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Easter 2020 at Universal Orlando – complete guide

NOTE: because of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, Universal didn’t carry on its holiday traditions for Easter. In the hopes that 2021 will be a return to normal, we’re preserving our coverage from 2019’s festivities, which you can find in full below.

Easter at Universal Orlando is exactly like how the company handles that other food- and family-centric holiday, Thanksgiving – none of the theme or water parks hold any celebrations, but the resort’s hotels certainly do.

Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock HotelRoyal Pacific Resort, and Sapphire Falls Resort all feature “the perfect Easter brunch,” with a plethora of selections, and even Aventura Hotel has some holiday offerings, as well, up at the rooftop bar. We’ve broken them all down for you below for your culinary pleasure – just please leave a good word with the Easter Bunny for us.

Then, once you’re done eating your fill, there are also Easter egg hunts and other assorted activities at all of the hotels, including Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Just please note that you have to be an overnight hotel guest in order to participate in any of these.

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Easter brunches 2019

Only the premier and preferred on-site hotels offer an Easter buffet, with each serving up a slight variation on the theme (Sapphire Falls’s brunch, for example, is distinctly Caribbean). Not to be outdone, one of the prime value resorts, Aventura Hotel, also gets in on the Easter action, but it’s by no means a buffet, and it’s limited to just a few plates.

Portofino Bay Hotel

Trattoria del Porto

Portofino’s tasty restaurant will have a carving station, chilled seafood display, risotto and omelet bar, and a pasta station on hand from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, along with family-friendly entertainment that includes Universal Orlando characters, a live musician, face painter, balloon artist, and kids’ activities table.

Adults: $65, children (ages 3 – 9): $25.
See the menu.

For reservations, call 407-503-1200 or book online.

Hard Rock Hotel

The Kitchen restaurant

The Kitchen’s “delicious spread” this year will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and will include a carving, omelette, eggs benedict, and dessert station. Entertainment is provided in the form of an acoustic music player (from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm) and, of course, special visits by the Easter Bunny himself.

Adults: $52, children (ages 10 – 14): $24, children (ages 3 – 9): $16.
See the menu.

For reservations, call 407-503-2430 or book online.

Royal Pacific Resort

Islands Dining Room

Islands Dining Room is offering up an all-you-can-eat buffet from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm that includes modern Pan-Asian cuisine and traditional brunch favorites. Entertainment will feature Universal Orlando characters, a face painter, and a balloon artist.

Adults: $58, children (ages 3 – 9): $26.
See the menu.

For reservations, call 407-503-3200 or book online.

Sapphire Falls Resort

Amatista Cookhouse

Easter Brunch at Amatista Cookhouse, which will run from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, will include an “island paradise’s” spread – hickory-smoked seafood, grilled meat at the churrasco station, and more. Entertainment will consist of Universal Orlando characters, a face painter, and a balloonist.

Adults: $58, children (ages 3 – 9): $26.
See the menu.

For reservations, call 407-503-3463 or book online.

Aventura Hotel

Bar 17 Bistro

While not a brunch, Aventura’s rooftop bar still gets into the holiday mood by offering some specialty plates (and bottomless Mimosas) from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The menu is as follows:

Steak & Eggs – $22
Chicken Milanese, Arugula Salad, & Poached Eggs – $20
French Toast Nutella & Blackberry Compote – $14
Crepe with Exotic Fruit & Pastry Cream – $14
Smoked Salmon Platter – $18
Avocado Toast – $12
Bottomless Mimosas – $15

No reservations are necessary.

 

Easter egg hunts 2019

All six of the Universal Orlando hotels got into the Easter spirit with egg hunts and, occasionally, other related activities for children and their families.

SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE: you must be an overnight resort guest in order to participate in these various Easter festivities.

Portofino Bay Hotel

Time: 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Location: Villa lawn

Hard Rock Hotel

Time: 8:00 am
Location: Beachclub

Royal Pacific Resort

Time: when pool opens
Location: pool deck
Other activities: appearances by the Easter Bunny and a DJ, plus Easter-themed activities throughout the day

Sapphire Falls Resort

Time: when pool opens
Location: pool deck
Other activities: Easter-themed activities throughout the day

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Time: 8:00 am
Location: both courtyards
Other activities: Easter-themed coloring in the TV lounge from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, DJ on the Cabana Courtyard pool deck from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Aventura Hotel

Time: when pool opens
Location: pool deck

For contact information covering Universal’s restaurants not mentioned in this guide (in case you want to ask what they might be serving on Easter), visit our dining reservations page. And to learn so much more about Universal’s hotels, click here.

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