Universal Studios Orlando
Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed more ways guests can experience the highly-anticipated water theme park – Universal’s Volcano Bay, giving them more flexibility to plan their visit.
When it grand opens on May 25, Universal’s Volcano Bay will become Universal Orlando’s third amazing theme park and will feature a variety of experiences ranging from daring to serene, offering something for everyone.
Volcano Bay’s new offerings provide a variety of choices that allow guests to shape their experience – from new 3-Park Annual Pass products to special Florida resident ticket options. Here’s a look at the new options now available to help guests plan the ultimate Universal Orlando Resort vacation.
Florida Resident 3-Park Multi-Day Tickets (Starting at $199.99 per adult – Less than $67 per day)
· The Florida Resident 3-Park Multi-Day Ticket entitles one guest admission to all three of Universal Orlando’s theme parks: Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay.
o Options available from 2 to 3 days in duration
o Valid up to 180 days after purchase
Universal Orlando Resort 3-Park Passes – Florida Residents (Starting as low as $17.38 per month*)
Includes admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park, plus special benefits exclusive to Annual Passholders including discounts and perks, free admission to special events and more.
Four different pass options are available
*FlexPay option is available with low monthly payment rates after one initial down payment
Universal’s Volcano Bay 1-Day Admission Ticket (Starting at $67 per adult)
· Allows guests one-day admission to Universal’s Volcano Bay.
Universal’s Volcano Bay Express Pass (Starting at $19.99 per person)
· With Universal Express, guests can bypass the Virtual Line experience and enjoy Volcano Bay’s rides at their convenience.
o Universal Express Unlimited (unlimited Express ride access at participating rides within Universal’s Volcano Bay) is also available
For more information and to purchase these brand-new ticket options, contact Mary Morales htftps://m.facebook.com/MaryMoralesTravelPlanner/
Now through Jan. 1, families can create lifelong holiday memories at Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration. Guests will have the opportunity to:
- Experience the 15th anniversaryMacy’s Holiday Parade, featuring some of the samelarger-than-life balloons seen in last week’s famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Colorful holiday characters and fantasy-filled floats will fill the streets of Universal Studios Florida followed by a tree-lighting ceremony by Santa Claus. New to this year’s parade is the “Virginia” balloon depicting the 8-year old girl from the famed Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus newspaper editorial of the late 1800s, as well as the “Mother Ginger” special character from The Nutcracker.
- Come face-to-face with the mean, green one himself and the Whos from Who-ville as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Guests can experience the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” a heartwarming live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” or join the Grinch and friends for a special holiday breakfast buffet on select dates.
· Plus, the Christmas music sensation –
Mannheim Steamroller – returns to the Music Plaza stage in Universal Studios on select nights to perform electrifying holiday classics with a modern twist. Performances will take place on Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.
Access to Universal Orlando’s Holidays festivities is included with admission to the theme parks.
For more information on Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.
Starting this December, guests will experience some of the most hilarious and memorable moments from Illumination Entertainment’s smash hit, “The Secret Life of Pets” as they come to life in Universal’s Superstar Parade. The all-new parade floats will give guests the chance to interact with their favorite characters from the film and get a glimpse into what happens when the pet owners are away.
The world of “The Secret Life of Pets” will be brought to life in two incredibly detailed floats. The first is themed after Central Park and will feature the film’s two main characters, Max and his unlikely friend Duke. The second float will showcase the apartments and skyline of The Big Apple from the film. It will house even more memorable characters including the head-banging Leonard, Buddy (and his unique massage mixer), fearless leader Snowball, Gidget, Chloe and more. And – for the first time ever – some of the characters will talk with guests.
The all-new floats will be surrounded by high-energy performers dressed as ordinary pet owners, who will dance, bounce – and even do parkour gymnastics – to a remake of the dance classic “Bust a Move” as the floats make their way down the streets of Universal Studios Florida.
Locally, both Orange County and the City of Orlando have officially declared Nov. 17, 2016 “Blue Man Group Day” in celebration of the group daring to live in full color for 25 years. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the Blue Men for an official proclamation ceremony last night (Nov. 16) at Universal Orlando Resort. Continuing the celebration, Universal Orlando Resort will illuminate its iconic entryway arches blue for the evening tonight (Nov. 17).
About Blue Man Group
As Blue Man Group celebrates 25 years of living in full color, the global entertainment phenomenon is inventive as ever with numerous projects and appearances in the creative pipeline. In 2016 alone the group released a new studio album, published their first-ever book, embarked on a World Tour and much more.
The company is best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of music, comedy and technology, the show appeals to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. It is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology.
The company developed through a creative collaboration among three close friends, Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Blue Man Group now has permanent theatrical productions in Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, New York, Berlin, and a World Tour.
This creative collective is part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Beyond the stage show, they have toured the globe with the “Megastar World Tour” rock concert parody, released 6 albums, including the latest album, THREE, and the Grammy-nominated Audio, released their first-ever book, Blue Man World, and contributed to numerous film and TV scores. They’ve served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil and appeared countless times on hit shows like “The Tonight Show”, “Arrested Development”, “Ellen”, “Schlag den Raab” (Germany), “WOWOW” (Japan), and “Caldeirão do Huck” (Brasil).
Based in New York City, Blue Man Productions has extensive production facilities, recording studios and a 6,000 square foot Research & Development Lab.
This past weekend, Jimmy Fallon, made a visit to Universal Orlando Resort in preparation for his new ride, opening at Universal Studios in Spring 2017 – Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. The thrilling new attraction will give guests the ultimate “Tonight Show” experience as they get up close and personal with the show’s most hilarious segments before taking off on a wild and action-packed race through New York City against Jimmy Fallon himself. More information on the new attraction will be revealed soon.
Beginning Dec. 3 and running daily through Jan. 1, families can celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration. Adults and children alike will marvel at majestic balloons in the 15th anniversary of Macy’s Holiday Parade, discover the holiday cheer of Who-ville at Grinchmas and hear electrifying holiday classics performed by renowned Christmas sensation Mannheim Steamroller.
At Universal Studios Florida, the larger-than-life balloons as seen in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will fill the streets during the 15th anniversary Macy’s Holiday Parade. New to this year’s parade is the “Virginia” balloon depicting the 8-year old girl from the famed Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Clausnewspaper editorial of the late 1800s, as well as the “Mother Ginger” special character from The Nutcracker, which will join the many popular balloons in the Macy’s Holiday Parade including “Big Man Santa” and the “Wiggleworm.”
At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, guests will come face-to-face with the mean, green one himself and be filled with holiday cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing. Guests can discover the true meaning of Christmas in a heartwarming live show, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring the Whos from Who-ville, or join the Grinch and friends for a delicious holiday breakfast buffet on select dates.
Plus, on select nights, the masters of modern Christmas music –Mannheim Steamroller – return with the sweet sounds of the holiday season at Universal Studios Florida. Performances will take place on the Music Plaza Stage on Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.
Access to Universal Orlando’s Holidays festivities is included in regular admission to the theme parks. Guests can save up to 20 percent on a stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort for travel Nov. 27 through Dec. 15. Rates start at $104 per night for a 4-night stay. Or starting from only $89 per adult, per night guests can receive theme park admission and 4-night accommodations at a Universal Partner Hotel valid for travel now through Dec. 22. For more information, visitUniversalOrlando.com.
Holiday Celebrations at Universal’s On-Site Hotels
The festivities continue at Universal Orlando’s five on-site hotels– including the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, which is celebrating its first holiday. The spirit of the season flows freely at the on-site hotels with festive decor, tree-lighting ceremonies, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s holiday buffets, plus special family-friendly events to ring in 2017. Find more information about the hotels’ festivities here.
Eve at Universal CityWalk
The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a spectacular New Year’s Eve party. Guests can ring in the New Year at Universal CityWalk’s electrifying New Year’s Eve celebration featuring Orlando’s largest dance floor, endless entertainment and all-you-can-eat gourmet cuisine. Information about Eve event tickets will be released at a later date.
For more information about the Holidays at Universal Orlando, ticket offers and vacation packages, visitwww.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.
About Universal Orlando Resort
For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.
When it opens in the summer of 2018, guests visiting the new Universal’s Aventura Hotel will arrive at a sleek and stylish space designed to create an affordable-chic experience in the heart of a vibrant and relaxing resort atmosphere.