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Top 6 Reasons to Stay On-Site at Universal Orlando

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I’m sure many of you are starting to plan your 2018 family vacations. If you’ll be heading to Orlando in 2018 the choices of what to do and where to stay are getting more difficult to make with so many outstanding options. If you will be heading to Universal Orlando you want to get the most for your money and your time and make sure the family has the best possible experience. Here are my top 6 reasons why you should be sure to stay on-site at one of Universal Orlando’s hotels.

Universal Orlando OnSite Resorts

Universal Orlando currently offers five hotels with a sixth, Aventura Hotel, due to open in August 2018. If you book your stay now at Aventura, before opening, Universal Orlando will give you a free $50 hotel dining credit on a stay of four to six nights. Or go all out and book a seven-night stay for a free $100 dining credit. Woot! Free food!

Or . . . take your pick of one of the these great resorts:

  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel let’s you relax within an Italian seaside village.
  • Hard Rock Hotel let’s you live like a rock star.
  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort let’s you escape to a South Seas paradise.
  • Loews Sapphire Falls Resort let’s you unwind in a Caribbean island retreat.
  • Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort let’s you revel in retro fun with a Florida twist.

Anyway – back to my top 6 reasons to stay at a Universal Orlando on-site resort:

Unlimited Free Universal Express Access

Three of the five hotels on property (Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, and Loews Royal Pacific Resort) include Universal Express Unlimited access with your stay. The Express Pass is valid at all attractions at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. That means you get to skip the regular lines and ride more rides during your time in park.

Easy Transportation to the Parks

Depending on the resort you stay at, you can take a water taxi, a shuttle bus right to the parks. You will never be more than a few minutes away from all there is to do at one of Universal Orlando’s three theme parks.

Early Park Admission

Each day, one or more of the theme parks and their most popular attractions open an hour before the scheduled time for on-site hotel guests. Those parks and their attractions include:

Universal Studios Florida

  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

Universal’s Island of Adventure

  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Flight of the Hippogriff

Universal’s Volcano Bay

  • Volcano Bay rides, slides, and attractions are available during Early Park Admission.

Free Merchandise Delivery to Your Resort

Shop til you drop and don’t worry about carrying those heavy bags around all day. Have your souvenirs delivered directly to your hotel.

Resort Extras

You can feast and hula at Loews Royal Pacific Resort’s Wantilan Luau, or party island-style during the Caribbean Carnaval dinner show at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Why not enjoy a live show at Hard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Sessions, or relax under the stars at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel’s Harbor Nights? 

Each of the Universal Orlando resorts offer something special that will make your stay memorable.

Complimentary Party Pass

You’ll be able to dance the night away at Universal CityWalk! If you want to enjoy a night out, your room key gets you club-to-club access at Rising Star, the groove, and Red Coconut Club in CityWalk throughout your entire stay with NO COVER CHARGE!!

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