HUGE Benefits for Universal Orlando Hotel Guests

Staying on property at Universal Orlando’s great resorts is an excellent way to treat your family to a great vacation. When your vacation includes an on-property hotel, your family will be staying in the heart of the excitement. Not only will you experience great accommodations at Universal Orlando, but will enjoy exclusive theme park benefits to make the most of your vacation! Let’s take a look at some of these great benefits for resort guests.


FREE Universal Express Unlimited!

Not all resorts are created equally and this is true for this amazing benefit. Guests staying at Universal’s Premier Hotels receive Express Pass Unlimited completely free for all guests in the room. Depending on the time of year you are traveling, this can be a huge ($$) benefit. Universal Express Unlimited allows your family to avoid the long lines at almost all of the two parks’ attractions including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, and many others. To be eligible for this benefit, you must stay at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel,  or Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

Universal Early Park Admission

Vacation time is precious, and when you choose a destination like Universal Orlando for your vacation, with so many different things to see, do, and experience, you want to make sure that you can maximize your time. Early Park Admission is available to Universal resort hotel guests (and other select groups, like guests who purchase their Universal Orlando theme park tickets through a Travel Agency) to access one theme park – either Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure – and a couple of attractions a full hour before the normal scheduled opening daily. Although an hour might not seem like a great deal of time, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish during this time when the crowd levels are lower.

Typically Early Park Admission access is between 8 am – 9 am, with the rest of the park opening and other guests arriving at 9 am. If the theme parks open earlier, for example, 8 am, then the Early Park Admission hour will also move to an earlier time frame.

PRO TIP – Keep your tickets and room key handy, you’ll need to show them for access to the Early Park Admission hour.

Universal Transportation

One of the features you’ll enjoy most about your Universal Orlando vacation is the proximity of the resorts to the front gates of the theme parks and CityWalk. Most resorts are within a few minutes of walking distance of the theme parks’ front gates. When you don’t feel like walking or maybe you are at one of the resorts a little further out, you will have free access to water taxis or shuttle buses that run between the hotels, theme parks, and Universal CityWalk.

Complimentary Merchandise Delivery

When you shop throughout Universal Orlando Resort, there’s no need to carry your purchases around. Have them delivered directly to your Universal Orlando hotel. Simply let the cashier know you’d like to take advantage of this free service when you’re making your purchase.

Universal Orlando Recreation and Pool Access 

When you stay at one of the Universal Orlando hotels, you’ll get access to ALL of the spectacularly themed properties. Your family will have access to the recreation and pools at all of Universal’s hotels. You can escape to a new destination each day, exploring the nine gorgeous pools across our hotels. From relaxing on a winding river to chilling in a private cabana, splashing through kids’ play areas, or joining one of the many poolside activities, there’s endless fun for the whole family.


Want to increase the benefits of staying at a Universal Orlando resort? Upgrade your stay to Club Level. Enjoy additional perks and privileges when you upgrade to a Club Level room or suite. You’ll get access to personalized concierge service and a private Club Lounge serving continental breakfast, evening beer, wine, and snacks.

You will love the convenience and benefits of staying at a Universal Orlando vacation. Ready to get your family’s Universal vacation on the calendar? Reach out to me at natalie@castleandcruiseadventures.com to schedule a complimentary call.

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