Universal Orlando Resort in Florida is filled with excitement, and there’s even more on the way!
The three theme parks (Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay) provide visitors with one-of-a-kind entertainment and experiences, including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The Universal Orlando hotels also feature immersive experiences – which are points of interest in their own right – and the entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers countless restaurants, shops and entertainment options to enjoy.
With everything new and coming to the destination, now is the perfect time to visit!
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
When The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened, fans from all over could finally see the shops in person and taste a glass of butter beer while gazing at Hogwarts Castle, taking in some of the memories of the books and movies. This year, Universal Orlando added to the magic with Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, now open! The coaster will take you deep into the Forbidden Forest, beyond the grounds of Hogwarts Castle. Riders will join Hagrid in his Care of Magical Creatures class, where they’ll hop on magical motorbikes at speeds up to 50 mph while seeing familiar creatures along the way.
Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites
Universal Orlando is bringing two new value hotels into the mix for their guests. With hotel prices starting at less than $100 per night, you can relax and enjoy your vacation knowing that your bank account won’t be drained. Surfside Inn and Suites opened at the end of June and the Dockside Inn and Suites is already taking reservations in preparation of its March 2020 opening.
This summer, Universal Orlando will introduce a new full service restaurant that intertwines modern-day cuisine with the tradition of cooking over an open fire. The food is cooked over an open fire, bringing back memories of BBQs and camping vacations with the family. Celebrating one of the earliest known styles of preparing food, Bigfire will take it to a whole new level.
The Today Cafe
The all-new TODAY Cafe combines delicious food and drinks with the famous “TODAY” show set we all know and love. The seasonal dishes featured on the menu are all based off of Al Roker’s favorite recipes, so you’ll feel directly attached to the cast. You’ll have the chance to savor breakfast foods, freshly baked pastries, salads, NYC-inspired sandwiches and more while sipping locally roasted coffee – a secret blend brewed for the hosts themselves. Guests can even channel their inner Hoda and Jenna with wine and beer on tap at the cafe along with tasty cheese plates big enough to share.
Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle
Later this year, using lighting, effects and music, Universal Orlando will introduce its all-new projection mapping experience, “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” on the castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You’ll come in contact with some of the darkest, most powerful villains in the Wizarding World, including He Who Shall Not Be Named. Guests will be asked to participate in fighting off the dark arts by channeling their brave and powerful inner strength.
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