6 Reasons Why #UniversalSZN is the BEST Season


Derek      Derek | November 6, 2018

There is no better feeling than standing comfortably in Universal Studios Florida, stretching your arms out to soak in the perfect #UniversalSZN weather and smiling as you notice the low wait times for your favorite rides.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the best time of the year to visit Universal Orlando Resort and here are the top 6 reasons why…

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1. The Gorgeous Weather!

Florida is known for its beautiful weather year round, but #UniversalSZN is particularly great because you still get all the benefits of the amazing weather – it is STILL summer and not too hot plus you can leave the SPF 80 sunscreen at home. And if you’re looking for a miniature tropical getaway, be sure escape to Volcano Bay!

Here is what you can expect at night and during the day while visiting the parks in the #UniversalSZN.

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  • During the Day: Throw on that bathing suit you thought you were putting away until next summer and spend the day floating around on the Kopiko Wai Winding River at Volcano Bay.Local Tip: Lookout for entrance signage that reads “Ride Now!” You’ll be able to tap right into those rides without losing your place in the Virtual Line for another attraction.
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  • Nighttime: The #UniversalSZN weather is perfect for you to break out your Gryffindor sweater or scarf (or Slytherin if you’re like me) and find your way over to experience The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle!

Also, be sure not to miss the all new Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration that takes you into the movies like never before.

Local Tip: Plan to arrive early so you can get a prime spot to view these incredible shows.

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2. Fewer Crowds

Prefer not feeling like you’re performing an awkward new dance as you weave in and out of crowds? What’s great about the #UniversalSZN season is that there is just the right amount of room to be comfortable and strut your stuff as you make your way to your favorite ride!

Local Tip: Check out the Insider Tips Blog to get the most out of your visit to the parks.

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3. Premium Pool Seating

Lounging in a beach chair anywhere at Universal Orlando, of course, is amazing, but having the best view in the park to go along with it is priceless.

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4. Dinner Reservation Availability

Whether it’s having breakfast with the Grinch or dinner at the award-winning Mythos, the #UniversalSZN season is the perfect time to try that Universal Orlando restaurant you have always wanted to dig into.

Local Tip: Visit your choice restaurant at the start of your park journey to secure the best reservation time or conveniently book your reservation online.

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5. Take Epic Photos!

Love filling up your Instagram page with epic Universal Orlando photos? Me too! Take advantage of the lower crowds to get that epic fire-breathing dragon photo in Diagon Alley you have always been dreaming of!

Local Tip: Check out a few of our Top Instagram Worthy #WallsOfUniversal for great photo spots hidden around the park.

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6. Shorter Wait Lines

No need to feel rushed as you make your way through the park to your favorite ride to get a prime spot in line. You can actually take your time! Stop off for a cold drink at Finnegan’s Bar & Grill and still get a prime spot in line.

Local Tip: Do you have a preference for sitting in the front or back of a ride? Simply let the ride attendant know your preferred position and there may be an opportunity for them to assist you on some attractions.

What are you looking forward to most this season? Anything we missed?

Don’t forget to share all of your Universal Orlando Resort experiences with #UniversalSZN on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.