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If you haven’t noticed, Universal Orlando Resort has gone through a lot of changes. Whether it’s ride upgrades, new attractions, or even an entirely new theme park, there’s a lot that’s waiting for you. As you plan your trip, here are 21 new experiences at Universal you MUST experience during your next visit.
1. Catch the Ragtime Gals at Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon in Universal Studios Florida
Insider Tip: There are two different Ragtime Gals performances you can experience.
2. Chill with the Carnictis at the Skull Island: Reign of Kong Queue in Universal’s Islands of Adventure
I’m pretty sure it doesn’t bite.
3. Sink Your Toes into the Sand of Waturi Beach at Universal’s Volcano Bay
BYOS: Bring Your Own Sunscreen
4. Get Your Rum on with Over 70 Different Rums at Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Insider Tip: There’s an official Strong Water Tavern rum that’s low-key legit.
5. Gear Up for a High-Octane Experience at Fast & Furious – Supercharged in Universal Studios
Gotta live life a quarter mile at a time.
6. (Attempt to) Finish a Shake at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen in Universal CityWalk
It’s more of a feat of will than anything.
7. Explore the Interactive Desks While You Wait to Race Jimmy Fallon
The games are pretty addicting tbh.
8. Two Words: Butterbeer Fudge at Sugarplum’s Sweet Shop in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley
Yep. It really does exist.
9. Get Hulk-a-fied on the Newly Renovated The Incredible Hulk Coaster in Islands of Adventure
It’s legit amazing.
10. Find All of the Tapu-Tapu Activations Throughout Volcano Bay
I’d give you a hint but where’s the fun in that?
11. Relax at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort’s 16,000-Square-Foot Pool.
They’ve got poolside activities, hot tubs, a waterslide and more.
12. Brunch it up at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
You can thank me later.
13. Compare Your Strength with the All-New Marquee at The Incredible Hulk Coaster
Hulk’s probably got you beat.
14. Meet Hashtag the Panda at Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
You can almost feel the rhythm standing next to him.
15. Look Out for the Locals Within Skull Island: Reign of Kong
They’re not too welcoming to tourists.
16. Check Out the Unique Merchandise and Treats at the Hello Kitty Store
Insider Tip: Some of their merchandise has cute nods to Universal characters.
17. Quench Your Thirst with Volcano Bay’s Exclusive Drinks
Try. The. POG.
18. Meet Professor Doctor Penelope Tibeaux-Tinker Toothsome – The Woman Behind the Restaurant
Don’t forget about her robot friend, Jacques.
19. Experience the wonder of The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade
My jaw seriously dropped when I saw this.
20. Take a Musical Journey into the Caribbean with Caribbean Carnival at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Get ready to limbo.
21. Amp Up Your Style with Some Fast & Furious – Supercharged Merchandise.
Game of cards, anyone?
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote.