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Universal Orlando Resort to open Wednesday as Idalia continues to threaten Florida

As Tropical Storm Idalia continues to threaten Florida, Universal Orlando have given an operational update.

Universal Orlando Resort reassures guests as major storm Idalia threatens Central Florida

As Tropical Storm Idalia looms large over Florida,, Universal Orlando Resort have issued an operations update regarding the current storm that is threatening Florida.

Universal Orlando Resort theme parks including Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal Volcano Bay are planning to open and operate as normal at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

However, they will not offer Early Park Admission benefit for on-site hotel guests, select Annual Passholders and other select travel trade clients on this day while teams prepare the parks for opening after the storm.

Hotels remain operational as they focus on taking care of guests.

Here is the severe weather policy from Universal:

Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations Severe Weather Policy

While an incredible vacation awaits at Universal Orlando Resort™, unfortunately we can't make guarantees about the weather, but your travel plans can still be stress-free. In the event that a hurricane or tropical storm warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center or a state of emergency is declared for the Orlando area or in your place of residence, within seven days of your arrival, you can contact our team in advance to reschedule or cancel your Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations Package, hotel room only accommodations and Universal Orlando theme park tickets booked directly with Universal Orlando, without any cancellation or change fees imposed. If you have purchased airline tickets as part of your Universal Parks and Resorts Vacations package, you may still be subject to cancellation and change fees assessed by those airlines. If you have purchased Universal Orlando products and services through third-party suppliers, travel agents or tour operators please contact them directly for information regarding their cancellation or change policies and procedures. The policy does not apply to certain special events, dining experiences or group related bookings. We want you to feel safe and will work with you directly to best accommodate your needs. For more information, visit our severe weather policy frequently asked questions page. If you have additional questions or need to change or cancel your travel plans, please contact a member of our Guest Contact Center team by calling 800-711-0080.

Universal Orlando Resort reassures guests as major storm Idalia threatens Central Florida

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