Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando

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Universal Orlando Resort inspires more than 7 million annual visitors to "ride the movies," offering a behind-the-scenes look at movie-making and TV shows. It features two theme parks, seven themed areas, numerous 3-D rides, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and shops. Created by one of the biggest film studios in the world, the complex provides a mix of rides, live shows, and costumed characters. As you walk around the centrally located lagoon, look for special appearances by Marilyn Monroe, Betty Boop, the Simpsons, Shrek, and Woody Woodpecker, the official mascot of the complex. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Orlando holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Universal Orlando Resort and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This was the perfect way to end a week with our girls. We did a Disney Cruise and then decided to add 3 days at Universal Studios. It was great! The girls loved it (2 Tweens) - my husband and I loved ...  more »
  • 2 Days was enough with early entrance and express passes - Thank you Hard Rock! Also, get you Harry Potter Scarves on Ebay as they are 40 Bucks each here and you really need something HP to fit in... ...  more »
  • This place never fails to amaze me everytime i visit! Good for all ages, especially kids with Dr Seuss Land and Marvel Section too! The rides are great and theres so many to go on, not to mention they...  more »
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  • Had a spectacular time while visiting universal studios and islands of adventure. The rides were amazing the lines were extraordinarily long especially fore the Harry Potter ride. The Harry Potter ride was well worth the wait. We did have fast passes for many of the rides but some were not available because of the waiting time. We will definitely be going back there in the future. Make sure to book your fast passes ahead of time.
  • Excellent experience, spent 3 days here and 2 days at Disney with a 5 and 10 year old. The rides, simulators and the staff at Universal are easily much better than those at Disney. Stayed at a property within Universal so helped with the lines, guess that added to the experience. The Harry Potter world is awesome, the kids and myself loved both the rides / simulations, the talking pics in the castle are not to be missed. Found the Transformers ride and the Rip Ride rocket to be exciting as well. Will definitely go back to Universal if given an option between Disney and Universal.
  • Had a great time. Rides and entertainment were great. Only complaint would be that the food was outrageously priced for what we got. Ordered a chicken sandwich for my wife it was more like a chicken strip on a bun and was almost 10.00 or more. 3 piece chicken 14.00 and it was almost like they were from a Cornish hen it was so small and only dark meat. Two thighs and a leg that had less meat combined then a thigh from any other food establishment. Might as well had a 6 piece nugget cause that had more food. Bought 4 meals with 3 drinks and a water and spent $60. Better food at McDonald's
  • Some sections like Harry Potter World are awesome and very well done but others leave something to be desired. The rides have a lot of animations and movie clips and a lot less "roller coaster" you were put in a cart and rotated around or taken around on a small track with screen elements, and the screens were the only things making some of the rides interesting. Highly recommend the Hogwarts Express, overall the rides are all family friendly. There are no real thrill rides though, mostly theme rides. Fun for a couple days in Orlando.
  • I LOVE going to universal! I have the annual pass and go multiple times a year. It is a kid friendly park and has a variety of thing to do for everyone. This park makes you feel like your in the movies and I enjoy every time I go. I recommend these two theme parks to anyone visiting Orlando.

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