8 Reasons Why Your Youth Groups Will LOVE Universal Orlando Resort
It’s an entire Universe of action, thrills, education and excitement for all ages. Here are 8 reasons why Universal Orlando is THE destination for your students and why youth groups love coming here.
1. Show-Stopping Performance Opportunities
Our STARS Performance Program offers a variety of performance options that places your group in the heart of non-stop excitement. Whether your group is a marching or concert band, dance team, choir or other performing group, Universal Orlando presents you once-in-a-lifetime experiences and one-of-a-kind thrills.
2. Innovative and Immersive Education Programs and Learning Opportunities
Take your students beyond the classroom to bring lessons to life with our unforgettable educational programs where our Universe is YOUR classroom. These hands on experiential learning activities excite and inspire your students take learning to a new level. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit science, for example, teaches students hands-on lessons about the conservation of energy behind one of Universal Orlando’s top attractions.
3. Exclusive Grad Events
Grad Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime, rite-of-passage celebration for high school seniors. Seniors will enjoy an exciting night with their friends in Florida’s only grad celebration with exclusive, private access to thrilling rides and attractions, concerts and live DJs.
Gradventure is a celebration exclusive for 8th graders. Middle school grads can enjoy the only two-park middle school graduation in Florida, with live DJ’s, plenty of entertainment, and the most exciting rides and attractions.
4. Extraordinary Multi-Day Destination
Whether your students or youth group are looking for high-speed thrills, amazing interactive 3-D attractions, or fun live musical shows, they’ll find it at our three spectacular theme parks. Groups can stay multiple days, for an experience they’ll never forget, and take in all of the innovative attractions at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, and Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park. Plus there’s the Universal CityWalk entertainment complex offering dining, shopping, miniature golf, movies, and more, including the incomparable Blue Man Group.
5. Travel Justification
Universal Orlando has developed workshops that align with National Core Arts Standards and education programs that align with Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards for Math and English Language Arts, the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies and Florida Career and Technical Education Standards. Your students can use our parks as their laboratory.
6. Hotels Within Walking Distance of all 3 Theme Parks and Universal CityWalk
Help your group make the most of their visit to Orlando by booking their stay at one of our on-site hotels. All on-site hotels are located right in the heart of the excitement and offer the utmost in comfort, convenience, exceptional amenities, and exclusive benefits all fit for your group’s needs.
7. Variety of Group Dining and Meal Options as well as Other Activities
Right between the theme parks, you’ll find Universal CityWalk. Here your group will find everything else they could want in a visit to Universal Orlando Resort: fun themed dining, shopping, movies, mini-golf, live entertainment and more, including the incomparable Blue Man Group.
The Youth Programs Dining Card is the perfect way to lock in great prices for great food at SEVERAL dining locations throughout Universal Orlando’s 3 Theme Parks and Universal CityWalk.
8. Safety and Security
All Universal day groups and guests will undergo a security checkpoint before entering the parks, which means from the very beginning of your visit or program with us, we’re doing our very best to keep you safe.
For groups coming to enjoy one of our Grad Events, the park is only open to graduating seniors (Grad Bash) or graduating 8th graders (Gradventure). Throughout these events there is extra security present and a full staffed service department. An exclusive crossover path is provided for students to travel between Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida without exiting the event.
From point of entry to your last second on property, your group’s visit with us will be filled with positive memories and unforgettable experiences.