On a warm day in early June 1990, a star-studded ribbon-cutting ceremony opened what would quickly become one of the most visited theme parks on the planet. Twenty-six summers later, Universal Orlando® Resort continues to grow, recognized worldwide as home to some of the most immersive and ground breaking experiences anywhere. This complete vacation destination includes mind-blowing theme parks, spectacular on-site hotels, plus one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment, all in one convenient location. With so much to see and do, guests need multiple days to enjoy it all.
At Universal Studios Florida®, visitors go beyond the screen, behind the scenes, and jump right into the action of some of the greatest films and TV shows ever created. Within one fan-favorite, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — Diagon Alley™, the faithfulness to the best-selling books and blockbuster films is beyond compare. There is an amazing array of rides like the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit® roller coaster, along with shows, movie sets and attractions that make guests the stars.
Right next door is Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park, home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — Hogsmeade™, where guests are immersed in innovative attractions inspired by the greatest movies, heroes and legends. From high-speed roller coasters and unique water rides to thrilling experiences like the colossal new ride Skull Island: Reign of KongSM, opening this summer, where ferocious monsters fight for dominance while you just fight to survive. At Islands of Adventure®, there are literally adventures around every corner.
Sitting right between both theme parks is Universal CityWalk®, where dining and entertainment are anything but ordinary, from fine dining to quick bites on the go. There’s a variety of live music, from rock to reggae to New Orleans-style dueling pianos, even karaoke with a live band and backup singers. There’s a 20-screen Cineplex, miniature golf, nightclubs, a variety of shops and the phenomenal Blue Man Group live show nightly.
An overnight or two is the best way to experience it all, and the resort’s uniquely themed on-site hotels, each within walking distance of the theme parks, make that simple. The hotels offer convenient complimentary transportation to the parks. Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is a perfect re-creation of the iconic beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s, offering family suites that sleep up to six complete with kitchenette. Our other hotels include the Italian-themed Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the electrifying Hard Rock Hotel®, and the South Seas-inspired Loews Royal Pacific Resort. And this summer, guests will be transported to a Caribbean paradise at the brand new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Reminiscent of a leisurely estate in the heart of the tropics, every comfort has been built into this brand new jewel.
With unparalleled theme park thrills, family entertainment, incomparable dining, and incredible themed hotels in the middle of it all, Universal Orlando® Resort offers the epic vacation families deserve.
Looking for terrific savings as well as unforgettable excitement? U.S. service personnel can Buy 1 Day, Get 2 Days Free*. With this exclusive ticket you’ll enjoy three days admission to both Universal Orlando® theme parks for the price of a 1-Day Park-to-Park ticket (limited time offer, restrictions apply).