Universal Orlando Takes Away Massive Benefit For Resort Guests

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One of the biggest benefits that Universal Orlando Resort Guests enjoy is Early Park Admission.

Guests who stay at a Universal Orlando Resort have access to Early Park Admission at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for selection attractions one hour before the Parks open and they have access to select attractions at Universal’s Volcano Bay for 30 minutes prior to opening.

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Starting January 3 and running through February 28, those who stay at a Universal Orlando Resort will not be able to access one of the most popular attractions during the Early Park Admission period.

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Universal Orlando confirmed that from January 3 through February 28, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will only operate during regular theme park hours. The attraction does not currently have a Universal Express line and many Resort Guests have taken advantage of the Early Park Admission to get a headstart on the lines that form at the attraction.

The attraction is consistently one of the longest line queues in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

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Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff, Jurassic World Velocicoaster, and Olivanders will be the only four attractions offered during Early Park Admission during those dates.

Universal Orlando Resort’s official description of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure reads:

Join Hagrid and Fly into the Forbidden Forest.

Now’s the time to join Hagrid™ as you fly deep into the wilds of the Forbidden Forest, beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle, on a thrilling roller coaster ride that plunges into the paths of some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures. Experience Universal’s most highly themed, immersive coaster—only at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

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Over at Universal Studios Florida, no attractions will be open during Early Park Admission from January 2 through January 27. On January 28-29, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem will be available.

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As always, the available Parks (Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, and Universal’s Volcan0 Bay), attractions, and times for Early Park Admission vary based on operational and weather considerations and are subject to change without notice.

Do you take advantage of Early Park Admission during your stay at a Universal Orlando Resort?

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