Universal Orlando Preview — Week of February 17, 2018

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Toss the paczki but keep the beads out as Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration continues with a Kelsea Ballerini performing Saturday. Finish your po’ boy and lets get to the parks!

Weekly Crowd Levels

School holidays and a long weekend leads to a massive spike in crowds as guests take their first post 2017 holiday trip. As a reminder arrive early at park opening and use customized touring plans to avoid waits.

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weather Report

Winter weather around the United States will affect travel plans. Keep an eye out for delayed and canceled flights.

 

Park Hours and Admission

CityWalk is open until 2:00 a.m. with free self parking starting after 6:00 p.m.

Single-day park tickets are at Anytime pricing on Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19. One-day base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure will run you $124 per adult and $119 per child (plus tax). 2-Park 1-Day tickets are $179 per adult and $174 per child (plus tax).

Single-day park tickets are at Value pricing Tuesday, February 20 through Friday, February 23. One-day base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure will run you $115 per adult and $110 per child (plus tax). 2-Park 1-Day tickets are $170 per adult and $165 per child (plus tax).

Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing  at $67 per adult and $62 per child (plus tax).

 

Mail Bag

Mail bag returns next week after a small hiatus. Leave a question in the comments or on the Touring Plans Forum.

 

Upcoming Events & Highlights

Loews Sapphire Falls is offering a new Despicable Me character breakfast every Saturday at the outdoor Cayman Court. Guests mingle with characters as guests partake in an American-style breakfast buffet. Cost is $34.99 per adult plus tax and $20.99 per child plus tax with seating times at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. Tickets are required from the Loews ticketing site. A free digital download photo is offered per group.

Universal’s Mardi Gras returns nightly February 3 through April 7. Catch a nightly Mardi Gras parade with Greek mythology-themed floats and a New Orleans carnival with food carts and a brass band. On select weekend nights the Music Plaza Stage will be host to major musical acts like The Beach Boys, Sean Paul, Macklemore, Fitz and the Tantrums, 311, Fifth Harmony, and more. Admission to Mardi Gras is included with standard admission to the parks.

That is all for this week. See you next week and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag!

Joseph Matt

Avid amusement park and video game fan. Enjoys picking up rare beers at breweries, exploring cities, cooking, and sports.

2 thoughts on “Universal Orlando Preview — Week of February 17, 2018

  • February 15, 2018 at 7:05 pm
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    It’s paczki, not pazki.

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    • February 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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      Thanks Dan. I looked it up to make sure and of course it autocorrected on me. Changed!

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