Universal Orlando Preview — Week of February 3, 2018

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Mardi Gras starts this Saturday with Sean Paul performing, and then catch the big game at NBC Sports Grill & Brew on Sunday. We also talk about an the most overlooked restaurant at Universal Orlando. Go Eagles!

Weekly Crowd Levels

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weather Report

Cold weather comes to Florida as temperatures will dip in the low 50s. Make sure to pack for the weather.

Winter weather around the United States will affect travel plans. Keep an eye out for delayed and canceled flights.


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 Anytime pricing. One-day base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure will run you $124 per adult and $119 per child (plus tax). 2-Park 1-Day tickets are $179 per adult and $174 per child (plus tax).

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


Mail Bag

The next few weeks of questions come from the TouringPlans Forum and Universal Orlando Lines App chat. To have your questions answered leave a message in the comments below or visit the forum.

This week’s question comes from BossMare from the UO Lines App:

What is the most overlooked restaurant that is a must try?

The most overlooked restaurant? Hmmmm. I could go with Vivo at CityWalk or the Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel. But no.

Instead I believe the most overlooked restaurant at Universal Orlando is The Island Dining Rooms’ Walk Experience. Held on select nights, you get a make-your-own wok from a choice of proteins, vegetables, and starch. Check out Derek Burgan’s review and photos from his visit.


Upcoming Events & Highlights

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and NBC Sports Grill & Brew is hosting a watch event starting at 6:0o pm. Many bars in the parks and resorts will also be showing the game; contact Guest Relations or the front desk for confirmation.

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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