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April 7, 2021

Coming to Universal Orlando this Summer...

Universal's newest roller coast, the VelociCoaster, is opening up at their Islands of Adventure park on June 10! This coaster is anticipated to be not for the faint of heart; it will be Florida's fastest AND tallest launch coaster with a top speed of 70 mph (reached within 2.4 seconds) and max height of 155 feet!

The VelociCoaster spans over 4,700 feet of track, some of which sits just inches above the water of Islands of Adventure’s central lagoon. It features two launches, with at least one occurring within Jurassic World’s raptor paddock and the faster of the two hitting 70 mph in just 2.4 seconds. There are four inversions, some of which brandish such descriptions as “one of a kind” and “the first of its kind”: a 360-degree barrel roll above water and a zero-gravity inverted stall that lasts for some 100 feet. And then there’s that massive, 155-foot hill, which contains an 80-degree drop. All told, Universal promises a total of 12 seconds of airtime – an exhilarating amount of time for riders to be lifted out of their seats.

Experience Universal Orlando like a VIP

If you aren't staying in a premier property on-site and need access to the Unlimited Express pass, the VIP tours are a great choice! With the VIP experience, you'll be personally escorted by a Universal Orlando expert on a guided group tour through Universal Studios Florida or Universal's Islands of Adventure, or BOTH with a 2-park experience.

You'll get exclusive backstage access, learn fun insider information, and enjoy the parks' most amazing rides and attractions without... wait for it... WAITING IN LINE! That's right, no waiting in line. With how busy it is expected to be in Florida this summer and how parks have been hitting capacity much more frequently, this perk is definitely worth the splurge for you and your family. The groups are no more than 12 people and last up to 7 hours, which you will receive Immediate VIP entry into 10 of the most popular rides & attractions.

As an added bonus, complimentary standard valet parking is included in the VIP experience (1 vehicle).

Along with your guide, you’ll also get:

  • Priority front-of-the-line access to all rides and attractions including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride-3D and all of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ attractions and experiences

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences in the parks (subject to availability)

  • Complimentary valet parking (one vehicle, based on availability)

  • Reserved seating at shows (excludes live performances during Mardi Gras and Mannheim Steamroller during the holidays)

  • Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch**. Dinner included in Private VIP Experiences only Universal Express

  • Unlimited ride access at participating rides and attractions throughout the rest of the day (during normal park operating hours)

  • Exclusive VIP Experiences lanyard and credential Universal CityWalk Party Pass™, valid only on date of VIP Experience (during normal CityWalk park operating hours)

  • Discounts at select Universal Orlando owned and operated merchandise locations in the theme parks and CityWalk

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Save 40% on a vacation package and enjoy FOUR full days at Universal Orlando Resort!

The vacation package includes 4-night hotel accommodations at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort and also includes 2-park 4-day park-to-park tickets for a family of 4.

Book now through April 19, 2021 for a getaway valid now through March 25, 2021, and April 11, 2021 through June 24, 2021.

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Want to head to Walt Disney World Instead?

Get TWO extra days added to your ticket when you buy a 4-night/3-day room-and-ticket package at select Disney Resort hotels. This offer is valid for arrivals most nights now through September 25, 2021!

Select resorts include (room type availability varies):

  • Contemporary Resort

  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Yacht Club Resort

  • Riviera Resort Resort

  • Coronado Springs Resort

  • & MORE!

I'd love the opportunity to help you and your family plan the ultimate family vacation for 2021 and beyond! Booking in 2021 doesn't have to be daunting because many destinations have implemented flexible cancellation and change policies because, well... life happens!

Universal Orlando has you covered if your travel plans change, and you have the ability to cancel your vacation package up to 24 hours prior to arrival for a FULL refund. And your tickets are fully refundable too! And when you book with Cupcake Castles Travel Company, you don't have to worry about the stress of sitting on the phone for hours altering reservations or making plans, I handle all of the nitty gritty details for you at no additional cost.

Looking forward to making your life a heck of a lot easier with a vacation!


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