Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando is often thought to be the more thrilling theme park experience in central Florida, offering a selection of thrill rides that exceed those seen at the perhaps more iconic Walt Disney World theme parks.

Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando is comprised of two parks, one water park, a dining and entertainment district, and on-site hotels. It is possible to plan and enjoy a full vacation at Universal Orlando without leaving the property to experience other theme parks and attractions.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal

Below we cover the basics: attractions in each park, CityWalk dining and shopping, planning tips, Universal Dining Plans, and the Universal Express Pass.

Theme Parks

Universal Studios Florida Attractions

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
E.T. Adventure
Fast & Furious: Supercharged
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Hogwarts Express

Hogwarts Express

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
Men in Black: Alien Attack
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
Revenge of the Mummy
The Simpsons Ride
Transformers: The Ride 3D
Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster

Universal’s Islands of Adventure Attractions

Caro-Seuss-Sel
Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls
Flight of the Hippogriff
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Hogwarts Express
Jurassic Park: The Ride

Universal Orlando

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges
Pteranodon Flyers
Skull Island: Reign of Kong
Storm Force Accelatron
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
The Cat In The Hat
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride
The Incredible Hulk Coaster

Guests at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure may opt to purchase a Universal Express Pass to skip the regular lines. More on Universal Express Pass option below in Planning Information.

Water Park

Universal’s Volcano Bay Attractions

Honu Ika Moana
Kopiko Wai Winding River
Krakatau Volcano
Maku Puihi
Ohyah and Ohno Drop Slides
Puka Uli Lagoon
Runamukka Reef
Taniwha Tubes
TeAwa the Fearless River
The Reef
Tot Tiki Reef
Waturi Beach

Volcano Bay Concept Art

Volcano Bay uses the TapuTapu wearable, a free device given to guests when they enter the water park. Guests tap their TapuTapu wearables at designated tiki screens to join a virtual queue for attractions. Guests can only tap into the queue for one queue at a time. Guests who want to skip the regular line and save even more time can purchase the Volcano Bay Pass ($19.99) which allows users to skip the regular line once per attraction.

Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk is Universal’s dining, shopping, and entertainment district. This space is centered on both parks, allowing guests of the parks easy access to everything this area has to offer.

CityWalk

Universal CityWalk Dining

Counter Service Restaurants

  • Bread Box Handcrafted Sandwiches
  • BK Whopper Bar
  • Cinnabon
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Fusion Bistro Sushi & Sake Bar
  • Hot Dog Hall of Fame
  • Lone Palm Airport
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Panda Express Gourmet Chinese Food
  • Red Oven Pizza Bakery
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Voodoo Doughnut
Universal CityWalk Red Oven Pizza Bakery

Table Service Restaurants

  • Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food
  • Bigfire
  • Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market
  • The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
  • Hard Rock Cafe Orlando
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew
  • Pat O’Brien’s
  • Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
  • VIVO Italian Kitchen

    Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Hard Rock Cafe

Food Carts

  • Auntie Anne’s
  • Coke Icon Cart
  • Dippin Dots
  • Dockside
  • Hub Cart
  • Shoreline

Bars or Lounges

  • Fat Tuesday
  • Red Coconut Club
  • Rising Star

CityWalk Shopping

Bob Marley — A Tribute to Freedom
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market (restaurant shop)
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville (restaurant shop)
Element
Fossil
Fresh Produce
Hard Rock Cafe Orlando (restaurant shop)
The Island Clothing Store
NASCAR Sports Grill (restaurant shop)
P!Q
Pat O’Brien’s (restaurant shop)
Quiet Flight Surf Shop
Hart & Huntington Tattoo Shop
Universal Studios Store

On-Site Hotels

Value Hotels

Dockside Inn & Suites
Surfside Inn & Suites

Prime Value Hotels

Aventura Hotel
Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Preferred Hotels

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Premier Hotels

Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Hard Rock Hotel
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Ticket Types and Pricing

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure Ticketing

1-Day One Park ticket: $119 (adult) / $114 (children 3-9)

The 1-Day One Park ticket allows entry to one park (Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure) for one day. Riding the Hogwarts Express is not included in this option.

2-Park 1-Day ticket: $174 (adult) / $169 (children 3-9

The 2-Park 1-Day ticket allows entry to both parks and access to riding Hogwarts Express between the two parks.

Volcano Bay Ticketing

1-Day Volcano Bay ticket: $80 (adult) / $75 (children 3-9)

Ticket Combos

Universal Express Pass and Express Pass Unlimited are a cost on top of park admission. Ticket Combos allow guests to bundle their park tickets and Universal Express Pass.

Annual Pass

There are several options for Annual Passes that range from those including block-out dates to those with no restrictions. For full details (including payment options) click here.

Universal Orlando

VIP Experience

The VIP Experience starts at $189.99 per person and includes a VIP tour guided by a Universal Orlando expert. This includes front-of-the-line access for “most” popular rides and attractions. The VIP Experience requires separately-purchased park admission. The VIP Experience options include:

  • A 1-Day, 2-Park Experience seven-hour tour with priority access to at least ten attractions.
  • A 1-Day, 1-Park Experience five-hour tour with priority access to at least eight attractions of your choice.

Both Experience options include complimentary breakfast and lunch, behind the scenes access, a Universal Express pass Unlimited, reserved seating for shows, and a CityWalk Party Pass.

Contact the VIP Call Center at (866) 346-9350.
For information on Private VIP Experiences, click here.

Planning Information

Parking

Prices

Regular Parking in the Universal Parking Garage: $26
Regular Parking after 6PM: Free (except for Halloween Horror Nights)
Prime Parking in the Universal Parking Garage: $40
RV/Bus Parking: $32

Self-parking at Universal CityWalk is free. As of May 2020, valet parking is not available. This is subject to change.

Regular Parking Fee Reimbursement available for guests who present two or more Universal Cinemark matinee movie tickets (11AM-6PM). Fee is paid upon parking; reimbursement is available when showing parking ticket at the theater.

CityWalk Entrance

Parking Garage Address (Theme Parks and Universal CityWalk)
6000 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

Volcano Bay Parking
Follow signs on property for dedicated Volcano Bay guest parking on the first level of the parking garage. A shuttle carries guests from the parking garage to the water park.

Things to Know About Parking

The parking garage uses moving sidewalks, escalators, and elevators. Wheelchair rentals are available on-site in the parking garage. If guests need to leave Universal and come back later in the day, the can do so by showing their same-day parking ticket to the toll booth operator upon returning.

Express Pass

Add Express Pass to your Universal day to skip the lines at most of the parks’ attractions.

Universal Express: The least expensive Express Pass option allows users to skip the regular lines one time per participating attraction at one park per pass. Pricing starts at $69.99.

Universal Express Unlimited: The Unlimited Pass allows users to skip the regular lines at participating attractions an unlimited number of times at one park per pass. Pricing starts at $89.99.

Volcano Bay Pass: The Volcano Bay Pass allows guests of the water park to skip the virtual line once per participating attraction. Pricing starts at $19.99.

Universal Express is included free when guests at a Universal Premier category hotel. These hotels are the Loews Royal Pacific Resort, the Hard Rock Hotel, and the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

Attractions included in the Express Pass and Express Pass Unlimited include:

Universal Studios Florida

  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™
  • Hogwarts™ Express (Park-to-Park admission ticket required)
  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
  • TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D™
  • Fast & Furious – Supercharged
  • MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  • Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • The Simpsons Ride™
  • Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • E.T. Adventure
  • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster

Universal’s Islands Of Adventure

  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
  • Hogwarts™ Express (Park-to-Park admission ticket required)
  • Flight of the Hippogriff™
  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®
  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster®
  • Storm Force Accelatron®
  • Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®
  • Jurassic Park River Adventure
  • Skull Island: Reign of Kong
  • Caro-Seuss-el™
  • The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!™
  • Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls®
  • Poseidon’s Fury

Universal’s Volcano Bay

  • Krakatau Aqua Coaster
  • Punga Racers
  • Maku of Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides
  • Puihi of Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides
  • Honu of Honu ika Moana
  • ika Moana of Honu ika Moana
  • Taniwha Tubes

Additional Volcano Bay Rides Available with Express PLUS:

    • Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides
    • Ko’okiri Body Plunge
    • Ohyah of Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides
    • Ohno of Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides

Universal Dining Plan

There are three levels of Universal Dining Plans. Prices below do not include tax and are priced for adults. Over 100 dining locations participate in the Universal Dining Plan. Click here to browse the list of participating establishments.

  • Universal Dining Plan: This plan is available only as part of a vacation package and provides users with one full-service meal per day, one quick-service meal per day, one snack per day, and one non-alcoholic beverage per day. Pricing unavailable as this plan is only available in combination with a vacation package.
  • Universal Dining Plan — Quick Service: This plan includes one quick-service meal per day, one snack per day, and one non-alcoholic beverage per day. The Quick-Service plan is $25.99 per day.
Dining Options in CityWalk
  • Universal Dining Plan — Quick Service + Coca-Cola freestyle Souvenir Cup: This plan includes one quick-service meal per day and one snack per day. Also included is a souvenir Coca-Cola freestyle cup and 1-day unlimited Coca-Cola freestyle beverage. This plan is $34.99 per day.
  • Coca-Cola freestyle Souvenir Cup: This option includes a Coca-Cola freestyle Souvenir Cup and 1-day unlimited Coca-Cola freestyle beverage. This option is $16.99 per day.

Kennel Services

Universal Orlando offers an on-site kennel for cats and dogs. Click here for more information.

Official Universal Orlando Resort App

The Official Universal Orlando Resort App is a handy tool to help guests:

  • Purchase tickets
  • Access the Universal Dining Plans

Search attraction wait times and show times and set alerts for when times are low

Filter information by park, ride type, dining, shopping, and shows

Set a parking reminder

Place a counter service order before arriving at the restaurant

Get a customized map for directions throughout the property

Allow notifications of for special offers, events, and Universal announcements