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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Orlando holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Universal Orlando Resort and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Went outside of my country for the first time in my life. I visited all Disney's parks but they weren't as good as Universal's, I think it's because I'm a teenager and Disney is more like a childish.....  more »
  • You have to be there to believe the magic. It is a totally different world out there.My daughter truly enjoyed every minute. Truly recommend to anyone with young kids  more »
  • I remember staying in Orlando and going to universal for a whole week. When you get to the park you have to go up an escalator. Like other parks you have to go through security. Then you have 2 parks....  more »
  • Wonderful place to visit and stay. Location is the best. Great warm pool, food was excellent. Service was great in all ways. I definitely would go back. I could get wet in the park, go back to my room get changed and continue enjoying the park in a matter of minutes.
  • Fun. Packed.. but fun. Definitely pricey, but a once in a blue moon treat, is good. Plenty of attractions to keep everyone in the family busy. Great for kids & adults. Sometimes the park is packed & the attraction rides are ridiculous, so when you decide to visit the park, is very important. You can always purchase an Express Pass & skip the lines or pick the Single Riders line. You may not be able to ride with your friends/family, but you'll definitely beat the lines. Overall, the experience is great & a lot of fun & I recommend a visit.
  • Very knowledgeable, courteous, and helpful staff. They always had an answer to any question regarding the park. The park had more food, drinks, side shows, and games rather than rides. Rides were fun. Most of them were more visual effects from a screen with some motion to have a reality 4-D feel from section to section. Great large park overall but need more rides.
  • Awesome attractions. Tickets were a bit pricey, but it was expected. A very fun time over all! Guest Services was outstanding with help. Staff was great with help and answering questions. Will definitely go again when we’re in town!
  • This place is just awesome! Staff is so friendly and helpful. Park is very clean. The Marvel character dinner is a fun extra. The characters engage with the entire family. The rides are like no other and the food is fresh and reasonably priced for a theme park. The meet Blue the dinosaur is worth visiting. Spend the extra money on the unlimited pass to get the most out of your day. I wish I could give it a 10 star rating because 5 stars just doesn’t seem to be enough.

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