Hard Rock Hotel At Universal Orlando: Soul Asylum Velvet Session

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

 Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando to Host Halloween Velvet Sessions Featuring Soul Asylum on October 29th

Orlando’s rock ‘n’ roll cocktail event becomes adults-only Halloween costume party

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Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando’s 2015 Velvet Sessions lobby concert series continues in October with a special Halloween Sessions featuring Soul Asylum, performing hits “Somebody To Shove,” “Misery,” “Black Gold” and more! Guests can participate in the popular Halloween costume contest before the show starts for a chance to win a two-night stay in the Graceland Suite.

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Velvet Sessions is Hard Rock Hotel’s special rock ‘n’ roll cocktail party and lobby concert held the last Thursday of the month (January through October). Log onto 
velvetsessions.com to buy your tickets and to receive monthly updates on who’s playing.

All Velvet Sessions tickets include: FREE specialty drinks, finger foods and warm-up tunes from 6:30 pm until show time, cash bars and live band from show time onward, and complimentary valet parking*.

Velvet Sessions is a 21 and older event.

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What: Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando’s 2015 Velvet Sessions lobby concert series continues in October with a special Halloween Sessions featuring Soul Asylum.
Who:   Velvet Sessions is a 21 and older event.
When: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Where:  Velvet Bar and Lobby Lounge
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
5800 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32819
Parking: Complimentary valet parking
Tickets: Tickets are $50 on-line or $55 at the door. Limited VIP tickets are $75 on-line only and include all the benefits of a regular Velvet Sessions ticket, plus access to a special viewing area with private bar. Purchase tickets in advance on-line and receive early entry to the show at 6:00 pm.

To purchase tickets, log onto velvetsessions.com. For tickets and more information, call 407-503-2401 or e-mail vs@loewshotels.com.

Included: FREE specialty drinks, finger foods and warm-up tunes from 6:30 pm until show time, cash bars, and live band from show time onward.
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Loews Royal Pacific At Universal Orlando: Jake’s Beer Festival

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Loews Royal Pacific at Universal Orlando Celebrates the Fall Season with Jake’s Beer Festival

Kick back and relax in a South Seas island paradise while experiencing a festival created for beer lovers, foodies and all who enjoy a good time. Enjoy more than 60 specialty craft beers, delicious food, live music by Beth McKee and more. Jake’s Beer Festival happens only twice each year and takes place under the outdoor Wantilan Pavilion at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.

Festival ticket: $35*
VIP ticket: $45*
All tickets include entry, beer, food, entertainment and self parking**.

Loews Royal Pacific at Universal Orlando – Jake’s Beer Festival Information:

What:  Loews Royal Pacific Resort celebrates the fall season with the second Jake’s Beer Festival of 2015.Guests can enjoy more than 60 craft and specialty beers, creative and tasty foods expertly prepared by the hotel’s award-winning chefs and live entertainment under the outdoor Wantilan Pavilion.Jake’s Beer Festival is an adults (21 and older) only event.
When: Friday, October 9, 2015 from 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Where: Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, Florida 32819
Menu: For even more menu information, click here.

Wurst
Grilled Mini Bratwurst, Braised Red Cabbage, House Made Pumpernickel RollSauerbraten
Rich and Savory Braised Angus Beef scented with Juniper and Allspice, Thyme and Parsley Spätzle tossed with Emmantaler CheeseCharcutière
Cold Smoked Mahi Salad, Liverwurst, German Holsteiner Salami, Butter Kase, Smoked Gouda, Whole Grain Ale Mustard, Cornichons
Fresh Baked Soft Pretzels
Four Cheese Porter FondueChicken and Waffles
Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Fresh Made Waffles, Jalapeño GlazeMini Desserts
Dark Chocolate Cupcake – Nutella Filling, Cream Cheese Frosting.
Key Lime Strawberry Shot – Coconut Mousse, Almond Nougatine.
Apple Streusel Shot – Raisin and Pistachio.
Tickets: Tickets are $35 on-line. Limited VIP tickets are $45 on-line only and include all the benefits of a regular Jake’s Beer Festival ticket, plus exclusive access to Jake’s Clipper Room, where guests can sample additional specialty craft beers, more generous pours and firkin first drafts, plus a collectible pint glass and other extras.To purchase tickets, log onto JakesBeerFestival.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 407-503-3200 or e-mail royalpacificconcierge@loewshotels.com.

 

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Hard Rock Hotel Velvet Sessions June 2015: The Fixx

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The Velvet Sessions are held on the the last Thursday of each month at Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, and this themed rock’n’roll cocktail party is your chance to see some of your favorite musicians in an intimate and unique environment.

Held in the lobby of the Resort, guests purchase an all-inclusive ticket gives you a selection of complimentary themed cocktails, tapas, and access to an exclusive rock show with a world-renowned musician.

Each session is themed, and past Velvet Sessions performances have included Joan Jett, The Go-Go’s, and Foreigner.

http://velvetsessions.com

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando’s 2015 Velvet Sessions lobby concert series continues in June with The Fixx, performing hits “One Thing Leads To Another,” “Saved By Zero,” “Are We Ourselves?,” “Red Skies” and more.

Hard Rock Hotel Velvet Sessions June 2015: The Fixx

  • EVENT DATE:

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

  • START TIME:

    6:30 PM Purchase tickets online and receive early entry at 6:00 PM!

  • LOCATION:

    The Velvet Bar & Lobby Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel® Universal Orlando Resort®

  • ADDITIONAL INFO:

    Valet Parking is complimentary

  • TICKETS:

    Tickets are $29 on-line or $35 at the door. Purchase tickets in advance on-line and receive early entry to the show at 6:00 pm.

    To purchase tickets, log onto velvetsessions.com. For tickets and more information, call 407-503-2401 or e-mail vs@loewshotels.com.

    All tickets include FREE specialty drinks, finger foods and valet parking*. VIP tickets also include access to a special viewing area with private bar. Purchase tickets on-line today and receive early entry at 6:00 pm.

  • VIP TICKETS:

    $50 – VIP Tickets include all the benefits of a regular Velvet Sessions ticket, plus access to a special viewing area with private bar. Purchase tickets in advance on-line and receive early entry to the show at 6:00 pm.

To purchase tickets, log onto velvetsessions.com. For tickets and more information, call 407-503-        2401 or e-mail vs@loewshotels.com.

Log onto velvetsessions.com to buy your tickets and to receive monthly updates on who’s playing.

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Universal Orlando Resort Extends Theme Park Ticket Offer For Members Of The Military

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Universal Orlando Resort extends Theme Park Ticket offer for Active Duty and Retired Members of the Military 

Active Duty and Retired Military Personnel Can Also Upgrade with a Stay at the All-New

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a Discounted Vacation Package 

Universal Orlando Resort has extended its ticket offer exclusively for active duty and retired members of the military with purchase available now through Dec. 4, 2015. Military personnel can purchase a one-day, park-to-park ticket and receive two complimentary days to experience the extraordinary thrills and heart-warming moments that can only be found at Universal Orlando Resort. Plus, they can also upgrade with a 3-night stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package.

 Universal Orlando Resort Military Offers

Buy a 1-Day, Park-to-Park

Ticket and Get 2 Days FREE

 

· Active duty and retired members of the military and their families can receive two days FREE with the purchase of a 1-day, park-to-park ticket with valid military identification.

· Admission is valid for up to 14 days from first use

· Tickets are available for purchase until Dec. 4, 2015 and must be redeemed by Dec. 17, 2015

Special Military Vacation

Packages Available  

 

OR UPGRADE AND MAKE IT A VACATION PACKAGE:

· Active duty and retired military personnel can make it a special vacation by adding a stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package starting at $299 per adult, tax inclusive with valid military identification.

Package also includes:

– The 1-Day, Park-to-Park Ticket with 2 Days Free ticket offer

– 3-nights stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

– Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme park opens

– Access to live entertainment at Universal CityWalk

· Special active duty and retired military package rates are also available at Universal Orlando’s additional resort hotels Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and select Universal Partner Hotels

· Vacation package available for purchase through Nov. 30, 2015 and travel through Dec. 4, 2015

Universal Orlando Resort Military Captain America

These all-new military offers are available with valid identification on participating bases at ITT or Leisure Travel Service Offices. For additional details on these offers, see below or visit www.universalorlando.com/military.

Members of the military and their families and friends will experience the trip of a lifetime at Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. A world of excitement and adventure awaits with all-new experiences, including the awe-inspiring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, the blockbuster attraction TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D and Springfield, home of America’s favorite animated family “The Simpsons.”

At Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, guests will be transported back to a time of relaxation and endless family fun in this classic, retro-themed resort. Cabana Bay guests can experience incredible amenities throughout the hotel, including a 10-lane bowling alley, retro arcade, Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio, a zero-entry pool and Universal Orlando’s first-ever lazy river.

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About Universal Orlando Resort
Vacation like you mean it at Universal Orlando Resort – where every heart pounding, jaw-dropping, goose-bumping second counts.  You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, become a Minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, and join Optimus Prime in the fight to save mankind on the new mega-attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D.  And now, you can step into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Universal Orlando Resort is home to two incredible theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure; four magnificently themed on-site hotels:  Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and the newest addition, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort; and Universal CityWalk, the one place where the dining and entertainment tastes of every member of the family intersect.  And located just minutes from Universal Orlando Resort is Wet n’ Wild, Orlando’s premier waterpark.

Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.  Follow Universal Orlando Resort on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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A Celebration of Harry Potter Begins Tomorrow At Universal Orlando

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The Second Annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Begins tomorrow at Universal Orlando Resort

Beginning tomorrow, fans from around the world will come together to celebrate Harry Potter’s adventures at the second annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter.”

Hosted by Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros., this three-day event will allow fans to enjoy incredible experiences from Q&A sessions with some of their favorite Harry Potter film talent to exploring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and more.

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A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort will include unforgettable experiences, such as:

·  Q&A sessions with film talent and other special guests, including Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), Michael Gambon (AlbusDumbledore), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)

· A special opening event on Friday evening starring the Harry Potter film talent, MinaLima, and award-winning artist KazuKibuishi and more.

· A live duelling demonstration and wand combat masterclass hosted by Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, featuring the world’s only Wand Combat choreographer, Paul Harris

· A live demonstration with award-winning illustrator Kazu Kibuishi, who will be drawing some of the Harry Potter characters on stage in this interactive panel hosted by Scholastic.

· A look behind the scenes of the graphic props of the Harry Potter films with graphic designers, MinaLima

· A Celebration of Harry Potter” Expo with unique and interactive exhibits from Warner Bros., Pottermore, Scholastic, MinaLima, Harry Potter: The Exhibition and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, including the opportunity to try on the Sorting Hat

· Special kids’ discussions and interactive experiences such as an exciting duelling demonstration and wand combat masterclasswith Paul Harris, an interactive ‘Dance Like a Beauxbatons and Battle Like a Durmstrang’ experience, as well as Harry Potter film trivia

· Park guests can enjoy The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and TheWizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida plus the iconic Hogwarts Express that transports guests between the two lands if they have a park-to-park ticket

· And more!

Access to select events within “A Celebration of Harry Potter” is included in regular admission to Universal Studios. Admission to panel events will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about the event and tickets, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/Celebration. To join the conversation, use #HPCelebration.

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One Direction Coming to Universal Orlando

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One Direction Day at the Universal Orlando Resort November 17, 2014

One Direction is coming to, and really taking over, the Universal Orlando Resort on Monday, November 17, 2014!

This is not a drill!!! If you have a One Direction fan in your family, you are going to want to make your plans now to be there!

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The big event is to celebrate the release of their Album Four! One Direction will be giving a special performance at Universal’s City Walk that is open to the public without any admission required that will be broadcasted on NBC’s TODAY show. The concert will also be available throughout Universal’s CityWalk.

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Universal Studios Florida will also be making a few changes to help celebrate One Direction visiting the Resort.

Riders on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit will be able to choose One Direction songs to listen to as they ride.

That night, Universal Cinematic Spectacular, the nighttime show are Universal Studios Florida, will take on a One Direction theme.

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If you want the ultimate One Direction at the Universal Orlando Resort experience, you will want to make reservations at Cabana Bay Beach Resort. For the day, there will be a One Direction theme and you can even receive a specially recorded wake-up call from the one of the band members. Who wouldn’t want a wake-up call from Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry, or Louis?

To book hotel and theme park admission tickets to Universal Orlando Resort, click here or call 800-575-1643.

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Universal Orlando Resort 2014 Holiday Celebration Details

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‘Tis the Season to Create Lasting Family Memories at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2014 Holidays Celebration 

Universal Orlando’s Holiday Offerings to include Grinchmas, Macy’s Holiday Parade and Electrifying Holiday Concerts by Mannheim Steamroller 

Hotel Rates Now Available Featuring Savings of up to 30 Percent at Universal Orlando’s On-Site Hotels

 

Universal Orlando Resort is the perfect place for families to spend the holiday season. In addition to the pulse-pounding attractions and unforgettable experiences found at the theme parks, families can build lifelong memories together at Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration.

Beginning Dec. 6 and running daily through Jan. 3, the Holidays at Universal Orlando features one-of-a-kind traditions for guests from one to 92 throughout the destination.  At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, families will light up with holiday cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing. Guests can enjoy a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring the Whos from Who-ville, accompanied by an original musical score by Mannheim Steamroller. Guests can also meet The Grinch and the Whos and on select dates, enjoy a special breakfast with the characters.

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At Universal Studios Florida, the Macy’s Holiday Parade will fill the streets every evening with the same larger-than-life balloons seen in Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This year, you won’t want to miss the Chloe The Clown “Balloonicle,” a new addition to the parade that combines a towering balloon with a self-powered vehicle that roams the streets of Universal Studios. Guests will also enjoy colorful holiday characters, fantasy-filled floats and a tree-lighting ceremony by Santa Claus.

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This year, the masters of modern Christmas music—Mannheim Steamroller—will return to the stage to spread Christmas cheer. With more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, the acclaimed musical group will take to the Music Plaza stage in Universal Studios on select nights to perform their memorable holiday hits. Performance nights are Dec. 6, 7, 14, 15, 20 and 21.

All theme park holiday entertainment—including Mannheim Steamroller—is included with Park-to-Park admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

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During their holiday experience, guests can also enjoy the extraordinary attractions and exhilarating entertainment that can only be found at Universal Orlando’s two theme parks – including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure and TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and the all-new, spectacularly-themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. This incredibly immersive area features shops, dining experiences and the next generation thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and expands upon The Wizarding of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, found at Islands of Adventure. Guests with Park-to-Park admission can journey between both lands aboard the Hogwarts Express, the iconic steam locomotive from the Harry Potter books and films.

New Year’s Eve at Universal CityWalk

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It’s never too early to plan how you’ll ring in the New Year. At Universal’s CityWalk, guests can experience a dynamic New Year’s Eve celebration which includes non-stop entertainment, unique party zones—each with their own entertainment and signature drinks—along with six different clubs with live music, unlimited gourmet cuisine, and Orlando’s largest dance floor. Information about New Year’s Eve event tickets will be released at a later date.

For a memorable getaway, guests can take advantage of the following Universal Orlando Holiday Resort offer: 

Offer Details
 SAVE up to 30% at one of our Spectacular On-Site Hotels**

 

**Minimum 3-night stay

  • Stay more nights and save up to 30% at on-site hotels, including Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
  • Average Nightly Rates as low as $106 per adult, per night
  • Deluxe on-site hotel guests enjoy even more benefits, including Free Universal Express Unlimited ride access so you can SKIP THE REGULAR THEME PARK LINES in both parks a value of up to $89 per person, per day!
  • On-site hotel guests receive Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme parks open and complimentary on-site transportation to both theme parks and Universal CityWalk

 

For more information on the Holidays at Universal Orlando, vacation packages and ticket offers, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays

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About Universal Orlando Resort
Vacation like you mean it at Universal Orlando Resort – where every heart pounding, jaw-dropping, goose-bumping second counts.  It is the only place where you can turn spending time with your family into spending time as a family.  Together, you can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, become a Minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, and join Optimus Prime in the fight to save mankind on the new mega-attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D.  And now, you can step into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Universal Orlando Resort is home to two incredible theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure; four magnificently themed on-site hotels:  Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and the newest addition, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort; and Universal CityWalk – a unique dining and entertainment complex featuring one-of-a-kind restaurants, shops and nightclubs.  And located just minutes from Universal Orlando Resort is Wet n’ Wild, Orlando’s premier waterpark.
Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.  Follow Universal Orlando Resort on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

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Universal Orlando Resort Announces New Vacation Packages

Universal Orlando Resort Vacation Package

Universal Orlando Resort Announces

All-New Vacation Packages

Featuring The Wizarding World of

Harry Potter – Diagon Alley 

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New Vacation Package Available Now for Travel Beginning June 29 –

Giving Guests the Opportunity to Experience the Incredible New Land

Universal Orlando Resort is announcing an all-new exclusive vacation package giving guests the opportunity to enjoy this year’s most anticipated theme park experience:  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.  Travel for the vacation package begins June 29.

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The new travel offer starts at $135 per adult, per night, tax inclusive for a four-night stay on-site at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and includes multi-day Park-to-Park tickets to experience both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. As part of the vacation package, guests will enjoy access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, plus exclusive benefits like Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and breakfast at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade and the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley.  They will also receive a specially themed Welcome Parcel delivered to their doorstep.

Additional vacation package details can be found below.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Exclusive Vacation Package

The Wizarding World of

Harry Potter Exclusive Vacation Package

 Summer Package

~ Starts at $155 per adult, per night, tax inclusive for travelJune 29 to Aug. 16

 Fall Package

~ Starts at $135 per adult, per night, tax inclusive for travelAug. 17 to Oct. 2 and Nov. 30 to Dec. 18

 

– 4-night on-site hotel accommodations at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – an all-new hotel inspired by the iconic beach resorts of the 1950s and 1960s

– 3-day Park-to-Park tickets

– One breakfast per person at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade and the all-new Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley

– Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme parks open

– Special themed Welcome Parcel

– Complimentary on-site transportation to both theme parks and Universal CityWalk

Book by July 31

Upgrade to one of three AAA Four-Diamond deluxe on-site hotels at Universal Orlando Resort to receive complimentary Universal Express Unlimited ride access to skip the regular lines at select attractions in both theme parks all day (a FREE benefit worth up to $89 per person, per day)

Vacation package also available at Universal Partner Hotels

 

 

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida will double the size of the Harry Potter experience offered at Universal Orlando Resort – expanding it across both of Universal’s theme parks.  Guests will pass through London and the iconic brick wall archway into Diagon Alley – a bustling, wizarding hub within a Muggle city. The new land will offer one-of-a-kind adventures where guests can:

  • Experience the next generation thrill ride – Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts – where guests are propelled into a pivotal scene from the final Harry Potter book and film
  • Stroll along the streets of Diagon Alley and stop inside well-known shops like Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Magical Menagerie and Quality Quidditch Supplies
  • Experience the darker side of magic in Knockturn Alley
  • Witness the magical experience of a wand choosing a wizard at Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382 BC
  • And more!

Universal Orlando Resort Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

And, just like in the books and films, guests can ride the iconic Hogwarts Express to travel between King’s Cross Station in Universal Studios and Hogsmeade Station in Islands of Adventure. The scenic, breathtaking journey will transport guests through the British countryside as they encounter magical creatures and familiar Harry Potter characters.

In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, which opened in 2010 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, guests can experience Hogsmeade village and Hogwarts castle – which houses the groundbreaking Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction.

To book a vacation package, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com. For additional information about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/HarryPotter.

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Pick Six: Cabana Bay Beach Resort

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I am currently staying at the newly opened Cabana Bay Beach Resort at the Universal Orlando Resort, and I have to tell you that I am blown away!

The family suites are extremely spacious with lots of room for keeping a family on the go organized while they’re away and are perfectly retro in every way.

I wanted to share my initial reaction to the Cabana Bay Beach Resort in today’s Pick Six, because I am honestly obsessed with this resort.

Pick Six: Cabana Bay Beach Resort

1. The Decor

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

The decor at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort is beyond wonderful! My Grandmother had a house that had tons of nick-nacks from the 50’s & 60’s, and everywhere I turn I find something that makes me smile as I think of her.

2. The Pool

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

I will be exploring this area more today with Zoe, but this 10,000 square foot pool is full of fun for the whole family. The pool is heated with stair and zero entry options, and the iconic dive tower includes a speedy and fun water slide.

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Another great area of the pool is the splash pad and water play area for the younger guests! This area is perfect for the young ones, because it is gated in to let them splash around safely and it is heated for those somewhat chilly nights.

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Also, I adore that there are ‘white sand beaches’ poolside!

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3. The Neon

What would a resort themed to the 50’s and 60’s be without a ton of neon?

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The resort really takes on totally new look and feel at night when all of the neon is turned on. It really is a wonderful touch that I enjoy!

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4. Bayliner Diner

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

The Bayliner Diner is the largest area to eat at the Cabana Bay Resort, and you will definitely find something for everyone there. You can grab anything from burgers, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, a salad bar, international dishes, and grab-and-go items.

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

This is where you can buy your Sonic Fill Mugs, watch some old (and really fun) television, and see the resort’s iconic mural.

5. Character Interaction

You never know who you will find roaming the lobby at the Cabana Bay Resort for an interaction unlike most that you will find around the parks.

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Also, there are some really beautiful ladies walking around the resort to help set the scene.

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6.Galaxy Bowl

Galaxy Bowl is 10-lane full service bowling experience set in the 1950’s, buy you will also find all of today’s entertainment technology and a full-service restaurant. Bowling is available at an extra charge, and can get hopping at night. So make sure that if you want to bowl you get there early or don’t mind waiting in their bar area (you will also find a Sonic Fill Mug Freestyle Coke Machine here).

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

It was a lot of fun taking a break from the day by bowling a game!

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

We’ll be at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort for the next day, so make sure you keep up with our adventures on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Disclosure: I was provided with accommodations at the Cabana Bay Resort, and all opinions expressed are my own.

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