Universal Orlando Resort is, of course, known for bringing epic vacation experiences to the entire family. Whether you’re visiting with friends or family, there are plenty of fun things to do. From unique dining events to riveting rides, here are five of our favorite experiences at Universal Orlando Resort this summer.

Breakfast with the Minions

Bring the family for an awesome breakfast experience at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Enjoy a tasty breakfast buffet in the Tahitian room featuring pancakes, eggs, sausages, and more — and meet your favorite Illumination’s Despicable Me characters. There’s no better feeling than seeing everyone’s faces light up when the Minions show up. If you’re just as obsessed with Despicable Me and the Minions as we are, be sure to reserve your seats here.


Watch the Lagoon Come to Life

Get ready for an epic cinema under the stars during Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration. This new show is all about thrilling moments inspired by characters from popular Universal Orlando Resort attractions and blockbuster films. The show features full panoramic water screens – including multi-layered water screens – pyrotechnics, projection mapping and more than 120 dancing fountains. You can view the show from the new dedicated viewing location in the Central Park area of Universal Studios.


Take in Rooftop Views

Discover Orlando’s newest hotspot with sky-high views of our destination like you’ve never seen before at Bar 17 Bistro at Universal Orlando’s newest hotel, Universal’s Aventura Hotel. Sip on cocktails while soaking in the incredible rooftop views. Bar 17 Bistro also offers a taste of globally inspired dishes like bao buns and Wagyu beef sliders. This place is a must for anyone looking for a fun night out with the best-tasting food and drinks.

Movie Nights Under the Stars

Lounge poolside or take a dip in the water and enjoy the on-site hotels’ dive-in movies. Grab your noodles or floats and watch popular movies as you cool off and relax. It’s a movie-viewing experience like no other and, luckily, it’s available for our guests every evening (weather permitting). Be sure to check out your hotel’s activities guide for the latest times.  



Music in the Harbor Piazza

Musica della Notte is a one-of-a-kind experience that takes place every night at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel‘s Harbor Piazza (weather permitting). Get swept away as you’re serenaded by performers who sing from a balcony above the picturesque piazza. Then, dine at one of our charming restaurants around the harbor and get a taste of la dolce vita — the sweet life!




Are you ready for an unforgettable vacation filled with experiences you can’t find anywhere else? These are just five of our favorites, and there’s so much more to experience across Universal Orlando Resort this summer and all year long!

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