For the past couple of years, Universal Orlando has hosted Passholder Appreciation Days, which they call “a seven-week love letter” to their annual and seasonal passholders with exclusive offers, special events, discounts, opportunities, etc. Some of these passholder opportunities include discounts on food, Blue Man Group, Express Passes, hotels and special events, early park admission, a free passholder exclusive gift, etc. The event that always excited me the most was their exclusive passholder after-hours party. I had gone to last year’s event at Islands of Adventure and was interested in seeing how this year’s event, held at Universal Studios Florida, would compare.
Riding on the happy news that SeaWorld’s latest quarterly earnings showed that attendance, annual pass sales, revenue and in-park spending all increased, Aquatica Orlando, part of the SeaWorld family of theme parks, recently announced the upcoming debut of Fiesta Aquatica, which will be a new Latin-inspired celebration at the famed water park.
Attention all witches and wizards, and even you muggles and squibs! Did you know there’s a weekend long HARRY POTTER THEMED PARTY in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States this autumn? Everyone’s invited! And, get this…it’s FREE! Well, maybe not 100% free…you may need to shell out a few Knuts, Sickles and Galleons for stuff here or there. But it’s free to walk around and see the sights and a little money here and there to buy some ice cream at Florean Fortescue’s or to buy a House Sword is a small price to pay for an event like this!
Happy Sunday, friends and for those who are celebrating, Happy Mother’s Day! Sharon and I have come across a lot of interesting travel-related articles this week – here are some of our favorites.
Joe and I have gone to many Moonlight Magic events for DVC members, several of which we reported here at Your Mileage May Vary:
- Magic Kingdom (January, 2017)
- Typhoon Lagoon (July, 2017)
- Epcot (December, 2017)
- Magic Kingdom (Compared to 2017) (January, 2018)
This visit was a lot of firsts for us, though – it was my friend Scott’s first Moonlight Magic event (Joe wasn’t able to go this evening due to work commitments), it was my first Moonlight Magic event at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, AND it was my first time exploring “Pandoraland” and Avatar Flight of Passage. Here are the highlights of the evening: