There are not too many companies or organisations that can take on the might of Disney and come out a winner. There is no doubt that many people associate Orlando, Florida with Walt Disney World. However, there are more and more people nowadays who think of the Universal Orlando theme park when planning their visit to the top attractions in Florida. There is so much to see and do at Universal Studios and Universal Island of Adventure that no matter what age your children are, there is certainly going to be something that will give them a brilliant day out.
One of the big reasons for the success of the Universal Orlando theme parks is the fact that there is a great deal of evolution. There is a lot of money being put into ensuring that everyone has a great time at the park and that there are plenty of new things to see and do. This is not only the case for the rides; the accommodation on offer at the park is continually being improved.
In the first half of 2014, the Universal Cabana Bay Beach Resort is scheduled to open at the Universal Orlando park and it is sure to be a very popular destination. This retro themed hotel will transport people back to the glory days of the 1950s and 1960s on their holiday. There is a big range of well prices family suites and rooms but the big attraction for plenty of families will be the entertainment on offer. There are two massive pools, a lazy river to soak and relax in and a bowling alley. With plenty of places to chat and catch up with friends, this part of the park provides the ideal resting point for people looking to experience the theme park and the bustling night life on offer at Universal Orlando.
When Cabana Bay opens up, join the three existing on site hotels available at Universal. Guests already get the choice to choose between Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and the Royal Pacific Resort, so having an additional option to choose from is tremendous news for everyone looking to make a family holiday to Orlando.New rides increase the demand to visit the park
While the accommodation is always crucial, it is easy to see that many people will be looking forward to the new rides on offer at Universal. Thankfully, there is no let down in that aspect. Recently, the minions from the Despicable Me films have taken centre stage when it comes to offering humour and it will come as no surprise to learn that these will feature on a number of new attractions and rides at the park.
However, in addition to new favourites, there are plenty of traditional heroes on offer. With more than 20 years of hits and humour in the bag, it would be fair to say that The Simpsons are now part of cartoon and comic history. There is a huge range of Simpsons attractions at Universal Orlando with the dining experience having to be seen to be believed. If you ever wanted to eat at Krusty Burger or taste the world famous Lard Lad Donuts, you have the perfect opportunity to do so.
However, there is one returning hero that is likely to be bigger than everyone else. Be prepared for Harry Potter mania to sweep the world again as the Diagon Alley comes to life. This expands the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, creating for a more involved Harry experience. You can see so many of the sights of London and if you ever wanted to climb aboard the Hogwarts Express, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. With J K Rowling giving the new expansion her personal seal of approval, there is sure to be something for all Harry Potter fans, which is likely to keep the Universal Orlando theme park at the top of the list for families booking a major holiday.