Theme Park Events
Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras
February 9 - April 4, 2019
It’s Florida’s Biggest Party –Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras, every night from February 9 through April 4 at Universal Studios Florida™. Enjoy an authentic New Orleans celebration with nightly parades, dazzling entertainment including superstar concerts on select nights, and mouthwatering Cajun food available for purchase. The festivities are included with your theme park admission, Annual Pass or Seasonal Pass*. It’s unforgettable springtime fun for everyone.
*Seasonal Passholders are blocked out of Universal Studios Florida™ the entire day on Mardi Gras concert dates.
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
March 6 - June 3, 2019
Welcome spring at the brilliant Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. You’ll enjoy delicious garden-fresh food at outdoor kitchens, gardening workshops and seminars, and beautiful topiaries of your favorite Disney characters. In the evening enjoy outdoor concerts with the Garden Rocks concert series.
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
January 1 - December 31, 2019
Make the jump to hyperspace—and to a new destination from Star Wars: The Force Awakens—during a 3D, motion-simulated space flight.
During your voyage, interact with many of the otherworldly characters and places made famous in the Star Wars saga. Hold on tight as you exit hyperspace to find yourself in the middle of a furious starship battle above Coruscant. Plunge into the oceans of Naboo and avoid the clutches of monstrous fish. Retreat inside the dreaded Death Star to escape Darth Vader before doing battle with Boba Fett. Plus, you’ll visit an all-new location from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Location: Echo Lake – Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
This attraction has FastPass+
A great base for Universal
Just back from a week long stay. We had a great stay, room was spacious -it was not swish, but clean, had comfy beds and was in a great spot to get to Universal. The hotel provides free transport to Universal, you just book the day before at the lobby. We walked a few times, took about 25 mins. It is walking distance from lots of shops, restaurants and bars too.
Excellent value for money. We had a fantastic holiday 🙂
4th Annual stay at the Rosen Inn International
I love this hotel. The rooms are comfortable, clean and quiet. The mini fridge and microwave means I can keep cold beverages and some light snacks in my room. I’ve been using this hotel as my base for a friend’s annual trip to visit the theme parks for four years now and don’t plan on making any changes.
Whole Foods, many, many restaurants, Publix and more are very close by. Universal is 10 minutes away and the hotel offers a free shuttle if you don’t wish to drive yourself. I highly recommend staying here.