Orlando is the number one tourist destination in the world. This designation breeds a healthy level of competition between the myriad of attractions that call Central Florida home, with each attraction trying to draw more visitors than the other. With most of the state’s population less than a day away from the parks, Florida residents have always been a prime demographic.
This summer, Universal Orlando Resort is offering Florida residents exclusive getaway packages and discounts on Annual Passes so families can experience the adventure of a lifetime. Some of the new attractions slated to open in 2013 include the highly-anticipated, mega-attraction TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D, opening June 20, and Springfield – an all-new themed area that is home to America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons.
Moe’s Tavern, Krusty Burger and more iconic Springfield eateries are now open at Universal Studios Florida – allowing guests to enjoy some of the famed food and beverage offerings from the record-annihilating animated television series, The Simpsons. Guests can grab a Krusty-certified meat sandwich at Krusty Burger, snatch the catch of the day at the Frying Dutchman, get a slice at Luigi’s Pizza, enjoy a chicken and waffle sandwich at Cletus’ Chicken Shack and imbibe at Moe’s Tavern.
Later this summer, Springfield will also feature additional landmarks and experiences that are iconic to The Simpsons, including the all-new attraction, Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl.
In order to eat in one of these amazing restaurants, you need to have a ticket to get in! From now until August 31, Florida residents can save $10 on any Annual Pass with the UPC code from specially-marked Coca-Cola products. The annual passes pay for themselves if you plan on vsiting the park more than a few times in a year, and who doesn’t!
Universal Orlando is also offering an exclusive Florida resident Universal Partner Hotel Getaway. Pricing starts at $115 per adult, per night, tax inclusive, and includes the following benefits:
· Two nights of accommodations at a nearby Universal Partner Hotel
· 2-Day Base Ticket – one theme park, per day
· Early Park Admission to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter before the rest of the general public
This Vacation package is available for purchase now through July 29, 2013 for travel now through July 31, 2013.
Guests can also upgrade to one of Universal Orlando’s three AAA Four Diamond Award-winning deluxe on-site hotels. Additional benefits of staying on-site include:
· FREE Universal Express Unlimited access to skip the regular lines in both theme parks all day
· Complimentary on-site transportation via water taxi or shuttle bus to our two amazing theme parks and CityWalk
· And much more!
There are numerous attractions that await visitors to Universal Orlando. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It’s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained – you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D.
One of the most popular attractions at Universal Studios Florida, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem a takes guests on a hilarious and heart-warming ride with Gru and the loveable Minions. The adventure now continues for guests in these one-of-a-kind suites at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, created to capture all the excitement and playfulness of Gru’s house.
The suites feature missile-shaped beds, Minions rappelling from the ceiling – and more. Each of the hotel’s 18 kids suites will feature the new theme, allowing children to feel just like Margo, Edith and Agnes – the popular characters from the Despicable Me film. The suites are available for reservations for stays beginning October 1; just in time for Halloween Horror Nights!
“This is the latest way we are integrating the theme park experience into our on-site hotels,” says Vince LaRuffa, Vice President of Resort Sales and Marketing. “The popularity of the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction at Universal Studios, along with this summer’s release of Despicable Me 2 on July 3, presents an ideal time for the Minions to take over our kids suites.”
The Local Getaways Examiner is planning a visit to Universal in August, and will provide you, the readers of usedview.com a review of some of the new and amazing things taking place in the parks.
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