Universal Orlando News — Week of March 23, 2019

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If Jaws was around would the skippers have Baby Shark jokes? Grab a Voodoo Donut, put on some Pitbull, and catch up on this week’s projections and news from Universal Orlando.

Weekly Crowd Levels

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weather Report

Winter weather patterns routinely come as far south as Orlando, so pack for the weather. Volcano Bay could have a delayed opening or closure when highs are in the 60s and lows are in the 40s. Refer to Universal Orlando’s Twitter account for the latest operating information.

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 $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

Mardi Gras

  • March 23: NF at 8:30 p.m.
  • March 24: Pitbull at 8:30 p.m.

Universal’s Cinematic Celebration Showtimes

  • March 23 – 24 : No Show

Universal’s Superstar Parade

  • March 23 – March 29: 2:00 p.m.

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle

  • March 23 – March 29: 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)


Feet don’t fail me now! Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida February 9 – April 4. Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine, music straight from Louisiana, and a daily family friendly Mardi Gras parade. On select nights major musical acts rock the Music Plaza Stage after sundown. All entertainment is included with your admission to Universal Studios Florida.

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

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One thought on “Universal Orlando News — Week of March 23, 2019

  • March 22, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Why is Tuesday so much busier than the rest of the week?


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