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Around the Universe – Discount and News for October 2020

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Scary new deals and a frightening coaster announced for Universal Orlando in this month’s Around the Universe. Let us dive in!

Jurassic World VelociCoaster

Opening summer 2021 in Islands of Adventure, Jurassic World VelociCoaster puts guests in the middle of a pack of Velociraptors. The new roller coaster will feature two launches, a max speed of 70 mph, four inversions, and 12 seconds of air time. Unlike Hulk or Rock’n’ Roller Coaster, which use over the shoulder restraints, VelociCoaster will use lapbars to creates a less restricted ride experience. We expect VelociCoaster will quickly become one of the most thrilling coasters in Orlando when it opens next year.

Daytime Halloween Event

Trick or Treat! Universal’s celebrating Halloween differently this year with a new daytime Halloween event. The new event takes place in Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure parks. Families with young children will find the under-12 trick or treating in Islands of Adventure their speed. Adults and horror fans will scream with joy at experiencing Revenge of the Tooth Fairy and Universal Monsters Bride of Frankenstein Lives! haunted houses in Universal Studios Florida.

Find all our complete thoughts with tips and touring plans in our review!

Discounts and Deals

Starting this week Universal offers a new ticket deal for all guests and extended the popular Buy A Day, Go Every Day ticket for Florida residents.

  • Buy 2-Day, 2-Park Ticket, Receive 3 Days Free – Starting at $243.99 plux tax for adults
  • Save 30% on Universal Express Pass (Annual Passholders only)
  • Annual Passholder Resort Discounts – Dates Now Through November 1
    • Endless Summer Surfside – Standard rooms starting $74 a night plus tax
    • Cabana Bay Beach Resort – Standard rooms starting $79 a night plus tax
    • Loews Royal Pacific Resort – Standard rooms starting at $169 a night plus tax
    • Hard Rock Hotel – Standard rooms starting at $189 a night plus tax
  • Buy A Day, Go Every Day Through December 24 – $164.00 per guest plus tax (FL residents only)
  • Save Up To $100 On Select Annual Passes (FL residents only)

Refurbishments and Closures

The following attractions are closed due to COVID-19. At this time there are no dates for reopening unless otherwise listed.

  • Fievel’s Playground
  • Curious George Goes to Town
  • A Day in the Park with Barney
  • Fear Factor Live
  • Fast & Furious: Supercharged
  • Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl – Closed weekdays
  • Camp Jurassic
  • If I Ran the Zoo
  • Jurassic Discovery Center
  • Me Ship, The Olive
  • Poseidon’s Fury
  • Storm Force Acceleration

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Joseph Matt

Joe covers theme parks through the lens of his quality engineering day job. He has over five years of writing experience at Touring Plans and has gone on dozens of trips to Orlando over his life. When not at amusement parks you can find Joe at breweries, enjoying live theater, playing video games, and cooking.

One thought on “Around the Universe – Discount and News for October 2020

  • Do you think these rides with be open by December? How long are things “temporarily closed” I wonder.


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