BLASPHEMY!! Did I say a taboo word…Universal?! When deciding where to visit in Orlando, Florida, an option you may want to check out is Universal Orlando. Whether it has been awhile since you visited there, or you have never been, a lot has changed, and it may be a great option for your family to discover along with Walt Disney World.
It’s not a competition with Walt Disney World, it’s not even a comparison; it’s just offering another option that may be right for you.
This is why we should all consider a visit to Universal Orlando in 2021…
Universal Orlando has amazing resorts and hotels (some are not currently open). Staying on property offers great theming and many benefits. They have tiered options to make your stay affordable. Their resorts offer a variety of food options, including easy access to Universal CityWalk, which is a great, close by location for eating and strolling.
Vacationers who are staying on property are given priority to enter the parks, which is important during this year when there are restrictions on park capacity.
Rides and Events
Universal Orlando is fun. There are so many unique themes in the three parks, including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida and Dr. Seuss in Islands of Adventure. Both of these parks are open for business with Covid-19 protocols and guidelines in place. Currently, Mardi Gras is being held now through the end of March. As more events are introduced throughout the year, perhaps their newest event, Running Universal, could happen again. Their well-known Halloween Horror Nights is scheduled for this fall with a new format.
Alert: Universal’s Volcano Bay will be opening February 27, 2021! Another opportunity for getting wet, making waves and being chill in their third park on property.
Universal CityWalk and Food
Throughout Universal Orlando, you can find a variety of food offerings that also happen to be affordable. From sandwiches to crepes to sit down restaurants and quick meals, it has it all. Universal Orlando has their own easily accessible app to make finding information efficient as well as beneficial, because it reduces contact. Mobile ordering and access to virtual lines are both available through the app.
If you are looking for more information about Universal Orlando and all it has to offer, our community provides everything you need in the DISboards, which is a welcoming group where you can ask questions if you are considering vacationing there.
Another benefit to Universal Orlando is that annual passes are currently being offered. Booking vacation packages, or just inquiring about a quote, is an option through Dreams Unlimited Travel, and what I love about Dreams Unlimited is that there is no obligation to just inquire.
I also cannot wait for Universal’s Super Nintendo World in 2023! Good luck exploring!
Shari Kessler loves the Disunplugged and all things Disney. She has imparted her passion for the parks along with her husband of more than 25 years to their three young adult children. Their family vacations have included Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Aulani but their home base is Walt Disney World as she resides from New Jersey. Shari also loves her cats Ricky and Lucy(RIP Lucy 2021). As a former early childhood educator she is now assisting at an animal hospital in NYC. She enjoys the Disunplugged community and hopes her articles connect with the Dis family.
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