Universal Orlando Preview — Week of February 24, 2018

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Concerts Are Universal this week as En Vogue, Tall Heights, and Macklemore perform at the resort. Mardi Gras continues nightly at Universal Studios Florida and the popular Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts returns February 24-26, from 7:15 p.m. until park close.

Weekly Crowd Levels

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weather Report


Park Hours and Admission

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

Single-day park tickets are at Value pricing. One-day base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure will run you $115 per adult and $110 per child (plus tax). 2-Park 1-Day tickets are $170 per adult and $165 per child (plus tax).

Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing  at $67 per adult and $62 per child (plus tax).

Upcoming Events & Highlights

Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel returns with performances by En Vogue on February 23 and Tall Heights on March 2. Standing Room Tickets include specialty cocktails, appetizers, and valet parking; a VIP option offers a private viewing area and bar in addition to the benefits from the Standing Room ticket. Ticket prices and start times vary, visit Loews Hotels Ticket site for information.

Universal’s Mardi Gras returns nightly February 3 through April 7. Catch a nightly Mardi Gras parade with Greek mythology-themed floats and a New Orleans carnival with food carts and a brass band. On select weekend nights the Music Plaza Stage will be host to major musical acts like The Beach Boys, Sean Paul, Macklemore, Fitz and the Tantrums, 311, Fifth Harmony, and more. Admission to Mardi Gras is included with standard admission to the parks.

That is all for this week. See you next week and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag!

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