What's Coming to Universal Orlando Resort in 2019

What's Coming to Universal Orlando Resort in 2019

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Universal Orlando Resort is a unique destination where guests are not just entertained, they are part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. And this year, even more thrills and entertainment are coming to Universal Orlando, including new attractions, dining experiences and even a new hotel complex.

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle:

Later this year, through the magic of music, lighting and spectacular effects, an all-new projection mapping experience will be unveiled at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Hogwarts Castle. The “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will unleash the darkest creatures and villains within the Wizarding World, including the powerful Dark wizard himself, Lord Voldemort. Guests will be asked to summon their inner strength and bravery in the face of the all-consuming Dark Arts as some of the awe-inspiring moments and creatures inspired by the films come to life within the majestic light display.


Now open, the TODAY Café is Universal Studios Florida's newest addition – bringing together a highly-themed environment designed to feel like stepping onto the iconic TODAY show set along with specialty food and beverage options. One of the standout features of the TODAY Cafe menu is seasonal dishes inspired by co-anchor Al Roker’s favorite recipes. Every day menu items include fresh, in-house baked pastries, specialty breakfast options, New York-inspired sandwiches and salads and locally-roasted coffees including a unique blend made exclusively for the TODAY Cafe.

Universal's Endless Summer Resort:

Universal Orlando is bringing two all-new value hotel options for families looking for theme park thrills, exclusive benefits and a seamless Universal Orlando experience with rates starting at less than $100 per night. Universal’s Endless Summer Resort is a new hotel complex, where guests can enjoy a relaxed and easy vibe with fun surf and beachy details woven throughout their experience. It features two hotels: Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites. Surfside Inn and Suites will open June 27 while its sister property, Dockside Inn and Suites, is accepting reservations and set to open in March 2020.

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure:

Just opened on June 13, this epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be the most highly-themed, fully-immersive coaster experience yet. With Hagrid as their guide, guests will fly deep into the Forbidden Forest and brave the mysteries and thrills beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle on a groundbreaking coaster experience unlike any other. Guests will join Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures class and board magical motorbikes for their journey – riding either the motorcycle or boarding the adjacent side car for their journey to the Forbidden Forest. They’ll reach speeds up to 50 mph and even journey forward and backward through the dark forest all while encountering some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures, including a Centaur, Fluffy, the three-headed dog, Cornish Pixies and more.


This summer, Universal Orlando will debut its next original concept dining experience – Bigfire – a full-service restaurant that draws modern inspiration from the nostalgia of cooking over open flames during memorable family vacations, from camping to backyard barbecues to lakeside retreats. The all-new restaurant will feature a specially created menu that takes open fire cooking, one of the earliest styles of preparing food, to a whole new level – and brings to life a unique dining experience that only Universal Orlando could create.



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