Universal Orlando News — Week of May 25, 2019

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Step inside the queue of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure and into the terrifying depths of a new Halloween Horror Nights house in this week’s Universal Orlando news roundup.

First Look at Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Universal invited the media behind the walls to preview Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. Deep within the ruins Hagid set up stables and work areas for the magical creatures he cares for. Hagrid invites us to see his blast-ended skrewt using Sirius Black’s repaired and multiplied motorbike. Hagrid and Arthur Weasley are seen in the queue along with several creatures, books to look over, and many special effects.

Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure opens June 13 at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in Island’s of Adventure. Also make sure to read our latest article on the Do’s and Don’ts of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

Depths of Fear Announced for HHN 29

Halloween Horror Nights will show us it is not better down where it is wetter with Depths of Fear. Deep sea miners have dug too far and found themselves attacked by parasites in the depths of the ocean. In the newly revealed house, guests will find themselves trying to escape the deep sea vessel before the self destruct sets off.

Halloween Horror Nights 29 returns select nights starting September 6 through November 2. Universal is offering a special buy one day receive two days ticket offer through June 5.

Weekly Crowd Levels

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.


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

  • May 25 – May 31: 9:00 p.m.

Universal’s Superstar Parade

  • May 25 – May 31: 5:00 p.m.

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle

  • May 25 – May 31: Ongoing from dusk to park close

Complete showtimes are available on Universal Orlando’s website.


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

Events & Festivals

Hard Rock Hotel’s popular Velvet Sessions returns with Naked Eyes on May 31 at 6:30 p.m. Admission includes food, drinks, and the concert with the proceeds going to the Joyful Music Therapy Foundation. Tickets start at $35 per person plus tax with an option of a Meet and Greet for $50 more.

Experience a five-course dinner paired with unique rums at Sapphire Falls on June 1 at 6:00 p.m. Sapphire Fall’s Rum Dinner pairs rums chosen by rum ambassadors with foods created by award-winning chefs. Admission includes a reception, dinner, and an after party with a cigar roller. Tickets cost $85 per person plus tax.

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

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