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There’s a lot going on at Universal Orlando Resort. When you factor in all three exciting theme parks—Universal Studios Florida™, Universal's Islands of Adventure™ and the water theme park, Universal's Volcano Bay™—add in the world-class restaurants both at the resort hotels and at Universal CityWalk™, then throw in riveting shows and performances like Blue Man Group, and you realize your options here are endless.
Whether you're traveling with just one friend or an entire family, Universal Orlando Resort has thought of everything to make your stay as smooth and effortless as possible. First off, they built everything close together. When staying at any of the Universal Orlando resort hotels, you can easily walk or take complimentary water taxis and shuttles to all three theme parks and Universal CityWalkTM.
Universal Orlando resort hotel guests enjoy more than just proximity to awesome things—they also receive exclusive theme park benefits like Early Park AdmissionTM†. This means you experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (with a paid ticket of course!) a full hour before it’s open to other visitors.
Even better, guests at select resort hotels can skip the regular lines of some of the most popular attractions thanks to FREE Universal Express Unlimited™* ride access. This makes you feel like a true VIP, allowing you to bypass the regular line for faster entrance to attractions such as The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™ and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.
Because who wants to stand in long lines? No one! Universal Orlando ResortTM understands this concept very well, which is why they created a game-changing Virtual LineTM system at their newest theme park, Volcano BayTM. When you arrive at Volcano Bay, you'll receive a TapuTapuTM to wear on your wrist. It's your key to having an amazing day—you'll use it to ride most of the attractions, activate interactive surprises, open rental lockers, make cash-free payments and more.
Simply tap in at the attraction you want to ride next, and your TapuTapu displays how many minutes you have until your return time. While you’re waiting in the Virtual Line, you can jump into the wave pool or float around the winding river, always knowing when your turn is approaching. When your TapuTapu vibrates, it’s time to return to your attraction with just a short wait before you ride.
With so many epic activities, your family is bound to work up a serious appetite. Again, Universal Orlando makes it easy for you to grab the food you want and keep going about your unforgettable vacation. The Universal Dining Plan gives you the sweet convenience of buying meals—including one full service meal, one quick service meal, one snack and one non-alcoholic beverage per day for a set price—ahead of time at more than 100 locations throughout the theme parks and Universal CityWalkTM. So your kids can feast on Toad in the Hole at the Leaky CauldronTM, while you head over to the steampunk haven of The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen™ for Salted Caramel Flan.
At Universal Orlando’s Resort Kids Camps, kids can kick back with supervised fun and entertainment while the adults enjoy time to themselves. Several resort hotels provide Kids Camps for a nominal fee. So drop your kids off at this safe, monitored environment—complete with the kind of movies, games and crafts that are perfect for kiddies aged 4-14—while you head over to Volcano BayTM to drop 125 feet at a 70-degree angle on the Ko’okiri Body Plunge™ or grab an evening cocktail on the rooftop bar at Universal’s Aventura Hotel.
Universal Orlando even makes shopping easier. After buying that special wand at Ollivanders™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley™, you don’t have to carry the bag around all day while you’re enjoying the rides. Instead, you can have any purchases you make inside the theme parks magically sent to a specific exit or to your on-site hotel for free!
It’s all about making the most of your vacation at Universal Orlando ResortTM. To keep all of your options sorted, download the Official Universal Orlando Resort™ app. This handy digital tool allows you to check wait times at top attractions, purchase passes, access maps, create your must-ride list, set alerts for start times and so much more.
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†Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ or Universal’s Volcano Bay™, as determined by Universal Orlando™. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. *Requires theme park admission. Valid at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Not valid at Universal’s Volcano Bay or at Pteranodon Flyers™ at Islands of Adventure. Excludes separately ticketed events. Park-to-Park admission required to board the Hogwarts™ Express. Benefit valid only for guests of Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel® and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice. © 2019 MARVEL. Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations is registered with the State of Florida as a seller of travel. Registration number ST-24215. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2019 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.