Universal Orlando Weekly Preview — September 1, 2018

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Are you ready for some football? This week we cover some great places to catch a game at Universal Orlando and preview the week ahead.

Football Around Universal Orlando

It’s the end of August, so that means football is returning to television. Whether you watch it played on a pitch or a gridiron, Universal has you covered. Locations below have access to satellite TV and have shown games in the past. Check with Universal and the location for confirmation of availability.

Universal Studios Florida

  • Finnegan’s Bar and Grill
  • Duff Brewery

Islands of Adventure

  • Backwater Bar


  • NBC Grill Brew
  • Hot Dog Hall of Fame
  • Hard Rock Cafe

Weekly Crowd Levels

Crowds are decreasing as school goes back into session and the summer season ends.

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 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 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

Halloween Horror Nights returns September 14 through November 3. Explore ten haunted houses, five scare zones, and one show based on the horror movies and culture of the 80s! Experience TV shows and movies like Stranger Things, Poltergeist, and Child’s Play along with original concepts such as Carnival Graveyard. Tickets start at $62.99 plus tax and are now available.

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

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