Besides being all AAA-rated 4 diamond resorts, what advantages are there to staying at a Universal Orlando resort for your Orlando vacation? Well, you get access to all three Universal Orlando resorts when you stay in any one of the three. It’s like having multiple pools, restaurants, and amenities in a single resort! You also get free Universal Express passes for everyone in your family — this can be a significant savings!!! During peak times, a Universal Express pass for a family of 4 can exceed $300 per day!!! Basically, you get a room for free when you buy the Universal Express — I’m kind of reversing the actual deal, but it’s sometimes less expensive to get a Universal Orlando resort room for one night than it is to purchase the passes! It’s a fantastic perk!
Also, for your Universal Orlando vacation, you get early access to the parks. With the addition of the new Harry Potter park, this is a vital benefit! You can get into this popular new “island” and get most of it done before the rest of the crowd arrives! Ride the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey a few times before anyone else, see the most popular show of all — Ollivanders Wand Shop show without a wait, and get your photo in front of the Hogwart’s Express without the “photo bombers” ruining the pic.
Another great benefit of a Universal Orlando vacation involves the proximty of the resorts to the parks and the multiple options for transportation. You can literally walk to either park entrance in about 10 minutes, ride a ferry boat, or catch a shuttle bus. All very quick and easy to use.
Want to get all our tips and tricks for visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? We wrote a travel guide for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade! We included all our tips and tricks that we’ve learned over the last year to make your visit to the Wizarding World as magical as possible. Be sure to check it out!
Get your Harry Potter theme park souvenirs from the official Harry Potter shop, the WB Shop!