Universal Orlando park is one of the most-most popular and famous amusement parks of Orlando.
Universal park was opened in Orlando in 1990, and it is the second biggest theme entertaining park there, after, of course, Walt Disney World park Florida.
Today the Universal Orlando resort includes in itself three wonderful theme parks:
– Universal Studios Florida™
– Universal’s Islands of Adventure™
– Volcano Bay water park
– shopping and entertainment area Universal CityWalk™
– few hotels-resorts, placed close to the park
famous Hard Rock 4* hotel, with swimming pool and beach, in 3 minutes of walk from the park,
Royal Pacific 4* resort and Loews Portofino Bay 4* hotel
Discounts for the buying the tickets to Universal parks and an opportunity of entering parks 1 hour before the official opening, are offered to the hotels’ guests. Guests can get to parks by walking, or by the water tram.
Generally, there are 4 Universal parks in the world: first one is located in Orlando, Florida, second – in California, third – in Japanese capital Tokyo, fourth one – in Singapore. Universal park of Orlando is the hugest among them all.
Universal Studios park consists of two parts: Universal Studios Florida and Universal Island of Adventure.
Universal Orlando resort – theme park of the Universal Florida, where all the attractions and all the entertainments are dedicated to different movies and animations of Universal Studious: Jurassic Park, Marvel Super Hero, Men in Black, Terminator, King-Kong, Jaws, Revenge of the Mummy, Transformers, Back to the Future, Hulk, Spider Man, Minions, Shrek, Toy Story… all that comes to live right in front of the eyes of the Universal resort park’s visitors!
In Universal you can feel yourself like at the movie shooting, finding out about the subtleties of the cinema’s masterpieces from inside, you can see a parade with super heroes and become a member of your favourite Universal Studios’ blockbuster!
In 2010 Universal Park opened a new, especially beloved and visited theme park – the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, based on the world-famous Harry Potter movies and Joanne Rowling’s books.
In a Wizarding World of Harry Potter you are able to walk in a Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade village, visiting the real Ollivander’s Wand Shop, Gringotts Bank, shops with things for wizarding and joking, Sweet Kingdom shop and Filch’s pantry, restaurants and hotel-pub. There is even a working owls’ post, where you can send letter with special stamp – with an emblem of Hogsmeade village.
The Hogwarts castle really reproduces the wizarding school from the movies, with the studying classes, headmaster’s cabinet, Hagrid’s hut, interactive attraction “Flight on a Hippogriff” and “Harry Potter and Forbidden Journey”.
Between the Hogsmeade village and Hogwarts castle runs the Hogwarts-express.
Walking-entertaining Universal CityWalk also belongs to Universal park.
At the Universal CityWalk are placed numerous restaurants and souvenir shops, aquapark Wet’n’Wild Orlando, which is closed at that moment, after the 39 years of working, and the hotels of Universal park: Portofino Bay Hotel, The Royal Pacific Resort and Hard Rock.
Map of park Universal Studios Florida™
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Map of park Universal’s Islands of Adventure™
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Map of park Universal CityWalk™
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Entrance tickets to Universal Studios resort™ cost
The entrance ticket to Universal Parks costs from $ 92 to $ 110 per 1 park for 1 day, depending on the season and the number of parks chosen
Universal Park offers a “flexible” system of discounts for buying the ticket to two entertaining parks at the same time, or to two entertaining parks and water park Volcano Bay Orlando, if you are buying tickets for few days: the more days you are buying, the cheaper every day is.
Entrance ticket for 1 guest in 3 parks: Islands of Adventure + Universal Studios + Volcano Bay aquapark costs $ 205
Entrance ticket Park-to-Park for 1 guest in 2 parks: Universal Studios + Island of Adventure, costs $ 165
Entrance ticket for 1 guest to any of the 2 parks: Universal Studios or Island of Adventure, costs $ 110
Entrance one-day ticket for 1 guest to Volcano Bay water park costs $ 67
With buying entrance tickets to Universal parks for few days, every day will be cheaper! For example, while buying a three-days ticket to one park, every day will cost $ 74 ($ 222 for 3 days), or ticket to two parks – one day will cost $ 92 ($ 276 for 3 days) – with no time limitations of staying in parks.
That’s why it is good to plan everything out before buying tickets, and to watch the seasonal discounts of the Universal Parks!
A little advice from personal experience: don’t save money on buying the Universal Express Plus Pass – a ticket, which will allow you to pass all the Universal parks’ attractions without queue, through the separate hall. The cost of such ticket – for both parks – is from $ 69.99
It is strictly forbidden to give your ticket to anybody else, because on an entrance, special people will scan your fingerprints, and after that procedure, your ticket will be attached only to you.
Working time of Universal Studios Florida™ + Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ + CityWalk parks
Universal park works from 9:00 to 20:00
Shopping-entertaining, loud and musical zone CityWalk works from 11:00 to 2:00 – there you can have a calm quiet dinner and buy liked souvenirs even after the main park’s closing.
How get to Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ parks
The address Universal parks 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando
From the international airport Orlando, there is an organized free transfer “shuttle” “Universal Orlando” to the Universal parks.
Hotels next to Universal parks
Almost all the hotels close to Universal parks, offer free transfers to parks. If the hotel is chosen correctly, you can have a great money save on moving!
Hotels, that located in few minutes of walking from the Universal parks
– great Universal`s Cabana Bay Beach Resort 3*
– famous Hard Rock hotel 4* with swimming pool and sandy beach, located in the heart of the resort-entertainment complex Universal Orlando
– Royal Pacific resort 4* hotel resort
– hotel Loews Portofino Bay hotel 4* hotel
– Universal`s Loews Sapphire Falls 4*
– Universal`s Loews Portofino Bay 4* hotel
Universal parks on Orlando map:
Official web of amusement theme park Universal park Orlando www.universalorlando.com
Time, spent in Universal Orlando,
will become one of the most bright and unforgettable impressions in your life!