Universal Orlando Resort crowds have consistently picked back up to pre-pandemic level magnitudes.
For quite some time, well before the pandemic, the single-most popular time of the year to visit Universal Orlando has been the week following Christmas heading into New Year’s, and this year isn’t looking any different.
If you were thinking about planning a last-minute trip to Universal Orlando Resort during that week, you might want to rethink unless you were planning to stay offsite.
Universal’s Endless Sumer Resort Dockside Inn and Suites, Universal’s Endless Sumer Resort Surfside Inn and Suite, Universal’s Aventura Hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel all have no vacancies available that final week of the year.
Universal has not been setting a hard capacity as it did early on in the pandemic over the past several months. Guests who stay onsite at Universal Orlando Resort are automatically guaranteed to get in the Park.
Universal Orlando Resorts offer unique benefits, such as early admission, transportation, and Universal Express at select properties.
The official Universal blog describes staying at the Resorts during the holidays like this:
Staying at one of Universal’s hotels really is the best way to experience the holidays. Each hotel is fully decorated to complement the immersive hotel theming. From an Italian-inspired holiday at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel to a surf-style holiday at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort, there is a holiday vibe for everyone.
- Exclusive to the hotels are the holiday feasts they host in their restaurants. There are specialty breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals that you can indulge in whichever holiday you’re celebrating with us.
- Nothing screams winter snuggles like cuddling up in front of a fire. The hotels have fire pits they light nightly, which is the perfect way to wind down after a day in the parks.
- Lounging by the hotel pool in the middle of winter with an umbrella drink is the best gift you could give in my opinion.
Holiday activities and dining options vary by hotel. Explore all the hotel holiday happenings to choose the best hotel experience for you.
Will you be staying onsite at a Universal Orlando Resort property this holiday season?