What's New at Universal Orlando Resort
Skull Island: Reign Of Kong
Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World has returned to Universal on a new ride called Skull Island: Reign of Kong. This one-of-a-kind ride takes guests back in time on a 1930s expedition. The expedition travels to a mysterious island where enormous prehistoric predators prowl the grounds.
To experience this ride, guests board a 70-ton expedition vehicle that is 13 feet tall and 40 feet long. The ride vehicle holds 72 people. The trackless ride vehicle is guided by one of several different characters who take guests into the jungle and face to face with King Kong. This ride is in Universal's Islands of Adventure. Read more about Skull Island: Reign of Kong.
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Universal's fifth on-site hotel opens July 14, 2016. Known as Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, this Caribbean-inspired hotel has 1,000 guest rooms (including suites) and the largest pool on property. The grounds are decorated with lush tropical landscaping and an enormous cascading waterfall.
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort has numerous dining opportunities, including a full-service restaurant with scenic views, a rum-themed lobby lounge, a marketplace with grab-and-go options, and a poolside bar and grill. Other hotel highlights include more than 115,000 square feet of total meeting and function space and a Universal Studios Store.
Guests who stay at Sapphire Falls Resort can receive early entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as well as other theme park benefits. Reservations are currently being accepted. Read more about rooms, rates, and promotions at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.
Coming Soon to Universal
Universal has many other projects in the works, including a steampunk-themed chocolate emporium and restaurant, two new rides, and a water theme park. Read more about attractions coming soon to Universal Orlando.