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Universal Orlando Resort Announces New Military Discount Offer!


Universal Orlando Resort celebrated Veterans Day with a special in-park parade featuring its Veteran Network


Active Duty and Retired Military Personnel Can Also Upgrade with a Stay at the All-New Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a Discounted Vacation Package

ORLANDO, Fla. (September 24, 2014) – Universal Orlando Resort has revealed an all-new offer exclusively for active duty and retired members of the military. Military personnel can now purchase a one-day, park-to-park ticket and receive two complimentary days to experience the extraordinary thrills and heart-warming moments that can only be found at Universal Orlando Resort. Plus, they can also upgrade with a 3-nights stay at the brand-new Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package.

Buy a 1-Day, Park-to-ParkTicket and Get 2 Days FREE 
  • Active duty and retired members of the military and their families can receive two days FREE with the purchase of a 1-day, park-to-park ticket with valid military identification.
  • Admission is valid for up to 14 days from first use
  • Tickets are available for pick up until November 30, 2014 and must be redeemed by December 14, 2014
Special Military VacationPackages at Universal’sCabana Bay Beach Resort  OR UPGRADE AND MAKE IT A VACATION PACKAGE:

  • Active duty and retired military personnel can make it a special vacation by adding a stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package starting at $269 per adult, tax inclusive with valid military identification.
  • Package also includes:

–          The 1-Day, Park-to-Park Ticket with 2 Days Free ticket offer

–          3-nights stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

–          Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before

the theme park opens

–          Access to live entertainment at Universal CityWalk

  • Special military package rates are also available at Universal Orlando’s additional resort hotels Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and select Universal Partner Hotels

Members of the military and their families and friends will experience the trip of a lifetime at Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. A world of excitement and adventure awaits with all-new experiences, including the awe-inspiring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, the blockbuster attraction TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D and Springfield, home of America’s favorite animated family “The Simpsons.”

At Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, guests will be transported back to a time of relaxation and endless family fun in this classic, retro-themed resort. Cabana Bay guests can experience incredible amenities throughout the hotel, including a 10-lane bowling alley, retro arcade, Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio, a zero-entry pool and Universal Orlando’s first-ever lazy river.

Contact me for more information, a quick quote or to book your Universal Orlando Resort vacation.  You can reach me on this contact form, via email at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com or 818-519-0777.   Let me help you create vacation memories to last a lifetime!

Special Harry Potter Package For Florida Residents!

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Calling all Florida residents!  Love Harry Potter and can’t wait to check out the new Diagon Alley addition?  Have I got a deal for you!  Universal Orlando Resort is offering up a phenomenal package just for Florida Residents!  This package includes:

  • 3-Night Hotel Accommodations
  • Florida Resident 2-Day Park-to-Park Ticket^ to Universal Studios Florida® & Universal’s Islands of Adventure®
  • Breakfast at the Leaky Cauldron™ in Universal Studios Florida – one per person
  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme parks open
  • Special Themed Welcome Parcel

This package is available for a LIMITED time and must be booked by July 31, 2014.  Contact me TODAY to book this special package at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com before it disappears.

Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando To Open July 8th!

Calling all Harry Potter fans!  Have you been watching the Diagon Alley preview on the Today Show this morning?  It was just announced that Diagon Alley, the new addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, at Universal Studios Orlando will open July 8th!


Diagon Alley looks amazing!   Eating at the Leaky Cauldron, shopping where Harry shopped , casting spells with interactive wands, riding through Gringotts Bank…adventure awaits in the world of Harry Potter for Muggles and Wizards alike!

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It’s not too late to book your visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to see the new Diagon Alley addition and ride the Hogwarts Express between Hogsmeade and London.  Univeral has an amazing vacation pacakge available, but it must be booked by July 31, 2014!  (Valid for travel 6/29/14-12/31/14)  This EXCLUSIVE vacation package includes:

  • 4-Night Hotel Accommodations
  • 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket^
  • Breakfast at the Leaky CauldronTM in Universal Studios Florida® – one per person
  • Breakfast at the Three BroomsticksTM in Universal’s Islands of Adventure® – one per person
  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM one hour before the theme parks open
  • Special themed Welcome Parcel§
    • Souvenir owl post
    • Welcome letter

So, what are you waiting for?  Feel like a wizard in the splendor of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the new Diagon Alley!  Contact me at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com or 818-519-0777 to book your Harry Potter Experience at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure in Orlando!

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Expanding in 2014!


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The Adventure Continues: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley is Coming to Universal Orlando Resort

‘London’ and Diagon Alley Will Come to Life at Universal Orlando in 2014 • World’s First Centrally Themed, Multi-Park Experience

Building on the global phenomenon that is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced an expansion of historic proportion with the entirely new themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Scheduled to open in 2014, the world’s first centrally themed, multi-park experience expands The Wizarding World of Harry Potter across both Universal Orlando theme parks and allows Universal’s creative team to bring an unparalleled vision to this unique project. The new area will bring to life some of the experiences and places found in and around London in the Harry Potter books and films, offering brand-new adventures for fans and theme park guests from around the world.

Diagon Alley and ‘London’ will be located within the Universal Studios Florida theme park, which is adjacent to Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, where guests now experience Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. The new area within Universal Studios will be just as expansive, immersive and authentic as the existing themed environment.

And – just like in the books and films – guests will be able to travel between ‘London’ and Hogsmeade aboard the Hogwarts Express.

Work on the new area is already underway. When complete, it will feature shops, a restaurant and an innovative, marquee attraction based on Gringotts bank – all directly inspired by the fiction and films.

More details on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley will be released over time.  If you’d like to be in the know on the the new Harry Potter expansion, or would like to book your trip to Universal vacation, contact me at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com today!