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In Florida, you never know when a rain shower might pop up! However, you don’t have to let it ruin your vacation or make you sit in your hotel room all day. From sheltered shows and attractions to dining and more, there’s so much to do at Universal Orlando Resort when it rains. Your biggest challenge will be fitting it all into one day! Here are the top 5 ways to spend a rainy day at Universal Orlando Resort:

1. Ride an Indoor Attraction

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At both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, you can experience high action and thrilling roller coasters or experience amazing 4-D and 3-D attractions. One of my personal favorites is TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D. The visual effects on this ride are spectacular. I also get goosebumps from riding Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. From the moment you enter the line, the whole experience makes you feel like you’re in the movies. In addition, be sure sure to challenge your friends to a high score at Men in Black: Alien Attack, or experience even more awesome effects in The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.

2. Watch a Covered Show

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Several of Universal’s spectacular shows are performed rain or shine. If you’re in Universal Studios Florida, I highly recommend catching Animal Actors: On Location! Who wouldn’t love seeing adorable animals perform unique tricks? In Islands of Adventure, you can experience the exciting action of The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad Stunt Show, or the amazing follow-along adventure of Poseidon’s Fury. I honestly can’t pick a favorite between these two shows! Check out your handy park map the day-of for show times.

3. Dine Indoors

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With numerous dining experiences on property, there are several options to suit everyone’s palette. From fine dining to casual and quick serve, there’s an option for everyone. The food’s so good, you will probably forget it’s even raining! You’ll certainly feel like you’re in the movie at Leaky Cauldron and Three Broomsticks. I also enjoy the screamtastic Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Café. If you’re staying at one of Universal’s fun resorts, take some time to go bowling with the family at Galaxy Bowl Restaurant at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. At Universal CityWalk, you can spend some time looking at the memorabilia on the walls of Hard Rock Cafe Orlando.

4. Watch Blue Man Group

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If you’re a fan of music and quality entertainment, you will love Blue Man Group in Universal City Walk! It’s a colorful concert and dance party jam-packed with comedy, rock music, and unforgettable moments. This indoor venue is located just left of the entrance to Universal Studios Florida. Grab your tickets at a discounted price online before you arrive or purchase them at the Blue Man Group Theater!

5. If You’re Already Wet, Ride a Water Ride

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Show Mother Nature that she can’t dampen your spirits by riding one of our water attractions. Take the plunge into Jurassic Park River Adventure, Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls, or Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges – all of our which are located in Islands of Adventure.

Consider your rain plan complete with this convenient infographic that gives you a list of attractions and shows you can experience on a not-so-sunny day at Universal Orlando Resort!

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What are your favorite ways to spend a rainy day at Universal Orlando Resort?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

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We are having a Black Friday sale to help you save even more on your next Disney World vacation! When you book a Disney World vacation package or transfer your Disney World vacation package to us, you will receive a Disney gift card, valued up to $100! With an extra $100, you could treat yourself to a Disney Dooney and Bourke, a spa treatment, special surprises for your kids, and more!

  • If your packages total is between $2500-$4000, you will receive a FREE $50 Gift Card
  • If your package total is between $4001-$5500, you will receive a FREE $75 Gift Card
  • If your package total is $5501 or more, you will receive a FREE $100 Gift Card

I would be happy to prepare a quote for you and I guarantee I can match or beat all Disney prices! All you need to do is send me your dates, number of people including ages of any children, and which resort you are interested in. I am also be happy to discuss resort options with you to help you decide which would be best for your family! You can contact me at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or request your free quote on the right side of the page!

This offer is available through Monday, November 28, 2016 (Cyber Monday)! Your package must include a minimum of three days of theme park tickets and total package price is considered before airfare.

We are also running a Cyber Monday sale if you are planning to visit any other vacation destination! If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, take a cruise, or visit an all-inclusive resort, you will receive a $50 resort or on-board credit, plus a $50 travel voucher! To qualify for this offer, your package must be at least $2,500 before airfare. Hurry, this offer must be booked by December 2, 2016!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an authorized Disney vacation planner. She is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge and would love to help you plan your next magical vacation at no cost to you! Contact her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote! 

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