Universal Orlando News — Week of June 29, 2019

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Universal celebrates the 4th of July with special entertainment, we have our first impressions of Hagrid’s  Motorbike Adventure, and the Yeti is coming to Halloween Horror Nights. All that and more in this week’s Universal Orlando news roundup!

Yeti: Terror of the Yukon

A terrifying creature lurks in the blizzard, hunting those unlucky enough to be seeking refuge from the ferocious storm. Yeti: Terror of the Yukon, the latest house announced for Halloween Horror Nights 29, puts guests in the middle of a logging station during a blizzard. Walk through the ravaged cabins and into the blood-stained ice caves where the Yeti has taken its victims. Will you make it out alive?

Halloween Horror Nights 29 runs September 6 – November 2, tickets are on sale now.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure First Impressions

Universal Orlando’s newest attraction, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, is now open. Check out our latest article where we give our impressions of the new coaster along with touring tips to minimize your wait in line.

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).

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

  • June 29 – July 5: 9:45 p.m.

Universal’s Superstar Parade

  • June 29 – July 5: 7:00 p.m.

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle

  • June 29 – July 5: 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

Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday at Universal with music, characters, a special pyrotechnics display at 9:00 p.m., and Universal’s Cinematic Celebration at 9:45 p.m. The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. daily from July 4 through July 6.

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

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