Top 5 Ways to Spend a Rainy Day at Universal Orlando Resort

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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


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


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


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


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


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!


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 or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

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