One Direction Coming to Universal Orlando

One Direction Universal Orlando Resort

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!

One Direction Universal Orlando Resort

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.

One Direction Universal Orlando Resort

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 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.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts Universal Orlando Resort

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

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

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.

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

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!

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

4. Bayliner Diner

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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.

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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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