Are you thinking about a trip to Universal Orlando Resort in 2019?
It's Kimberly from Get Away Today. We recently had a great visit with reps from Universal Orlando Resort, and learned about all the awesome new attractions in their parks.
Did you know that for the first time in five years, Universal Orlando will be adding a new Harry Potter themed attraction to the Resort? I couldn't be more excited!
Here are the details on that new ride, plus all the other new attractions at Universal Orlando Resort in 2019.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opens June 13, 2019. This attraction is set to be one of the most highly themed and immersive experiences at Universal Orlando yet. Alan Gilmore, who worked on the Harry Potter franchise, has been involved every step of the way in the creation of this new experience.
The Motorbike Adventure will feature two seats; one on the bike itself and one in a sidecar next to it. You will have a different experience on the ride, depending on where you sit.
This roller coaster thrill ride will zip through the Forbidden Forest at speeds up to 50 miles per hour, and you will catch a glimpse of magical creatures such as cornish pixies, centaurs and Fluffy, Hagrid’s three-headed pup. Additionally, one new, never-before-seen creature will be lurking in the Forbidden Forest, so keep your eyes peeled!
Fast & Furious – Supercharged
The great thing about the new Fast & Furious – Supercharged attraction is that the line itself is part of the adventure. Universal Orlando does a great job making so many parts of your visit interactive and entertaining.
To liven things up while you wait to ride, download the Universal Orlando app and see what fast and furious fun awaits you. You can also see some of the cars featured in the franchise while you’re queued, as well as props and sets from the movies. The ride itself is family friendly, and puts you in the middle of a street race.
The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
There is more Harry Potter themed adventure at Universal Orlando this year! In the evenings, you can see Hogwarts Castle light up with projections and pyrotechnics.
It’s a very quick show, lasting only about five minutes, but that makes it easier to see it! If it’s too crowded during the first viewing, stick around and snag a good spot the next time the castle lights up.
The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle is directed by the Sorting Hat, who helps guests celebrate each of the four houses of Hogwarts.
Epic Cinema Under the Stars
Another nighttime show at Universal Orlando is Epic Cinema Under the Stars. As the name indicates, this show will highlight some of your favorite movies. Scenes from the likes of Jurassic World, The Fast and the Furious and more will be projected on to the water of Universal Studios Florida’s lagoon, accompanied by the soundtracks you know and love.
There are lots of delicious dining options at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk, including Mexican food, seafood, American cuisine and more. The newest addition to the menu is Voodoo Doughnut, located on Universal Boulevard.
Voodoo originally hails from the Northwest, and this location in Orlando is the first to make an appearance on the east coast! Voodoo Doughnuts taste the very best when they’re fresh, so be sure to arrive with room to enjoy one… or two.
Their menu is eclectic and they’ll make you think twice about what belongs on a doughnut.
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There is a lot going on in 2019 at Universal Orlando Resort! This resort now has three parks, plus CityWalk – a shopping/dining/entertainment district. It's big enough for an entire family vacation.
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