Universal Orlando Resort Preview – Week of December 23

The Christmas crowds have descended on Universal Orlando Resort this week. Also, this is the last full week of operation of Emeril’s Tchoup Chop at Royal Pacific Resort and the $45 Blue Man Group ticket offer. Grab some cookies, and let’s get planning.

Weekly Crowd Levels

If you must visit the resort this week, go on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is the busiest time of the year in Orlando. Expect long wait times for attractions, long lines for food and drink, and crowded pedestrian areas. Please be patient and extra nice to Team Members this week as they handle the crowds.

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weather Report

Winter weather around the United States will affect travel plans, so keep an eye out for delayed and canceled flights.

Park Hours and Admission

CityWalk is open until 2 a.m. with free self parking starting after 6:00 p.m.

Single-day park tickets are at Anytime pricing. One-day base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure will run you $124 per adult and $119 per child (plus tax). 2-Park 1-Day tickets are $179 per adult and $174 per child (plus tax).

Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing at $67 per adult and $62 per child (plus tax).

Notable News

This is the last full operating week for Emeril’s Tchoup Chop. Stay tuned for a look back on this unique restaurant.

Blue Man Group is offering a chance to purchase discounted tickets November 1 through January 1, 2018 starting at $49. If the show has piqued your interest now is the time to see the show.

That is all for this week. See you next week and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag!

Joseph Matt

Avid amusement park and video game fan. Enjoys picking up rare beers at breweries, exploring cities, cooking, and leading the young men of his fraternity.