Universal Orlando Resort Preview — Week of September 2

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Labor Day weekend….the unofficial end of summer is upon us! Let’s make the most of the time we have left and get out and have some fun!

Weekly Crowd Level

Look at these beautiful crowd levels! Hello, back to school! Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weekly Weather Report

Check out the latest weather forecast here.

Weekly Park Hours and Admission


Note that Universal Studios will close at 6pm on Friday for the specially ticketed Rock the Universe event.

CityWalk is still open until 2am daily, and self parking is free after 6pm.

Single-day park tickets will be at Value pricing all week. One-day base tickets to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure will run you $110 per adult, and $105 per child (plus tax). 2-Park 1-Day tickets are $165 per adult and $160 per child (plus tax). A one-day ticket for Volcano Bay will be $67 per adult and $62 per child (plus tax).

Notable Highlights

There are no planned refurbishments scheduled for this week.

Last call for Dragon Challenge! September 4 will be the last day to ride before this attraction is permanently closed to make way for something new and awesome.

Not sure which attractions to hit this week? Try the top six rated rides detailed in Derek Burgan’s Saturday Six!

Have a fabulous long weekend!

See you next week!

Heather Keller, Storybook Destinations

If it's vacation, it's for Heather! When she is not on vacation (usually someplace with a big Mouse) or planning her own vacations, she is helping clients plan their own trips as a travel agent with Storybook Destinations. See the theme? She is lucky to have a husband that accepts her travel addiction, and two daughters who are already following in her wanderlust footsteps. Heather can be reached at Heather@StorybookDestinations.com

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