Universal Orlando Preview — Week of April 7, 2018

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Universal confirms Stranger Things is coming to Halloween Horror Nights and they revealed their new value resort, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort. Also, wave goodbye to Mardi Gras as April 7 is the final night of the festivities before the beads are packed away until 2019. Feet don’t fail me now!

Weekly Crowd Levels

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weather Report

Inclement weather is affecting the Great Lakes and Northeastern United States, as such flight delays and cancellations could occur. Check with your airline or travel provider for up-to-date information.

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 Season pricing April 7 and April 8. Single-day base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure are $124 per adult and $119 per child (plus tax).

Single-day park tickets are at Value Season pricing April 8 through April 13. Single-day base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure are $115 per adult and $110 per child (plus tax).

Two-day, two-park tickets are $264.99 per adult and $254.99 per child (plus tax).

Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing at $80 per adult and $75 per child (plus tax).

Stranger Things at Halloween Horror Nights 28

Enter the Upside Down as Stranger Things is coming to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 28. Based on the hit Netflix show, the recently announced house will transport guests into iconic scenes from the series, including Mirkwood and Hawkins National Laboratory. Halloween Horror Nights 28 runs September 14 – November 3.

Universal Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Dockside Inn

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Universal released more information on the new resort opening 2019, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort. The two properties will open on the old Wet ‘n’ Wild water park land in two phases: Surfside Inn and Suites in 2019 and Dockside Inn and Suites in 2020. The resort will have 2,800 rooms with 1,450 of those rooms being suites.

Endless Summer is aggressively priced at an introductory $73 per night for a one bedroom and $111 per night for a suite, for a one week stay during select dates. Despite the low rates the rooms will look fresh, modern, and well appointed. The resort will be run by Loews, just like the other Universal Orlando resorts, and will feature the same exclusive benefits like early park admission and free transportation to the parks.

Upcoming Events & Highlights

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. 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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