Sleighbells are ringing and Jolly old St. Nicholas is making his way to ICON Park! Holiday spirit runs aplenty at the Santa Workshop Experience. Your joyous celebrations begin as soon as you park. Hop aboard the Pearl Express Train as it transports families from the parking garage into a winter wonderland complete with your favorite festivities, which is really the ICON Park in brilliant disguise. Don’t forget to schedule your child’s photoshoot with Santa! This year, children won’t be able to get close to Santa, but his elves have really stepped in to create a totally safe atmosphere. With their magic touch and creative angles, your photos will look like your kids are standing next to the jolly old man at this year’s SANTAtized photo op. On Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Mrs. Clause stops by for stories and cookie decorating with the kids (separate reservations required). Holiday spirit requires some energy from special drinks and sweets, so fill your tummies with hot or frozen chocolate drinks and gingerbread cookies, sold at The Wheelhouse Market Food Hall. End the night with an epic flight on the Wheel inside your own Christmassy capsule decked out in twinkly lights. Maybe you and your family can guess how Santa and his crew might fly through Orlando? It’ll be a Christmas to remember while keeping you and yours safe.
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Mardi Gras is synonymous with one very long wild party, and Universal Orlando Resort pulls out all the stops to recreate the New Orleans celebration for guests each spring at their annual Mardi Gras celebration. Every night from February 1 to April 2, guests are transported to the Big Easy as Universal Orlando hosts Florida’s biggest party full of great music, tasty food, outrageous fun, and tons of beads.
Streets of Jubilation
Line the streets of Universal Studios as the park brings Bourbon Street to Orlando complete with authentic and extravagantly-decorated parade floats designed by Kern Studios. Escorted by lively dancers, stilt-walkers, and costumed horses, the parade roars through the park as a rainbow of confetti and colorful beads fall into the open hands of jubilant onlookers.
Outrageous Family Fun
Families and children are invited to gather in front of the Brown Derby Hat Shop for an unobstructed view of the parade at the Little Jester’s Parade viewing area. There, little ones can let the good times roll as the parade showers them in beads and doubloons.
Rocking Concert Series
On select nights, successful and popular musical acts will grace the Universal stage during the Mardi Gras concert series to perform a live concert that’s included with park admission. A lineup featuring today’s top artists will be announced soon. Past all-star acts included Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, Diana Ross, and The Beach Boys. Guests are also invited to experience authentic jazz, blues, and zydeco sounds every day of the event in the NOLA-transformed New York area.
Big Easy Food and Spirits
Guests can savor the Cajun tastes of Mardi Gras in Universal’s French Quarter Courtyard. Sizzling specialties like gumbo, crawfish, and jambalaya are available for purchase as are deliciously sweet and sugary beignets.
Affordable Night’s Sleep
After a full day of rides and a full night of traditional Mardi Gras delight, guests of Universal Orlando will be in need of nearby accommodations to rest their well-partied heads. With free amenities like a pool, fitness center, playground, arcade room, Wi-Fi, and shuttle service to and from the park and hotel, the nearby Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando offers comfortable lodging all within your budget. To check availability or reserve a room today, call us at 407-996-8585 or click the button in the upper right corner of this page to start booking today.
The room was nice and clean, the beds were very comfortable and the food was good. The price couldn’t have been better for the location. We walked to the convention center, restaurants and bars across the street.
Super hotel for all
This hotel was very good value, you get toiletries, coffee 1 cup machine, fridge, microwave, safe and free WiFi at no extra charge. Lovely clean rooms with great comfy beds. All the staff were very friendly and helpful across the whole site. Location was super, and right outside the hotel was bus stops if you do not have a car. Buses were very clean and reasonable priced. It is very handy to have a 24 hour shop on site for things you might have forgotten, and if you need something to eat. Three very clean pools, nice children’s play area, and pool tables and games room for teens. Security guard on duty 24/7 when you enter the parking lot, and on foot security guards walk every floor, felt very safe. We will definitely go back to this hotel, loved it, and would recommend to our friends.