Universal Orlando Preview — Week of March 10, 2018

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Grab a po’ boy and catch Jason Derulo and Fitz and the Tantrums this weekend at Mardi Gras! We’re also previewing this week’s crowds, weather, and increases in Volcano Bay one-day park pricing.

Weekly Crowd Levels

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weather Report

Cold weather comes to Florida as low temperatures drop to the 40s and 50s. Make sure to pack for the weather. Volcano Bay could close due to cold weather; check the Universal Orlando and TouringPlans Twitter accounts for the latest operating information.

Inclement weather in the northeastern United States will affect travel schedules, so plan accordingly.


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 $80 per adult and $75 per child (plus tax). This has increased from $67 as of last week.


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. 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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