By Stephen Kubiak 

Here are just six reasons you should visit the Universal Orlando Resort.


1. Rides

Home to some of the world’s most advanced and amazing attractions and rides, Universal Orlando Resort allows guests to experience favorite films and television shows like never before. Join the fight between Autobots and Decepticons in TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, become a loveable minion on Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, hang out with Spidey on The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man or come face-to-face with a tyrannosaurus rex on the Jurassic Park River Adventure.

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2. Dining

Walking around the parks will really work up an appetite and Universal Orlando Resort has great eats for everyone, including treats inspired by some of your favorite television programs and films. Head over to Springfield U.S.A., home of The Simpsons, and try a Krusty Burger or a brave the Flaming Moe at Moe’s Tavern. At The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, catch a Chocolate Frog or enjoy a cool Butterbeer. For fine dining, Mythos, named Best Theme Park Restaurant by for several years, offers a wide range of Mediterranean-insipired dishes.

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Universal Orlando Resort - Loews Royal Pacific

If you prefer a tropical setting for your trip, Loews Royal Pacific Resort is the perfect getaway in the heart of the Universal Orlando Resort property

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3. Resorts

From laid-back to luxury, Universal Orlando Resort Hotels has excellent properties to choose from. Bring the whole gang and stay in one of the family suites at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Enjoy the amenities of this affordable 50’s and 60’s themed hotel with its two pools, lazy river and bowling alley. If you prefer a tropical setting for your trip, Loews Royal Pacific Resort is the perfect getaway in the heart of the Universal Orlando Resort property, complete with a lagoon-style pool and white, sandy beach.

4. Nightlife

Once the sun goes down, the excitement picks up at Universal CityWalk, the dining, shopping and entertainment district at the Universal Orlando Resort. Take surf and turf to the extreme with The Cowfish, a restaurant that pairs burgers and sushi. Experience an interactive, and sometimes messy, show with the Blue Man Group, test out your karaoke skills complete with live band and backup singers at CityWalk’s Rising Star or hit the links at Hollywood Drive-In Golf, a miniature golf course themed to a comical interpretation of horror and sci-fi film tropes.

Enjoy a Butterbeer as you explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort

Enjoy a Butterbeer as you explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort

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Universal Orlando Resort offers an action-packed experience with three theme parks and CityWalk.

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5. Harry Potter

You don’t have to wait for your letter to Hogwarts. Universal Orlando Resort is the place for wizards and muggles alike with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Over at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, experience Hogsmeade where you can select your wand from Ollivanders,  or venture deep into the bowels of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. The newest expansion to the resort has guests exploring the shop-lined streets of Diagon Alley. Sit down for a bit of pub fare at the Leaky Cauldron, board the Hogwarts Express over to Hogsmeade, or take an epic ride through the underground bank vaults at Gringotts on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.

6. Family

The Universal Orlando Resort is a wonderful place for families to spend time together. And don’t forget the grandparents. Universal makes taking a multi generation family trip easy with family suites, dining and attractions the whole family will enjoy.

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