Universal Orlando 2014: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park Adventure by Kelly Monaghan, Seth Kubersky
As Harry Potter fans continue to flock to Universal Orlando Resort, the only guide devoted exclusively to the home of Orlando's hottest attraction keeps pace with the magic. This edition updates details on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure and previews Harry's new London digs in Universal Studios Florida. It also includes the first in-depth reviews of the new Transformers thrill ride in Universal Studios, and previews the resort's first "value-priced" hotel property, Cabana Bay Beach Resort, scheduled to open in spring 2014.
The authors’ detailed insider knowledge and signature wit guide readers through the specifics of an effective visit. They offer extensive coverage of every ride and attraction, CityWalk, and Universal’s three luxury resort hotels, as well as dining, and shopping at the theme parks. PLUS: all the ins and outs on Universal's front-of-the-line policies and special things to do with that special someone.
"Damn near indispensable if you're planning on visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter." Jim Hill, Jim Hill Media.com
Kelly Monaghan has covered Orlando's non-Disney attractions for two decades. He lives in Branford, CT, near New Haven.
Theme park maven and former Universal employee Seth Kubersky lives in Orlando and writes an arts column for "Orlando Weekly."
Table of Contents
1.PLANNING YOUR ESCAPE 2.UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA The Shooting Script: Your Day at Universal Studios Florida The Front Lot Hollywood Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone World Expo The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley San Francisco New York Production Central Extra Added Attraction 3.ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE Treasure Hunt: Your Day at Islands of Adventure Port of Entry Seuss Landing The Lost Continent The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Hogsmeade Jurassic Park Toon Lagoon Marvel Super Hero Island 4.CITYWALK Restaurants at CityWalk Entertainment at CityWalk Nightclubs at CityWalk Shopping in CityWalk 5.THE RESORT HOTELS Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Hard Rock Hotel Loews Royal Pacific Resort Cabana Bay Beach Club 6.STAYING NEAR THE PARKS INDEX
List of Maps Universal Orlando Orlando/Kissimmee Universal Studios Florida Islands of Adventure CityWalk