Universal Resort Holidays
Amazing world-famous theme parks
Universal Orlando Resort holidays are based in the very heart of amazing theme parks with some of the world’s most innovative state-of-the-art attractions. Holidays here offer a dazzling array of amazing thrills and non-stop entertainment where you can explore the immensely popular movie-based Universal Studios and the equally astonishing Universal’s Islands of Adventure, featuring Marvel Superhero Island, Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon and The Lost Continent. Universal Orlando Resort offer visitors a range of excellent on-site accommodation including some very enjoyable themed hotels like the Hard Rock Hotel and the Royal Pacific Resort. Also on offer are superb shopping, extraordinary themed restaurants and a vast amount of family-orientated entertainment and fun-filled nightlife based around Universal City Walk. An excellent transport system within the park allows visitors to get the most from their holiday.
Universal Orlando Resort holidays are especially popular with families and are a delight for children (and grown-ups!) of all ages. You will enjoy all the benefits of being in the very heart of the theme parks, thus cutting down tiring travelling time. Universal holidays provide relaxing characterful accommodation within the park, where you can unwind by the pool and recharge your batteries. Holidays in Universal Orlando Resort can benefit from a selection of special privileges regarding resort transport, waiting times and costs.
Your holiday would not be complete without exploring the world outside the theme parks! The Universal Resort is superbly placed for enjoying the amazing attractions of Orlando, but most holidays are simply not long enough to take full advantage of the other myriad attractions in the region like Seaworld Orlando, Cirque du Soleil, Discovery Cove, Water Mania, Gatorland and Wet `n Wild Orlando, not to mention tempting Florida holiday excursions like the Gulf Coast and the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral! Your holidays could also take in attractions such as huge ranches with rodeo shows, exotic swamps with exciting alligator spotting boat trips, horse riding, top-class golf, fishing, fantastic watersports and spectator sports like football and baseball. You will never be stuck for things to do! And did we mention Walt Disney?!
Universal Resort is the perfect year round destination as the theme parks of Universal Studios and the Islands of Adventure open their doors regardless of the weather and the popularity of these attractions means that they are bustling for 12 months of the year. The Orlando region high season is generally the winter months when temperatures are lower and average around a very pleasant 15-18 degrees, the weather is largely dry and the sun shines for around 10 hours a day. As so much of the theme park areas are covered, it really doesn't matter too much what the weather does and due to warm year round temperatures even a bit of rain won't put the dampeners on the fun and excitement. The Orlando area incorporating Universal Resort can be very hot and humid in the summer with temperatures reaching into the mid 30Cs and humidity levels can be quite high. This shouldn't put you off, however, as everywhere in America is well serviced by air conditioning and hotel rooms, shopping centres and public transport all remain very cool even when the heat outside is at its most intense. In the summer months, it remains warm in the evenings and temperatures of around 20C after dark make eating out and strolls at dusk a very pleasant experience.
Get A Taste Of Hollywood
All the glamour, excitement and fun from the world of 'the movies' can be found at Universal Studios. Amazing replica buildings from New York, San Francisco and Hollywood are all given their own areas, housing shops and restaurants. Older film fans will find plenty to keep them happy with shows dedicated to classic films such as the Blues Brothers and Beetlejuice.
Have Fun From Dusk Till Dawn
From 9AM when the doors open, there is just so much to do and see at Universal Studios. Simulator rides, cinema experiences and participation shows give you the chance to feel a part of your favourite films while thrilling, adrenalin pumping rides such as the Revenge of the Mummy rollercoaster will make your visit one to remember. There is something for everyone.
Visit A Thrill Lovers Paradise
Islands of Adventure is the sister park to Universal Studios. The focus is on the rides rather than shows and packs in more thrills per minute than most theme parks in the USA. The 3D Spiderman rollercoaster has to be experienced to be believed and is a must. In addition to heart stopping rides there is plenty to keep younger kids happy including the Jurassic Park River Adventure and Lost Continent.
Keep Going After Dark
Citywalk connects Universal Studios to the Islands of Adventure and offers a huge array of fun eating and drinking options in addition to great live music in the bars and buskers on the street. All tastes are catered for from burgers to fine dining and options for party loving people or a relaxing family meal. Souvenier shops and cinemas are also on hand.
Take A Trip
Route 4 is the gateway to most of Orlando's highlights. In you feel like a change of scenery then Walt Disney World is a short hop to the South. Take a drive north and you will find Winter Park, a pretty slice of old world America and Wekiwa Springs State Park, a haven for nature lovers with 7000 acres of unspoilt grounds to explore. It will seem a million miles away from the bright lights of Universal Resort.
Make The Most Of A First Class City
Universal Resort is just south from downtown Orlando and the city has much more to offer than theme parks. With a clean, pleasant and pedestrian friendly centre, Orlando is easy to navigate and boasting attractive historic districts, the gorgeous Lake Eola and plenty of cultural attractions, the city is a great and convenient place to spend a day.