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Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

 

It’s the most magical time of the year… Christmastime! During this festive season the Universal Orlando parks and resorts get even more awesome! From holiday decorations, to special offerings, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Universal Studios Florida! Even a Grinch will find themselves getting into the spirit of the season when they visit! During this Christmas season you can celebrate Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

 

 

Let’s take a look at the festive offerings that can be found in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

 

Over at Universal Studios Florida inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you will find that both Diagon Alley and London have been adorned top to bottom with festive Christmas décor. Throughout the land you will be dazzled by the brilliant holiday lighting. Throughout this area of the park you will find a wide selection of specialty holiday treats and drinks! The atmosphere is fun and festive! Grab yourself a Butter Beer, walk around, and enjoy the ambiance!

 

If you have visited Universal Studios Florida before, then you may have seen Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees! Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees are an exciting musical act that performs in Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees have a special show prepared just for the holidays that you can catch this time of year!

 

Over at Universal Island’s of Adventure park, you can visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -Hogsmeade. This time of year Hogsmeade embraces the spirit of the season! All of the shops and storefronts are festively decorated with garland and lights! You can catch a performance by the Frog Choir! This time of year they sing festive holiday songs.

 

Also throughout the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade, you will find a variety of special holiday treats and drinks to share! Once evening comes the night sky will dazzle with the projection of holiday spirit at The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle. At night you can experience a special projection show that lights up the Hogwarts castle! This amazing spectacular is called, The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle and it is a must see show during your holiday visit!

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort

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!

Brand-New Live-Action Stunt Show The Bourne Stuntacular Coming to Universal Studios Florida

 

Bourne fans get excited because, “the chase is on!” This coming Spring 2020, the Universal Orlando Resort will welcome its newest show. This brand-new live-action stunt show will be called, The Bourne Stuntacular! The Bourne Stuntacular will debut at Universal Studios Florida. This new live-action show is based on Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Bourne film franchise. The Bourne Stuntacular will use cutting-edge effects that will literally have you on the edge-of-your-seat! Universal has shared that this epic live show will blur the lines between stage and cinema in a hybrid form of entertainment that has never been seen before!

 

The Bourne Stuntacular will follow lead character Jason Bourne around the world as sinister characters pursue him. This action-packed show will feature thrilling chase scenes, punishing fistfights, death-defying leaps and danger at every turn. All of this action will all happen right in front of you with live performers, interactive props and a massive LED screen! We know this level of immersion will make it impossible to determine where the live-action ends and the screen begins! Universal Orlando has stated that with this show “You won’t just watch it – you’ll feel it.”

 

We are so excited that this brand-new live-action stunt show will soon be calling Universal Studios Florida home! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort!

My Favorite Things at the Universal Orlando Theme Parks!

 

Last week I shared that on our most recent company event I had the incredible opportunity to experience the Universal Orlando Resort for my very first time! In last weeks post I detailed what the experience was like and everything that I had the chance to do in the resort and parks during my time there.

Last week’s post:

My First Time at Universal Studios Orlando!

 

This week I wanted to get more personal and share what my top 3 favorite things were from the Universal Orlando Resort! Let the list begin!

 

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

 

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon was the very first Universal Ride I experienced inside Universal Studios Florida! I enjoyed this ride so much that it made my highlights list! Something that really struck me about this experience was actually the wait before you board the attraction. Instead of standing in your average queue forming a winding line like most rides, here the process is completely different. Soon into your wait your party gets handed a card with a color group on it. You then head upstairs to what is set up as the Tonight Show stage. Here you will find lots of displays to look at and nice seating areas to go relax. It is one big open space where you can explore or simply just sit down. Then when they call your color group you make your way to the ride entrance and are inside the attraction in minutes. This was really neat to see! My favorite part of the waiting area was the stage where live acts would come out and perform for everyone! While we were there the entertainment was a barbershop quartet that did covers of many modern day pop songs! They were so entertaining! Everyone in the room was having such a great time. You would never know we were really all waiting in “line” Here at this ride the waiting is part of the actually attraction!

 

 

 

Diagon Alley

 

Another highlight from inside Universal Studios Florida for me was exploring Diagon Alley! Diagon Alley is part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. At Universal Orlando the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is actually built in two locations. There is a Harry Potter section in both Universal Studios and in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Universal Studios is home to Diagon Alley and Islands of Adventure holds the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade. Out west in Universal Studios Hollywood they also have the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade. I have been out to Universal Studios Hollywood before so I was already familiar with Hogsmeade. But Diagon Alley, which can only be found in Universal Studios Florida was entirely new for me. if you read my post from last week about my full experience visiting Universal, then you will know that the day I visited the parks was the night of a Halloween Horror Nights. This meant Universal Studios closed early in preparation for the event that night. By the time I got into Diagon Alley the park had just closed so I wasn’t able to ride anything or go in any shops but as the park was clearing out, I was able to walk around Diagon Alley and see everything! This is something that I have always wanted to do! I am a big fan of Harry Potter so I appreciated getting to see all of the details and references there were from the movies!

 

 

 

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

 

Once Universal Studios closed for the night we used our park-to-park ticket and made our way over to Islands of Adventure to spend the rest of the evening. It was there that I had my next highlight, getting to ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. As I said earlier, Universal’s Islands of Adventure park is home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade. Hogsmeade was very similar to the Hogsmeade found out in Universal Studios Hollywood that I had recently been to and it felt so good to see it again and enjoy another butter beer! But on this Hogsmeade visit I had my next highlight. Something I didn’t have time to do during my visit out in California, I got to ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey! This is the main attraction in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! It was spectacular! I loved everything about this experience. The queue line for this attraction is actually inside of the Hogwarts castle! I felt like I had stepped inside of the movie! Similar to the Jimmy Fallon attraction, I found I did not mind the wait because there was so much to look at! Most notably – the talking portraits on the castle walls! They keep you very entertained while in line. The ride itself was very immersive. You feel as though you are flying on a broom alongside Harry Potter. This ride is part simulator and part roller coaster track. There are many exciting dips and turns. It is a great thrill!

 

 

 

These were just a few of my top highlights I got to enjoy on my quick visit to Universal Orlando. I am already so eager to get back! I know that my list will keep growing and growing as I experience all of the great attractions and rides these parks have to offer.

 

 

I learned on this visit to the Universal Orlando Resort how incredible this destination truly is. There is something for everyone here! From the gorgeous Universal Resort Hotels to the thrills and theming in the amazing parks – it all adds up to one incredible vacation. Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to book your next vacation to the Universal Orlando Resort!

 

 

My First Time at Universal Studios Orlando!

 

During our most recent company event a few weeks ago, our team enjoyed an incredible day of training and fun at the Universal Orlando Resort. We learned so much about the Universal Orlando destination and how this great product is an incredible vacation spot for everyone! Young, old, couples, families, groups of friends… there is something for everyone at the Universal Orlando Resort!

 

 

During our time at Universal Orlando Resort we got to tour several of the amazing onsite Universal hotels, tour Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park and expand our knowledge of this great product through an educational seminar. After our exciting morning of learning many of our team members headed into the parks for a night of fun and getting to explore the incredible parks!

 

 

For me this was particularly very exciting because I had never been to the Universal Orlando Resort. I had been out to the West Coast park, Universal Studios Hollywood, but never to the Universal Orlando Resort! I had always seen so much about Universal Orlando in blogs and videos, so getting the opportunity to finally be there in person was unreal!

 

 

Our training was held at Universal’s Lowes Portifino Bay Hotel. When we were ready to head to the park we got to utilize the Universal’s water taxi service that is offered at many of Universal’s onsite hotels such at Portifino Bay. I was very impressed with this incredible water taxi service. The boats take you directly from the resort to the end of Universal CityWalk. Here you will find the entrance gates to both Universal Studios and just a short walk down the way Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

 

 

I loved taking the scenic water taxi ride! The views were beautiful! And I was at the park entrance in about 5 minutes! I was also so impressed with how frequently the boats run. There was a boat that was just pulling away as I walked up and the next boat was there in less than 10 minutes! Amazing!

 

The first thing I did once my water taxi pulled up to the CityWalk dock was head right into Universal Studios. This park closed at 5:00 on the particular day I was there in preparation for Universal’s Halloween Horror Night – the specially ticketed Halloween event that takes place on select nights at Universal Studios. I had a park-to-park ticket so I knew I wanted to go to Universal Studios first to get in as much as I could there before it closed and then transfer over to Universal’s Islands of Adventure park. I only had about an hour and a half in Universal Studios so I spent the time walking around and soaking in the amazing sights that I previously had just seen in pictures.

 

 

I also managed to squeeze in two rides. The first ride I experienced at Universal Studios was Race through New York starring Jimmy Fallon! This attraction was so fun and entertaining! It is a 3D simulator style ride where you explore the great city of New York and beyond through wacky antics! The second attraction I had time for was Men in Black! This attraction gives you a blaster and allows you to shoot at aliens and earn points! We had fun competing to see who got the highest score!

 

 

It was soon time to transfer over to Islands of Adventure! I loved this park. The theming was very unique, it felt like something out of a storybook!  The first thing we did was ride the Seuss Trolley Train. This was an experience I had seen before in photos and videos. It is an elevated train experience in the air that gives you a birds-eye view of the park. I loved riding this right at sunset, the views were beautiful!

 

 

After taking in the adorable theming in Seuss Landing we headed straight for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I was so excited to finally get to ride this land’s main attraction located inside the Hogwarts Castle, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. The effects in this ride were so cool. You felt like you were really flying on a broomstick alongside Harry Potter!

 

 

To cap off an amazing day I enjoyed the most iconic Harry Potter treat you can have… a butterbeer! These drinks are delicious! It’s like a butterscotch soda! With a butterbeer in hand I enjoyed an evening stroll around Islands of Adventure right before park close, taking in the beautiful architecture and everything there was to see and do in this great park.

 

 

I am so excited to go back to the Universal Orlando Resort to get to experience more of what this amazing destination has to offer. Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next vacation to the Universal Orlando Resort!

Universal Studios Hollywood – Studio Backlot Tour

 

This summer I went out to Universal Studios Hollywood and had a wonderful time. Hands down my favorite experience there was the Universal Studios Backlot Tour. This studio tour is unique to Universal Studios Hollywood. It is something that you can’t find in Universal Studios Florida.

 

The experience of getting to go back stage and seeing the inner workings of this real studio backlot was an incredible experience. The amazing part of this attraction is that it is not simply an attraction – it is a real working studio backlot!

 

I am a movie buff and I love old Hollywood history so this tour was right up my ally! I loved seeing recognizable sets from many of my favorite movies and tv shows and hearing the facts that our guide had to share about the history of the studio.

 

Another great thing about the tour is that it’s never the same! It is a fluid environment where things on the back lot are changing minute to minute! So every time you ride you never know what you may happen to catch filming or who you might see!

 

I am already planning a visit back to Universal Studios Hollywood! I highly recommend visiting this park and when you go be sure to visit the back lot tour! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations travel Planner today to plan your next vacation!

 

 

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Shopping Guide!

 

Halloween Horror Nights 2019 is becoming one of the best Horror Nights season ever! Fans can’t get enough! This horror filled event at Universal Orlando is not limited to just haunted houses, scare zones and shows. This year’s event features a lot of incredible new merchandise that is amazing! You will definitely catch that a lot of this year’s merch features a totally terrifying vibe inspired by the 80s. You will discover exclusive merchandise featuring your favorite cult classics from this year’s Halloween Horror Night, like Netflix’s Stranger Things, Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters and more!

 

HHN Streetwear

 

 

 

This year Universal Orlando has exclusive streetwear designs for each of the movies and TV shows represented in the event! Rep all your favorite characters like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters and Eleven from Stranger Things on T-shirts, hoodies, hats, socks and more.

Additionally, U Design presents Horror Ink returns with tons of designs that feature several of this year’s houses! One of these designs has been inspired by Yeti: Terror of the Yukon. You can purchase these customized t-shirts from the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store.

 

Event Merch

 

 

Everyone needs to bring home a souvenir T-shirt, to prove they faced their fears at this epic event! Make all your friends jealous, and let them know you survived Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, by picking up some incredible event themed merchandise like t-shirts, posters, pins and more.

 

Accessories

 

 

You can easily rock some Halloween Horror Nights style with the addition of some extra HHN flair to your look with themed buttons, pins, lanyards, phone cases and more!

 

Collectibles

 

 

For all the Halloween Horror Nights mega fans out there, Universal has you covered with an amazing collection of collectibles that you won’t want to miss! This collection features everything from souvenir glasses, figurines and more!

 

HHN Light-Up Lanyard

 

 

You can mark yourself as the ultimate HHN fan with this light-up lanyard! The really cool part about this light-up lanyard is that it connects to the Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Mobile Game which features TERROR TRIVIA. You can earn exclusive points and achievements. All you need is the lanyard, download The Official Universal Orlando Resort App and scan the Universal Play QR Code on the back of the light-up lanyard. You can also purchase the light-up lanyard without the game component.

 

Halloween Horror Nights is running on select nights now through November 2. Haunted houses, scare zones, outrageous shows and more all await you at this horror-filled event.

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to book your next vacation!

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle – NEW Limited-Time Show at Universal Orlando!

 

There is a brand new limited-time show now showing at Universal the Universal Orlando Resort! If you are a Harry Potter fan, this is a show you are not going to want to miss! On September 14, Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle premiered! In this incredible new projection show guests will experience an exciting new display of magic in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade! This ominous new spectacle of music, lights, and special effects.

 

On select nights now through November 15, the Hogwarts castle will illuminate with images from the darker side of the Wizarding World. Guests will be encouraged to summon their inner strength to bravely face the all-consuming Dark Arts and even the visage of the powerful Dark wizard, Lord Voldemort.

 

Dementors, Death Eaters and other unspeakable creatures. Creatures including Aragog, Mountain Trolls, Thestrals and more will cloak the castle with sinister images from the darker side of magic, until the Patronus spell. The Patronus spell is one of the most famous, difficult and powerful defense of the Dark Arts charms in the Wizarding World. If you are a Harry Potter fan then you have to experience Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle!

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your visit to the Universal Orlando Resort or to any destination you are dreaming of traveling to next!

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Food Offerings

 

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is in full swing! This fright-filled event features so much incredible food and beverage offerings. This year you can experience some new and returning fan-favorites at Halloween Horror Nights, including snacks and drinks inspired by Netflix’s Strangers Things, Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters and other spooky fun.

 

Netflix’s Stranger Things Food & Drink

Starcourt Mall

Location: Tents outside Monsters Cafe and Finnegan’s

 

 

 

Get a taste of the Starcourt Mall with a variety of dishes inspired by iconic mall dining. Enjoy Grilled Street Corn and Nachos Queso Fundidio from Ole Amigo. Grab a bento box with an Orange Chicken Bao Bun, Szechuan Beef Pot Stickers and fried Wonton Chips, complete with ginger soy dipping sauce from the Imperial Panda. Or head over to Hawkins Heroes for a Turkey or Veggie Hero.

 

 

You can also grab dessert with chocolate dipped bacon on a stick and Pumpkin Patch Mini Donuts.

 

Merrill’s Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts

Location: Tents outside Finnegan’s

 

 

Eleven pumpkin mini donuts on a bed of cookie crumbles topped with a frosting drizzle.

 

Triple Decker Extravaganza

Location: San Francisco Bakery

 

 

It’s back! A stack of delicious waffles, whipped cream and candy that was featured from Season 2 of Stranger Things.

 

Voodoo Doughnut

Location: Universal CityWalk

 

 

These make for the perfect snack before or after the event at Voodoo Doughnut in Universal CityWalk. Choose from either the “Run” or Waffle doughnuts filled with Maple Bavarian Cream.

 

Syrup & Waffles

Location: Gramercy Popcorn & Production Central Veranda

This drink inspired by Netflix’s Stranger Things returns with the same delicious maple flavors and tiny waffles on top.

 

Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters Ghost Trap Popcorn

Location: Popcorn Carts

 

 

The perfect snack to fuel you on the go – a popcorn bucket inspired by the containment unit for ghosts for the proton pack from Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters.

 

More New Eats & Treats

S’mores Fries

Location: KidZone Pizza Company

 

 

The yin to Pizza Fries yang. S’mores Fries are here featuring sweet potato fries, marshmallows, chocolate chips and cracker crumbs.

 

Returning Favs

Pizza Fries

Location: KidZone Pizza Company

 

 

Twisted Taters

Those mouth-watering potato swirls with your choice of sour cream & chive, garlic parmesan, seasoned salt, or salt & vinegar.

 

Candy Corn

Location: Gramercy Popcorn & Production Central Veranda

 

 

The classic Halloween candy in a sweet slushie.

 

Signature Drinks

 

 

There are four signature drinks this year inspired by classic 80s beverages, plus four souvenir cups to collect. The souvenir cups will be a staggered release with a new one becoming available on a weekly basis. Prove you’re the ultimate HHN fan and come back to collect them all! *Souvenir cups are available in limited quantities.

  • Blood Pit – Vodka, blood orange sour, peach schnapps and orange juice.
  • Twilight Gateway – Tequila, watermelon schnapps, pineapple juice, orange juice and grenadine.
  • Vampires Curse – Spiced rum, fruit punch and sour mix.
  • Saturn – Gin, Falernum liqueur, passion fruit puree and sour mix.

 

There is so much to experience at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next trip to the Universal Orlando.

 

 

New Scare Zones Coming To Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights!

 

A frightfully fun part of Halloween is strolling the streets and seeing all the ghouls and goblins out and about! At Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, the park give that concept a twisted spin with scare zones jam packed with terrifying monsters and demented fiends. At this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, five scare zones will be featured in Universal Studios Florida. Additionally the Academy of Villains, a fan favorite show will return with an all-new powerhouse show! Let’s look at some of the details for each of the scare zones coming to this years event.

 

Zombieland Double Tap

Now is the time to keep in mind those rules of survival. Based on the hit film and its upcoming sequel, this scare zone puts you in the middle of the United States of Zombieland. The infection has spread and bloodthirsty zombies are everywhere you turn. The most important rule to remember: Always double tap!

 

Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe

You may be familiar with his music, now it’s time to actually live it. You will get to walk into the heavy metal horror of Rob Zombie’s music and imagery in this pulse-pounding scare zone. From otherworldly beings to brutal maniacs, guests will come face-to-face with his twisted creations as the music cranks to a frenzy.

 

Anarch-cade

With this scare zone an 80s-inspired arcade has taken over Avenue of the Stars. At first glance, you may think it’s a party. However, you quickly learn that “Game Over” means a permanent end for you. A gang of neon slashers are out to play and this is one game you won’t want to lose.

 

Vanity Ball

You may be familiar with the expression: Beauty is pain. This scare zone takes that literally. In the streets of Hollywood, your flesh becomes the canvas as blade-wielding artists slice up willing participants into horrific living works of art. Here, going under the knife takes on a whole other meaning.

 

Vikings Undead

You might be familiar with the brutal Viking warriors. It’s terrifying enough thinking about facing them alive. Now picture facing them as the undead. They have risen and laid siege to Central Park with an onslaught of gore. Bloodlust never dies.

 

This year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando takes place on select nights from September 6th through to November 2nd. Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacation Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort!

Rob Zombie’s Horror Masterpiece House of 1000 Corpses Coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

 

Have you ever wonder how many corpses you can fit inside a house? 1…10…do you dare say 1000? Find out at Halloween Horror Nights with House of 1000 Corpses. The House of 1000 Corpses will be a brand-new haunted house based on Rob Zombie’s horror masterpiece.

 

This fall at the Universal Orlando Resort guests will discover firsthand why this house is built on horror! You will come face-to-face with the psychotic Firefly family and their collection of blood and gore. You will see “The Legend of Doctor Satan” come to life right infront of your eyes. And be sure to keep a lookout for the latest addition to Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen, Fish Boy! Those that are lucky, will escape the house as fast as a rabbit, minus the fluffy bunny costume and tragic ending.

 

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Night returns to the Universal Orlando Resort on September 6 and runs select nights through November 2. This year the event will feature 10 haunted houses, 5 scare zones and live entertainment all themed to your favorite cult classics as well as Universal’s own original horror stories!

 

If you are a fan of all things that go bump in the night then you need to visit Universal Studios Florida for Halloween Horror Nights! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next vacation.

Universal’s Islands Of Adventure Named Number 1 Amusement Park In The World!

 

The Universal Orlando Resort is rejoicing with some very exciting news! Their theme park, Islands of Adventure has been named the number one amusement park in the world! This is now the fifth year in a row that Universal’s Islands of Adventure has received this honor!

 

The fans themselves have spoken! Park goers have voted Universal’s Islands of Adventure the number one amusement park in the world for the fifth consecutive year! Additionally Universal Studios Florida was voted #3 on the worldwide list and the national list!

 

Universal’s Islands Of Adventure Wins The World Once Again

 

It’s truly an epic time to visit the Universal Orlando Resort especially Islands of Adventure! Universal Orlando has stated that they are extremely grateful and appreciative to their fans who made this possible!

 

There is truly something for everyone at the Universal Orlando Resort! You can find out for yourself why the Universal Parks are so highly rated by visiting for yourself! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next vacation!

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!

Universal Orlando Hotel Events! Part 2

 

This week we continue our list of the amazing events that you can enjoy at the Universal Orlando Resort Hotels! The Universal Hotels are home to so many wonderful offerings! These events can be a great extra to add on to your vacation to make even more memories during your travels! Let’s take a look at more Universal Resort Hotel events!

 

Harbor Nights at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Enjoy the Harbor Piazza under the dazzling star-filled sky at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Harbor Nights is a seasonal event that takes place four times a year. This event features gourmet food stations from all of the hotel’s restaurants, as well as unlimited wine selections! As you enjoy these great food and drink offerings you can also take in the musical stylings of a live band. Regular and VIP tickets are available for this event. VIP ticket includes reserved seating, additional hors d’oeuvres and food and wine stations exclusively for VIP guests only.

 

Jake’s Beer Festival at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Taking place in the spring and fall, Jake’s Beer Festival at Loews Royal Pacific Resort brings together beer fanatics from all around to enjoy an extensive selection of craft and specialty beers from local and regional breweries. Guests will have the opportunity to try all of these beverages and enjoy paired hors d’oeuvres. Regular and VIP tickets are available for this event. VIP tickets include a private reception before the festival in Jake’s Clipper Room with additional beer tastings and collectible pint glasses!

 

Jake’s Beer Dinner at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Taking place once a quarter, Jake’s Beer Dinner- at Loews Royal Pacific Resort- invites guests to an expertly prepared five-course dinner event with craft and specialty beer pairings from local and regional breweries. Before being seated for this event, enjoy a cocktail reception with light refreshments and hors d’oeurves!

 

Wine Riffs at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Sometimes as a rock star, you need to take a break and relax! What better way to do that than with Wine Riffs at the Hard Rock Hotel! Wine Riffs explores the mix of wine, food and music in a way you can only experience at Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando! Guests will enjoy a multi-course dinner menu and wine pairings from the featured winery. This event is a wine dinner like no other!

 

Rum Dinner at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Rum fans will love this specialty Rum Dinner at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Guests of this event will enjoy a light reception with refreshments and passed hors d’oeuvres. Participants will then be seated for a five-course dinner paired with craft rums from the Caribbean. The party doesn’t stop there as the evening wraps up with an afterglow in this island paradise!

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort and get to enjoy one of these amazing events for yourself!

Universal Orlando Hotel Events! Part 1

 

An amazing thing about staying at a Universal Orlando Resort Hotel is that the fun never stops! Universal’s amazing resort hotels host one-of-a-kind offerings and event for guests! Guests can experience all these great events without ever leaving their hotel! From a weekly luau to rock ‘n’ roll concerts to incredible food and beverage experiences, there is an event for everyone!

Lets take a closer look at a few of the great events offered at the Universal Orlando Resort Hotels!

 

Sunday Brunch at the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

The Kitchen at the Hard Rock Hotel takes such an amazing take on Sunday brunch! This brunch includes a buffet of all breakfast favorites, plus a carving station, salmon platter, pastries, and bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas! All of this accompanied by the musical stylings of an acoustic performance!

 

Wantilan Luau at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

You can get the experience of traveling to Hawaii every Saturday night at Lowes Royal Pacific Resort! The Wantilan Luau at Loews Royal Pacific Resort gives you a taste of Polynesian culture with hula dancers, fire dancers and more. This is an exciting event, perfect for the entire family! The best part, the food and drinks! You will get to partake in a traditional Hawaiian buffet that even has a roasted pig and bottomless mai-tais, house wine and beer!

 

Caribbean Carnaval at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Caribbean Carnaval at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will take you on a musical journey through the Caribbean in this interactive dinner show! The dinner show features a buffet with Caribbean favorites and bottomless rum punch. Get at taste of the islands during your Universal vacation!

 

Despicable Me Character Breakfast at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

If you are a fan of Illumination’s Despicable Me then this character dining experience is one you can’t miss! You get to enjoy an incredible breakfast all while meeting your favorite Despicable Me characters! This experience happens every Saturday at Loews Royal Pacific Resort! Enjoy a buffet of morning favorites including pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs and more! You will get to meet some of your favorite Despicable Me characters including Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and the Minions!

 

Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Have you ever seen a hotel lobby transformed to host a rock ‘n’ roll concert? Well that’s exactly what happens at the Hard Rock Hotel during Velvet Sessions. This show brings high-power music and some of your favorite artists to the lobby of Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel. Featured performers include Bret Michaels, Soul Asylum, The Psychedelic Furs and more. Before the show, you can enjoy specialty cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres! All while getting the chance to mingle with fellow Session’ers! All of this is included with your ticket! Standing room and VIP tickets are available for this event. VIP tickets include a private bar and access to a special viewing area. You can also add on a Meet & Greet ticket to your experience to meet and take a photo with the artist or band before the show!

 

Velvet Unplugged at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Velvet Unplugged takes a new spin on acoustic performances. Guests can enjoy intimate performances by emerging musicians in the lobby of Hard Rock Hotel. This offering is open to all ages. Standing room tickets or tables for two or four people are available during this event. Table seating includes the first round of house drinks and complimentary valet parking.

 

Check back next week for part 2 of Universal Orlando Hotel Events! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort or to any destination you are dreaming of traveling to next!

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