Every Harry Potter Fans Dream Can Come True at Universal Studios
Every season it seems like there’s something new happening at the Universal Orlando Resort and this summer is no exception. The much-anticipated Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is now open and ready to take you on an exhilarating adventure through the wizarding world.
This immersive experience is a thrill for any fan of the Harry Potter franchise and makes for the perfect cornerstone to any trip to Universal Orlando. Before you plan your next journey, be sure to read all of these tips.
WHAT’S NEW AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO
The latest attraction to open at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. This ride is in the Islands of Adventure theme park.
The new ride at Univeral studios offers visitors a flight through the mysterious environs of the Forbidden Forest. You will be thrilled with the opportunity to ride a motorbike up close and personal with some of your favourite magical creatures from the world of Harry Potter.
Also coming in 2019 are The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle. This stunning nighttime spectacular brings to life the four Hogwarts houses with a spectacle of lights and music working together to deliver an awe-inspiring show. The show runs on select nights in 2019.
TIME TO REST AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
You will want to start your day of Harry Potter adventure at one of the Orlando hotels with free breakfast. Hyatt House Across from Universal Orlando Resort is an ideal choice for your trip to the parks.
Located on the opposite side of the highway of Universal, this family-friendly hotel boasts comfortable guest rooms, a free shuttle to all of the fun of Universal, complimentary breakfast, and a heated outdoor pool.
The Hyatt House is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate after your day exploring Universal and everything else in the area.
If you’re serious about getting the most out of your trip to Universal Orlando, then you should also consider Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Studios Orlando. This hotel is pricey but offers some killer park extras. They offer free Universal Express Unlimited passes with early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Volcano Bay and priority seating at restaurants. You’ll be a VIP at Universal Orlando with a stay here.
TIME TO EAT AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO
After you have worked up an appetite, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the parks by enjoying a meal at the adjacent Universal City Walk entertainment district.
Get a taste of the laidback tropical lifestyle at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville or indulge in authentic Italian cuisine at Vivo. If you are looking for a rocking good time, be sure to consider the Hard Rock Cafe for your next dining destination.
No place will satisfy your sweet tooth quite like the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and its massive desserts.
ODDS AND ENDS – DISNEY SPRINGS
As America’s theme park capital, there is no shortage of fun things to see and do in Orlando. When the heat gets to be too much, escape to the Universal’s Volcano Bay water park.
This oasis features a myriad of extreme water slides balanced perfectly with the tranquil lazy river and refreshing wave pool. Shopping enthusiasts will appreciate the bargains at the many outlet malls in Orlando.
Or head over to the Disney Springs area to get your magical Disney fix. Animal aficionados will love all of the attractions and shows at SeaWorld and the adjacent Discovery Cove park.
With so many options to choose from, it is no wonder families of all ages and interests continue to flock to Orlando for all of their vacation fun.
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