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Universal Orlando Vacation Planning Guide

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Universal Studios theme park was once only a one-day destination for visitors to Orlando. Now, Universal Orlando is a destination resort in its own right. The addition of the spectacular Islands of Adventure theme park, the CityWalk entertainment complex and three luxury hotels offer guests a multi-day vacation destination.

If you're planning a vacation to Universal Orlando, learning a little bit about the area and what to expect will help you get the most from your time and vacation dollars. My Orlando Vacation Planner, which provides helpful information and tips for planning your vacation, can help you address any questions that might not be covered here.

First, let's look at some frequently asked questions about Orlando and Universal:

What is Orlando's weather like? Check out Orlando's monthly average temperatures and rainfall.

When is hurricane season? The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30, with the highest storm probability is from August through October. | More Hurricane Information |

When is the best time to go? If you are planning to visit Universal Orlando on vacation, one of the hardest things to do is choose when to visit. While special events and promotions may have some influence on theme park attendance; historically, Universal's highest theme park attendances tend to be influenced by certain holidays. These month-by-month guides to Florida will give you an insight into when are the best times of the year to visit:

How much are Universal Orlando tickets? Universal Orlando theme park admission ticket prices depend on whether you visit just one park or both parks on the same day. Multi-day admission tickets are less expensive per day than buying single day tickets. Check here for ticket prices and strategies for saving money on online advance ticket purchases.

Are there any Universal Orlando ticket deals? Discounted Universal Orlando theme park tickets are available online when purchased in advance of your trip and are usually the best "deal." Florida residents can obtain special pricing on tickets and annual passes. Occasionally, there are special promotions available through partnerships with Universal Orlando and various merchants (Coca Cola, etc.). Look for them to be well advertised and available to the general public.

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