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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  • I've never been a fan of amusement parks but today it has changed:) A great place for anyone but with children below 6 years I would not chose my opinion after observing other families it is definitely too early for kids 80% not to use. And being in such a magical place was to regret not use space in 100% Recommend entrance tickets 2 weeks for me it was the cheapest option, tickets one day does not make sense and are COD if you plan to visit the parks more than 1 time. What to eat too many burgers but this is America:) to eat well at Universal studio recommend Irish Bar across from the mummies, eating delicious something other than burgers and fries:) Employees throughout nice and helpful ...
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  • I highly recommend getting the "FastPass" thing- or whatever they call it. It's more expensive, obviously, or comes free if you are staying at a Universal hotel (which we did). It makes the ride lines...  more »
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  • Whimsical, clean, and well laid out. We had a lot of fun here. The rides are well maintained and the operations of the park are smooth. We were so impressed with the staff who were all so lovely - they'd wish us a good day and ask us where we're from, and on many occasions they'd thoroughly describe each ride and give us recommendations if something sounded too rough or scary. My favourite part of the day was standing in line at Hogwarts, looking at all the cool artifacts and trinkets. Food was fine but not amazing, and a bottle of water cost us $4.50! Still, we had a brilliant time here and I'd certainly go back.
  • This is our favorite theme park by far. The attention to detail of the rides is better than any other park we go too. The 3d technology is out of this world. The park works for all ages unlike Disney which we feel is for younger children. If you are visiting Orlando and only have a budget or time for one park I would pick Universal. We are annual pass members and try to go at least 5 times a month. Harry Potter fans will not want to leave.
  • Fun for the whole family! A magical place where dreams come true. We go at least every 2-3 years as there is always something new And exciting to see when we come. All of the staff are extremely helpful and polite. The park is always clean and well kept. I highly recommend visiting if at all possible "off season" as the crowds are much more subdued. We went at Christmas this last year and the parks were at capacity almost everyday. Even so a great time spent with family!
  • My wife and I are 65 years old. We hadn't been to Universal Studios Orlando for 20 years. I must say, it has improved a lot since then. The new rides are quite technologically impressive. The new themed areas are architecturally fun. We had a great time walking around exploring and riding the rides. We still prefer Disney World, but Universal is a lot of fun. Expensive, but fun!
  • One of the most expertly-managed theme parks in existence. The rides are amazing, the food is excellent, and the events are breathtaking. My advice- always go to both parks to ensure you and your family will have the time of your lives. Also, make sure you either go early in the season or get express passes for Halloween Horror Nights; the lines fill up quickly.

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