If a visit to the Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure is on the radar, but thoughts of long lines, lackluster hotels, and less appealing turkey legs have you reconsidering, don’t discard your dream just yet. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss some of the world’s best theme parks, an amazing water park, and the epic entertainment complex. Splurging at Universal Orlando Resorts will have you skipping lines, staying in luxury accommodations, and savoring amazing cuisine. Here’s all you need to know, to make your visit a luxurious adventure.
Private VIP Experience
Sparing no expenses comes with plenty of benefits. With a private VIP Experience, guests begin with complimentary valet parking, complimentary continental breakfast and of course, back door access onto rides and reserved seating for shows. Currently, VIP tours are the only way to skip the queues in the popular Harry Potter attractions. What can you expect? Nothing short of priority front-of-the-line access to all rides and attractions, exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences in the parks, access to the American Express lounge and complementary mid-day meals. While the prices start at the flat rate of $3,099 for two theme parks (for up to 5 guests) plus the price of tickets, while others are waiting for hours in the hot Florida sun just to ride Escape from Gringotts, you’ve already Escaped from Gringotts and are off enjoying a frozen butterbeer.
The Governatore Suite: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Overlooking the picturesque harbor, the Governatore Suite, boasts a vast 2755 sq. feet of space, elegant furnishings, oversized rooms, and two suites. In addition to first-class amenities, the suite features nightly turndown service and personal concierge service. Club Level guests have access to the 3,500-square-foot Portofino Club Lounge, serving continental breakfast as well as complimentary beverages and snacks throughout the day.
Rent Out Bar 17 at Universal’s Aventura Hotel
Impress your guests by renting Universal Orlando Resort’s only rooftop bar for brunch or lunch. Besides giving them a bird’s eye view of three theme parks, your guests will delight in tasty fare and craft cocktails. The contemporary rooftop bar situated on the 17th floor of Universal’s Aventura hotel, boasts panoramic views of the resort and even the city.
Private Dining at The Palm
The Palm is the place to find a superb meal in an uptown atmosphere. World-renowned for prime aged steaks and massive Nova Scotia lobsters, The Palm’s menu features satisfying dishes that reflect the best of an Italian-American heritage. Entertain 20-30 friends in a private dining room. Work with a team to create your personalized menu who will take care of your dining requests with unprecedented customer service.
Mandara Customized Massage
Take a break from the excitement of the parks to rejuvenate with a Mandara Customized Massage at the Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. The 13,000 sq.ft. sanctuary, located by the Piazza Ponte Beach and Villa pool offers each guest luxuriously-healing experiences including signature massages, award winning facials, indulgent body treatments and the latest in hair and nail care. The Mandara customized massage tailors to the over-exerted muscles with the Swedish method. This heavenly escape includes a coconut-infused scalp massage and a Warming Paraffin Treatment to hydrate the feet.