Universal Orlando has grown quite a bit over the past several years. The Orlando theme park has added several new attractions, hotels and even a water theme park just in the past year. This is reason enough to check out the park, but just in case you need more here are six reasons to visit Universal Orlando Resort right now – get your discount tickets here at BestofOrlando.com!
Fast & Furious – Supercharged
Become a part of the Fast & Furious family on the new Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride at Universal Studios. The newly opened attraction takes riders on a high-speed chase through the streets of L.A. with “the family.” Riders will feel like they stepped onto the set of the Fast & Furious films and experience the thrill of racing in a supercharged car alongside Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and other film stars.
- Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
Fast & Furious – Supercharged isn’t the only new ride at Universal Studios Florida. Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon opened at the beginning of April to rave reviews. The ride pits you against Jimmy himself in a ride through the Big Apple. Riders twist and turn as they speed through the streets and skies of NYC, flying past iconic landmarks, through subway tunnels and more.
- Universal’s Volcano Bay
As we head full force into summer Universal Orlando is prepared with its new water park, Volcano Bay. Now in its second year, Volcano Bay invites guests to enjoy water thrills and relaxation in a carefree island atmosphere. The Orlando water park features the Tapu Tapu wearable wristbands that hold your place in line. You really don’t have a care in the world at this tropical paradise.
If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay during your Universal Orlando visit, wait around until August for Aventura Hotel. Universal Orlando’s sixth hotel, Aventura Hotel is a prime value hotel with a price range in line with the affordable Cabana Bay Beach Resort. However unlike Cabana Bay, Aventura will offer a more modern look with amenities to match.
- VooDoo Doughnut
There are plenty of unique places to grab a bite or a sweet treat at Universal Orlando, but none like the new VooDoo Doughnut at CityWalk. Described as delightfully weird and sinfully delicious, VooDoo Doughnut serves more than 50 doughnuts on a daily basis including the popular Dirt Doughnut, Memphis Mafia and Bacon Maple Bar. Make sure you take a bite out of this experience soon.
- It’s Not Super Busy…Yet
We all know summertime is one of the most popular times to visit an Orlando theme park, but we’re not quite in summer yet. School is still in session and families haven’t started their annual summer vacations. For this reason now is the perfect time to visit Universal Orlando, especially during the weekday.