1. Hi Lorena,
    The express passes are only included when you stay at a premier level hotel. Endless Summer Dockside Universal Resort is considered a Value level hotel. Hope that helps.

  2. I will be going with my family, 4 of us. To universal and Islands. We will be staying in the new Endless Summer Dockside Universal Resort, I know about the early admission, but does anyone know if they give out the express passes for free as well?

  3. We love Disney, but we haven’t made it to Universal yet. Now that my youngest is older, we need to plan a trip soon! Your pictures look like it’s a really fun place to go. We need to take a couple of days on our next trip!

  4. I absolutely love Universal Studios but it’s been a few years so this beginner’s guide is a great resource! I’ve stayed at this resort before – not on vacation but for work. It was pretty convenient to get around.

  5. This was a super fun read! I have been to Universal Studios in California but Orlando looks alike a whole different experience! I especially loved the Cat in the Hat picture! Too cute!!! Okay so yes, this is definitely on our bucket list!!!

  6. What an outrageously fun experience! I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. I’d spend all my time in that section of the park as well! I hope to visit someday soon.

  7. This looks so fun! I love that they have a child swap option and let you bring yi our own food in.

  8. Lol… we tried the frozen and the regular butterbeer!! Yum! Kids even tried the pumpkin juice! Oh yeah… the foods were a lot of fun!

  9. The Harry Potter attractions are the best part of Universal! If you didn’t try a frozen butterbeer, it is a must!!

  10. We were there just before the shutdown, don’t you love the Unlimited Express Pass!

  11. We went to Universal for 5 days in December 2018 and loved every minute of it. We opted to stay in an Airbnb because we did 3 days at Disney, then 5 days at Universal, then another 5 days at Disney. I’d like to go back sometime and just visit Universal and stay on property though so that we could compare our experiences.

  12. Now that Universal said it is reopening I am heading there in a month! Can’t wait!

  13. I love Universal Studios. It looks like a few things have changed since my last visit but it looks like you had fun! Great tips on how to make the most of the experience.

  14. Looks like a fun trip! If the Disney parks aren’t open at the end of June my husband and I will be spending a couple days at Universal. I don’t think he’s ever been and I’ve only been 2 or 3 times. It’ll be fun doing something different.

  15. I have only been to Harry Potter once for a work trip. I am not a fan but it seemed very detailed. I can imagine the fans love it there.

  16. This looks like an amazing trip. Theres so much fun stuff to do! I would love to go here one day!

  17. We were in Orlando at a resort near Disney the day it closed due to COVID. Sounds like you had a great time. We didn’t make it to the parks. Glad you enjoyed!

  18. Universal Hollywood is on my bucketlist! As is Disneyland! Can’t wait till we can go on our west coast road trip!

  19. We were there just before the Harry Potter stuff opened. Now I want to go back!!

  20. You have such a beautiful family and this trip sounds like it was so fun!! I’ve only been to Universal Orlando once and have been dying to get back since! Universal Hollywood is just a lot smaller, surprisingly!

  21. What a great trip. How fun – and the whole Harry Potter thing looks amazing. Glad you didn’t misplace your passes in “Hermoine’s Purse” how cute. Thanks for your post.

  22. Great piece! My husband and I are literally sitting here planning our Universal trip because of you pictures and stories! I am so excited!

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