Universal Orlando Resort – Volcano Bay

Updated March 2021 I've said it before, and I'll say it again...winter is the best time for water parks! The water is heated and the crowds are minimal, which means no wait time for popular rides! During our Spring Break visit, we strategically planned to visit Volcano Bay on the warmest day in the forecast… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Volcano Bay

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida

Mardi Gras may have officially ended a month ago, but the party is still going strong at Universal Studios Florida! From culinary journeys to spectacular floats, Mardi Gras has been reimagined into fun for the entire family! The event has been so popular, it is now extended through April 11. Catching beads from a nearby float!… Continue reading Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida

Spring Break at Universal Orlando Resort – COVID Protocols

https://youtu.be/exyi3gKZq1k As this was our first visit to the parks since COVID, I want to highlight Universal's protocols in this blog post. Don't worry, there is still lots of wizarding magic to be had! So keep reading. Reduced Park Capacity Universal Orlando is operating on a reduced capacity. I haven't seen where Universal has stated… Continue reading Spring Break at Universal Orlando Resort – COVID Protocols

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

We made it to Spring Break! {All the praise hands!} I feel this is as much an accomplishment for the parents as well as the kids. So to celebrate, we packed the car and headed south to Universal Orlando. Have you heard the one about the travel agent who takes her work everywhere? The Resort… Continue reading Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

Holidays at Universal Orlando

December 2019 at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Christmastime is always extra special at Universal Orlando Resort! And I hear from impeccable sources that not even The Grinch can steal holiday joy this year! From November 14 - January 3rd, you can get in on the mind-blowing, mischief-making, action-packed adventure of a lifetime.… Continue reading Holidays at Universal Orlando

Frightful Fun at Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights may not be happening this year, but Universal Orlando has dreamed up other frightfully fun ideas to scare even its most stoic guests. And its included with daytime admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure! September 26-27 and October 3-November 1 will be scary good! BRAVE TWO HAUNTED HOUSES… Continue reading Frightful Fun at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Portofino Bay and CityWalk

For our recent visit to Universal Orlando Resort, we stayed at Loews Portofino - one of three premier resorts on property. It was already dark when we arrived, so this was our very first impression - a moonlit bay nestled on the Riviera. Breathtaking! Loews Portofino was inspired by the quaint Ligurian fishing village in… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Portofino Bay and CityWalk

Universal Orlando Resort – Islands of Adventure

Remember how I mentioned I'd post my Islands of Adventure post tomorrow? Let's pretend the whole concept of time being a figment of our imagination applies to January as well. Ha! Over in Islands of Adventure, the areas are divided into mythical lands featuring superheroes, beasts, and magical creatures. It seemed to storm every time… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Islands of Adventure