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Community Spotlight – Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios Orlando Highlights

One of the most well-known parks in the Central Florida area is Universal Studios Orlando. You will love being able to take a trip to not just Universal Studios Orlando, but you can also experience the thrill of Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, and so much more. You and your family will love being able to gather together at either of these theme parks with your family or even with friends. This will be one area in Central Florida that you will completely fall in love with even after visiting just one time. Not only will you love the atmosphere and all of the friendly faces at the parks, but you will also love being able to make such amazing memories. Plus, you will love all the thrills and excitement that each of the theme parks in this area has to offer to everyone in the community.

Universal Studios Orlando:

Taking a trip to the Universal Studios theme park will be such an extravagant experience. There are so many great rides and attractions within this park that you will have to make sure you’re able to do everything. For instance, you will have the opportunity to ride on roller coasters like the Men in Black Alien Attack, The Simpson’s Ride, Revenge of the Mummy, Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Transformers: The Ride, E.T. Adventure, and Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, and many more fun and exciting rides. Take some time out of the day to sit down and watch a few of the entertaining shows that this park has to offer to their guests. For instance, you will be able to see shows like Animal Actors on Location, A Day in the Park with Barney, The Blues Brother’s Show, Fear Factor Live, Universal Orlando’s Horror and Make up Show, and a few other shows. Throughout the park, many people are able to meet characters throughout the day. Spend time meeting the Transformers, Shrek and Donkey, SpongeBob SquarePants and Friends, and plenty of other popular characters. This park is also home to a lot of delicious places to dine. Eat lunch or have dinner at restaurants within the park like the Universal Studios Classic Monsters Café, the Krusty Burger, and so many other great places that you will absolutely love.

City Walk:

A lot of Central Florida residents come out for a day of fun or a night of enjoyment at Universal’s City Walk. This is a great place to come together with friends and celebrate any occasion or just a place to come and have fun. City walk has a lot of fun and exciting things to do. For instance, you can have a night of fun, music, and dancing at The Groove, you can also try out some appetizing Mexican food at Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food Restaurant. Take a visit to the Bob Marley’s Tribute to Freedom or enjoy spending time at the Jimmy Buffet’s Margaretville restaurant. A few other places in City Walk that you won’t want to miss out are places like Pat O’ Brien’s, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, Red Coconut Club, the Hardrock Live, Hollywood Drive in Golf, and the AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX.

Volcano Bay:

One of the newest additions to the Universal Orlando theme park is the Volcano Bay water theme park. This water park has a lot of thrilling rides, delightful food options, and a great shopping selection as well. Krakatau Aqua Coaster is a canoe that holds up to four people and will take you on a journey within this exciting volcano. While visiting this water park, you can also relax and feel like you’re in paradise at Waturi Beach. You will get an up close view of Krakatau and you can cool off by swimming in this beautiful lagoon. Another attraction that you will be able to check out at this exciting water park are things like the extravagant Ko’okiri Body Plunge. Experience the thrill of this seventy degree fall! After a day filled of fun in the sun at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay, visitors will have the opportunity to buy any merchandise from either of the gift shops at this park. For instance, you can either get unique souvenirs or cool gifts from the Waturi Marketplace or Krakatoa Katy’s. You and your whole family will have a blast spending time at this amazing water park in the Central Florida area.

Islands of Adventures:

Another great park in the Universal Orlando area is the popular theme park known as Islands of Adventure. This wonderful and exciting theme park is full of fun for everyone in the family. Check out some of the great rides in this theme park like the Pteranodon Flyers. This ride will be great for you and the kids in your life. They will get to experience flying through the air on the wings of a Pterandon. Another thrilling ride that this park has to offer is The Incredible Hulk Coaster. This roller coaster is the definition of adrenaline rush. You will be launched out at sixty seven miles per hour and then proceed to fly through loops. This will be one ride that you won’t forget. Take a trip to Seuss land in the Islands of Adventure theme park and ride on The Cat in the Hat ride. This ride will have guests sit on a couch car and take you through the journey of the popular story The Cat in the Hat. You will love being able to enjoy this ride together with friends and family. Another ride that you definitely won’t want to miss during your visit to this amazing park is the Harry Potter themed ride known as Flight of the Hippogriff. This ride will take you right through Hagrid’s pumpkin patch and is a great ride for anyone in the family. Some other rides in this park are rides like The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, Dudley Do Rights Ripsaw Falls, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, Storm Force Accelatron, the Jurassic Park River Adventure and so many more. A day at a theme park can make anyone hungry, luckily there are some delightful places spread throughout the park that everyone will enjoy. For instance, try out the barbeque restaurant called Thunder Falls Terrace. You can also try some other restaurants throughout the park like the Confisco Grille, the Captain America Diner, Circus McGurkus Café Stoopendous located in Seuss land, the Comic Strip Café, Pizza Predattoria, Fire Eater’s Grill, Burger Digs, the Green Eggs and Ham Café, Café 4, Blondie’s: Home of the Dagwood, and so much more. You will also have to make sure that you check out a few of the gift shops inside of the Islands of Adventure theme park. There are quite a few stores that you will absolutely love being able to pick up all your souvenirs from. Check out Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods, the Islands of Adventure Trading Company, Dervish and Banges, Marvel Alterniverse Store, and a couple more.

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Halloween Horror Nights:

Every September through November Universal Studios has the popular attraction known as Halloween Horror Nights. This special event is a different theme every year with different haunted houses, and different scare zones. Every one of the haunted houses have a different theme. These themed houses are based off of popular Halloween movies, thrilling television shows, or just any other horrific things. You are also able to walk through certain areas of the park called scare zones. While walking through these scare zones, the actors dressed in character will have theopportunity to come out and scare you or sneak up behind you or beside you. During this experience, you will let out a lot of screams and shills, but also plenty of laughter and giggles as well. There are also a few of the ride attractions that are open during this event. For example, guests will still be able to ride on things such as Revenge of the Mummy, Transformers: The Ride 3D, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Men in Black Alien Attack, and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. You will also have the chance to view a couple of shows during your Halloween Horror Nights experience. This is the perfect Halloween experience!

Hotels Nearby:

There are plenty of great places to stay in the Orlando area. Staying in a hotel nearby the Universal area means that it will be convenient and easy access for when your family goes to these great theme parks anytime of the year. Your out of state family will also have a lot of great places to stay when they come down for a visit in the beautiful Central Florida area. This area has hotels like Hyatt Place, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Best Western Plus, La Quinta Inn, Four Points by Sheraton, Holiday Inn and Suites, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Comfort Suites, and many more.

Restaurants Close by:

There are also so many other great restaurants to eat at near the Universal and Islands of Adventure area. These restaurant choices include places like the Blazing Tomato Pizza and Pasta, Finnegan’s Bar and Grill, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Lombard’s Seafood Grill, Starbucks and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, Moe’s Tavern, Louie’s Italian Restaurant at Universal Orlando, The Trolley Car Café, Cletus’ Chicken Shack, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour, Café La Bamba, Richter’s Burger Co., The Palm Orlando, The Kitchen, Boulangerie, Emack and Bolio’s, Beach Club, Hard Rock Café, Cold Stone Creamery, Cinnabon, NBC Sports Grill and Brew, Velvet Bar, Bread Box Handcrafted Sandwiches, Red Oven Pizza Bakery, San Francisco Pastry Company, and the Vivo Italian Kitchen.

Shopping Around Town:

Before or after your enjoyable trip to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure, you will also have the opportunity to check out all of the great shopping options in the area. For instance, you will be able to go to places like at the Mall at Millenia, the Orlando International Premium Outlets, the Pointe Orlando, the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, and the Florida Mall.

Other Attractions:

After visiting the Universal or the Islands of Adventure theme parks, you can check out a couple of the other fun attractions nearby in the area. For instance, you can check out attractions like the Fun Spot America, The Escape Game Orlando, The Florida Dolphin Tours, The Cirque Magique, Nick’s Parlor Tricks, Lockbusters Escape Game, the I-Ride Trolley Service, The Treasure Tavern Dinner Theatre and plenty more. This will be the prefect area to go for all kinds of fun and excitement.

Blue Man Group:

The Blue Man Group is an entertaining show at the Universal Orlando Resort that happens to be put on by blue men that put on an amazing show. You and your friends will enjoy seeing this great and entertaining show. This attraction has the blue men group do multiple things during the show that involves all types of music, unique art, and a couple of comedy acts as well. You will love coming to see this unique show that lasts about an hour and forty five minutes. This show will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. This attraction will be a great experience that so many people will want to see at least once in their lives. The whole family will love being able to see such an amazing show.

Being at the Universal Studios Orlando Resort and Islands of Adventure area will be one of the best Central Florida experiences that everyone in the family will be able to enjoy. You will love being able to spend the day at either of these great parks. Not only will you enjoy your time at either of the parks, but you will also love being able to experience the enjoyment of the wonderful and exciting City Walk area. There are also so many other great opportunities to check out in this entertaining area. You will have a blast cooling off at the Volcano Bay water park owned by Universal Orlando Resort. Your kids will have a memorable day at either of the park and then will love being able to spend time splashing along at the fun new water park. This will be a great place to hang out with friends and spend time with family. You will also want to make it a tradition every year to be able to attend the Halloween Horror Nights attraction put on by Universal Studios. Every Halloween you will be thrilled at being able to get a thrill out of getting scared, and will be coming back every year. This will also be a fun attraction for any guests visiting from somewhere else. If you live near the Universal Studios Resort area, then you will also have the option to be able to become a pass holder for either of the two parks. Being a pass holder means that you will only have to pay a little bit each month, but having that little pass will give you the opportunity to go whenever you would like! This is just one of the many perks of living in the beautiful Central Florida area and living nearby all the wonderful theme parks. It will be great being able to visit Islands of Adventure or Universal Studios anytime of the year. You will be able to see each of the parks decorated for any of the Holidays or special events throughout the year, and you will absolutely love it!

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