Between a state-of-the-art convention center, ease of access, world-famous theme parks and attractions, acclaimed dining, and a full range of accommodations for any budget, meeting in Orlando is always a good idea. Now, Universal Orlando® Resort is providing even more incentive with the brand-new Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Fast & Furious — Supercharged attraction, plus fresh event space at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Read on for details, and get ready for your most amazing meeting yet in Orlando!
Universal’s Aventura Hotel
Guest Rooms at Universal’s Aventura Hotel Offer Views of Universal Orlando Resort’s Theme Parks
The newly opened Universal’s Aventura Hotel offers unrestricted views of Universal Orlando Resort’s three theme parks, including Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™, as well as a vibrant, free-flowing interior design. Universal Orlando Resort has positioned this property as a perfect choice for groups seeking accommodations only — particularly if attendees want to stay in one of the newest hotels in the Orlando destination.
Guests of Universal’s Aventura Hotel, which is part of Universal Orlando Resort’s Prime Value accommodations tier, will enjoy early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay, as well as complimentary shuttle busses. They can also take advantage of resort-wide charging privileges with their room key, complimentary room delivery of merchandise purchased at Universal Orlando Resort, and the Golf Universal Orlando program.
The hotel’s Prime Value designation also makes it one of Universal Orlando Resort’s most affordable properties, but that doesn’t mean guests will want for bells and whistles. For instance, in-room tablets make it possible to order pizza in their rooms, as well as controlling the television and temperature settings. The hotel also boasts a virtual-reality game room.
Universal’s Aventura Hotel will also feature Universal Orlando Resort’s first-ever rooftop bar and grill, Bar 17 Bistro. Here, your attendees can enjoy cocktails and globally inspired small plates while taking in the venue’s stunning views. Furthermore, the property will host an onsite food hall, Urban Pantry, serving diverse flavors made with fresh ingredients.
Event Space at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando
Want to inject some magic into your Orlando gatherings? Consider hosting them at Universal Orlando Resort, where both halves of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter are available for events!
First, Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida is a perfect re-creation of the famous wizarding retail district from the books and films. In addition to fan-favorite shops and eateries — including several places that serve Butterbeer — this area features the Gringotts bank building with its fire-breathing guardian dragon, as well as the Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts attraction.
Diagon Alley is also home to Kings Cross Station, where guests can board the Hogwarts Express to be whisked away to Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure after a cheery ride through the British countryside — if they can make it past the Dementors, that is! Once they’ve arrived, your attendees can marvel at Hogwarts Castle, which comes to fiery life on select evenings courtesy of The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle spectacular.
Hogsmeade’s attractions include Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff. Like Diagon Alley, this area also features themed shopping, dining and live entertainment.
Fast & Furious — Supercharged
If your group is more into speed than spells, steer them to Universal Studios Florida’s newest attraction: Fast & Furious — Supercharged. Based on the hit films, the ride will team your guests with Dom (Vin Diesel), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Tej (Ludacris) and other key members of “the family” as they race to escape Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his sinister cartel.
See 15 Exclusive Fast & Furious Vehicles at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando
Gearheads are in for a treat even before the ride starts, thanks to a fully tricked-out garage area featuring 15 vehicles created specifically for this attraction with help from Dennis McCarthy, who designed the movies’ famous rides. What’s more, Universal Orlando Resort is the only place you can see these cars!
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