Universal Orlando Preview — Week of July 21, 2018

It’s the dog days of summer, so pick up a frozen Butterbeer while relaxing at the Universal Orlando resort. This week Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration officially opened, a new entrance and new lockers set up at Revenge of the Mummy improve guest experiences, and more!

Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration Now Playing

Universal Studios Florida’s newest nighttime show, Cinematic Celebration, has officially debuted to guests. In all, 120 fountains, water screens, projection mapping, lasers, and pyrotechnics bring to life the hit movies featured in the Universal parks in this 20 minute show. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to show time for a spot in the new show viewing area, with the best views being in the last row.

For a preview of the show and an interview with the creative director, Michael Aiello, watch the videos below.

New Lockers at Revenge of the Mummy

Universal has greatly improved the guest accessibility and overall appearance of the Revenge of the Mummy area by moving the previously outdoors lockers. The lockers are now located inside the old extended queue and entrance for the attraction; the new entrance is in the courtyard below the attraction marquee.

Weekly Crowd Levels

We’re in the middle of the crowded America vacation months with all the Universal parks seeing peak wait times and crowd conditions.

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 upper 80s and 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 Anytime pricing. Base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure are $124 per adult and $119 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

Hard Rock Hotel offers a new dining experience, Wine Riffs, on Friday, August 10. The dinner features a five-course meal with wine pairings, stories and tales of wine making, music, and more! Tickets are $125 per person, ages 21 and up, and include valet parking.

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

Joseph Matt

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