Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando

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Universal Orlando Resort inspires more than 7 million annual visitors to "ride the movies," offering a behind-the-scenes look at movie-making and TV shows. It features two theme parks, seven themed areas, numerous 3-D rides, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and shops. Created by one of the biggest film studios in the world, the complex provides a mix of rides, live shows, and costumed characters. As you walk around the centrally located lagoon, look for special appearances by Marilyn Monroe, Betty Boop, the Simpsons, Shrek, and Woody Woodpecker, the official mascot of the complex. Before you head to Orlando, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Orlando trip itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Orlando has to offer, including Universal Orlando Resort.
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  • August 14, 2017
    No express pass and park complete. Universal really do cater to a great range of ages. Enjoyed the fear factor show too as a nice break. Only ride I did not go on was the roller coaster. Special menti...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The Park is not bad and the shows and fun rides. But it's just a pure Geldabzocke from the parking lot up to the entry $20 prices for a park 110 dollar both 225 when a fast pass would like to happen again $100. There are very many Americans and Mexicans I know how they do it but is not so. In the Park, the prices are also extremely 1 water 4.50 dollars. Soon unaffordable for families
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  • August 14, 2017
    Excellent day out, especially if you are fans of Harry Potter. The Hogwart's Express is a great way to jump park to park. Loved the Simpsons ride too.  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    Firstly, I love Universal Studios! My family and I go at least once a year. I'm not person who rides roller coasters, so it's great that there's such a variety of rides that anyone can enjoy. The 3D can get a little bit repetitive at times, but the enthusiasm that the staff brings makes you forget about it. The staff here really care about their jobs and I can tell they are very happy to be working here. They always made sure me and my party were safe, comfortable, and helped. Great customer service is essential to enjoying your vacation. The prices are steep, but it's very worth it because you're going to be treated with the utmost care. Parks are super clean. I know the lines can be long, so the express line pass is very worth it! I just want to talk about the customer service again there: I was taking care of my two year old niece who didn't want to wait in line at all on King Kong and wanted to cut. The woman who was working the live saw this. She was so empathic and polite that she gave me and my family express passes! My only complaint in my entire experience is the noise. Every ride made it feel like my ear drums were going to explode
  • July 4, 2017
    There are so many things to do at the Universal Orlando Resort, you'll probably need at least a few days to do it all. They have a really nice mix of coasters to screen rides to water rides and kids attractions that everyone can take advantage of. And the Harry Potter sections are breathtaking. It's a must see when you make your way to Central Florida. Don't miss Skull Island, both Harry Potter attractions, Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Transformers, the Mummy, Despicable Me and the Incredible Hulk. So much to check out.
  • July 9, 2017
    It's been several years since I have been here but the staff was extremely friendly. We had many staff members come up to us throughout the park and simply ask if we were enjoying our stay. Brianna in Guest Relations was absolutely fantastic! She helped us with all our questions and needs; we were so surprised to learn she had only been working there several days (after her extensive training of course). She treated us like she had been working there for years. The wait times for rides were mostly minimal, especially compared to like Disney. They have great things to do for people of all ages, except maybe for kids under 3 or so. My only complaint would be cost for food and drinks, which was higher than most theme parks. Unfortunately parking is also high but it's the same price as all the other theme parks. Overall, we were very pleased with our experience.
  • July 1, 2017
    This was a wonderful theme park. Lots of rides and entertainment. The restaurants provided satisfying food choices and very nice quality. The designs for the different areas were amazing. From the Jungle Vibe of Jurassic Park to the wacky fun of Springfield and then there was Diagon Alley from Harry Potter. As I entered into the alley I actually stopped in my tracks. It is pretty amazing to take in. I spent a great three days there and look forward to visiting again.
  • June 25, 2017
    My visit to Universal Studios was okay. Rides: The most fascinating thing about Universal Studios the 3D rides; my favorite being Transformers. They really make it seem like you are actually inside a animation. However the wait time to get onto these rides were very high. I did get on Transformer easily because we were on a tour. TOUR: The tour guides were very informative and professional Food: We eat at a pizza place across from the transformers ride. It was perfect, fast service, great food! (Although it was pricey)

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Where to stay in Orlando

Orlando is famous for its high concentration of budget, mid-range, and luxury hotels. The city caters to every tourist's needs, with accommodations ranging from inexpensive hostels and motels to five-star resorts and lavish private villas. Orlando is a busy city all year long, so plan ahead and book your stay well in advance. To avoid the crowds of the big theme parks, consider renting a vacation house or condo just outside the city, or explore one of the area's campgrounds or RV resorts.
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