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6 Great Reasons to Visit Universal Orlando Resort

6 Great Reasons to Visit Universal Orlando Resort

If you are looking for a fun vacation spot this summer, there are at least 6 great reasons to visit Universal Orlando Resort.

Here at Disney Addicts, we love all things Disney and bring you information about all the Disney Destinations. If you are visiting Orlando though, there is much more to see and do beyond the Walt Disney World Resort! Whether you want to add on some time while you’re visiting Walt Disney World or try something different, Universal Orlando has so much to offer!

6 Great Reasons to Visit Universal Orlando Resort

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ takes you into the story of Harry Potter, with magical experiences waiting at every turn. Whether you are walking through Diagon Alley™ and exploring the hidden dangers at Gringotts bank or heading to the village of Hogsmeade and into Hogwarts Castle, the magic is everywhere!

Don’t forget to taste a Butterbeer and journey on the Hogwarts Express. This summer, there will also be an all-new attraction, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, taking guests on a thrilling new rollercoaster deep into the Forbidden Forest.

Rides and Attractions

There are so many great rides and experiences at both Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure, with theming on point with all of your favorite movies! Whether you want to go on a prehistoric adventure to Jurassic Park on the Jurassic Park River Adventure or blast off on a high-speed thrill ride on the Incredible Hulk Coaster, there is something for everyone at all three parks.

To get the most out of the visit to the parks, it may be beneficial for kids to be at least 42” tall. However, there are kid-friendly attractions for even the littlest of adventurers themed to some of your favorite classic characters including Dr. Seuss, Curious George and more.

Universal CityWalk

Whether you are looking for shopping, dining or nightlife, Universal CityWalk has so much to do and see! Many of the restaurants are included with the Universal Dining Plan. Whether you want to head to a nice dinner after visiting the parks all day or even take a mid-day break, it’s very convenient to stop and eat or explore!

Universal’s Volcano Bay

Volcano Bay is the water park at Universal Orlando and is definitely worth visiting during your stay! While there, be sure to utilize the many advantages of park technology – the Tapu Tapu. These bands are provided as you enter the park and allow for easier navigation during your time there including taking photos, virtual line queue, paying for food or other necessities, and more. Whether you want to relax in the lazy river or hop on one of the thrilling water slides, this water park is fun for all!

Character Encounters and Entertainment

There are several opportunities in both Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure to have character encounters. Some examples include meeting Shrek and Donkey, having breakfast with the Minions, or dinner with the Marvel Superheroes.

You may even opt for a wild encounter in Jurassic Park, with Blue the Velociraptor! I can tell you from personal experience that this one was quite the experience!

Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

With great accommodations for every budget and easy, walkable, access to the theme parks and water park, staying at Universal Orlando resort is a great way to immerse yourself and enjoy all of the perks available at your fingertips! At some resorts, guests receive the Universal Express Pass Unlimited for the length of their stay, including the days of check-in and check-out

So, whether you want to add on some more time in Orlando while visiting Walt Disney World or you are looking for a different kind of vacation experience, I listed 6 great reasons to visit Universal Orlando on your next vacation. However, there are so many more reasons why this destination is worth considering!

Have you been to Universal Orlando? What do you think is the best reason to visit?

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