The park is gearing up for the holidays with a buy 2, get 2 entry ticket offer.
By Carly Caramanna
Universal Orlando Resort is ushering in the holiday season with a brand-new offer.
The central Florida theme park resort is offering 2 days free with the purchase of a 2-park, 3-day ticket, Universal Orlando Resort shares with Travel + Leisure.
The special ticket offer is for any U.S. and Canada Resident, and prices start at just $276 for adults and $266 for children ages 3 to 9, offering five total days of park fun. This promotional ticket is available to purchase now and guests can visit the theme parks for any five calendar days during eight consecutive calendar days.
Ticket holders can visit both theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure, and choose from one park per day tickets or the park-to-park option. Universal’s Volcano Bay, its on-site South Seas-inspired water park, can also be added. Prices and availability vary by desired first date of visit and this promotional ticket is available for purchase now for dates through Feb. 2024.
It’s the perfect time to take advantage of this offer as Universal also announced the return of its holiday celebration, taking place Nov. 17 through Dec. 31. The Holidays at Universal is a resort wide celebration bringing in limited time decor, entertainment, and specialty eats, all included with general admission.
Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter returns to Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. The beloved tradition, inspired by the stories of the popular “Harry Potter” films, transforms the two lands with whimsical, holiday-fueled décor and live entertainment. Nighttime offering, “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle,” dazzles Universal Islands of Adventure with a seasonally themed projection show illuminating the iconic castle. Guests can also enjoy a special seasonal performance from the Frog Choir, a fictionalized musical performance from Hogwarts students.
At the park, Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s will fill the streets with larger-than-life balloons, just like the traditional New York City parade, inspired by popular park franchises, including Illumination’s “Despicable Me” and DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek.” The park will also host appearances from Santa Claus and a towering 80-foot tall Christmas tree. Iconic musical act Mannheim Steamroller will also return with performances in the park on Dec. 2, 3, 9, and 10, included with park admission.
The stories of Dr. Seuss will be brought to life once again at Grinchmas at Universal Islands of Adventure. Here, guests can meet the fanciful citizens of Who-ville amidst playful holiday decor. A colorful celebration, the highlight is the annual “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” a limited-time live stage show retelling the timeless story.
The park-wide celebration also includes unique add-on experiences, like the guided Universal’s Holiday Tour, complete with exclusive meet and greet opportunities, and the Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast.
Those looking to stay on-site can take advantage of 20 percent off four-night stays in 2-bedroom suites at Universal’s Endless Summer Resorts and family suites at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
In addition to the holidays, Universal Orlando Resort is celebrating the recent opening of Minion Land, offering an array of new experiences themed to the lovable characters.