Universal Orlando Weekly Preview – August 25, 2018

TouringPlans reviews the new Aventura Hotel, the final haunted house for Halloween Horror Nights is revealed, and we preview the week ahead at Universal Orlando!

Universal’s Aventura Hotel Review

TouringPlans very own Brian McNichols spent a night at the brand new Aventura Hotel. He offers a first look review of the rooms, food, drink, and amenities offered at the modern hotel.

Rooms start at $116 a night, book your stay now.

HHN 28 | Scary Tales

The Wicked Witch of the West has taken over the realm of fairy tales, turning familiar children’s stories into disgusting and terrifying alternate tales. The final house announced at Halloween Horror Nights is the return of a long-time fan favorite.

Universal also has added two additional nights to the event, September 19 and 26, bringing the event up to 36 nights!

Halloween Horror Nights runs September 14 through November 3. Tickets start at $62.99 plus tax and are now available.

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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