When your theme parks are known as the cutting edge of immersive entertainment, you have to keep that edge sharp. Not content to glory in past achievements (Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ won Trip Advisor’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Theme Park in 2015 and 2016) Universal just keeps adding to the awesome and upping the wow factor.
In early summer of 2017, Universal’s Volcano Bay™, a water theme park unlike anything the industry has seen, will open. It’s a world of relaxation and thrills, where you can spend carefree time drifting leisurely down a winding river, plummeting down the face of a tropical volcano, or catapulting into pools of blue water. More time reconnecting with your family. And more time kicking back in the warm tropical island breeze.
Incredibly, this faraway island is just a short walk or ride away from two more world-class theme parks, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal Studios Florida™.
Islands of Adventure is home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™, and 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 Skull Island: Reign of Kong™, at Islands of Adventure, there are literally adventures around every corner.
Universal Studios™ is where visitors jump right into the action of some of the greatest films and TV shows ever created. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™ is a stunning re-creation of that iconic setting from the books and films. There’s an amazing array of rides and roller coasters, along with shows, movie sets and attractions that make guests the stars. And in 2017, face Jimmy Fallon and all your favorite characters from NBC’s The Tonight Show in a hilarious race through, below and above New York City.
Universal CityWalk™ is where dining and entertainment are anything but ordinary, from fine cuisine to quick bites on the go. There’s a variety of live music, 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. Other hotels include the Italian-themed Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the electrifying Hard Rock Hotel®, the South Seas inspired Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, where guests are transported to a Caribbean paradise.
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.