We’re Going to Universal Orlando Resort! #UORfamily

by Carrie with Children with 24 comments

I am so incredibly excited to tell you about an amazing adventure that my family and I are taking next week!

Over Labor Day weekend, myself and eleven fantastic bloggers from across the country – along with our families – are headed to Universal Orlando Resort for a weekend filled with entertainment, fun and thrills at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure parks.

Minions at Universal Orlando Resort

I haven’t been to Universal Orlando Resort since 2003 – shame on me! There are going to be a TON of new things for us to experience –  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (butter beer!), The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Universal Orlando’s newest attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem – so many great things to see!

I’ve been researching a lot of the kid-friendly activities too. I already know Maggie and Molly are going to be excited to see the A Day in the Park with Barney live show, Seuss Landing and the brand new Universal Superstar Parade – featuring Despicable Me characters and even Dora & Diego! 

We’ll be staying at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort, right in the heart of the Universal Orlando Resort.  With a feeling of being in the South Pacific, the resort looks like it will be the perfect place to relax after a long day at the parks.  I’m excited to check out the beautiful pool and I hear they even have a beach!

Loews Royal Pacific Resort Pool 1 - HR

It’s going to be an action packed weekend and I’m thrilled to have this opportunity and to experience it with my family and other bloggers.  I promise to take lots of notes and fill you in on all the fun!

Follow me on Twitter at @CarrieWChildren and check out the hashtag #UORfamily too for all the latest fun! 

 Have you been to Universal Orlando Resort? What’s your favorite thing to see/do?! 


** Universal Orlando Resort sponsored travel, accommodations and activities for myself and my family during our stay at the resort. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others. **


  • Cassie

    Very Cool. We will be visiting in the end of September! I can’t wait to see what fun you guys have.

  • Jenny F

    I can not wait to hear all about your adventure, as I REALLY want to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! capture all the details, as I will be follwoing along via twitter, and cant wait to hear all the details! {green with envy}Enjoy and love every second!

  • Rachel

    I have never been but I want to go just for Harry Potter – I’m a huge fan of the books and would be thrilled. My kids, I know, would enjoy all the other stuff but that would be for me. I’m excited to hear about your trip!

  • Kathy

    This is on my bucket list! We adore Despicable Me and would LOVE to go! Have so much fun. We look forward to hearing more about your adventures!

  • Sara Phillips

    AWESOME!!!! I’ve been to Universal – but I was a freshman in high school when I was there!

  • Melissa

    I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to follow along on Twitter! Butter Beer was amazing, let me know how you like it!

    Can’t wait to hear about the Despicable Me ride – Hayden loves that movie!

  • Jenn @therebelchick

    Okay, I am jealous! That sounds like an incredible trip, I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • Andrew Kardon

    Totally jealous! I haven’t been there in years myself! I’d love to see the whole Harry Potter section! Have a butter beer for me, will ya?

  • Sheri

    I love Universal! We are headed there next month too. I hope you have fun!

  • Andrea

    How cool! I’ve never been to the resort, though when I was a kid, I went to HS right across the street from Universal and we went there all the time!

  • Kasandria Reasoner

    That sounds like soooo much fun!

  • Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired

    Yay! This will be such a fun trip! I can’t wait to see you again and to meet your family!

  • Tammilee Tillison

    Wow, What a truly fantastic trip! Can’t wait to hear more about it.

  • Sara @ Mom Endeavors

    Oh my goodness, what fun!! I can’t wait to hear about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Have been dying to go since it opened!

  • jyl @ momitforward

    Sooooo fun! Enjoy the butter beer! Frozen is best :).


  • Hanan

    I’m so excited for you!! I have never been before, but maybe one day we will be able to go!

  • Kim L

    I haven’t been there but would love to go one day. Congrats! I know you and your family are going to have a blast!!!

  • michelle

    enjoy your family time!

  • Karen

    Can you believe that I have NEVER been to Universal Orlando or to Disney World? I would love to be able to go and see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And those cute guys from Despicable Me. Have fun!

  • Stefani

    I can’t wait to hear about your trip. I have been to the Universal Studios twice here in California but really want to see the studio in Florida.

  • Mariah

    This sounds like an amazing opportunity to create some fantastic family memories! Have a blast!

  • Nichol

    Have fun, I’m super jealous:) Can’t wait to read all about it!

  • Lisa

    That is awesome! It has been years since I was there. Im dying to take my kids to Universal to see the Harry potter exhibit. Can’t wait to read all about it!

  • RookieMom Heather

    Carrie, I know what my 5yo and 7yo were into so I’ll be very interested to read what your little ones thought of the experience. Great to meet you!