9 Unexpected Universal Orlando Resort Hotel Experiences

There are so many unique things to experience when you stay at Universal Orlando Resort. After spending all day plunging down water rides at Universal’s Volcano Bay, experiencing unique themed lands at Universal’s Islands of Adventure or riding out the movies at Universal Studios Florida, you can keep the excitement going, right at your hotel!

Here are 9 experiences you won’t want to miss when you stay at one of our resort hotels.

1. Waking Up to a Volcano

GIF Volcano View from Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

There are no words to describe how truly epic the view of Volcano Bay is in the “hottest” room at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, the Volcano Side Rooms. Imagine waking up RIGHT next to Krakatau!

2. Rocking Out with a Guitar

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GIF Guitar from Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

 You can become a rock star for a day and learn to play guitar RIGHT inside your hotel room by choosing from 20 different guitars at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando (A refundable deposit and loan agreement is required). If guitar isn’t quite your style, you can even rent a turntable and jam to 10 iconic records.

3. Epic Fire Dancers

GIF Wantilan Luau at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Could you imagine throwing around fire as easy as this guy?! He’s one of the many performers in our Wantilan Luau show at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. The Wantilan Luau takes place every Saturday evening.

4. Bowling Inside Your Hotel

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GIF Galaxy Bowl at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Did you know you can bowl at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort? We have a ten lane bowling alley right inside the hotel, complete with food and drink service.

5. This Delicious Gelato

GIF Gelato from Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

You’ve made your way to the seaside village of Portofino, Italy at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Now that you’re here, the gelato is truly a must-have and it’s made with a secret Italian recipe

6. More Than 100 Rums at Strong Water Tavern

GIF Strongwater Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Take a cruise with one of our rum captains at Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Want more than a rum experience? Strong Water Tavern offers a tapas-style menu and all types of drinks to quench your thirst.

7. A Lazy River at Your Hotel

GIF Lazy River at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Looking for a little relaxation after a day in the parks? Grab an inner tube and float around our lazy river at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. But if you’re looking for a more thrilling adventure, you can head over to Volcano Bay on a special walking path. . Tip: Even if you aren’t staying at Cabana Bay, pool hopping is allowed!

8. This Sound System…Underwater

GIF Cool off with a dip in one of Universal Orlando's on-site hotel pools.

At Hard Rock Hotel Orlando you can literally rock out to your favorite songs underwater. It’s awesome to hear a song playing as you go down the slide and plunge into the pool as the beats keep going.

9. The Best Kind of Taxi

GIF Water Taxi at Universal Orlando Resort

 One of my favorite benefits of staying at Loews Portofino Bay, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific or Loews Sapphire Falls is being able to hop onto a water taxi to get from your hotel to Universal CityWalk. It’s basically a ride before you get into the parks!

No matter which hotel you decide to choose for your next vacation to Universal Orlando Resort, be sure to look out for the all the little details that make these hotels truly spectacular.

Have you had a chance to experience any of these 9 things? In the comments, tell us your favorite reasons to stay with us and learn more about all of our on-site resorts here.

This content was originally published on on the official Universal Orlando Resort BlogThe Kingdom Insider takes no responsibility for errors in syndicated content.

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