Universal Orlando Snapshot

Universal Orlando Snapshot

Universal Orlando Snapshot


On this page you’ll find an overview of everything going on at the resort right now and a list of updates to our Universal Orlando vacation planning information pages.

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Last Updated: November 27, 2015

Daughtry performs at Universal Studios Florida this Saturday, November 28, at 8pm. The concert is included with your park admission and concludes the fall concert series. Learn more

Williams of Hollywood Prop Shop is now open at Universal Studios Florida. The store sells props that have been used at rides and events.

Holiday celebrations begin December 5th and run through January 2. In addition to the Macy’s Holiday Parade and Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, there will also be New Year’s events at CityWalk and the on-site hotels.

Updated: Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue closes on January 5, to make way for Fast & Furious: Supercharged opening in 2017. Learn more

A Celebration of Harry Potter will take place on January 29 – 31, 2016. The list of celebrities attending has been released and packages remain available.

Twister… Ride it Out closed on November 2, to make way for “Race through New York starring Jimmy Fallon” opening in 2017.

NBC Sports Grill & Brew is now open! You can click here for full coverage of the new venue and its red carpet grand opening, or check out the top 5 mouthwatering options and top 5 delectable desserts at the restaurant.

NBC Sports Grill & Brew’s opening is just the latest development in a complete revamp of Universal CityWalk‘s offerings. Other new additions include: Cowfish, Vivos, Red Oven Pizza Bakery, Hot Dog Hall of Fame, Coldstone, and Antojitos. Next to bat is the replacement for the NBA City restaurant, which hasn’t been announced yet. (We have a guess as to what it might be.)

The Incredible Hulk Coaster is undergoing an extensive overhaul and will roar back to life in the summer of 2016. Also coming in the summer of 2016 is Skull Island: Rein of Kong, click here for extensive coverage of the upcoming attraction.

Royal Pacific Resort is wrapping up a complete remodeling of their rooms. Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s next on-site hotel, is set to open on July 14, 2016. Cabana Bay Beach Resort is undergoing a 400 room expansion scheduled for completion in 2017.

Volcano Bay (Universal’s water theme park) is under development and will open in 2017. Nintendo Land is also confirmed to be coming to Universal in the future.

Taylor Strickland Taylor Strickland is the owner and editor of OrlandoInformer.com. Outside of Universal, he enjoys photography, technology, and hockey.