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Three Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 at Universal Orlando Resort

From the Universal Orlando Resort Blog:

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With 2018 fading quickly in the rearview mirror, it’s time to consider where you want to be when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve 2018.

Across Universal Orlando Resort, there will be some amazing celebrations. From midnight toasts to confetti showers, the festivities across our parks and hotels will make this a night you won’t forget.

Here are three ways you can ring in the new year at Universal Orlando:

1. Party It Up at Universal Studios Florida

Make your way to Universal Studios Florida as the Music Plaza Stage and Central Park areas transform into rockin’ party zones. You’ll enjoy live music, appearances by some of your favorite Universal Orlando characters and – of course – essential New Year’s Eve party favors. Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration will light up the night just before amazing pyrotechnic displays and showers of confetti mark the start of a new year. The best part is New Year’s Eve celebrations at Universal Studios Florida are included with your theme park admission or Annual Pass, which are now available with up to six months free.

2. Experience EVE at Universal CityWalk

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Looking for an upscale New Year’s Eve party? Check out EVE at Universal CityWalk. Designed for guests 21 and up, this separately-ticketed event includes unlimited gourmet cuisine, live bands and DJs – including a performance by DJ M-Squared – access to six CityWalk clubs, plus Orlando’s largest outdoor dance floor. The only time you won’t be dancing is at midnight, when we’ll pause for a champagne toast and a breathtaking pyrotechnic display. Tickets for EVE are now on sale – learn more and purchase your tickets before December 15 for $30 off!

3. Celebrate at Our On-Site Hotels

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Some of Universal’s on-site hotels also join in the fun, providing a mix of unique dining options, live entertainment, midnight toasts and even balloon drops. Highlights include Hard Rock Hotel’s “Rock-In 2018!” event (where we’ll tune in via satellite to watch the Times Square Ball Drop) and Jake’s “Best of 2018” Beer Dinner at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Click here for details on hotel events and special ticket offers.

Whether you prefer to dance the night away or mark the occasion with a fine dining experience, your ideal New Year’s countdown celebration is bound to be at Universal Orlando.

Top 5 Doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk

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Top 5 Doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk

This spring, a Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk will be opening next to NBC Sports Grill & Brew. This unique doughnut shop has already built a cult following with their delightfully weird and delicious creations. From Glazed Old Fashioned to Grape Ape and the Bacon Maple Bar, there is truly a doughnut for every person and taste bud.

In fact, there are more than 50 types of doughnuts you’ll soon be able to sample. I know what you’re thinking: with that many options I ‘dough nut’ know which to try first. Well, you’re in luck because I have put together a list of the top five doughnuts I am most excited to try that will hopefully help you on your mouthwatering journey.

1. Voodoo Doll

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This doughnut has become synonymous with Voodoo Doughnut. The idea for the signature creation was thought of well before the first Voodoo Doughnut shop opened its doors, but it took a while to find the right “doll pin.” Once the creators found the perfect pretzel, the rest was history. Filled with raspberry jelly, covered with chocolate frosting and topped with a pretzel stake, this is the perfect doughnut to post to Instagram to make all of your friends and family jealous (I know I will).

2. Portland Cream

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Not only is this one of the first doughnuts that Voodoo Doughnut created, but it is also a tribute to the city of Portland, the shop’s first location. This creation is filled with Bavarian cream and topped with chocolate and two frosting eyeballs.

3. Grape Ape

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This doughnut was almost cut from the original Voodoo menu but after customers made an impassioned plea, it quickly became a fan favorite. A few fans have even gotten a tattoo in honor of the vanilla frosted doughnut covered with grape dust and lavender sprinkles.

4. Bacon Maple Bar

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Covered with maple frosting and bacon on top, this doughnut is perfect for those who love savory mixed with sweet.

5. Oh Captain, My Captain

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For the cereal lovers out there! This doughnut is covered with vanilla frosting and sweet and golden breakfast cereal with a fruity twist.

And there are so many more flavors to try and a’dough! Feast your eyes on the more than 50 types of doughnuts you can soon try. Let us know which doughnut you want to try first at Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk in the comments below!

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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. 

Ring in the New Year at EVE 2017 at Universal’s CityWalk at Universal Orlando

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It’s that time of year again, time to solidify your New Year’s Eve plan and avoid major fear of missing out by choosing the best celebration. Celebrating the arrival of 2018 will not be complete without a delicious spread of food, great music to dance to and flashy outfits.

Search no further than EVE 2017 at Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort for a eye-popping, mind-blowing, jam-packed New Year’s celebration.

Here’s why EVE 2017 is your ultimate New Years’ experience:

1. Foodie Paradise

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Satisfy your cravings and enjoy unlimited gourmet food like prime rib, tenderloin and fresh seafood.

2. Move and Groove All Night Long

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Bust a move on Orlando’s largest outdoor dance floor.

3. Endless Live Music and DJs

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Enjoy unlimited access to six Universal CityWalk clubs with live bands and DJs.

4. Classy Goodbye to 2017

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Cheers 2017 goodbye with a midnight champagne toast!

There are a number of different ticket options, including VIP packages and Passholder specials.

I’ll see you at EVE 2017!

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. 

Discover the Inspiration Behind The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Universal’s CityWalk


Discover the Inspiration Behind The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

Inspiration Behind The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

Recently, Universal Orlando Resort announced the next original concept in a line of unique venues coming to Universal CityWalk, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium. The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium will be a delectable dining experience that combines chocolate and savory dishes with a fun atmosphere. Today, you can learn more about the inspiration behind The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium.


The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is the next evolution of dining at CityWalk, following a groundbreaking two years of unprecedented growth that includes other original concepts from the Universal team like NBC Sports Grill & Brew, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, Vivo Italian Kitchen, and Red Oven Pizza Bakery.

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium elevate everyone’s favorite confection to the next level by combining the incredible storytelling from Universal Orlando’s Creative and Entertainment teams with the high quality service and delectable dishes of Universal Orlando’s Food & Beverage team.

As Universal Orlando looked for inspiration, the Steampunk era really stood out with its rebellious spirit of creation and industrial influences. After delving deeper into the genre and its design elements, they found the structural shapes and rich color palettes to evoke exactly the type of experience that they wanted to create for their guests. It was the perfect fit.


Even from afar, you’ll see the Steampunk influence with working gears and smokestacks. Once you step inside, hosts dressed in alternative fashions will greet you. The sights and sounds of brass gadgetry and manufacturing will immediately surround you.


And of course, you’ll be able to indulge in all of the delectable creations – from the decadent milkshakes to the eclectic savory dishes, there’s plenty to choose from. You’ll have to discover your favorite later this year.


Stay tuned for more exciting news about The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, including more scrumptious details on the amazing menu items inspired by cuisine from across the globe.

Would you like to visit Universal Orlando Resort? Contact Siera today at 734-771-1290 or siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information or your free, no obligation quote.