Universal Orlando Ride Closures and Refurbishments
Islands of Adventure Ride Closures & Refurbishments
The Eight Voyage of Sinbad show had its final performances on September 15, 2018. There is no information at this time about what will replace this show.
Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle - No shows October 3, 10, or 16, 2018.
Universal Studios Ride Closures
Fear Factor Live (show) closed from Aug. 11 - mid-November, 2018
Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration - No shows September 20 - October 20, 2018.
Volcano Bay Ride Closures
All rides are currently open
Universal Orlando Hotel Refurbishments
Aventura Hotel opened on August 16, 2018
Surfside Inn and Suites - Opening Summer 2019 is now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning August 1, 2019.
Early Park Admission at Universal Orlando:
Universal’s Islands of Adventure: Not available in September 2018
Universal Studios Florida: October 1 - 31, 2018 - Early admission is available at 7:00am for guests at the official hotels and with select other ticket types. Valid theme park admission is required.
Universal’s Volcano Bay: October 1 - 31, 2018 - Early admission is available at 9:00am for guests at the official hotels and with select other ticket types. Valid theme park admission is required.
Universal Orlando Special Events
Halloween Horror Nights - Select nights September 14 - November 3, 2018
Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort: November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2018. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter takes a festive turn as Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, and London are decked out in holiday decor and brilliant lighting. Special treats and beverages will be available for sale along with holiday music by the King's Cross Station buskers and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees; evening brings The Magic of Christams at Hogwarts Castle projection show.
Mardi Gras: February 9 - April 3, 2019 - enjoy great music, great food and a colorful nightly parade at Universal Studios Florida. Festivities are included with admission.
A Celebration of Harry Potter - 2019 Dates to Be Announced. This 3-day event takes place at both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios and features film talent Q&A seessions, special panels, demonstrations, and gives fans the opportunity to gather with others to celebrate their love for Harry Potter.
Rock the Universe - 2019 Dates to Be Announced.
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