Universal Orlando Resort Preview — Week of August 26

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How on earth did the end of summer get here so fast?! Before the last bit of summer slips away, it is time to get out there and have some fun! Let’s go!

Weekly Crowd Level

Can we say back to school? Those crowd levels are looking good!! You can see the detailed crowds by park, and the show schedules here.

Weekly Weather Report

It’s still summer, and there’s a good chance of rain for this weekend, so before you leave the house don’t forget to check the latest weather here.

Weekly Park Hours and Admission


Sunday, August 27 and Thursday, August 31 are After-Hours parties exclusively for Passholders at Islands of Adventure, from 8pm to 11p. Passholders can sign up for these events on the official Passholder site.

CityWalk is still open until 2am daily, and self parking is free after 6pm.

Single-day park tickets will be at Value pricing all week. One-day base tickets to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure will run you $110 per adult, and $105 per child (plus tax). 2-Park 1-Day tickets are $165 per adult and $160 per child (plus tax). A one-day ticket for Volcano Bay will be $67 per adult and $62 per child (plus tax).

Notable Highlights

There are no planned closures or refurbishments scheduled for this week.

Next week we will be saying goodbye to Dragon Challenge – have you visited one last time?

Are you zipping through the attractions with these lower crowds and have some extra time on your hands? Maybe for some shopping? Grab your spending money and check out Derek Burgan’s 6 Best Gift Shops at Universal Orlando.

Have a fabulous weekend, and if you are hitting the parks, have fun!

See you next week!

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If it's vacation, it's for Heather! When she is not on vacation (usually someplace with a big Mouse) or planning her own vacations, she is helping clients plan their own trips as a travel agent with Storybook Destinations. See the theme? She is lucky to have a husband that accepts her travel addiction, and two daughters who are already following in her wanderlust footsteps. Heather can be reached at Heather@StorybookDestinations.com

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