Whether I spend the day rocking out on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit or relaxing on Waturi Beach, my favorite way to cool off at the end of the day is with a poolside movie at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel. Every night around sunset, weather permitting, all six Universal Orlando hotels screen your favorite family-friendly movies at the pools, which means everyone can get in on the fun.
While you’re relaxing by the pool and watching your favorite flick, make sure to check out some of my favorite things about each of our hotel pools!
Bring the whole family along for a poolside movie at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort’s pool. It’s the largest pool at Universal Orlando Resort, so there’s plenty of space and activities for everyone to enjoy before, during and after the movie. Kids will love splashing in the pool’s shallow zero entry area or zipping down the water slide while parents kick back with a refreshing Dhrum Club Punch. Make a cool family memory when you bring everyone together around the poolside fire pit to roast s’mores.
With two pools to choose from, Cabana Bay Beach Resort offers double the fun for poolside movie goers. While the movie is on, kids can play on the water slide beneath the glow of the neon lights at the Cabana Courtyard Pool or float down the twists and turns at the Lazy River Courtyard Pool while taking in mesmerizing nighttime views of the Krakatau Volcano at Universal’s Volcano Bay. Double the fun means you’ll need to refuel, so be sure to visit Atomic Tonic or The Hideaway Bar & Grill for delicious poolside food and drinks.
At Loews Royal Pacific Resort, you’ll be transported to the South Pacific during the Golden Age of Travel when explorers island-hopped in search of the next great adventure. Kids can take breaks from watching the movie to splash and play on the Royal Bali Sea interactive water feature. Top off the night with ice cream from Bula Bar & Grille for an extra cherry on top.
Hard Rock Hotel’s pool takes the poolside movie experience to another level with underwater speakers, so you can take a dip in the pool without missing a moment of the action. Plus, don’t forget to grab a cone of Emack & Bolio’s award-winning ice cream to snack on poolside. Choose from a variety of creative flavors like Twisted Dee-Light, Deep Purple Chip and S’mOreo.
No poolside movie is complete without snacks and our newest, most modern hotel, Universal’s Aventura Hotel, is the perfect place to try some tasty treats. End your day on a sweet note with an indulgent gelato panini or a delightful cup of sorbet from the hotel’s modern food hall, Urban Pantry. Enjoy the movie from the comfort of your lounge chair or take a break to wind down by the outdoor fire pit with a signature cocktail or glass of wine from the breezy pool bar, Bar Sol.
At Loews Portofino Bay Hotel’s Beach Pool, you’ll feel like you traveled all the way to Italy to enjoy a poolside movie. Kids will have a blast sliding down the Roman aqueduct style water slide while singing along to their favorite movie tunes. Parents can relax in one of the poolside cabanas with cocktails and food from Splendido Bar & Grill for the perfect ending to a fun-filled day at Universal Orlando.
Are you ready to enjoy poolside movies at a Universal Orlando hotel? Book your stay and experience all the incredible benefits that come with staying at one of our on-site hotels during your epic Universal Orlando Resort vacation!