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Opening Day for Dockside Inn and Suites at the Universal Orlando Resort

 

The Universal Orlando resort has announced that its newest hotel, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, will be opening on March 17, 2020. This news is very exciting because this value hotel was originally not set to open to guests until May 2020. This amazing new hotel is opening early! A whole 2 months early!

 

 

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites is the sister property to Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites. Dockside Inn and Suites will be located directly across the street from Surfside Inn and Suites. Dockside Inn and Suites will be a great value resort with affordable pricing starting at $85 per night! the best part! This value resort is home to many luxurious amenities making it an incredible value for the price. the addition of Dockside Inn and Suites will add 2,050 guest rooms to the Universal Orlando Resort property! These rooms will include both standard rooms and 2-Bedroom suites! These beautiful suites can sleep up to six guests making it ideal for families!

 

 

Over at Surfside Inn and Suites the theming is summer sun with lots of beach vibes! At the new Dockside Inn and Suites the theme here channels the calming feeling of a beach retreat. From the newly released concept art we can see Dockside Inn and Suites theming includes a lot of earth tones which make for a very comfortable and cozy feel!

 

 

We are so excited that Dockside Inn and Suites is now opening early on March 17, 2020! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations travel planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort!

Universal Orlando Announces New Park – Universal’s Epic Universe!

 

Last week the Universal Orlando Resort made a HUGE and truly EPIC announcement! They will be building a brand-new theme park! This will be the fourth theme park for Universal Orlando, joining Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay!

 

This brand-new theme park will be called Universal’s Epic Universe! Universal’s Epic Universe will bring with it an entire new level of experiences! Universal has shared that this level of immersion will forever change theme park entertainment!

 

 

Visitors will venture beyond their wildest dreams, traveling into beloved stories as they explore these vibrant lands! Universal says that guest’s adventures here will be ones where the journey is as astounding as the destination!

 

The brand-new location of Epic Universe will feature a theme park, an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants and more! We can’t wait to see what the Universal Orlando team has in store with this massive expansion that will not only be adding a brand-new park but also new hotels, shops, restaurant and an entertainment complex!

 

 

Universal has stated, “Ultimately, this expansion will create more space and freedom to let loose and create lasting memories with the people you love.”

We know that so many people will love making those last memories here! Our team of travel planners are excited to send our clients to Epic Universe in the future!

Contact you Kingdom Magic Vacations travel planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort!

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge – Rise of the Resistance Opening Date Announced!

 

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is already opened out at the Disneyland Resort in California and on August 29th the brand new land will be open at Hollywood Studios. Everything in the lands will be open to experience except for one of the two main attractions.

 

One of the main attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run opened in Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge opening day and that same attraction will open in Walt Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge on their opening day. The second main attraction, Rise of the Resistance will open in both lands at a later date. For a while we didn’t know when this “later date” would be, but now we do!

 

 

Just last week Disney officially made the announcement we had all been waiting for of when the second main attraction in Galaxy’s Edge, Rise of the Resistance would open! The attraction will open at Walt Disney World on December 5th 2019! (Fun Fact: This is Walt Disney’s Birthday) And January 17th in Disneyland!

 

Rise of the Resistance will take guests on an epic, 4-part adventure through the galaxy! A ride experience like this that has multiple experiences rolled into one is going to be ground-breaking for Disney World and the entire theme park world! In this experience guests will battle Kylo Ren and maybe even get thrown into a First Order jail along the way! The experience is going to be so immersive and unique!

 

 

Now that we know these dates, this is the perfect time to contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner to start planning your next visit to the Disney Parks so you can experience all these incredible experiences for yourself!

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – Grand Opening

 

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – the amazing new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade – is Now Officially Open at Universal’s Islands of Adventure! On your visit to Universal you can now experience all the mysteries and thrills of the Forbidden Forest and join Hagrid as you come face-to-face with some of the wizarding world’s most rare magical creatures! This brand-new attraction is highly-themed! It is an incredibly immersive coaster experience!

Here is the excitement that happened during the open ceremony:

The ride’s opening was hosted by stars from the Harry Potter movies! Thats right! To open the attraction, Harry Potter film stars Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) led guests in reciting the iconic spell, “Wingardium Leviosa” in unison, to reveal the entrance of the new attraction and welcome guests inside!

 

 

Here are just a few of the reasons to be excited for this first-ever “story coaster,” :

  • Board magical motorbikes – You can enjoy two differnt ride experiences, riding on either the motorcycle or in the adjacent sidecar!
  • Journey to the Forbidden Forest, featuring more than 1,200 trees
  • Come face-to-face with some of the wizarding world’s most rare magical creatures! Creatures such as a majestic Centaur, a swarm of mischievous Cornish pixies, Fluffy, the three-headed dog, and even Blast-Ended Skrewts – a creature that’s never been seen in the films!
  • Encounter Hagrid himself! The most life-like animated figure Universal Orlando has ever created!
  • Find yourself tangled in a thicket of Devil’s Snare and unexpectedly free-fall nearly 17 feet to escape the perilous plant!
  • Experience the freedom of flight as you soar above the trees, rapidly accelerate through the ruins, speed forward – and backward – up to 50 mph and more!

Food and Drinks Coming to Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites!

I think everyone can agree that a very important area when it comes to planning out your vacation is the food and beverage offerings that you will get to experience! We all love to indulge in some delicious food and drinks while on vacation! Universal Orlando’s newest extra-affordable Value Hotel, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites will be a foodie paradise! This brand-new Universal Resort opens on June 27! Let’s take a first look at a few of the amazing culinary offerings you will be able to experience at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites!

You will find a casual dining food court at Surfside Inn and Suites called Beach Break Cafe, here you will be able to take a break from your adventure in the parks to enjoy some incredible surfer-inspired dishes! These offerings will feature Southern California flavors and highlight many fresh ingredients! Just like in surf culture, Beach Break Cafe dares to be different! In this spirit the eatery will offer food and drink items from around the world! The atmosphere will be care-free, cool and exciting, from early in the morning to late at night, all within this great new family-friendly Universal hotel!

This casual dining food court will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The eatery has been inspired by food trucks, local joints and backyard BBQs! Beach Break Cafe’s menu will be very affordable and offer something for everyone from unique cuisine to comfort food! Here are just a few of the great items you will find at Beach Break Cafe!

Breakfast

Bacon Egg and Cheese Croissant

Served with Breakfast Potatoes

 

Breakfast Pizza

Sausage Gravy, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Mozzarella, and Cheddar Cheese

 

Lunch and Dinner

Italian Ciabatta

Ham, Capicola, Genoa Salami, Provolone, Red Onion, Tomato, Shredded Romaine, Pepperoncini, Red Wine Vinaigrette

SoCal (Southern California) – Cobb Salad

Southern California is a region known for light, clean and unique flavors.

Chopped Lettuce, Tomatoes, Avocado, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Hard Boiled Egg and Avocado Ranch Dressing

 

 

Caprese Panini

Tomato, Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Balsamic Glaze

 

Pipeline Burger

This burger is inspired by the classic wave — one of the most famous and most photographed waves.

Beef Patty, Topped with Caramelized Onion, Bacon Jam and Provolone Cheese Served with Crisp Lettuce and Vine Ripe Tomatoes on a Toasted Bun Tofu Power Bowl with Baja Sauce

 

 

Tofu Power Bowl with Baja Sauce

If you’re more of a carnivore, you can choose chicken or carne asada for this dish as well.

Cilantro Lime Rice, Quinoa, Kale, Red Cabbage, Pickled Carrots

 

A great vacation always includes some time spent relaxing by the pool! As you soak up the sun you can indulge with some refreshing drinks! Head over to the resort’s pool bar, aka the Sand Bar! Here you will find a laid-back atmosphere where you can hang loose! Here’s a taste of some of the drinks you can enjoy poolside.

 

 

Orange Surf Board

– Orange Vodka, Coconut Rum, Triple Sec, Orange Juice and a splash of Cranberry

Tidal Wave

– Endless Summer Rum, Peach Vodka, Gin, Peach Schnapps, OJ and Pineapple Juice

Surf En La Paloma

– Tequila, Blood Orange, Grapefruit Juice and Soda

Epic Sunset (Frozen)

– Vodka, Mango Colada and Strawberry Island Oasis

Toasted Coconut Mango Mojito (Frozen)

– Coconut Rum, Mango and Mojito Island Oasis

Are you ready to plan your stay at Universal’s new Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites?! This amazing new resort opens just in time for summer 2019! Contact you Kingdom Magic Vacation Travel Planner today to book your trip!

NOW is the Perfect Time to Plan your Halloween Horror Nights Universal Orlando Getaway!

 

If you are a fan of Halloween and all of the things that go bump in the night then you have to make it out to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights! This annual event takes place on select nights at Universal Studios Florida throughout the entire fall season. Guests will experience frights first hand and feel as though they have stepped onto the set of a horror film for themselves!

 

 

With incredibly themed haunted houses and scare zones, visitors to the event will feel as though they are starring in a horror film themselves! Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has been deemed Orlando’s premier Halloween event! It is sure to put you in the spooky spirit! This is an incredibly fun night out for groups of friends! You are sure to share so many scares which will leave you with lifelong memories and laughs to look back on!

 

 

Halloween Horror Nights definitely has a cult following! There are many fans who plan a special visit to the Universal Orlando Resort every year during the Halloween season just to be able to attend HHN! With this in mind Universal Orlando is always on top of keeping the event new and fresh each year! They put a lot of work and thought into designing new houses and scare zones each year! Universal also is always introducing new elements such as specialty snack and beverage items exclusive to the event! The Universal team does a great job with bringing back the classic Horror Night’s originals year after year, as well as always introducing new elements that make this event unique every year!

 

 

Halloween Horror Nights runs this year on select nights from Sept. 6 – Nov. 2 at the Universal Orlando Resort! This year, guests will experience 10 haunted houses, 5 scare zones, live entertainment and more!

 

 

Now is the perfect time to plan your fall trip to Universal Orlando so that you can experience the frights and thrills of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights for yourself! Select nights can be very popular meaning rooms at Universal can fill up quickly. That’s why now is a great time to get your trip booked and on the calendar! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your vacation!

 

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Has A Special Request

Grand Opening of Today Cafe at Universal Studios Florida!

 

TODAY Cafe has officially opened at Universal Studios Florida! This dining location will bring visitors a unique experience crafted to make you feel like you have stepped onto the TODAY set! This experience is paired with specialty food and beverage offerings! You can enjoy TODAY Cafe which is now officially open at Universal Studios Florida, serving up a unique experience designed to feel like you are stepping onto the TODAY set paired with specialty food and beverage options. Enjoy fresh pastries baked in-house, salads and sandwiches. Additionally you will find a selection of locally-roasted coffees, including the exclusive TODAY Cafe Blend!

 

 

Universal opened this one-of-a-kind cafe with NBC’s Al Roker and the TODAY team broadcasted live from location in Universal Studios Florida to lead the celebration! This exciting celebratory moment included a TODAY “orange carpet” that was lined with some of Universal Orlando’s most popular characters! There was a countdown to a pop of orange and white confetti to ring in the opening! During his visit Al also lent a hand at the cafe by serving specialty menu items to guests, like his first seasonal dish – Al’s Avocado Toast, the organic acai bowl and the Chinatown Chicken Salad!

 

 

Here are a few of the things that you will enjoy during your visit to TODAY Cafe:

  • A venue inspired by TODAY – complete with stage lighting and Studio 1A theming.
  • Specialty breakfast, lunch and snack options.
  • Seasonal dishes inspired by co-anchor Al Roker’s favorite recipes. The first seasonal dish is Al’s Avocado Toast, which is topped with cherry tomatoes, artichokes, roasted red onions, tomato aioli, and is accompanied by bread and butter pickles.
  • TODAY’s live broadcast – allowing you to catch up on top headlines of the day, all while refueling for more theme park thrills.
  • In the afternoon hours, and in tribute to the fourth hour of TODAY, you can enjoy wine and beer on tap with a delicious cheese platter for two.

Be sure to start your day at Universal Studios Florida with a visit to TODAY Cafe! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next universal Orlando Vacation!

Outfit Ideas for Grad Bash at the Universal Orlando Resort!

 

Spring has officially arrived and that means we are also approaching the end of another school year for students across the country! This is an exciting time of year for students as they begin to anticipate summer vacation! For high school seniors it is even more exciting as they begin to anticipate graduating and embarking on an exciting new chapter in their lives! Your high school graduation is a huge milestone that is so worth celebrating! You are entering the start of a brand new life journey! The Universal Orlando Resort has the best way for you to celebrate this special time – Grad Bash! Grad Bash is a special event put on by Universal each year. High school seniors come from all over, to join together in celebrating their upcoming graduations during the incredible rite-of-passage event –– Grad Bash!

 

 

Seniors get to enjoy exclusive access to the parks and make memories with their friends during this once-in-a-lifetime celebration at the Universal Orlando Resort! Grad Bash is right around the corner so now is the time to start planning!  It is important to note that the event has both enforced event and school dress codes. That’s why planning ahead for your look for the night is so important and also so fun! We all love picking out that perfect outfit! There will be many opportunities for Instagram pics of course!  To help you get fashion-inspiration, here are 8 different looks for your Grad Bash outfit! All of these follow the dress code guidelines for the event.

 

  1. Clever Grads

You can unleash your wild side with these looks inspired by Jurassic Park. Be sure to Check out the Jurassic Park River Adventure Ride while visiting the park!

Dress Code Tip: Dresses, rompers, and shorts must be no shorter than mid-thigh.

 

  1. Superstar of Your Class

We have all always dreamed of being a rock star! These looks will help you channel your own inner superstar!

Dress Code Tip: Accessories such as chains, spiked collars or studded/spiked belts are not allowed. Instead, opt for bangles or charm bracelets. Other accessories like sunglasses and hats are a perfect way to block out the Florida sun.

 

  1. Grads in Black

The classics are always a great go-to! Being comfortable is essential in order to make the most of your time at the event! There is a lot to see and do and lots of walking.

Dress Code Tip: All sleeves and straps must be at least 3 inches wide. Put a classic tee under your dress, romper, or jumpsuit to both add to the look and fit the dress code!

 

  1. Party in the City

Before you head to the Universal parks, start the celebration early at the exclusive CityWalk Pre-Party! Dress for the occasion with these CityWalk inspired looks!

Dress Code Tip: Tennis shoes, dress sandals, boots, and flip flops are permitted but remember to be comfortable! You’ll be doing a lot of walking so comfort is a must.

 

  1. Be Kidz Again

You may be graduating but know that we are all always kids at heart! Become a kid again in your KidZone inspired look. Then be sure to check out KidZone in the park!

Dress Code Tip: Clothing with obscene, offensive language or graphics won’t be permitted. Instead, try a fun tee with or fun pattern.

 

  1. Lost in Paradise

Over at Universal’s Islands of Adventure you can visit The Lost Continent. You yourself can embody this ancient and timeless hidden realm with these adventurous looks!

Dress Code Tip: Any clothing with excessive holes or shredding is prohibited –– this includes ripped jeans!

 

  1. Go Ape Crazy

After graduation you will be embarking on new expeditions in life, it’s only fitting that you look the part! Embark on your new journey with looks inspired by Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

Dress Code Tip: Bags larger than 8.5” x 5.5” are not permitted. If you are unsure, play it safe with a drawstring bag instead.

 

  1. Despicably Cute

If you are dressed like a minion already it will make the process of becoming a minion at Despicable Me Minion Mayhem even easier! Even Gru would approve!

Dress Code Tip: Due to the bag size restriction, fanny packs are encouraged to fit all of your essentials and still look cute.

 

These tips are sure to have you styling’ at Universal Grad Bash! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacation Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort and to get more information about Grad Bash!

Concert Lineup, Food, Parade Theme & More Details on Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2019!

2019 is here! Now that the New Year is here we can start looking forward to one of Universal Orlando’s biggest events of the year, Universal’s Mardi Gras! This popular Universal event is returning once again for a 2019 season! This year’s event runs February 9th through April 4th, 2019. This exciting celebration brings nightly parades, live concerts, Cajun food and drinks and beads, beads and more beads to Universal Studios Florida on select nights!

Universal has now announced the line-up of musical acts that will perform in the events concert series! Let’s take a look at the star-studded concert lineup which features both new and returning fan-favorites. You can catch these live performances on select nights at the Music Plaza Stage.

 

Concert Lineup:

February 9 – BUSH

February 16 – Gavin DeGraw

February 17 – Dan + Shay

February 23 – Macklemore

March 2 – To be announced

March 9 – Becky G

March 10 – Sean Paul

March 16 – Steve Miller Band

March 17 – Ziggy Marley

March 23 – NF

March 24 – Pitbull

March 30 – To be announced

March 31 – To be announced

 

New Nighttime Parade Theme

The nightly event parade will return with 12 floats, tons of beads, festive dancers and stilt performers! Every Year Universal chooses a different theme for the parade. This year’s new theme is sure to make for one very fun parade – Party Animals! You can look forward to seeing elaborately decorated floats accompanied by performers dressed as their spirit animals! These spirit animals come from all over the world, like the arctic, jungle, ocean, swamp and more!

 

 

French Quarter Food and Drinks

The French Quarter Courtyard will be receiving a new culinary twist this year! All of the food and beverages will be served in tasting size portions. This will now allow you to be able to try more of the delicious culinary creations so you can experience everything Mardi Gras has to offer!

To add to the fun, Universal’s culinary team has created many new and returning fan-favorite food and beverage offerings. A few of these New Orleans’ classics include: beignets, frog legs, crab etouffee, and crawfish! Plus, there will be a signature Mardi Gras cocktail, craft beer and more.

 

 

French Quarter Entertainment Lineup

The French Quarter Courtyard just would not be complete without the beats of the Big Easy! You can watch these authentic New Orleans bands performing daily in the French Quarter. Here is the music lineup:

February 9 – 17: Dirty Bourbon River Show

February 18 – 27: Naughty Professor Brass Band

February 28 – March 18: Free Agents Brass Band featuring Honey Bannister

March 19 – April 4: New Breed Brass Band

 

Be sure to check out Mardi Gras this season at Universal Orlando! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next vacation!

NEW Marvel Character Dinner Experience at Universal’s Islands of Adventure! Universal Orlando Resort

 

We all love super heroes! They are the definition of bravery and inspire us each and every day! Many of us have a special place in our hearts for these heroes, which is why you will be so excited to hear that you can actually dine with Marvel super heroes during the brand-new Marvel Character Dinner experience at Universal’s Islands of Adventure at the Universal Orlando Resort! The Marvel Character Dinner is held inside Cafe 4. This experience allows you to meet several marvel characters as you enjoy your meal! It is the best way to guarantee you get to meet with all the characters you want during your vacation and you can enjoy the convenience of not having to wait in line! The characters come to you throughout your time in the restaurant!

 

 

Here are a few tips to make the most of your experience at the Marvel Character Dinner!

 

  1. Start taking it all in the moment you arrive!

As you head towards Cafe 4 from the entrance of Universal’s Islands of Adventure, you are first greeted by the roar of The Incredible Hulk Coaster! The perfect sight to get you in the Marvel spirit! Throughout the Universal theme parks you can enjoy many Marvel attractions such as The Incredible Hulk Coaster and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man!

 

  1. Get ready for your super hero welcome!

Make sure you pick up your tickets at the park entrance before you make your way to the main entrance of Cafe 4. Upon arrival, you and the other guests of the Marvel Character Dinner will have the restaurant all to yourselves. You will soon be greeted by some amazing and enthusiastic Universal Team Members who will be ready to help start your super hero-filled night! This dining experience offers a variety of seating times available for you to book. Make sure you reserve your dining early to guarantee you get the seating time that works best for you and your party.

  1. Get settled and prepare for some amazing food and awesome drinks! (Adults…you can even enjoy a “grown up” beverage!)

Your waiter will help you begin your super meal with a variety of great beverage choices! Your server will also guide you through an overview of the buffet offerings! From an assortment of pizzas, pastas and salads to giant meatballs, cupcakes, cookies and so much more, you will be sure to find something for everyone in your party! As always, the wonderful Universal culinary team is always ready to help with any special food requests that you and your family may have. The buffet is all you care to enjoy so you can help yourself to as many plates and trips through the buffet line as you like!

 

  1. The BEST part! The Marvel Super Heroes!

You will be so amazed by the amount of meet-n-greet time you and your group will have with your favorite Marvel Super Heroes! This quality character time is worth the price of admission alone! The Marvel Super heroes don’t just stop by to pose for a quick picture, they truly take their time to stop and chat and laugh with you and your party! You are sure to be best friends with all the heroes by the end of the meal! Remember to bring your autograph books and any merchandise you would like the Marvel super heroes to sign for you! Make sure your camera and phone batteries are fully charged so you can capture every amazing moment with the characters! These interactions are truly memorable and something you will want to look back on! You can also plan to take advantage of ‘My Universal Photos.’ With this service, Universal Orlando’s professional photographers capture all the fun of your super hero encounters for you! Later, you can view, purchase, download and share these high-quality memories! Included with your Marvel Character Dinner, you will receive one free digital photo download!

 

  1. Take a ride!

The fun doesn’t stop once your meal is over! After your dinner is the perfect time to hit up your favorite Marvel attractions like, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride! Depending on what time your meal ends, the rides may be closed. However, you can still always end your fun-filled evening by taking some last-minute photos in Marvel Super Hero Island!

 

You are sure to have a SUPER time at the Marvel Character Dinner! This is an incredible way to meet the most characters possible all while enjoying a great meal! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacation Travel Planner to start planning your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort or to whatever destination you are dreaming of next!

 

The Secret Gem

So you are planning an Orlando, FL vacation and you and your family are looking for something a little different to add to the trip. You would like adventure, do something a little different and would love to be connected with nature while doing it. Well, I have the perfect choice! Discovery Cove by Seaworld Parks and Resorts. It is not just another day, it is another world!

Just beyond your wildest dreams lies this tropical paradise where once in a lifetime thrills happen every day! Get closer to the animal world than you can possibly imagine! Get up close and personal with bottlenose, and other sea life. Experience the ultimate dolphin swim to create the most unforgettable moments. Visit the free flight aviary as you let them land on your shoulder and offer food for them to feast on. Watch out for wonderful colors to explode as they fly by.

The Grand Reef at Discovery Cove gives you a whole new view of sea life. Don’t miss the SeaVenture as you are awed with an underwater walk. Relax in a cabana and float through clear springs and refreshing waterfalls tucked under the rainforest canopy. Swim up close for an unmatched view of playful marmosets and frisky Asian otters in the Freshwater Oasis.

Your all-inclusive Day Resort Package lets you enjoy first- class amenities. Freshly prepared breakfast, gourmet lunch and all of your snacks and beverages for the day are included. Admission includes snorkeling gear, wetsuits, towels, lockers and sunscreen and self-parking!
Contact your Travel planner to discover complete vacation packages that also include unlimited admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica also located in Orlando.

Create an amazing adventure for you and your family! Discovery Cove is what the doctor ordered!

Face Your Deepest Fears At Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando

For 27 select nights beginning September 20, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights returns as the nation’s best and most intense Halloween event. Guests will confront extreme Halloween entertainment that cannot be experienced anywhere else.

Face Your Deepest Fears At Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights is Universal Orlando’s annual Halloween party, and it is one of the most popular events in Orlando. Especially if you’re a fan of horror films, this is a ‘don’t miss’ event for those looking for something a little edgier than Disney. For 25 nights this fall, Universal Studios Florida will be home to all-new haunted houses, street experiences, hundreds of frightening “scareactors” and live shows. Guests will be immersed in the horrors of years’ past and introduced to brand-new frights.

These are usually temporary structures set up specifically for the event (although, in the past, certain attractions have been converted into haunted houses for the event). Each of the houses is themed differently. As you walk through the attraction, any number of things or people are likely to jump out at you. Don’t worry, they won’t ever touch you, but they come pretty close. Instead of the scare zones of the past, this year there will be street experiences – the horror will come to you.  Everywhere you go, you will encounter The Legions of Horror, creatures who have escaped from an ancient buried cemetery.

The 2013 Haunted Houses

Resident Evil: Escape from Racoon City – Raccoon City is overrun with Umbrella Corporation’s most terrifying experiments, and the only option is complete destruction. You’ll need to duck and dodge Lickers, Hunters, and Nemesis himself if you want any chance of escaping Capcom’s video game terrors before missiles send everything back to hell.

An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London -Based on the John Landis horror classic, you’ll travel to the Slaughtered Lamb, experience the gruesome wolf attack on the moors and live the chaos of Piccadilly Circus. Beware the moon because tonight it brings only death.

The Walking Dead –Walk in the footsteps of the survivors as Season 3 of AMC’s horror hit relentlessly attacks you from all sides. Stay alert—walkers could trap you anywhere along your journey from the town of Woodbury to the claustrophobic confines of the derelict prison.

Face Your Deepest Fears At Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando

Havoc 2: Derailed -Hang on tight aboard a militaristic train convoy that’s secretly transporting the “Dogs of War” — a genetically engineered super-soldier outfit. These bloodthirsty maniacs are bent on mayhem and destruction, with their sights set on twisting the metal of a speeding train. This is Havoc!

Afterlife: Death’s Vengeance-Serial killer Bobby “The Blade” is about to meet Ole’ Sparky. 2000 volts are going to send him to a horrific realm of pain. His victims have waited an eternity for vengeance. They’re bound to turn Bobby’s afterlife into an unimaginable, infernal torment.

Urban Legends: La Llorona -She is known as the weeping woman. Her legend is one of tragedy… and of murder. She drowned her children in the cold, watery depths and now torments all who hear her with icy, mournful cries. Forced to walk the earth for eternity, she seeks others to share her pain and suffering, now and forever.

Evil Dead -Relive “The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience” as gruesome Deadites try to possess your soul. There is nowhere to hide as every creaking floorboard and tangled vine is just waiting to pull you down, making you one with the Evil Dead.

Face Your Deepest Fears At Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando

The Cabin in the Woods – Experience a live recreation of the film that ripped the horror genre inside out. Beneath the cabin’s rustic appearance lies a secret facility that unleashes terrifying beings that you thought only existed in nightmares.

Street Experiences – AMC’S The Walking Dead

Face Your Deepest Fears At Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando

AMC’s The Walking Dead has overtaken the streets of Universal Studios. From Atlanta to the forests and into Woodbury, you’ll have to fight your way through some of the most iconic locations in the show if you want to survive the night.

  • The Fall of Atlanta – The smell of death is in the air as you make your way past an iconic tank, sandbag barriers, and decayed rotting corpses on your journey through this decimated city. But be warned—the city’s not empty.
  • Woodlands – Tread carefully through these woods, as you never know who you might encounter. Lurking deep in the hidden depths are unforgettable scenes and characters from Seasons 1, 2 and 3.
  • Survivor’s Camp – There’s no one telling ghost stories at this derelict campsite, but there are plenty of undead. Will you dare to go closer to the eerily abandoned RV? Keep your wits about you or you might become a ghost story yourself.
  • The Farm – Something’s burning and it’s not a Sunday roast. Gasoline fumes ignite your senses as you encounter the smoldering remains of a singed country farm. See and smell the putrid barn, the red tractor, and more as you learn what’s causing that horrifying stench.
  • Clear – Turn around and live—proceed and face your fate. Stick together as you head down this street, because the spiked barriers are there for a reason. If you refuse to heed the spray-painted warnings, you’re in for a terrifying walk that will feel like an eternity.

Live Shows

Face Your Deepest Fears At Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure – Party on as those two most excellent dudes return to skewer the biggest names in entertainment and pop culture.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute – Let’s do the Time Warp again! Rock out to clips from the classic cult film with your favorite Transylvanians, live tribute performers, and audience participants.

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Universal Halloween Horror Nights today…if you dare!

Kingdom Magic Quick Tip – How to Pack for A Holiday Visit to Orlando

Laura from Kingdom Magic Vacations gives tips on how to properly pack for a Winter vacation to Orlando to visit Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and all the other great destinations!

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The Minions Take Over New Kids Suites at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando invites you to experience the world of Despicable Me in its newly-renovated kid’s suites. These rooms capture the excitement and playfulness of Gru’s Laboratory. As you enter through the vault door, your training as a future Minion begins with your favorite minion characters repelling from the ceiling and surrounding you on the walls in their non-stop antics. Sleep like Margo, Edith and Agnes in custom-designed missile beds with Minion-inspired bedding, complete with Gru’s scarf. Balancing the playfulness of the room, a pale blue interior creates a soothing backdrop with touches of the laboratory’s red accents to remind you that you are indeed in an unforgettable Minion adventure for your stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando invites you to experience the world of Despicable Me in its newly-renovated kid’s suites.

The adults’ room features a king-sized bed in the hotel’s newly-renovated Italian luxury design. An added feature that parents will appreciate is a single entry door into the suite: the kids’ side of the suite does not have a door that opens into the hallway. All of the hotel’s 18 kids’ suites will be transformed with the new theme. 

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando invites you to experience the world of Despicable Me in its newly-renovated kid’s suites.

On-site hotel guests receive exclusive benefits, including Early Park Admission and free Universal Express Unlimited ride access which lets them skip the regular lines on most rides and attractions in Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

About Portofino Bay Resort

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando invites you to experience the world of Despicable Me in its newly-renovated kid’s suites.

Escape to the sunny shores of the Italian Riviera at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Inspired by the famed Mediterranean seaside resort, this AAA Four Diamond Award winning hotel features 750 guest rooms, including 45 spacious suites. Each room offers the epitome of European luxury and elegance with authentic Italian furnishings and marble accents. Picture yourself relaxing in the comfort of a romantic Italian villa, surrounded by upgraded features like custom duvet covers with 100% white goose down duvet inserts, and elegant window treatments featuring lace curtains which cast lovely floral patterns around the room. And of course, each guest room is also equipped with all the latest amenities to combine the best of Old World hospitality with modern convenience.

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What Evil Has Taken Root at Universal Orlando Resort This Fall?

Unexplained things are happening in the woods. Horrible things. Crucial evidence has been discovered exposing the evil that has taken root at Universal Orlando Resort.

What Evil Has Taken Root at Universal Orlando Resort This Fall?
Soon, the nation’s premier Halloween event will be here—with even more nights of bloodcurdling fear this year. Try to survive all-new haunted houses, spine-chilling street experiences and outrageous live shows.

What Evil Has Taken Root at Universal Orlando Resort This Fall?On select nights September 20 – November 2, your worst nightmares will take shape as Universal Studios Florida theme park is transformed into the award-winning Halloween Horror Nights. See if you can survive all-new haunted houses, spine-chilling street experiences, outrageous live shows, and more. There’s no better way to end your day at Universal Orlando than with the winner of Amusement Today’s “Best Halloween Event” Golden Ticket award.

Halloween Horror Nights annually draws hundreds of thousands of horror fans from around the globe to this one-of-a-kind event. Tony Timpone, Editor of Fangoria Magazine, said, “After visiting scream parks across the U.S. for the last 20 years, I can easily say the Universal’s is the best in the business… Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween experience.”

What Evil Has Taken Root at Universal Orlando Resort This Fall?

Event Hours:
6:30pm – 12am : Sept. 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, Oct. 3, 16, 23 & 31, Nov. 1 & 2.
6:30pm – 1am : Oct. 6, 10, 13 & 17
6:30pm – 2am : Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 & 27

The event features all new horrifying haunted houses, intense street experiences and an all-new ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” containing parodies from TV, movies, music and more. Plus, many rides and attractions will be open during select hours. This is a separately ticketed event and not included with regular admission.

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And See If You Can Survive Halloween Horror Nights…

If You Dare!

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