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Universal Orlando Resort

Enjoy a holiday of fun-fuelled entertainment with a visit to Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. This world famous resort is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Prepare yourself for fast rides, thrilling simulations, behind the scenes tours and a whole host of shows. This world of blockbuster entertainment has three amazing parks to explore. Check out Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ which opens in 2017.  

30 °C

Summer temperatures average around 30°C and often reach 35°C in peak season.  

9 hours

Orlando International Airport: The airport is located 16 miles from Universal Orlando Resort. 

Book a cheap holiday to Universal Orlando Resort with Airtours and take your family holiday to the next level.  Each of the movie and television themed attractions will blow you away. 

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

7 Nights, Room Only
Hotel highlights
  • Early Park Admission± to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ (ticket required)
  • Complimentary transportation to Universal's three amazing parks
  • Great selection of room types, perfect for families and groups

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 13186 reviews

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • 23kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • Car Hire

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™

7 Nights, Room Only
Hotel highlights
  • Early Park Admission± to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ one hour before the parks open (ticket required)
  • Complimentary transportation to Universal's three amazing parks
  • Resort-style themed swimming pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1460 reviews

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • 23kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • Car Hire

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando™

7 Nights, Room Only
Hotel highlights
  • FREE* Universal Express Unlimited™ at Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal's Islands of Adventure™ (ticket required)
  • Early Park Admission± to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ one hour before the parks open (ticket required)
  • Complimentary transportation to Universal's three amazing parks

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 9650 reviews

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • 23kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • Car Hire

Universal's Aventura Hotel

7 Nights, Room Only
Hotel highlights
  • Early Park Admission± to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ (ticket required)
  • Complimentary transportation to Universal's three amazing parks
  • Rooftop bar with stunning views across the Resort

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • 23kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • Car Hire

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando™

7 Nights, Room Only
Hotel highlights
  • FREE* Universal Express Unlimited™ at Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal's Islands of Adventure™ (ticket required)
  • Early Park Admission± to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ one hour before the parks open (ticket required)
  • Complimentary transport to Universal's three amazing parks

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 3900 reviews

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • 23kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • Car Hire

£1265

With so many fantastic hotels on International Drive, you’ll be spoilt for choice with where to stay. Two hotels that are near the heart of the action are the Rosen Inn and International Palms. Take advantage of the complimentary shuttle services to the park. 

Explore three amazing theme parks in the daytime and relax on the CityWalk strip in the evening. Universal Orlando Resort is an infusion of blockbuster entertainment with endless opportunities for fun.   

In June 2017, Universal Orlando Resort’s latest addition opens; the brand new water theme park Volcano Bay. This adventure-drenched park has a fiery volcano as a landmark, towering over a watery landscape. Ride the ‘Krakatau Aqua Coaster’ or the ‘Ko’okiri Body Plunge’ for a thrill seeking splash into the water. 

Two unique theme parks joined by the Hogwarts Express are a delight to wizarding fans around the world. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has the charming village of Hogsmeade, the hustle and bustle of Diagon Alley and epic rides like Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. 

Eating out has never been more fun than at Universal’s CityWalk in Orlando. There’s an awesome collection of fun and quirky restaurants like the ‘Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savoury Feast Kitchen’ and the ‘Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar’. Have fun and enjoy the tasty choices available. 

Best for

Familes: Enjoy the best attractions that Universal Orlando Resort has to offer. Young ones will love the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, which is a heart-warming and hilarious simulation rollercoaster.

Couples: Treat your partner to a holiday at Universal Orlando Resort and enjoy the thrilling parks in the day time and Universal CityWalk in the evening.

Thrill seekers: Feel the strength and rush of becoming a superhero, and ride The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. It launches at a staggering 67 miles per hour!


Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Orlando is English.

Currency: The currency used in Orlando is US Dollars ($).

Local time: Orlando is five hours behind GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Orlando International Airport.

Flight time from the UK: Eight to nine hours approximately.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found here http://www.visitorlando.com/  

Visa & Health: For recommendations and advice on visa’s and health visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa


Weather and climate

Temperature: In the summer months, temperatures may reach peaks of 35°C.

Best time to visit: There’s never a bad time to visit Orlando, the theme park capital of the world, and Universal Orlando Resort is open 365 days of the year.  Prices are often lower if you go between January and April, as it’s outside of the peak season, but for the best weather, visit over the summer between June and September. 


Getting Around

It’s really easy to get to and from Universal Orlando Resort™. All the park hotels are within walking distance of the theme parks and Universal CityWalk. 


Events

Thanksgiving: Experience Macy’s Holiday Parade between December 3 and January 1. The park comes alive with marching bands and festive characters like Santa Claus. The little ones will love the seasonal sing-alongs.

Mardi Gras: Florida’s biggest party is in Universal Studios™. between February 4 and March 24. This festive gathering has a spectacular range of performers and you can see big name headliners live in concert. Best of all, the event lasts for 49 nights and is the biggest party of the year.

Halloween: The streets of Universal Studios Florida™. come alive with hordes of monsters, mutants and maniacs in multiple scare zones, outrageous live zones and haunted houses. Prepare to be terrified and throw yourself into the madness with a costume of your own. 


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