Universal Orlando Preview — Week of June 9, 2018

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Every four years the world’s greatest athletes compete in an international competition to determine which countries’ teams are the greatest. That is right, the Quiddich World Cup returns! Will Bulgaria hold on to its title for another year, and what story lines will unfold? Oh, and for us Muggles the World Cup is also happening; find out where to watch the games below. Plus, we have another round of announcements and ticket details for Halloween Horror Nights 28.

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, one-park tickets are at Anytime pricing. Base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure are $124 per adult and $119 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).

Halloween Horror Nights 28 Announcements

Like clockwork, Universal unleashed another hoard of announcements and information on Halloween Horror Nights 28. This year the event features a 1980s theme focusing on choices from Thriller and Halloween (the movie), while the logo and videos have a distinct VHS aesthetic.

Additionally, the popular Academy of Villains dance show returns and, for the first time, Universal will offer TEN haunted houses each night. Three new scare zones have also been announced: The Harvest, Twisted Tradition, and Vamp ’85, the sequel to 2016’s Vamp 55.

Halloween Horror Nights 28 single day admission, multi-day admission, Express Pass, and scare actor dining are now available. Purchase online to save up to $52 versus prices at the gate.

Upcoming Events

The World Cup returns June 14 – July 15. Find out where you can catch a match around the resort. Offer does not apply to fans of the USA and Italy men’s national teams. (Sorry. Too soon?)

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

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2 thoughts on “Universal Orlando Preview — Week of June 9, 2018

  • June 8, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    oooh, Friday looks really hot at 8685. Glad I am not there this week ;P

    • June 8, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      That’s what happens when the tab over in spreadsheets doesn’t work. Fixed!


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