Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL

6000 Universal BlvdOrlando, FL 32819
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Overview

With two action-packed theme parks, and a 30-acre dining, shopping and entertainment complex, Universal Orlando® Resort offers a universe of adventure themed around some of the most popular TV shows, movies and comic books to date. Guests can go beyond the screen with rides, attractions and interactive shows that include character favorites like Harry Potter, Shrek, Spider-Man and many more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Orlando Travel Experts
  • Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are linked by CityWalk.
  • Hogwarts™ Express and the famous butterbeer are a must-try when visiting Universal Orlando Resort.
  • Seuss Landing for little kids is a favorite.
  • Visit the two different lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™: Islands of Adventure's Hogsmeade™ village and Universal Studios Florida® 's Diagon Alley™.
  • A park-to-park admission ticket is necessary to ride the Hogwarts™ Express.
  • You may bring bottled water, small snacks that do not require heating, baby food/baby formula, soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep.
  • Like water rides? Ziploc bags are a smart way to keep your wallet, phones and keys dry while splashing around.
  • Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter early in the morning for fewer crowds.
  • Children under 3 get in free.

Description

from Universal Orlando® Resort
It’s an entire universe of action, fun, and excitement that takes you and your family where you never thought you’d go - Universal Orlando® Resort. Discover two spectacular theme parks­ - Universal Studios® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® - non-stop nightlife and more, all in one convenient location. Spend your next vacation at the one place where heroes rise, inhibitions fall, movies come to life, and the laws of physics are tossed out the window. Vacation Like You Mean It, at Universal Orlando® Resort.

Universal Studios Florida®
At the world’s premier movie and TV based theme park you’ll be transformed into a minion on the 3-D ride Despicable Me Minion Mayhem; help save the princess on Shrek 4-D; and join the battle on the new TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride-3D. Plus, you can enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™ to enjoy a brand new ride, all-new magical experiences, and more. Get ready to explore more of Harry Potter’s world than ever before!

You can also ride the Hogwarts™ Express* between Hogsmeade™ Station (Universal’s Islands of Adventure®) and King’s Cross Station (Universal Studios Florida®) with a Park-to-Park admission ticket!

Universal’s Islands of Adventure®
Take an unforgettable journey through uniquely themed islands where your favorite adventures come to life. Help save the city on The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®; escape the jaws of a T-rex on the Jurassic Park River Adventure®, enjoy the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss in the wonky Seuss Landing™, and soar above Hogwarts™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™.

Plus, with a Park-to-Park admission ticket, you can ride the Hogwarts™ Express* between Hogsmeade™ Station (Universal’s Islands of Adventure®) and King’s Cross Station (Universal Studios Florida®).

Universal CityWalk®
Dance, dine, shop, and see it all in one place-Universal CityWalk®. Only here can you walk from some of Orlando’s most popular restaurants into some of its hottest clubs, trendiest shops and state-of-the-art theatres. It’s anything and everything you want to make your night come alive-Universal CityWalk, the Entertainment Capital of OrlandoSM.

Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group has taken their indescribable live celebration of art, technology, and music to a whole new level in a show that’s fun for the whole family. Experience the wonder of Blue Man Group with incredible performances and astounding music. It's science, it's laughter, it's that creative urge you feel inside and want to explore.

*Additional restrictions apply.
HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.
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Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

128 Reviews
Silvia Alejandra Medina
MX
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Not as I dreamt it."
September, 2018 NEW
I didn't quite enjoy Universal Studios, I was there with my 12yo niece and we found boring that most of the rides are the same style, which didn't really got the best adventure spirit out of us, the only thing that really caught our eye was the Harry Potter scenario on both parks, it makes you feel like you're truly there. On the other hand, Entrance prices aren't as bad as Disney's, but still I didn't get the feeling those parks are worth it as we are not really that much into simulation rides.
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Tip: Mostly simulation rides, Harry Potter village is amazing

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Justin Rossi
West Baldwin, ME
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awesome place"
August, 2018 NEW
We really liked it here, loved the transformers ride and the Jurassic park themed area.
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Tip: Rider swap is awesome for those who have kids!

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Claudia Hiler
Middletown, NJ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Our awesome vacations."
August, 2018
We spent a great time in Orlando. We came from NJ with our 3 boys. We went to Universal Studios, Universal Island of adventure, Sea world and Aquatica. Our boys enjoyed very much. I would highly recommend the Seaworld. The dolphin show was an amazing experience. We didn't do too many rides. We did the transformers 3D ride. It was fun but we had to make a line of an hour. We did the Harry Potter 3D ride as well. Everything in the theme parks is fun. Food is too expensive. I would recommend families to prepare their own food and pack it. The Aquatica water park was great in that hot weather. Be prepared to walk all day if you are planning to go to Universal Studios. Bring bottles of waters to keep you hydrated. Wear sneakers to keep you comfortable. We stayed 4 hours in Universal Island of adventure and ended up tired. Overall it was a fun experience. One time in life is worth it.
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Christian Miranda Lozada
Cabo Rojo, PR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing time"
August, 2018
Its a dream to be there, like anything could be possible. We enjoy so much we didn't wato to leave never.
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Tip: Prepare your feets to walk and walk, but that's not a problem.

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gloria ortega
El Paso, TX
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family vacation"
July, 2018
Rainy weekend waited to long in line but ir was worth it.
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Tip: Dont forget rain coats

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Zina Guerra
San Antonio, TX
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Lots of Fun for All"
July, 2018
Universal has sooo many things for all of the family to enjoy! We were able to receive out tickets with no hassles and lots of friendly customer service reps willing to help with anything!
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Tip: Lots of walking involved and deals better online

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Richard Mason
Staten island , NY
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Had fun"
July, 2018
Very enjoyable place to visit , only disappointment it the virtual lines setup , some rides have virtual lines that you have to go to a kiosk and print out a ticket and come back to several hours later , ride like this are in favor of fast passes
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Tip: Had fun , will visit again

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Reserve Orlando Customer
Iowa, LA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Very Enjoyable"
June, 2018
Universal was fantastic. We spent two days visiting Universal Studios and Island of Adventure. We were able to see and do everything that we set out for.
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Tip: Don’t buy express pass up front. We did not buy it and didn’t miss out on any rides. Look for a Coca Cola freestyle vendor and buy the refillable cup. You’ll get your money out of it. You can also bring it back a second day and pay a smaller fee to re-activate the cup.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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mdonnaree
New York City, New York
"Fun rides"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 21, 2018 NEW
We had lots of fun. My kids got on every ride in the park which is one of the advantages in going in September.
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Johna D
"Vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 21, 2018 NEW
AWESOME!! This was our 1st visit and by far better than Disney for guest comfort. Plenty of shade and fans at the shuttle terminal which Disney lacked.
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BogueBorn1
"Fun park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 21, 2018 NEW
Very nicely decorated. This is the park you should expect to get wet in! Kong and Jurassic Park are fun and the setting is authentic. Would definitely return.
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19bettyg
New Port Richey, Florida
"My Happy Place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 21, 2018 NEW
Islands of Adventure has something for everybody. From the thrill seeker, to the children to Harry Potter fans. The Hulk coaster is awesome. Spiderman, Dr Doom, water rides to keep you cool, Suess Landing for the kids. Great food choices and character meet and greets. I love this place!
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Gena A
"Fabulous as always"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
Visited twice during our stay Both times over 100 degrees but an excellent time had by all. Got there around 10.00 and maximum wait time for all rides was 15 minutes. Can’t ask for more than that. Jurassic Park water ride just has to be refurbished/updated soon .....looks tired and old now. Otherwise absolutely loved it.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Universal Orlando® Resort

Can I see both parks in one day?
With two theme parks, you’ll need at least two days to experience it all. Combine with a Park-to-Park Ticket and you can enjoy the best of both parks the same day.


Will I be able to ride Hogwarts™ Express with my BASE ticket?
No. Only a Park-to-Park admission ticket will allow you to experience the magic and excitement of BOTH The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM lands (Diagon Alley
TM and HogsmeadeTM) PLUS the HogwartsTM Express*. 
*Additional restrictions apply.


How does the one day season pricing tickets work?
One day ticket prices and validity vary by season: Value, Regular or Peak. Refer to the calendar in the photo gallery to see which season applies to your travel date. The 1-Park 1-Day or 2-Park 1-Day will only be valid for the admission for the season purchased. You may upgrade your ticket to a higher season by paying the difference at the gate. However, no credit will be given if a higher season ticket is used on a lower season date. This season pricing does not apply to tickets with 2+ days.

Are guests allowed to bring food or drink items into Universal Orlando Resort?
Acceptable items include bottled water, small snacks that do not require heating, any food required for medical purposes or special dietary needs and baby food and baby formula.


Can guests bring coolers into the Universal Orlando Resort?
Yes. However, they must be soft-sided insulated bag style coolers that are no larger than 8.5” wide x 6” high x 6” deep.


Do Universal Orlando tickets expire?
If you have purchased a Multi-Day ticket, the ticket expires 7 days after the date of first use. Guests activate tickets by entering their first park. If a ticket has never been used or activated, then it will not expire. However, once you redeem the voucher at the kiosk, it expires within one year. 


How does my E-Ticket work?
It’s easy! Simply take your E-Ticket to the will-call kiosk at either theme park at Universal Orlando Resort. At the kiosk machine, you must swipe a credit/debit card matching the name listed on this page for ID verification only. Enter the external ID/confirmation # and your phone # provided, both listed on this page. Matching valid photo ID required.


Are tickets transferable? Can I give them to someone else to use the remaining days?
No. Universal tickets are nontransferable and must be used by the same person on any and all days. The person who uses the ticket for the very first time must use the ticket for its entirety. Any tickets that are transferred are in violation of this restriction and are invalid for admission.


What are the parking fees at Universal Orlando Resort?
Daily Parking fees are:
Cars, Vans, Motorcycles: $20
Buses, RVs & Cars with Trailers: $22
Patrons parking after 6pm are charged $5 for parking.
Valet parking is available for cars and vans for $15 - $45.


Are strollers and wheelchairs available to rent?
Yes. Guests can rent strollers, wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV) upon entrance to either theme park, to the left side of each park's entrance. Manual wheelchairs are also available at the Rotunda area of the parking structure. Due to limited numbers, please note that ECV Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis and must be operated by a single person 18 years of age or older. We suggest you place a request in advance for ECV rentals (at least 1 week prior to your arrival). This can be done by contacting Guest Services by calling 407-224-4233.


Are lockers available to rent?
Yes. Lockers are available within each of the theme parks for guest rental for $10.00 per day, with family size lockers available at Universal Studios Florida for $12.00 per day. Guests have unlimited access to these lockers during the course of the day. Additional lockers are available
at select attractions inside Universal Studios and Universal's Islands of Adventure® for $4.00 per hour, with a $20.00 per day maximum.

Is smoking allowed at Universal Orlando Resort?
Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. There are currently 13 smoking areas at Islands of Adventure and 12 at Universal Studios® for our guest's convenience. All other areas outside of these designated smoking areas are smoke free.


Can I go to Halloween Horror Nights® with my daytime admission ticket?
No, Halloween Horror Nights is a separate ticketed event that requires a ticket purchase not available through Reserve Orlando.


Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event.  Event occurs rain or shine.  No rain checks or refunds.  Prices, dates, times, attractions and entertainment subject to availability and may change without notice.  Universal elements and all related medias TM & ©2016 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.
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©Marvel. Jurassic Park ® Universal Studios / Amblin.  Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2017 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.