6 Reasons Why #UniversalSZN is the BEST Season

6 Reasons Why #UniversalSZN is the BEST Season

6 Reasons Why #UniversalSZN is the BEST Season

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There is no better feeling than standing comfortably in Universal Studios Florida, stretching your arms out to soak in the perfect #UniversalSZN weather and smiling as you notice the low wait times for your favorite rides.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the best time of the year to visit Universal Orlando Resort and here are the top 6 reasons why…

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1. The Gorgeous Weather!

Florida is known for its beautiful weather year round, but #UniversalSZN is particularly great because you still get all the benefits of the amazing weather – it is STILL summer and not too hot plus you can leave the SPF 80 sunscreen at home. And if you’re looking for a miniature tropical getaway, be sure escape to Volcano Bay!

Here is what you can expect at night and during the day while visiting the parks in the #UniversalSZN.

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  • During the Day: Throw on that bathing suit you thought you were putting away until next summer and spend the day floating around on the Kopiko Wai Winding River at Volcano Bay.Local Tip: Lookout for entrance signage that reads “Ride Now!” You’ll be able to tap right into those rides without losing your place in the Virtual Line for another attraction.
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  • Nighttime: The #UniversalSZN weather is perfect for you to break out your Gryffindor sweater or scarf (or Slytherin if you’re like me) and find your way over to experience The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle!

Also, be sure not to miss the all new Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration that takes you into the movies like never before.

Local Tip: Plan to arrive early so you can get a prime spot to view these incredible shows.

transformers ride at universal orlando resort

2. Fewer Crowds

Prefer not feeling like you’re performing an awkward new dance as you weave in and out of crowds? What’s great about the #UniversalSZN season is that there is just the right amount of room to be comfortable and strut your stuff as you make your way to your favorite ride!

Local Tip: Check out the Insider Tips Blog to get the most out of your visit to the parks.

drinks at volcano bay in universal orlando resort

3. Premium Pool Seating

Lounging in a beach chair anywhere at Universal Orlando, of course, is amazing, but having the best view in the park to go along with it is priceless.

fist tacos at volcano bay

4. Dinner Reservation Availability

Whether it’s having breakfast with the Grinch or dinner at the award-winning Mythos, the #UniversalSZN season is the perfect time to try that Universal Orlando restaurant you have always wanted to dig into.

Local Tip: Visit your choice restaurant at the start of your park journey to secure the best reservation time or conveniently book your reservation online.

girl diagon alley at wizarding world of harry potter Universal orlando resort

5. Take Epic Photos!

Love filling up your Instagram page with epic Universal Orlando photos? Me too! Take advantage of the lower crowds to get that epic fire-breathing dragon photo in Diagon Alley you have always been dreaming of!

Local Tip: Check out a few of our Top Instagram Worthy #WallsOfUniversal for great photo spots hidden around the park.

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6. Shorter Wait Lines

No need to feel rushed as you make your way through the park to your favorite ride to get a prime spot in line. You can actually take your time! Stop off for a cold drink at Finnegan’s Bar & Grill and still get a prime spot in line.

Local Tip: Do you have a preference for sitting in the front or back of a ride? Simply let the ride attendant know your preferred position and there may be an opportunity for them to assist you on some attractions.

What are you looking forward to most this season? Anything we missed?

Don’t forget to share all of your Universal Orlando Resort experiences with #UniversalSZN on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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The Secret’s Out: It’s #UniversalSZN

The Secret’s Out: It’s #UniversalSZN

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The jig is up… locals and theme park experts know the best times of the year to visit Universal Orlando Resort AND I wanted to share this little secret with our truest fans. Don’t get me wrong, with awesome annual events, new attractions and shows, it’s always a good time to visit, but if there are sweeter days, why not take advantage? When the weather is not so frightful, school is in session, and wait times are at their finest.

If you didn’t already know, now is the perfect time of year and it is our #UniversalSZN.

 So what exactly is so great about #UniversalSZN?

The Weather is Just Showing Off at This Point

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Let’s start with the weather. It’s not too cold and it’s not too hot – it’s just perfect. As a Florida native, I’m aware of the beautiful beaches, stunning sunrises, and marvelous thunderstorms. However, there’s one thing I’ll never get used to, and that is “Summer Sweats.” That’s what I call when you sweat immediately after going outside. Not a problem during #UniversalSZN! I can wear whatever I want. Can I wear a scarf and shorts? Yes. Can I wear a jacket and sandals? Yes. Can I wear a leotard? Yes?

Wait Times at Their Finest

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The biggest reason #UniversalSZN is the best season is the ability to have more time to do whatever you want, when you want. Shorter wait times allow you to ride your favorite rides multiple times without wasting precious time. You don’t have to be strategic, just relax and enjoy the perks. For me, being able to ride Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit multiple times is one of the best things about #UniversalSZN.

Now that the “Floridian” secret is out, tell your closest friends and family about #UniversalSZN, even if they’re not from Florida, but ONLY your closest friends and family.

Comment below or share your favorite things about #UniversalSZN using the hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

And Happy #UniversalSZN!

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Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

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  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0