live band at CityWalk’s Rising Star or experience the unforgettable multisensory Blue Man Group show. There’s a 20-screen Cineplex, miniature golf, nightclub and an assortment of boutiques offering great fun day or night.

Immersive dining experience at the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

Immersive dining experience at the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
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All Within Reach from a Themed Hotel

Visitors can stay in the heart of it all at one of the resort’s themed on-site hotels and even breeze into one of the three theme parks an hour before other guests. The hotels offer complimentary transportation to the parks as well. The deluxe hotels, which offer an array of theme park benefits to guests, include the Italian Riviera-inspired Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the electrifying Hard Rock Hotel, tropical island-themed Loews Royal Pacific Resort and the contemporary Caribbean-style Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Guests can also enjoy special benefits when they stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, which offers family suites that sleep up to six and include a kitchenette, or at the new and stylish Universal's Aventura Hotel.

With theme park thrills, family entertainment, great dining and themed hotels in the middle of it all, Universal  Resort Orlando offers an epic Florida vacation experience for families.

The pool at Universal's retro-inspired Cabana Bay Beach Resort

The pool at Universal's retro-inspired Cabana Bay Beach Resort
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