Universal Orlando News — Week of August 3, 2019

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EPIC news out of Universal this week as the resort laid out their five-year development plan. See what the future holds inside.

Universal’s Epic Universe



Something Epic is coming soon to Universal Orlando when Epic Universe opens. Located 12 minutes south of the existing resort area, this new theme park and entertainment area will combine the thrilling attractions and immersive worlds Universal is known for.

While details were light, our birdies say the park will be home to Nintendo, Harry Potter, Dreamworks, classic Universal Monsters, and more which will open in 2023.

Stay tuned to Touring Plans for the latest news and information on this huge park.

Weekly Crowd Levels

Detailed crowd level information can be found here. (Note that crowd levels for the new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure have and will likely continue to be extreme due to demand.)







Operating Hours & Early Park Admission

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 $284.99 per adult and $274.99 per child (plus tax). NOTE: Universal is running a buy two days get three days free promotional offer, good for five days for the price of two.

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

  • August 3 – 9: 9:00 p.m.

Universal’s Superstar Parade

  • August 3 – 9: 7:00 p.m.

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle

  • August 3: Ongoing from dusk till park close

Complete showtimes are available on Universal Orlando’s website.


  • Royal Pacific Resort Lobby Enhancements: March 1 – October 31 (phased)

Events & Festivals

Universal Orlando is celebrating their Annual Passholders this summer for Passholder Appreciation Days! Running August 12 – September 30, find exclusive discounts, offers, collectables, events, and more. For more information and details refer to Universal’s Passholder site.

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