Grab your family. Grab your friends. Or just grab some sunscreen and enjoy exciting new experiences in the streets, on the water, and in the air. From daytime laughs to nighttime “Wows,” seize the summer like never before at Universal Orlando Resort. There are a lot of new offerings, attractions, and some bit WOWS to check out- so don’t miss out!

As the travel experts here at Practically Perfect Vacations Inc., we’re always scouting out the latest and greatest happenings to ensure your travels are nothing short of delightful. Our latest adventure brings us to the heart-pounding excitement of Universal Orlando Resort. Buckle up, because we’re about to dive into everything new and thrilling at one of our favorite family-friendly destinations!

First up, adrenaline junkies, meet the VelociCoaster! This epic roller coaster is designed to make you feel like you’re racing alongside the raptors. With speeds up to 70 mph and a 155-foot drop, it’s no wonder this ride has quickly become a must-try. Whether you’re a Jurassic World fan or just love the thrill of a high-speed chase, the VelociCoaster won’t disappoint.

Next on the list: Potterheads, rejoice! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to enchant with the addition of the extra magical experiences. Whether it’s new interactive wand spells or themed snacks, you will feel like you’ve stepped straight into the books.

  • New Merch Alert: Be on the lookout for brand new magical merch at Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. The latest range of wands and robes are simply spellbinding.
  • Dark Arts at Hogwarts™ Castle: Experience this incredible nighttime show that brings the darker side of magic to life with amazing special effects and projections.

Families with young adventurers, there’s good news for you too! The beloved KidZone area has undergone a fantastic renovation and now includes new attractions like:

  • DreamWorks Destination: Meet and greet your favorite characters from Shrek, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda, and more. 💚🌈🐼
    • Trolls Trollercoaster
    • Po Live!
    • Shrek’s Swamp Meet
  • Interactive Play Areas: Let your little ones burn off some energy at the updated, interactive play zones.

Universal Orlando Resort is not just about rides; the seasonal events here are legendary. Here are two upcoming events you won’t want to miss:

  1. Halloween Horror Nights: Prepare for spine-tingling scares with haunted houses, scare zones, and live entertainment inspired by some of the biggest horror franchises.
  2. Holidays at Universal: Immerse yourself in holiday cheer with festive decorations, parades, and seasonal shows, including Grinchmas and the spectacular Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.

No trip to Universal Orlando is complete without indulging in some delectable food! The resort has recently introduced some new eateries and revamped menus.

  • Toothsome Chocolate Emporium: Updated menu items with more gourmet milkshakes and desserts that are out of this world.
  • Dockside Diner: New seafood options that will transport your taste buds straight to the coast.

We can’t leave you without some top tips to make your trip practically perfect:

  • Express Passes: Maximize your ride time with Universal’s Express Pass to skip the regular lines.
  • Virtual Line Experience: Use the Universal Orlando app to reserve your spot in line for select attractions, so you can explore more while waiting.
  • Stay On-Site: Consider staying at one of Universal’s amazing resort hotels for early park admission and other exclusive benefits as well as amazing resort amentities!

We hope this gives you a taste of the incredible adventures awaiting you at Universal Orlando Resort. Remember, your magical journey starts with Practically Perfect Vacations Inc. Let us help you plan a trip that’s delightful in every possible way!

Feel free to reach out to us at to start planning your next adventure now! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @PracticallyPerfectVacations for more travel inspiration.

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