Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL

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Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida

Overview

With two action-packed theme parks, and a 30-acre dining, shopping and entertainment complex, Universal Orlando® Resort offers a universe of adventure themed around some of the most popular TV shows, movies and comic books to date. Guests can go beyond the screen with rides, attractions and interactive shows that include character favorites like Harry Potter, Shrek, Spider-Man and many more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Orlando Travel Experts
  • Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure are linked by CityWalk.
  • There is a short bus ride from Universal Orlando Resort to Universal's Volcano Bay.
  • Hogwarts™ Express and the famous butterbeer are a must-try when visiting Universal Orlando Resort.
  • Seuss Landing ™ for little kids is a favorite.
  • Visit the two different lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™-
  • Hogsmeade™ and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™-Diagon
  • AlleyTM.
  • A park-to-park admission ticket is necessary to ride the Hogwarts™ Express.
  • You may bring bottled water, small snacks that do not require heating, baby food/baby formula, soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep.
  • Like water rides? Ziploc bags are a smart way to keep your wallet, phones and keys dry while splashing around.
  • Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ early in the morning for fewer crowds.
  • Children under 3 get in free.

Description

from Universal Orlando Resort
Take your vacation to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort. Three amazing theme parks, including an incredible new water theme park, immerse you in days of thrills and adventure beyond your imagination. It’s the only place where you can experience the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at two parks, connected by the Hogwarts™ Express which you can ride* with a Park-to-Park admission ticket.

Plus, Universal CityWalk offers a dazzling variety of dining and entertainment options from early in the morning until the wee hours of the evening. It’s days and nights of endless, high-octane fun for every member of the family. Vacation beyond anything you’ve experienced before at Universal Orlando Resort.

Universal Studios Florida
Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios. You’ll enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™-Diagon Alley™, encounter mischievous Minions, and take on the new ride Fast & Furious –Supercharged.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Journey through the legendary worlds of incredible heroes at Islands of Adventure. Explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™-Hogsmeade™, come face to face with King Kong, battle villains alongside Spider-Man, and flee hungry raptors in Jurassic Park.

Universal’s Volcano Bay
Enjoy the thrills and relaxation of a tropical paradise like no other. At the all-new Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park you’ll find an oasis of excitement along with laid-back
luxuries creating an entirely new vacation experience.

Universal CityWalk
Savor the unforgettable dining and unparalleled entertainment of Universal CityWalk, home to an array of themed restaurants, clubs, concert venues, movies, shops, miniature golf, the world-renowned Blue Man Group and more.

* Restrictions Apply. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19) *Additional restrictions apply. TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2019 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. © 2019 MARVEL. Jurassic Park TM Universal Studios/Amblin. © 2019 BMP. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2019 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

Tripster Customer Reviews

180 Reviews
Jeriolyn M.
Mobile, AL
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Experience!!!!"
March 2020 NEW
Excellent time of year to visit the parks. Good wait times and wonderful temp.
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Tip: Purchase park to park for the full Harry Potter experience

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Jennifer Chappell
Portsmouth, VA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Best Day of My Life!!"
March 2020 NEW
Amazing park!! Surprisingly not super crowded. Food, music, rides, atmosphere all fit for kids and adults alike. Loved Happy Potter Wizarding World and the delicious food at the Leaky Cauldron. Even though my husband lost his phone on a ride, the lost and found team was able to get it back to us. Never thought that would happen. We stayed ALL DAY and into the night. I could not have been happier with spending Christmas day in Universal!!
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Tip: Get both parks; buy the fast pass

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Natascha Leeb
Pearl River, NY
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Best Trip ever!"
February 2020
I'm from Austria and I currently live in New York. My family came to visit and we spent one day in Disney World - it was definitely not enough time but we had SO MUCH fun!! I loved booking the tickets through tripster as it was easy to book a combination ticket! :)
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Andrew McIntosh
AU
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"5 Day Universal pass"
February 2020
We Bought a 5 day park to park pass from Tripster and collected tickets through will call with out an issue. First day we visited Universal studios and this has Diagon Alley, and Kings Cross station with platform 9 and 3/4. which is very popular for the Harry Potter fans. The Simpson fans will also like it here with the Simspon ride, Moes, the kwiki mart and you can eat food from the eateries that are on the simpsons like the famous Krusty burger and sample a Duff Beer. Island of Adventure has Hogsmeade and you can catch the hogworts express from universal studios to island of adventure Hogsmeade if you have a park to park pass. the ride is different depending on which way you travel. Plan you trip to get there at 9 and go for the HP rides first up as you will still have about a 1 and half hour wait if you dont have a fast pass. having a 5 day pass we did all rides and didnt mind the queues. We visited Volcano Bay on one day to break things up and had a good time relaxing doing the water rides with out the extremely long queues. They use a watch that acts as your card and can hold spots in the queue and you can purchase using it so you dont need money in your pocket. We enjoyed the universal orlando resort over Disney on this trip.
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Tip: Get there at 9 so you can get into the lines for the major actractions or purchase a fast pass if you have limited time.

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molly powers
Philadelphia, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing Trip from Tripster"
January 2020
We loved our trip to Universal!! We had to shift our date last minute due to unforeseen family issues. Tripster refunded us fully and set us up for a new date with no trouble at all! Was so helpful and accommodating - the park was so much fun, so glad we got the two day pass so we could explore in some time and not rush our vacation. We rode every ride and got there nice and early for Harry Potter World. No need for fastpass if you go in the offseason.
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Tip: Try to go on a value day for less crowds

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Nayeli Vasquez
PE
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Universal"
January 2020
Bueno, comprar por Tripster ha sido una de mis mejores elecciones que he hecho a mi viaje a EE.UU,ya que el 100% seguro y confiable y es el sitio con las entradas más baratas que encontré.No hubo ningún problema.
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Cristian Constantin
RO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience, but too many technical delays in popular rides"
January 2020
It was my first time going to such a resort, and I was amazed by how much there was to do and how fun it was. However, after two days of seeing it I felt like I saw everything that was worth it. Needless to say, since I bought 5 days, I went on most rides multiple times.
The very popular rides (all Harry Potter, Transformers, Spiderman, Hulk, Kong) have long lines and special single rider lines. The single rider lines are much shorter, but you are missing out on interesting decorations/movies/experiences, so I also went in the regular lines to see those things.
For people without children, the must experience rides in my opinion are: Hagrid, Forbidden Journey, Escape from the Gringotts, Transformers, Skull Island - Kong, Spiderman, Hulk, Hollywood Rockit, The Simpsons, Ripley Falls, Shrek... Ok, all Thrill and 3D & 4D things are must see, but above are the most memorable IMO.
Don't forget to download the Universal Orlando app to see wait times and maps, set alarms for low wait times and such things.
It is also important to get the Park to park pass to go on the Hogsmeade train, an enjoyable experience and it is different in each of the 2 stations. the King's Cross has the magical mirror where it seems you go through the wall.
Some of the Kid rides are super nice too, like E.T. and Minions.
Long story short, most things are worth seeing. As for shows, the Poseidon one really impressed me.
Volcano Bay was really underwhelming after going to the main parks, the only things worth experiencing are Krakatau aqua coaster, Maku of Maku and Puihi of Maku, then the ika Moana ones.
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I liked Universal a lot, so I ended up upgrading to a 1 year Seasonal Pass...

Everyone should check out my video of the raptor encounter: https://youtu.be/lzqR-PkH9b8
If the link doesn't work, search for "Making velociraptor jealous by flirting with its trainer- Blue raptor encounter at Universal Studios".
P.S.: If the raptor trainer sees this, call me
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Tip: Expect delays for the popular rides,

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Deanna Walker
New Orleans, LA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Family Vacation"
December 2019
We made Universal Orlando part of our 2019 family vacation. 10 family members participated in the trip ranging in age from 63 to 1 year old. Our experience at Universal was great. Everyone had something to do from the 63 to 1 year old.
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Tip: Universal is fun for all ages.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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L_K1509
London, United Kingdom
"Great if you like roller coasters"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 30, 2020 NEW
Great day combined with Universal Studios. Favourite ride was Harry Potter’s Forbidden Journey - gives a fantastic feeling of flying on a broom stick. Lots to see walking through the castle. Lots to see in the Harry Potter area. Other good rides include Hulk, Mummy and Harry Potter train. Overall a good day out.
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Francin728
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"Still my favorite Orlando Park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 30, 2020 NEW
Islands of adventure is still my favorite park in Orlando. Everything here is executed near perfectly and the whole experience is much more seamless than a visit to Disney. The attention to details, the culinary offerings, and the service are on another level from the product offered at Disney.
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maka247
Croydon, United Kingdom
"Fabulous time there!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 25, 2020 NEW
Me and my sister and some friends went to universal islands of adventures it is not only fun for kids but for adults to we really enjoyed our time there!
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K L
"1st time Worth the 2 hour wait hagrids motor bike"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2020 NEW
This is a great park, love 2 water rides, fire works over the castle nightly. Hagrids motorbike is so cool. I am 54 my kids 22 and 23. Excited for another roller coaster coming in jurrasic park The motorbikes are cool my son is 7 ft barely fit. He is 23 Loved the unicorn at the end of the ride. The roller coaster was cool and how we dropped. The restaurant in the Mediterranean voted the best restaurant is over priced. 2 pieces of med fish, 1 cup of mashed potatoes, 6 skinny 5vine asparagus for 25. Awesome food and flavor but really. Salmon was awesome to but over priced. Chicken fingers around the corner a good bet for the money and only 10.99. Loved to take the train to the other park not worth the extra money to.do it though.
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alisoncK2904JR
"Excellent place to spend a day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2020 NEW
Started with the Harry Potter area, which was amazing. The buildings and attention to detail was fabulous. Loved the train ride between Universal parks - well worth the extra bit on the price.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Universal Orlando Resort

Can I see both parks in one day?
With two theme parks, you’ll need at least two days to experience it all. Combine with a Park-to-Park Ticket and you can enjoy the best of both parks the same day.


Will I be able to ride Hogwarts™ Express with my BASE ticket?
No. Only a Park-to-Park admission ticket will allow you to experience the magic and excitement of BOTH The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM lands (
The Wizarding World of
Harry Potter™ – DiagonAlley™ and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™- Hogsmeade™) PLUS the Hogwarts Express*.  
*Additional restrictions apply.

How does the one day season pricing tickets work?
One day ticket prices and validity vary by season: Value, Regular or Peak. Refer to the calendar in the photo gallery to see which season applies to your travel date. The 1-Park 1-Day or 2-Park 1-Day will only be valid for the admission for the season purchased. You may upgrade your ticket to a higher season by paying the difference at the gate. However, no credit will be given if a higher season ticket is used on a lower season date. This season pricing does not apply to tickets with 2+ days.

Are guests allowed to bring food or drink items into Universal Orlando Resort?
Acceptable items include bottled water, small snacks that do not require heating, any food required for medical purposes or special dietary needs and baby food and baby formula.


Can guests bring coolers into the Universal Orlando Resort?
Yes. However, they must be soft-sided insulated bag style coolers that are no larger than 8.5” wide x 6” high x 6” deep.


Do Universal Orlando tickets expire?
If you have purchased a Multi-Day ticket, the ticket expires 7 days after the date of first use. Guests activate tickets by entering their first park. If a ticket has never been used or activated, then it will not expire. However, once you redeem the voucher at the kiosk, it expires within one year. 


How does my E-Ticket work?
It’s easy! Simply take your E-Ticket to the will-call kiosk at either theme park at Universal Orlando Resort. At the kiosk machine, you must swipe a credit/debit card matching the name listed on this page for ID verification only. Enter the external ID/confirmation # and your phone # provided, both listed on this page. Matching valid photo ID required.


Are tickets transferable? Can I give them to someone else to use the remaining days?
No. Universal Orlando tickets are nontransferable and must be used by the same person on any and all days. The person who uses the ticket for the very first time must use the ticket for its entirety. Any tickets that are transferred are in violation of this restriction and are invalid for admission.


What are the parking fees at Universal Orlando Resort?
Daily Parking fees are:
Cars, Vans, Motorcycles: $25
Buses, RVs & Cars with Trailers: $30
Universal offers free parking after 6 p.m., except during Halloween Horror Nights event nights.


Are strollers and wheelchairs available to rent?
Yes. Guests can rent strollers, wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV) upon entrance to either theme park, to the left side of each park's entrance. Manual wheelchairs are also available at the Rotunda area of the parking structure. Due to limited numbers, please note that ECV Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis and must be operated by a single person 18 years of age or older. 


We suggest you place a request in advance for ECV rentals (at least 1 week prior to your arrival). This can be done by contacting Guest Services by calling 407-224-4233.

Are lockers available to rent?
Yes. Lockers are available within each of the theme parks for guest rental for $10.00 per day, with family size lockers available at Universal Studios Florida for $15.00 per day. Guests have unlimited access to these lockers during the course of the day. 


Additional lockers are available at select attractions inside Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure for $2.00 per hour, with a $20.00 per day maximum.

Lockers can be found in all three sections of Universal's Volcano Bay™. There are three different locker sizes available: mini, regular, and family ($9, $13 and $16 respectively). Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can accommodate large groups with multiple locker rentals. Please see a park attendant or concierge for assistance.


Is smoking allowed at Universal Orlando Resort?
Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. There are currently 13 smoking areas at Islands of Adventure and 12 at Universal Studios® for our guest's convenience. All other areas outside of these designated smoking areas are smoke-free.


Can I go to Halloween Horror Nights® with my daytime admission ticket?
No, Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event that requires a ticket purchase not available through Reserve Orlando.


Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event.  Event occurs rain or shine.  No rain checks or refunds.  Prices, dates, times, attractions, and entertainment subject to availability and may change without notice.  Universal elements and all related medias TM & ©2016 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

HARRY POTTER characters, names, and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19) *Additional restrictions apply. TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2019 Hasbro. All
Rights Reserved. © 2019 MARVEL. Jurassic Park TM Universal Studios/Amblin. © 2019 BMP. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2019 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.