If you’ve ever thought of adding Universal Orlando Resort into your vacation plans but didn’t want to deal with the crowds, listen up. You need to buy tickets for an Orlando Informer Meetup. They are held several times a year, and they sell out fast! The previously announced Meetups sold out so quickly that two more weekends have been added. They will take place on November 19 and 20, and December 3 and 4.
The Orlando Informer Meetups are sort of similar to the Disney After Hours events. A limited number of tickets are sold, so there are short waits for the rides. Unlike the one-park Disney After Hours events, you will have access to both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Another improvement over Disney After Hours is that food is included! It’s more than just popcorn and ice cream, you can enjoy full meals at several restaurants. Food is unlimited, so arrive hungry.
You can purchase tickets for one night of a weekend or both. The one night price is $194, and for both it’s $304. That does not include processing or tax. These prices are comparable to similar park-to-park tickets those same days, and that’s before food! You can enter the parks at 5:00, and the events run until 12:30 or 1:30, depending on the day.
Tickets for the two new weekends will go on sale on April 26 at 10:00am, and they will most likely sell out quickly. The last time ticket sales opened they sold out in about three hours! I’ve been to one Orlando Informer Meetup, and it was incredible. It was well run, we tried restaurants that we had never been to before, and the only line that we waited in was for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. Even that line was shorter than a normal day at the time.
If you plan to be in Florida on any of those dates, I highly recommend attending an Orlando Informer Meetup. We got to ride everything that we wanted, often more than once. We also spent a lot of time in both sections of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Butterbeer was included, and with fewer people we were able to explore like never before. You can learn more here.