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May 21, 2019

COASTER EXPERIENCE YET WITH HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT CREATES THE MOST THRILLING AND INNOVATIVE 

Immersive Environments, Unparalleled Thrills and Beloved Harry Potter Characters Come to Life on the Epic New “Story Coaster” – Opening June 13 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade

Orlando, Fla. (May 20, 2019) – From rich sets and an actual forest with 1,200 trees to ground-breaking coaster technology and a captivating storyline, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will be the most highly-themed, immersive coaster experience yet – becoming the world’s first “story coaster.”  

Epic Thrills Await Within the Forbidden Forest…

May 6, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS ITS MOST LIFE-LIKE ANIMATED FIGURE EVER, HAGRID, FEATURED IN ALL-NEW EXPERIENCE, HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE


Guests Will Encounter One of the Most Beloved Characters From the Harry Potter Film Series in a Whole New Way as Part of the Epic New Addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 

Orlando, Fla. (May 6, 2019) – Universal Orlando Resort has created its most life-like animated figure for the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – opening June 13. And it’s none other than Hogwarts gamekeeper and Care of Magical Creatures professor himself – Hagrid.

Guests will come face-to-face with Hagrid during their journey as his hyper-realistic animated figure tries to contain his beloved Blast-Ended Skrewt. The gentle half-giant will guide guests through their adventure into the Forbidden Forest as they encounter some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.

May 1, 2019

TODAY CAFE TO GRAND OPEN ON MAY 16 AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT


TODAY Cafe at Universal Studios Florida will officially grand open on Thursday, May 16. Designed to feel like stepping onto the iconic TODAY set, the cafe will serve specialty food and beverage options, including fresh in-house baked pastries, salads, sandwiches and locally-roasted coffee including the TODAY Cafe blend, a unique coffee blend made exclusively for the cafe.

NBC’s Al Roker and the TODAY team will broadcast live from the TODAY Cafe on Thursday, May 16 – celebrating the grand opening with guests and fans alike. Plus, Al’s Avocado Toast – the first seasonal dish inspired by his favorite recipes – will be available at the cafe. Al’s Avocado Toast is topped with cherry tomatoes, artichokes, roasted red onions and tomato aioli, and is accompanied by bread and butter pickles. Guests will be able to power through their day with this hearty and healthy dish and according to Al, the pickles add a nice sweetness and an umami taste.

In preparation for the official grand opening of the TODAY Cafe on May 16, the cafe is currently operating on a limited, unscheduled basis. During this time, guests can enjoy select menu items for breakfast and lunch, as well as beverage and snack options. 
For more information about the TODAY Cafe, visit the Universal Orlando Resort Blog and to check out the full menu, click here.

CINEMATIC HORROR ICONS COME TO LIFE IN ALL-NEW “UNIVERSAL MONSTERS” MAZES AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS”


Universal Pictures’ Legendary Monsters Make Frightening Debut at Universal Orlando Resort 
and Return to Wreak Havoc at Universal Studios Hollywood

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (April 29, 2019) – “Universal Monsters” will come to life in all-new terrifying Halloween Horror Nights mazes at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror films. The terrifying experiences on both coasts will wake some of the most frightening and legendary monsters in horror history and bring them face-to-face with guests at the nation's premier Halloween events.

At Universal Orlando Resort, guests will be hunted by every single grisly monster from the anthology, including Dracula, The Wolf Man and Frankenstein, in the all-new experience, “Universal Monsters.” Each sinister environment will bleed from one to the next as guests press through the darkened realms of horrifying creatures. Guests will face bloody terrors in Dracula’s castle and flee from what is behind the cryptic howls of the grim forest. They’ll run from the horrifying manmade monster within Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory, and fall prey to an ancient Egyptian curse as they are pursued by the evil Mummy. Guests will try to escape the mysterious Creature lurking in the Black Lagoon, or become victims of other horrors waiting in the shadows. Click here to witness the terror that is coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort.

April 23, 2019

YOU’VE NEVER HAD A HOLIDAY LIKE THIS: UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT ANNOUNCES DATES FOR ITS 2019 HOLIDAYS CELEBRATION


Guests Can Now Plan a Holiday Getaway filled with Merry, Mischief and Thrills as They Experience Unique Holiday Entertainment across the Entire Destination

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 22, 2019) – Guests can take their holiday traditions to the next level and experience the merry, mischief and thrills of Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration, beginning November 16, 2019 and running through January 5, 2020. 

Guests will find a winter “fun”-derland that the entire family will enjoy with incredible holiday experiences across the entire destination that put a twist on the traditional. There’s nowhere else that they can witness a spectacular transformation of Hogwarts castle during “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter; meet the maven of mischief himself, The Grinch, during Grinchmas; experience merry – and mayhem – with the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me and other beloved characters during Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s; and so much more.

April 19, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN CREATURE FEATURED IN ALL-NEW EXPERIENCE, HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE


For the First Time Ever, the “Blast-Ended Skrewt” Will Be Brought to Life Especially For the Epic New Addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


Orlando, Fla. (April 19, 2019) – Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed a never-before-seen magical creature that guests will encounter in Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, opening June 13.


Known as the “Blast-Ended Skrewt,” this unique creature will be one of the most life-like animated figures Universal Orlando has ever created and was brought to life for the first time ever for this new adventure. Described as a cross between a giant scorpion and an elongated crab, this creature was created by Hagrid – one of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter films and the guide of this new experience. During their journey, guests will come face-to-face (or face-to-rear) for the first time ever with the “Blast-Ended Skrewt” and its dangerous ‘blasting end.’ Here’s some fast facts about what you can expect from this rare magical creature:

April 16, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT RELEASES FIRST-EVER LOOK AT MAGICAL CREATURES THAT AWAIT IN HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE DURING WEEK-LONG REVEAL


The Epic New Addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens June 13

Orlando, Fla. (April 15, 2019) – Starting today through April 19, Universal Orlando Resort is giving guests a first-ever look at the magical creatures they’ll encounter inside the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet – Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

The epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be an immersive experience unlike any other, combining a new level of storytelling and innovative coaster technology with elaborate environments – including an actual forest with more than 1,200 live trees – to bring an all-new wizarding world adventure to life. Guests will embark on a journey with Hagrid – one of the most beloved characters in theHarry Potter films – into the Forbidden Forest to discover some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.

April 9, 2019

NEW UNIVERSAL CITYWALK RESTAURANT, BIGFIRE, BRINGS FIRESIDE DINING EXPERIENCE DIRECTLY TO GUESTS

 

All-New Restaurant to Put Modern Twist on Open-Fire Cooking,
Adding Bold Flavors to American Classic Dishes

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 9, 2019) – This summer, Universal Orlando Resort will debut its next original concept dining experience – Bigfire – an all-new, full-service restaurant that will bring a specially created menu and a highly-themed environment directly to guests at Universal CityWalk – and take open fire cooking to a whole new level.

Bigfire will feature unique theming designed to make guests feel as though they have stepped into a grand lakeside lodge, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of summers spent by the water. The two-story venue will feature warm modern surroundings, from a cozy fireplace to cast iron and wood design elements mixed with nostalgic camp lanterns and oversized plaid blankets. As guests step onto the outside patio, they will be greeted with twinkling lights, comfortable seating and lawn games for the entire family to enjoy. And guests will be able to enjoy one of the most popular fireside treats– s’mores – which they will be able to prepare themselves right at their table.

March 28, 2019

NETFLIX’S ORIGINAL SERIES “STRANGER THINGS” RETURNS TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT WITH ALL-NEW “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” MAZES THIS FALL

Click Here for a Sneak Peek into the Upside Down

Universal City, CA, Orlando, Fla. (March 27, 2019) – Netflix’s supernatural thriller, “Stranger Things” returns to “Halloween Horror Nights” 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, debuting all-new mazes inspired by seasons 2 and 3 of the critically-acclaimed series.

This year’s chilling mazes pick up where last year’s mazes left off, continuing the suspenseful storyline where a predatory entity terrorizes the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, and delving even further into the parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down. 
The mazes on both coasts will also parallel the hit show as it leaps forward to 1985, taking guests on a terrifying excursion through portions of “Stranger Things 3,” which begins streaming July 4 on Netflix.

As with the previous mazes, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort are partnering with Netflix and the creators and executive producers of “Stranger Things” to create authentic representations of the blockbuster series.

BLUE MAN ORLANDO LAUNCHES NEW BAND JAM EXPERIENCE


ORLANDO, March 26, 2019 – Blue Man Group is proud to announce the launch of the Band Jam Experience, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to jam out with a Blue Man Group band member following the nightly show at Universal CityWalk. The 20-minute jam session is performed on a custom-made, four-person drumbone percussion instrument created in the exclusive Blue Man Group music lab.

March 20, 2019

LAST CHANCE: UNPRECEDENTED OFFER GIVES UP TO SIX MONTHS FREE ON UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT ANNUAL PASSES


Don’t Miss This Special Offer – Purchase and Activate Your Pass by April 4 

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 19, 2019) – Universal Orlando Resort is giving Passholders more thrills and adventure than ever before. It’s the last chance to take advantage of up to six months FREE on Universal Orlando Resort Annual Passes. This special offer is valid on 2-Park and 3-Park Seasonal and Annual Passes and is only available for purchase and activation through April 4, 2019.

That’s up to a year and a half to enjoy all of the thrills and excitement Universal Orlando has to offer, including:

March 14, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS NEW DETAILS FOR HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE - THE MOST HIGHLY THEMED, IMMERSIVE COASTER YET


Thrilling Adventure will be the Epic New Addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Open on June 13
Click Here to Watch Harry Potter Film Star, Tom Felton and Art Director, Alan Gilmore Reveal 
the Wondrous Details…

Orlando, Fla. (March 12, 2019) – On June 13, 2019, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure  the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – will soar into Universal Orlando Resort and become the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet. Today, all-new details have been revealed about the magical new adventure that awaits.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will combine a new level of storytelling and innovative coaster technology with rich environments and sets – including an actual forest with more than 1,200 live trees. It will also give guests the unique opportunity to join Hagrid – one of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter films – on a journey to one of the most mysterious places in the wizarding world – the Forbidden Forest. With Hagrid as their guide, guests will fly deep into the Forbidden Forest and brave the mysteries and thrills beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle on a groundbreaking coaster experience unlike any other.

February 28, 2019

A POWERFUL DARK ARTS SPELL HAS BEEN CAST ON “THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER,” BRINGING A DYNAMIC, ALL-NEW LIGHT PROJECTION EXPERIENCE TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT


Universal City, CA; Orlando, Fla. (February 28, 2019) – Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort invite guests to experience an exciting new dimension of sorcery at “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” with the introduction of the “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,” a powerful, original and breathtaking projection experience.
The “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will illuminate Hogwarts castle and “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” nightly from April 13 – 28 at Universal Studios Hollywood then return from May 25 – 27.

Universal Orlando Resort’s experience will debut later this year with dates to be announced at a later time.

This exciting all-new experience in “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will cast a mesmerizing display of light, music and special effects, unleashing the darkest creatures and villains, including the powerful Dark wizard Lord Voldemort.

February 26, 2019

ALL-NEW ‘TODAY’ CAFE TO OPEN AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT


Guests Can Experience Studio 1A Themed Cafe With New York Inspired Menu This Spring

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2019) – The TODAY Cafe will soon make its way to Universal Orlando Resort’s neck of the woods. The cafe will bring together a highly-themed environment designed to feel like stepping onto the iconic TODAY show set along with specialty food and beverage options.

NBC’s TODAY informs, entertains, inspires and sets the agenda each morning for Americans. Now, guests of Universal Orlando will have the chance to start their day with America’s number-one morning show and be part of the Studio 1A experience every time they visit. Guests can step into the stage-lit set inspired by the show and catch up on top headlines from TODAY’s live broadcast, all while refueling for more theme park thrills.

February 15, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT DEBUTS ADD-ON EXPERIENCES AT THIS YEAR’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION


ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2019) – All-new experiences are coming to Universal Orlando Resort’s 2019 Mardi Gras celebration. As part of this family-friendly version of the renowned Big Easy bash, guests can purchase new add-on experiences including an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil and a special dessert and Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration party with an exclusive parade viewing area.

Universal Orlando’s 2019 Mardi Gras celebration will include the following new add-on experiences:

February 6, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND


Florida’s Biggest Party To Feature Live Concerts on Select Nights, New Cajun Dishes and a Nightly Party Animal-Themed Parade

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2019) – Universal Orlando’s 2019 Mardi Gras Celebration kicks off this Saturday, February 9, with a live performance by English rock band, BUSH. Other top acts performing in February include multi-platinum singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw (Feb. 16), chart-topping country music duo Dan + Shay (Feb. 17) and GRAMMY award-winning rapper, Macklemore (Feb. 23). See below for the complete concert schedule.

As part of this family-friendly version of the renowned New Orleans celebration, guests can enjoy a party animal-themed parade that will run nightly throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida, as well as sample new and returning authentic Cajun cuisine available as a tasting size at the French Quarter Courtyard.

BUY ONE NIGHT, GET A SECOND NIGHT TICKET OFFER NOW ON SALE FOR UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS


The World’s Premier Halloween Event Returns September 6 for a Record-Breaking 41 Nights

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2019) – Guests can now purchase a limited time ticket offer and vacation package for the world’s premier Halloween event – Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, running for a record-breaking 41 nights this fall. Guests can get double the scares with the purchase of a limited time ticket offer where they can get a second night free when they buy one night. They can also stay in the heart of the screams with a vacation package that includes Universal Orlando hotel accommodations, tickets to Universal Orlando’s three world-class theme parks and more.

See below for more details on the Halloween Horror Nights offers that are available now.

January 16, 2019

NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS: UNIVERSAL’S ENDLESS SUMMER RESORT – DOCKSIDE INN AND SUITES


All 2,800 Rooms and 2-Bedroom Suites at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites Are Now Available for Booking – Book Today! 

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Guests can now book their stay at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, opening May 2020. This coastal-themed hotel inspired by breathtaking sunsets will join its sister property, Surfside Inn and Suites, in the destination’s all-new Value hotel category. With rates starting at $76 per night, Universal Orlando now offers a hotel for every style and budget, complete with exclusive benefits and a seamless vacation experience at the destination’s most affordable rates.

The destination’s newest hotel will offer 2,050 relaxed and casual guest rooms and suites. Families needing a bit more space will find it easy to spread out and unwind in the 2-Bedroom Suites, which start at $115 per night for a 7-night stay. These suites sleep six comfortably and feature a kitchenette and separate bath and vanity areas, so the whole family can get ready in time to experience Early Park Admission. It’s the perfect home-base for families of any size to experience all that Universal Orlando has to offer – at a quality that’s simply unmatched anywhere else in Orlando.

January 11, 2019

CELEBRATE THE “KING OF REGGAE” AT BOB MARLEY’S BIRTHDAY JAM IN UNIVERSAL CITYWALK ON FEB. 9


Universal Orlando Resort invites guests to celebrate the birthday of cultural icon and music legend Bob Marley at “Bob Marley’s Birthday Jam” – taking place at Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom on February 9 in Universal CityWalk.

The celebration kicks off at 3 p.m. and guests will enjoy a live Reggae band, DJ, steel drummers, authentic Jamaican food, specialty drinks, birthday cake and more. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests of all ages can enjoy “Bob Marley’s Birthday Jam” and receive free admission. After 7 p.m., the venue will be open for guests 21 and up and admission is $12. Tickets can be purchased by calling (407) 224 - 2691 or at Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom.
For more information, visit UniversalOrlando.com.

January 10, 2019

MACKLEMORE, PITBULL, DAN + SHAY, BECKY G AND MORE TO PERFORM LIVE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S 2019 MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION


Florida’s Biggest Party to Feature New Mouthwatering Cajun Cuisine, a Nightly Mardi Gras Parade and Entertainment; Plus Live Concerts on Select Nights from Feb. 9 – April 4

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 10, 2019) – Laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll)! Universal Orlando Resort today announced the concert headliners performing at the 2019 Mardi Gras celebration – a family-friendly version of the renowned Big Easy bash that features authentic Cajun-style cuisine, an incredible nightly parade and – on select nights – live concerts from some of the biggest names in music.

Universal’s Mardi Gras 2019 will run daily from Feb. 9 through April 4.  For 13 select nights during the event, guests can enjoy performances by some of the biggest names in music, including GRAMMY award-winning rapper, Macklemore, globally renowned superstar,  Pitbull, chart-topping country music duo Dan + Shay and Latin superstar Becky G. For the complete line-up and performance schedule, see below. 

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