Universal Orlando News — Week of April 6, 2019

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Relax in an Italian harbor sampling food and wine or have five-course dinner pairings with Left Hand Brewery this week at Universal Orlando.

Harbor Nights & Jake’s Beer Dinner

Harbor Nights Primavera celebrates the spring at Loews Portofino Bay Resort on Friday, April 12. Enjoy the atmosphere and entertainment in the harbor while sampling wine and food from the resort’s restaurants. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $65 plus tax for the event and free parking.

Jake’s American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific invites Left Hand Brewing to its popular beer dinner series on Friday, April 12. This five-course dinner pairs dishes created by the resorts chefs with Left Hand Brewing’s popular beers. Seating starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets cost $55 plus tax.

Weekly Crowd Levels

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weather Report

Operating Hours & Early Park Admission

NOTE: Universal’s GradBash runs this Friday and will impact operating hours.

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


Two-day, two-park tickets are $274.99 per adult and $264.99 per child (plus tax).

Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing at $80 per adult and $75 per child (plus tax).

Showtimes and Refurbishments

Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration Showtimes

  • April 6: No Show
  • April 7 – 11: 9:00 p.m
  • April 12: No Show

Universal’s Superstar Parade

  • April 6: 2:00 p.m.
  • April 7 – 11: 5:00 p.m.
  • April 12: 2:00 p.m.

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle

  • April 6 – April 12: Ongoing from dusk till park close

Complete showtimes are available on Universal Orlando’s website.


  • Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration: April 29 – May 8
  • Royal Pacific Resort Lobby Enhancements: March 1 – October 31 (phased)

See you next week, and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag!

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Joseph Matt

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

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