While most people have heard of Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, many don’t realize that it is a part of the larger Universal Orlando Resort. The resort includes three on-site hotels, a CityWalk entertainment venue, and two separate theme parks.
If you are staying at one of the on-site hotels there is a boat ferry service that will take you from your hotel to CityWalk. If you are staying somewhere else, you can park at one of their two parking garages for a fee that is comparable to parking at most amusement parks. From the parking garages you will follow the signs through the covered bridge with moving walkways towards the resort complex. Don’t forget to take a picture of the sign nearest your parking spot with your cell phone to make it easy to find your way back.
CityWalk is an entertainment and shopping area with numerous stores and restaurants as well as a mini golf course and a movie theater. It is really hopping at night with live entertainment, dancing, and clubs. You should note that some entertainment is limited to adults 21 and over.
CityWalk is the hub for Universal Orlando Resort. In order to enter either of their theme parks, you first have to go through part of CityWalk. Once there, you can follow the signs to the entrances of the parks. Depending on the time of day, this area can get very busy so be prepared for that. Everybody not staying on -site from both parks as well as CityWalk funnel through the same walkway back to the bridges that connect to the parking garages.
There is a lot of fun things to see and do at CityWalk as well as the other venues that make up the Universal Orlando Resort complex! You should make vacation plans to come and check it out.