Universal Orlando Preview — Week of August 4, 2018

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Universal is returning its popular Annual Passholders Appreciation Days starting in August. See the events, discounts, and perks along with the weekly Universal Orlando preview inside.

Annual Passholder Appreciation Days

Universal Orlando is celebrating its annual passholders with seven weeks of events, discounts, and perks between August 13 and September 30.

  • Early Entry – Passholders receive entry to the parks an hour before regular guests at Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay.
  • Discounts – Express Passes, Coke Freestyle Cups, and Blue Man Group tickets are discounted for all Annual Passholders. Additional 10% discount for meals is offered to Power and Seasonal Passholders.
  • Hotel Discounts (August 26 t0 September 27) – Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Cabana Bay Beach Resort offer discount rates as low as $104 a night on rooms for select nights.
  • UOAP Night (August 26, 8 p.m. – Midnight) – Universal Studios Florida is open exclusively for passholders.

Head over to the Universal Orlando Blog for more events and information.

Weekly Crowd Levels

We’re in the middle of the crowded America vacation months with all the Universal parks seeing peak wait times and crowd conditions.

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weather Report

It’s hot, it’s rainy, and it’s muggy. Afternoon storms are common as the highs reach the upper 80s and low 90s.

Park Hours and Admission

Show times are available on Universal Orlando’s website.

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

Single-day, one-park tickets August 4 and August 5 are at Anytime pricing. Base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure are $124 per adult and $119 per child (plus tax).

Single-day, one-park tickets August 6 to August 10 are at Value pricing. 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).

Upcoming Events

Hard Rock Hotel offers a new dining experience, Wine Riffs, on Friday, August 10. The dinner features a five-course meal with wine pairings, stories and tales of wine making, music, and more! Tickets are $125 per person, ages 21 and up, and include valet parking.

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

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