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Are you in need of a family holiday that’s jam-packed with white-knuckle action, non-stop excitement, and plenty of movie madness? If so, look no further than Universal’s unmissable theme parks: Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay.
If you’re feeling unsure whether a Universal Orlando Resort holiday may be for you, let’s do a quick run-down of the reasons why an adventure to Florida with the gang is perfect for you…
The NEW Bourne Stuntacular
The newest attraction at Universal Studios Florida, The Bourne Stuntacular is a cutting-edge fusion of stagecraft and film. It’ll leave you completely in awe as you follow the heroic Jason Bourne through three different continents.
Watch as he fights off the villainous characters who try their best to strike him down when he’s chased across rooftops in Tangier, hanging from a helicopter in Dubai, and winding through the streets of Virginia on his motorbike. This is more than just a viewing, you get to really experience it.
8 themed hotels that all include exciting theme park benefits
Whatever your specific needs may be, there’s bound to be a hotel to suit you. From adult-orientated options to family-friendly resorts brimming with facilities and activities to get everyone excited; the Universal Orlando Resort hotels’ can suit every style and budget. Choose from Value Hotels to Premier Hotels and realise that magnificent surroundings, breathtaking themes, and impeccable service are just the beginning of your experience.
Plus, you’ll be able to look forward to early park admission, so you can access all three parks an hour before everyone else. With a stay at Universal Orlando Resort, it also means you can hop between the parks with complete ease. For guests staying at Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Portofino Bay, and Loews Royal Pacific Resort, you’ll be able to skip the queues with Express Passes at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND look forward to character appearances and live entertainment around the hotels.
The place where family entertainment meets irresistible food, CityWalk is the go-to when you’re not whizzing down rollercoasters or meeting movie characters. Discover fabulous restaurants, clubs, and events in this hip ‘n’ happening spot.
Tuck into quick yet tasty breakfasts in Hard Rock Café, feast on oozing all-American burgers in The Cowfish, or tempt your taste buds with authentic Mexican flavours in Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food. If you’re feeling snacky, enjoy over 40 types of doughnuts at Voodoo Doughnut, try great-tasting frozen yoghurt in Menchie’s, or slurp freshly-made Toothsome milkshakes; available for dine-in or takeaway at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savoury Feast Kitchen.
Every night at CityWalk, look forward to live music from rock to jazz to reggae to salsa. Plus, try out Hollywood Drive-In Golf, catch new releases at Universal Cinemark, or embark on a journey through the life of the Reggae King with Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom.
An epicentre for fun; be sure to spend plenty of time at Universal CityWalk.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Whether you’re a muggle, half-blood, or pure-blood, the spell-binding Wizarding World of Harry Potter allows super fans to indulge in tasty Butterbeer, visit Gringotts bank on the streets of Diagon Alley, become part of the story by travelling to Hogsmeade, and join an immersive train journey on the Hogwarts Express.
The thrilling Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is one not to be missed. Fly into the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid, past the magical grounds of Hogwarts Castle, and enjoy plenty of twists and turns as you pass towering trees, enchanted creatures, and many wonderful surprises. But you best be careful… you don’t want to fall into the pit of Devil’s Snare!
Fun for the WHOLE family
There’s something for everyone in the family at all three of Universal’s theme parks, including Volcano Bay – the thrilling water park. From tots to teens to adults to elders, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the amount of things to do and see.
The bravest of adrenaline junkies will love the Ko’okiri Body Plunge, a white-knuckle drop down the Krakatau volcano. While the whole family can experience the calm oasis of the Kopiko Kai Winding River, with several pool areas for children of all ages to enjoy.
Enjoy twists and turns as you surf underwater currents on Honu of Honu ika Moana, body slide down the four lanes of Punga Racers water slide, or head to Hammerhead Beach to enjoy a thrilling white-water ride on TeAwa The Fearless River.
If you’re not feeling up to getting thrown around at high speeds and the loud noises are a little too much, there are plenty of other great things to experience at Universal Orlando Resort. Take a close-up look at what goes into – and oozes out of – some of Hollywood’s strangest creatures at Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show. Need a break from all the action? Head to the Today Café to get a taste of New York, from a morning cup of coffee to a delicious lunch or dinner.
If you’d like to make memories with your loved ones, Universal Orlando Resort promises the ultimate getaway that will leave you all still talking about it for years to come. Check out our Universal Orlando Resort page to find out more or contact your local branch.