Last year (December) I was able to attend a Private Event at Universal Orlando. I have wanted to attend a private event for a long time. We go to Orlando area parks every year for 8 days for the last 15 years.
Many times when we were leaving Universal Orlando, we would see folks coming into the parks as we were leaving. Thousands leaving all at once, tired, wet, sweaty, then, I see folks going the opposite direction. I would see many of the restaurants closed for a private event or an outside buffet being set up.
I must admit, I was extremely jealous. I wondered what would be like to attend an event with only a few thousand instead of 10’s of thousands. One day I remember we wanted to hit one of the City walk eateries but could not since HP(Hewlett-Packard) had all the restaurants reserved. Arrrrgggg
So I did what I always do, Research. I found we too could attend a private evert at Universal by an affiliated web site. All we had to do was register and buy tickets. But since we are not locals in Orlando of course we had to plan a vacation around this private event. The usual, flights, hotel, rental car.
We enjoyed the event immensely, but I was a bit surprised with the number of folks in Attendance. Still it was better than a regular day at the park. We were able to ride Hagrids Motorbike ride at night and eat at Three broomsticks.
Observations: I thought there would be less people and was surprised at the number of folks there. As I said, still much better than a regular day. The restaurants that were open in Universal like Three Broomsticks, were a walk up and take instead of sitting and ordering. Most folks were in the Harry Potter areas and other park rides like Spidy, Kong, Mummy, Jimmy Fallon were walk ons.
Would we attend a Private Event again: Hell Yesssss…
I also wonder of locals like TH Creative get to attend events like this. I know Roberts goes to media events, but I believe the whole park is not open, just that one ride\media area is open.
Now open, or date announced:
Still waiting on these: