Universal Orlando was one of many businesses that got hit by the ongoing pandemic over the course of the last year. In March 2020, the Orlando resort had to temporarily close to keep everyone as safe as possible as COVID-19 continued to spread.
Last summer, Universal Orlando was able to safely reopen to the public, and ever since Guests have continuously poured into the theme parks. And now, as progress continues to be made and vaccines are becoming more widely distributed, Universal Orlando is taking another step toward normal operations as they are bringing back one of their popular events.
In 2022, Universal Orlando will be bringing back Grad Bash and Gradventure to the Florida resort. In case you aren’t familiar, these events are for high school and middle school students to celebrate their graduations — and they will be returning in spring 2022!
The press release reads:
Universal Orlando Resort’s Grad Bash and Gradventure, the destination’s epic graduation events for high school and middle school students, will return in spring 2022. The events will take place across both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, home to some of the world’s most cutting-edge rides and attractions, on the following dates:
Grad Bash: April 1, 2, 8, 29, 30
Gradventure: May 6, 13, 20
Grad Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime, rite-of-passage celebration for high school seniors, while Gradventure is the perfect celebration for middle school graduates. Students will be able to enjoy more than 50 attractions across the award-winning theme parks, including several new groundbreaking experiences that make Universal Orlando a world-class entertainment destination.
If you want to learn more about Grad Bash, Gradventure or other Universal Orlando Youth Programs and how schools can participate, visit Universal Orlando Youth’s website here or call 1-800-YOUTH15.
This is just another step towards normalcy as Universal Orlando also recently announced they will be bringing back the popular Halloween Horror Nights event on select nights in the fall. With this being said, the theme parks are taking extra safety precautions, such as social distancing, health screenings, and sanitizing, to host these events as safely as possible.
For more information, visit Universal Orlando’s website here.
If you are planning to visit Universal Orlando on your next vacation, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, unlike the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort does not utilize a theme park reservation system, therefore, Guests can just show up any day.
However, with this being said, Guests may show up at the theme parks and if they have already hit capacity, you will not be allowed in.
Additionally, social distancing markers have been added throughout the theme parks, face masks are required while visiting Universal Orlando, and enhanced cleaning measures are being taken to ensure the safety of Guests and Team Members.
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