The Universal Orlando Resort has been adding new experiences and attractions every year in recent history, and they're showing no signs of slowing down yet. With new hotels, roller coasters, and restaurants on the way, there's never been a better time to visit Universal Orlando. Here are just some of the amazing new projects currently under way at the resort.
Opening later this year, a brand new adventure awaits you in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade. Located inside of Universal's Islands of Adventure, Universal has been working with J. K. Rowling and the production designers from the Harry Potter films to bring a whole new journey to life. Universal has said that this new attraction will be the most highly themed roller coaster they have ever built. The new family thrill ride will take us to new locations in the Wizarding World, and it will feature magical creatures as well as some familiar faces. The new ride is replacing Dragon Challenge, which closed permanently in 2017.
There are a few new restaurants under construction around the resort right now as well, including one right inside of Universal Studios Florida. Previously known as the Beverly Hills Boulangerie, this former bakery near the park's entrance closed recently, and will be transformed into what Universal is calling "an exciting new dining experience." Over in Universal CityWalk, Emeril's Restaurant closed last year, and the building is being completely renovated for a new restaurant to take its place in the near future.
If you're looking for one of the best values when staying on-site at Universal Orlando beginning this summer, look no further than the Endless Summer Resort. Split into two different hotels, Surfside Inn & Suites and Dockside Inn & Suites, the Endless Summer Resort will be Universal Orlando's best value resort. Standard rooms start at just $85 a night, and 2-bedroom suites, perfect for families, start at only $131 per night. Guests will enjoy a cool, beachy atmosphere, with massive pools and beautiful views. Plus, all guests are granted early theme park access and other amenities.
Of course, the fun isn't going to stop there. There is still plenty of new and exciting attractions and additions being developed for the Universal Orlando Resort in the coming years, so stay tuned for more details.