Universal Orlando Preview — Week of February 10, 2018

Feet don’t fail me now! Mardi Gras runs daily at Universal Orlando with a nightly parade and concerts on select dates. This week Portofino Bay is offering a romantic evening with Harbor Nights Romantico and Sapphire Falls is starting a new, weekly character breakfast.

Weekly Crowd Levels

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weather Report

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

 

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 on Saturday, February 10 through Thursday, February 15. One-day base tickets to Universal Studios Florida 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).

Single-day park tickets are at Anytime pricing on Friday, February 16. 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).

 

Upcoming Events & Highlights

Looking for a fun night or late Valentine’s Day date on the town? Loews Portofino Bay is holding Harbor Nights Romantico Friday, February 16 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. For $55 per person plus tax guests are able to sample select wines and gourmet food, relax with a live band, and enjoy the ambiance of the resort’s Harbor Piazza. A VIP ticket is available for $90 per person plus tax and includes reserved seating and a private wine station.

Loews Sapphire Falls is offering a new Despicable Me character breakfast every Saturday at the outdoor Cayman Court. Guests mingle with characters as guests partake in an American-style breakfast buffet. Cost is $34.99 per adult plus tax and $20.99 per child plus tax with seating times at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. Tickets are required from the Loews ticketing site. A free digital download photo is offered per group.

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!

Joseph Matt

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