On this episode of Travel Talk, we talk with Al Johnston from Universal Parks and Resorts. He shares with us a little about his background and experience at Universal.
Al also talks about all the amazing protocols that Universal Parks and Resorts have in their parks and hotels that prioritize health and safety for their guests.
From security screenings to additional sanitization of the parks and public spaces, Universal has a great system in place.
Next, we talk about the amazing resorts at the Universal Orlando Resort. Al shares some great tips about the hotels including those that offer unlimited express pass. There is such a wide range of resorts from Premier Hotels to the Prime Value Hotels so there is always something for everyone.
Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure
When it comes to the two dry parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, Al shares a lot of background information about the theming of the parks, how they both have some great features, and how they are different. One of the best things about the Universal parks is that they are only a short four-minute walk apart. Having everything so close together makes Universal such a manageable destination to get around. We also talk about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which is one of the highlights of Universal Orlando.
Volcano Bay is an amazing water park and offers unique features like the TapuTapu. There is so much for families to enjoy at this water park from family slides to the wave pool with plenty of seating.
Food & Entertainment
Food is always an interesting topic and Al shares some of the hidden gems at Universal that you won’t want to miss. From Toothsomes Chocolate Emporium to Strong Water Tavern, there are so many great places to eat and enjoy.
There are a lot of exciting new things coming to Universal Orlando in 2021 and beyond such as the VelociCoaster coming this summer to Islands of Adventure.
Have you heard about the new park opening at Universal Orlando? Al shares with us what he knows so far about this new park we are excited to see, Epic Universe.
We ended our time with Al with an Express Pass round where we asked him to tell us a few of his favorite things in a quick response. We had a blast talking and we hope you enjoy hearing all about Universal Orlando Resort. We would love to help you plan your next trip to Orlando so that you can be sure you don’t miss out on all that Universal Orlando offers.