What’s Ahead for Universal Orlando Resort in 2020

January 15, 2020
Universal Globe

The past 10 years have brought a lot of growth and change to Universal Orlando Resort, and I’m proud to say I’ve been here through it all. I’ve joined you in experiencing new ground-breaking attractions and entertainment, new restaurants that are elevating theme-park dining, and annual events that keep getting bigger and better. Not to mention the opening of four new hotels and big game-changers to the theme park industry like Universal’s Volcano Bay and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

A decade has come to a close and I can write a novel on all the memories and happenings. But why reflect on the past when we have so much to look forward to? It’s time to start the next chapter for Universal Orlando Resort. Let’s kick it off with an epic year of new attractions, experiences, and celebrations.

The Bourne Stuntacular – New!

Opening Spring 2020

The Bourne Stuntacular Exterior

It’s all there in the name, folks. STUNTS. And I’m not just talking your typical flying-through-a-glass-door stunt. This live-action show is putting you right smack dab in the middle of the action you’ve seen from Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Bourne films. I recently got a download on the details and from what I’ve heard and seen glances of, this show is going to make you say things like, “Wait! How’d they do that?” Read more here and stay tuned for more details.

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites – New!

Opening Spring 2020

Standard Room at Dockside Inn and Suites

No need to fret about where to stay for your upcoming Orlando vacay. I’ve got the perfect place for you and your family. Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites is bringing a relaxing shore vibe to Universal Orlando this spring, complete with 2-Bedroom suites at a value that fits your family budget. Book your stay today.

Universal’s Mardi Gras – 25 Years of Partying

Every Night Feb. 1 – April 2, 2020

Twenty-five years of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida makes for one heck of a bead collection. We’re celebrating with live performances by chart-topping artists, a nightly parade themed to Treasures of the Deep, new Cajun dishes, live entertainment in the French Quarter Courtyard, and — of course — BEADS!

Halloween Horror Nights – 30 Years of Horror

Select Nights Sept. 10 – Nov. 1, 2020

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida

Ah, Halloween Horror Nights. Just when I think you can’t get any better, you prove me wrong.The horror, scares, and fear you inflict on both your diehard fans and unsuspecting first-time victims grows on a more grand scale with every passing year. 2020 marks the 30 years of the world’s premier Halloween event, and I can’t wait to see what — or who’s — lurking in the shadows.

What’s Ahead…

Wow! Let’s all take a minute and absorb those celebrations and new experiences to check out. It’s going to be a busy year. BUT I’m not stopping there and neither is Universal Orlando! There’s even more in store for you like:

Who knows what else may pop up along the way? What I do know is how you can be the first to know. Hit that bookmark button for the blog, follow our social channels, and sign up to receive email updates for all things Universal Orlando Resort this year.

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  • Reply Robert Connor February 15, 2020 at 4:47 am

    We have books dockside for hhn30 and are so excited. Lots of love from Glasgow Scotland

  • Reply The Show Doctor February 15, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

  • Reply Kakashi February 16, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Definitely excited! This is my favorite theme park ever! Only thing I’m going to give you guys a bit of a gripe about is the fast & furious ride. I’ve talked with a lot of people, and they all agree it’s one of the weakest rides at the park. So, I was thinking, you could turn it into a scary, indoor, dark ride. Not everyone waits until October to be scared.

    So, I’m not sure how things work with licensing and such, but, Five Nights at Freddy’s is still pretty popular, and if you guys were to make a FNaF indoor ride with big animatronics that jump scare and come super close to you, I’m telling you, that would be a great attraction that would probably be one of the biggest stars of the park. As always I’d expect nothing less than a complete immersive environment, dark and creepy, having people nervous throughout the entire ride with, not even the queue line being safe.

    And just think, if you do this and it goes well, if you want to make rides based off the sequel games, you could keep the first one, and make the other ones. Just please don’t be cheap and alter things in the same ride like you did with Jurassic Park to Jurassic World. People aren’t too fond of that. If you’re going to make a sequel ride, please go all in with it, and make a completely new one instead of remodeling the old one that we love. Go all in with the different theming, story, music, animatronics, and all around experience of it. People don’t like it when they wait in anticipation for so long just to get the same ride with a little tweak to it. That’s something we expect from Six flags… You guys should be far beyond that. C’mon, give the people what they want.. pleeeeeaaase 💕

    • Reply Social Media Team February 16, 2020 at 8:34 am

      Hello Kakashi! Thank you for sharing your feedback about this attraction with us. We’ll make sure to share it with the proper teams for revision and improvement of Guest experience. We hope you come back soon to experience our new upcoming rides!

  • Reply Morgan Copp February 20, 2020 at 8:24 am

    One of the best experiences iv ever done, I love the enthusiasm of your park workers in all areas and the magic you feel walking pretty much anywhere, we visited last year around Halloween, the live music was amazing along with rides in the dark and the dead walking around park ! I feel like there could be improvement though, I loved the design and ideas put into the scare mazes but I didn’t feel the fright, due to the fact there were too many people going into a maze together it lead to the predictably of the hard working actors trying to make us jump, when comparing it to Alton towers in the Uk, The Uk got my vote simply for being able to scare me, they do an amazing job of pushing fear and fun together, they use blow up obstacles to squeeze you and even split groups up so you have to walk In the dark mazes by yourself, This would be something id love to see on a universal scare night and especially as its 30 years of horror this year, Its a horror and it has an age limit so lets scare some people.

    From a huge fan !

    • Reply Social Media Team February 20, 2020 at 9:17 am

      Hello Morgan, thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon!

  • Reply Madeline Vernon March 3, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Hi! I went to Universal Studios two years ago and I wonder if much has changed. Universal has got to be one of the best times of my life and I loved it there. I think I get a little emotional each time I think about it. I loved the mummy ride you guys had there! Sure the line is long (as it should be) but it was worth it! I hope there are new rides that give me such a thrill. I am heading back there in about two weeks! I was just wondering if you have put anything new in the park since 2018. Thank you!!!!!!

    • Reply Social Media Team March 3, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      Hello Madeline! We’re so happy to hear you’re coming back so soon. We can’t wait to have you in the parks again to enjoy your favorite attractions, shows, snacks, and much more. New things have certainly come to the parks! We’d recommend checking our official Universal Orlando Resort Blog, under the “What’s New” section to read all about it. You will have a blast! Don’t hesitate to contact Universal’s Orlando Resort Guest Services at (407) 224 – 4233 (option 4) or via email at if you need further assistance. Can’t wait to see you soon!

    • Reply Brian T March 5, 2020 at 9:42 am

      If you stay at certain Universal Hotels you get free Express passes. That would definitely help with your long lines.

  • Reply Brian T March 5, 2020 at 9:45 am

    I’m a new premier Annual Passholder. My 2 boys love Marshmello and are excited to see him on the 22nd. Is there a package available for a meet n greet? I’d love to get them closer to see them.

    • Reply Social Media Team March 5, 2020 at 10:03 am

      Hello Brian,
      We are so happy to hear your excitement for our Mardi Gras concert! Unfortunately, meet and greets are not available. We apologize.

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