Getting the family Universal Studios Orlando tickets may just make you everyone’s hero. But did you know there are many ways to upgrade the trip that will take your family’s vacation to the next level? You could enjoy VIP tours to spa add-ons, poolside cabanas, photo packages, and more. Check out the experiences that will turn your family’s already amazing Universal getaway up a notch.
1. Add on Extra Days
What better way to enhance your family’s vacation than to make it longer? If you are able to swing it, instead of 2-day Universal Studios tickets, splurge on the 3-day tickets. There are so many attractions and rides at the parks, as well as extra activities and events to be enjoyed at the resort, that you’ll be happy to have the spare time. While you’re in Orlando, you may want to explore the Disney parks as well with all-inclusive Disney and Universal packagesE.
2. Upgrade to Park-to-Park Tickets
A standard admission one-day ticket to Universal Studios Florida allows you to visit just one park for the ticket date. On the other hand, Park to Park tickets will give you access to both Islands of Adventure and Universal Orlando Resort. With Park-to-Park tickets your family will be free to move between all the Harry Potter attractions and to come and go as they please. There are one-day and multi-day options available.
3. Snag a Private VIP Tour
If you really want to go all out, a VIP tour is sure to impress the family. Get the red carpet treatment with a group tour led by a Universal Studios expert. You’ll explore the most popular attractions with priority access and without waiting in the usual lines. Your family will also enjoy unique benefits such as backstage access, valet parking, reserved seating at shows and events, complimentary meals, insider information, and more. Many of our Get Away Today team members have done the VIP Tour and absolutely love it.
4. Relax at the Spa
After walking around the parks, experiencing adrenaline rushes on roller coasters, and indulging in all of the amazing treats, you may find yourself ready to step back and relax. If you weren’t aware, Universal Orlando Resort has its own spa. The Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is the perfect place to get in a bit of self-care and unwind. There is a Fitness Center, sauna, hot tubs, steam rooms, relaxation lounges, hydro-therapy pool, treatment rooms, and more. Book a massage for the grown-ups in your group, or spend the whole day getting pampered. The Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel employs highly skilled therapists using luxurious ELEMIS treatments and products. After an afternoon at the spa, you’ll be ready for another exciting day at the parks.
5. Capture the Memories with a Photo Package
It’s not often you get everyone together for a big trip. You’ll undoubtedly want the pictures to remember it. If your family struggles to take a great photograph or has a designated photographer who is never in the shot, consider adding on the My Universal Photos Package. Including a photo package will ensure you get photos of everyone and will ease the responsibility of the family photographer. My Universal Photos Package includes unlimited digital downloads, perfect for social posting and making those back home jealous.
6. Reserve a Table at a Swanky Restaurant
While there are many excellent quick-service dining options throughout the parks, sometimes a relaxed meal at a nice sit-down restaurant can elevate the family vacation experience. Slow down and catch up with each other with delicious food and drinks. While there are only a few table-service restaurants in the parks themselves, you will find plenty of delicious options at CityWalk and the resort hotels. Many restaurants allow you to book directly from the Universal Orlando Resort app. Some favorite restaurants include Bice at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, The Palm at Hard Rock Hotel, and Lombard’s Seafood Grill at Universal Studios. If you’re looking for a laid-back treat, getting room service at your hotel can be a fun VIP experience for the whole family.
7. Opt for a Poolside Cabana
Nothing beats an afternoon at the pool. Except maybe an afternoon in a private poolside cabana. Universal Orlando Resort has its own water park called Universal’s Volcano Bay. Booking a private cabana at Volcano Bay will make your family feel like real VIPs for the day. Relax in the shade on padded lounge chairs, enjoy your own fridge with bottled water, snack on complimentary fruit and other treats, and use the concierge and towel services. What is better than ordering food and drinks from the Volcano Bay restaurants without leaving your lounge chair?
While any trip to Universal Studios Florida will be a guaranteed good time, adding on additional days or VIP experiences can help make your vacation even more memorable. We can take care of any add-on upgrades you’d like to include in your once-in-a-lifetime family trip right here at Get Away Today. View our Universal Studios Orlando packages online or call an agent at 855-GET-AWAY.