Whether you’re visiting Universal Orlando™ for the first time or a long-time fan of the park, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced one of its many Orlando rainy days. While there is plenty to do at Universal Studios™ Florida and Islands of Adventure™ when it’s raining, you can always head to your Casiola vacation home for an afternoon break, but if you prefer to stay in the park, it might be tough to find things that don’t involve standing in line for hours. So we decided to put together a list of our favorite rainy day activities at Universal Orlando™ so you can make the most out of your next trip during these less-than-ideal weather conditions:
Get to the parks early
When you’re visiting Universal Orlando™, it’s likely you have a lot of things on your agenda. You may want to take advantage of the available attractions and maximize your time in the parks before an afternoon storm rolls in, so get to the park as soon as it opens at 9 am and make it happen!
Visit Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ in the morning
You may want to visit Islands of Adventure™ first thing in the morning because it is the park with more outdoor rides than Universal Studios™ Florida. When it starts raining in the afternoon head to Universal Studios™ for the indoor attractions and shows. You will find that many of the rides are designed for both sunny and rainy conditions so even if it starts raining you can still enjoy yourself!
Some popular attractions include Skull Island: Reign of Kong (which includes both an indoor queue and outdoor queue), Forbidden Journey, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, and any one of our many water rides.
Do indoor activities at the parks
If you are visiting Universal Orlando™ during the rainy season, we have a few suggestions for things to do indoors. Some of our favorite non-ride activities include:
- The wand experience at Ollivanders (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter)
- The Bourne Stuntacular (Universal Studios Florida)
- The Universal Horror Make-Up Show (Universal Studios Florida)
Best Universal Orlando™ rainy day attractions
- Revenge of the Mummy
- E.T. Adventure
- Men in Black Alien Attack
- The Simpsons Ride
- Transformers: The Ride-3D
- Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
- Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
- Race Through New York starring Jimmy Fallon
- Fast & Furious – Supercharged
- Universal’s Horror Make-Up Show
- Animal Actors On Location!
- The Bourne Stuntacular
- Hogwarts Express (if you have a Park-to-Park ticket)
Island of Adventure™
- The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
- Skull Island: Reign of Kong
- The Cat in the Hat
- Poseidon’s Fury
- Hogwarts Express (if you have a Park-to-Park ticket)
Make backup plans
If you end up with a rainy day at Universal Orlando™ Resort, don’t worry! There are several things to do around the park that will keep you busy.
- Head over to Universal CityWalk™ and catch a movie at Universal Cinemark.
- Visit ICON Park™ on International Drive for indoor go-karting and other attractions. The park also has escape rooms, Madame Tussauds, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and more.
Take an afternoon break at your vacation rental
If the rain is relentless and your kids are complaining about being bored, try heading back to your vacation rental for a nap or some downtime. There’s no better way to spend a rainy afternoon than inside with family and friends relaxing in a comfy house with all the amenities of home.
If you’re staying at one of our Casiola vacation homes, it’s always nice to have an escape plan just in case the rain doesn’t let up! Many of our homes have games rooms with pool tables and video games that can be just as fun as spending time outside. And don’t forget about those restaurants nearby, they’re perfect places to stop by when everyone is hungry again later in the day!
Stunning Home w/Private Pool! *Near Disney*
House - Windsor Island Resort - OrlandoFine furnishing, sleek tiling, and stylish molding sets the stage for this commodious 5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom open concept townhouse. Elegant and refined, this rare gem features all the trappings of a modern Vacation Home, making it the perfect fit for your next getaway to the Sunshine State! As a guest of Windsor Island Resort, you can enjoy free, unlimited access to all the amenities that this prestigious resort community has to offer you and your family, including: -Zero-Entry Resort Pool -Lazy River -Children’s Water Park -Double Waterslide -Spa/hot tub -Children’s Play Area -Family-Size Cabanas -9-Hole Mini-Golf Course -Fire-Pit and Picnic Area -Hammock Garden -Dual Cornhole Court -Basketball Court -Sand Volleyball Court -Fitness Center -Game Room -Café and Ice-Cream Shop -And More!! THE SPACE: The kitchen features a stylish backsplash, chic pendant lighting, modern breakfast island, designer cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. Whether you’re cooking from scratch, ordering in, or simply heating up some delicious leftovers, this kitchen will make any meal a breeze! The family room is a remarkable blend of sophistication and comfort. This room was designed for relaxation, offering a sectional with built-in chaise lounge, deluxe guest seating, and a wall-mounted flat-screen television accompanied by a modern entertainment center. Throughout this space are subtle hints of greenery, which come to life against the backdrop of the spectacular textured accent wall. Be sure to embrace the fresh breeze by opening the sliding glass door while you relax and unwind. That is, after all, what Florida-living is all about. Whether you’re hosting a romantic dinner for two or a special family celebration, the banquet area is perfect for any occasion. Showcasing a handsome wood-top dining table with six tightknit midcentury modern chairs and an abundance of well-appointed lighting throughout, this room can capture whatever mood you’re after. When you’re on vacation, it is important to have options. That is why the den is an absolute game changer. Here, a built-in chaise lounge, wall-mounted television, and floating entertainment center help to make for a versatile retreat, offering you and your party a bit more room and privacy. This lovely vacation home contains 5 bedrooms, each with their own unique charm and theme, located in front of the amenities that Windsor Island Resort offers you to scale the fun! Bedroom #1 hosts a Queen size bed that gently rests upon a breathtaking accent wall, surrounded by light tones and soothing artwork. A modern dresser, matching night tables, and a wall-mounted flat-screen television are also included, for your convenience. Now, if you’ve got an aspiring witch or wizard in your family… Bedroom #2 is the chamber for them! Bedecked in the most magical décor imaginable, this hip dorm unfolds in true storybook fashion. Dressed in headmaster insignia, steam trunks, medieval sconces, and four decaled walls that are downright spellbinding! On the other hand, Bedroom #3 is perfect for the mouse fan in the fam! This magical kingdom springs to life with the help of two twin beds dressed in on-brand covers, illuminating décor, a black and white polka dot accent wall, and more! Step into Bedroom #4, the Master Bedroom. This massive room comes equipped with a king size bed with a stately cushioned headboard, matching farmhouse night tables, elegant pendant lighting, and fine molding throughout that frames the room in exquisite fashion. The private en suite boasts a double vanity and a double wide sliding glass shower, which is separated by a pocket door for extra privacy. If it is peace and tranquility you’re after, this room has it in spades. Bedroom #5 will take you to a galaxy far, far away! Jump into lightspeed with a queen size bed, intergalactic accent wall, dark side sconces, and much more! In addition, this room comes with a private bathroom with a single vanity and sliding glass door shower. Now, step out onto your private lanai for a little fun in the sun. Whether you’re firing up the BBQ grill or cooling off in the splash pool, there is no better way to spend the day. You can even turn up the temperature in your pool by adding an optional heat package for only $35/day + tax. **We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Let your next vacation start today!
NEW! Private Pool *Game Room *Movie Loft *Themed BDRMs
House - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoLive it up in the lap of luxury, as the heart of Downtown Orlando comes alive right outside your window. This stunning 7 bedroom/6 bath vacation home in ChampionsGate Resort boasts a STAR WARS themed game room, movie loft with recliner chairs, private resort-style pool, and Smart TV's throughout the home. This is truly a one-of-a-kind getaway! As a guest of ChampionsGate Resort, you will have free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -25,000-square-foot "Oasis Clubhouse" -Zero-entry Family Pool and Whirlpool -Kids Pool and Splash Pad -3 Waterslides -Lazy River -Adults-only Pool -Tiki Bar -Spa -Full-service Restaurant and Bar -Fitness Center and Aerobics Room -Game/Arcade Room -Movie Theater -Volleyball and Tennis Courts -And more! THE SPACE: While an endless array of dining options lie at your fingertips, nothing can compare to a home cooked meal. Gather around your immaculate kitchen, complete with stunning, dark-tone cabinetry, gorgeous countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. Meanwhile, four streamlined bar stools line the massive kitchen island, making meal prep an absolute breeze! The banquet area is staged beautifully with a large supper table set for a lively party of eight. Whether you’re planning the throw a big family reunion or just a romantic meal for two - this room is ready to deliver. Looking for the perfect way to bring the entire family together? Get cozy in your ultra-chic family room. Don’t let the high-fashion fool you, this room is as inviting as it is stylish. Here, you’ll find a large sectional, two comfy sitting chairs, and a double-wide entertainment center that effortlessly transforms this space into a cinematic showplace. Gather the troops for a movie night in your very own theater! That’s right, this home comes equipped with a big screen, state-of-the-art projector, and several movie-style recliners. So, pop the popcorn, dim the lights, sit back, relax, and enjoy! For more indoor entertainment, check out the incredible STAR WARS themed Game Room! Here you’ll find a pool table, ping pong table, gaming console, flat screen TV, and LED lights that will make you feel like you’re aboard a starship! When you’re ready to head outdoors, your very own, private screened-in lanai awaits! Here, you will uncover everything you need for a tropical vacation! You’ll have it made in the shade as you fire up the grill and dine alfresco! When you’re ready to cool down, take a midday dip in your resort-style pool! Consider adding our optional pool heat package for only $35/day + tax. **We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** The home includes 7 bedrooms (each uniquely charming!) that can comfortably accommodate up to 17 guests. Conveniently located on the 1st floor, Bedroom #1 showcases a king-size bed with a sleek headboard, matching night tables and dresser appointments. The private en-suite features a walk-in shower. Also on the 1st floor, Bedroom #2 is appointed with 5 twin beds (bunk bed style), perfect for young wizards! Featuring a Harry Potter wall mural and themed décor, this mystical chamber leaves no Sorcerer's Stone unturned. On the 2nd floor, you’ll discover bedrooms 3-7. Bedroom #3 is strikingly vibrant, highlighting a suite with a King size bed, matching night tables, and a contemporary dresser. Expertly designed, Bedroom #4 features a calming color scheme. This stylish, cozy space is appointed with a queen-size bed, eye-catching headboard and accent wall, matching night tables and dresser, as well as a private bathroom with shower/tub. Ready to go beyond the unknown? Step into the frozen wonderland that is Bedroom #5! This space features two twin beds, a flat-screen television, and striking character-clad wall decals! Just one night in this palace and you’ll want to ‘let it go!’ -Bedroom #6 is nothing short of fantas-mic. From an on-brand color palette, to whimsical polka dots throughout, this mouse-clad kingdom brings the magic of the theme parks right into your home. This space comes to life with mouse decals upon the accent wall, throw pillows, and blankets! There is no doubt that this room will be a favorite among the little ones in the family – and that is precisely why this gorgeous getaway features 2 twin beds! Pamper yourself in the elegant suite that is Bedroom #7. Here, you’ll sleep like royalty in a luxurious king-size bed and enjoy the convenience of an en-suite bathroom with soaking tub and large, walk-in shower stall. Whether it’s the location, the amenities, or the style – you can’t go wrong with stay at Champions Gate Resort! You will be staying less than 20 minutes from Universal Studios, Disney World and other Orlando theme parks. As part of the ChampionsGate community, numerous restaurants, grocery store, drug stores, and other retailers are close by and easily accessible. Time to dream big… and vacation even bigger! Grab your piece of paradise today!
Beautifully Decorated 9 BR Pool Home w/Spa + Game Room!
House - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoRelax in the Florida sun in this beautifully designed, 9 bedroom 5 bath Orlando vacation home. Located in the Retreat at ChampionsGate in Davenport Florida, just minutes from Walt Disney World Orlando! As a guest of ChampionsGate Resort, you will have free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -25,000-square-foot "Oasis Clubhouse" -Zero-entry Family Pool and Whirlpool -Kids Pool and Splash Pad -3 Waterslides -Lazy River -Adults-only Pool -Tiki Bar -Spa -Full-service Restaurant and Bar -Fitness Center and Aerobics Room -Game/Arcade Room -Movie Theater -Volleyball and Tennis Courts -And more! THE SPACE: The kitchen offers beautiful granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances along with everything you need to cook up your families favorite home cooked meals! The dining room and breakfast bar offer plenty of seating for the whole family to enjoy those delicious home cooked meals in your home away from home! Experience endless hours of family fun in the game room where you'll find a pool table, Foosball table, and your very own putting green! Let the games begin! The upstairs loft is equipped with a projector system for you and your family to watch your favorite movies and new new releases! Experience your own personal movie theater right from your vacation home. The downstairs floor offers 2 master bedrooms with king size beds AND en-suite bathrooms! Out of the 7 bedrooms you'll find upstairs, 3 of them are dedicated just for the little ones! They'll get to sleep and play in an Avengers themed bedroom offering 3 full size beds, a Minions themed bedroom with a full and twin size bed, AND a Disney themed bedroom also with a full and twin size bed! These fun and exciting bedrooms are sure to make their Orlando vacation one to remember! The other 4 upstairs bedrooms are perfect for teens and adults! Beautifully decorated in relaxing tones, they offer the perfect space to relax and experience an excellent nights sleep! You'll find 3 of these lovely rooms with king size beds and 1 room with a full and twin size beds. If you enjoy watching TV before you fall asleep, don't worry because we've got you covered! Each bedroom includes it's own flat screen TV! In fact, there are 2 flat screen TV's in the Avengers room! There's plenty of bathroom space for everyone to get ready for the day as a large shared bathroom with double sinks accompanies 4 of the upstairs bedrooms and a full size bathroom is located off of the loft area. Enjoy your sunny Florida vacation in the ChampionsGate resort with your own private pool, with covered lanai. Soak up the Florida sun while relaxing on the comfortable chaise lounge chairs AND enjoy lunch and evening meals at the outdoor dining area! **Optional pool heat is available for $35/day + tax. We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Whether it’s the location, the amenities, or the style – you can’t go wrong with stay at Champions Gate Resort! You will be staying less than 20 minutes from Universal Studios, Disney World and other Orlando theme parks. As part of the ChampionsGate community, numerous restaurants, grocery store, drug stores, and other retailers are close by and easily accessible.
Spacious, Family-Friendly Pool Home w/Game Room in Solara
House - Solara Resort - OrlandoIf you're planning a vacation to Orlando, this spacious, fully furnished, family-friendly, private pool home in Solara Resort is the perfect option for you! With 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this vacation home can comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests. Solara Resort is a new gated resort community at the center of all of Orlando’s exciting attractions. Located just a short 10 min drive from Walt Disney World, this stunning resort offers everything from a luxury clubhouse to expansive the clubhouse feature not only an expansive water complex. As a guest of Solara Resort, you can enjoy free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -Heated Grand Pool -FlowRider Wave/Surf Simulator (*Fee Required*) -Poolside Cabanas -Pool Bar -Fitness Center -Outdoor Fitness Lawn -Sand Volleyball Court -Soccer Field -Full-sized Basketball Court -Indoor and Outdoor Lounges -Workstations -Tween/teen Hangout Center -Children’s Playground -Ice Cream Parlor -Bar and Grill -And more! THE SPACE: Enter a breathtaking open concept living and dining area with vaulted ceilings, rustic decorative touches, and an idyllic view of your private pool area. Now, that is what you call a vacation home! For additional lounging space, head upstairs to the loft area. Here, you'll find a large sectional with a built-in chaise lounge and a card table. The deluxe dining area comes with a striking table prepared for ten and the breakfast bar accommodates an additional four. So, whether you are serving up your favorite dish for the entire family or planning a relaxing night of take-out, this fully loaded gourmet kitchen, embellished with pastoral cabinetry, gorgeous granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances, makes dining a dream. Need to get a little work done while on vacation? Tucked away you will find an additional workstation that allows you to obtain a touch of privacy while still being a part of the action. In the mood for some competition? Start up a round of billiards or get a game of foosball going in the game room! This home includes 6 luxurious, well-appointed bedrooms. The master bedroom features a king size bed, matching nightstands, and its very own en-suite with an extra-large stall glass shower. The second master suite features another king size bed and its own en suite bathroom with two vanities and an elegant sink and walk-in shower. Stocked with two bunkbeds and its very own wall-mount TV, the little ones will love this next room! When it comes to this next guest bedroom, a queen size bed, ornate furnishings, window seat, and bathroom set the scene for a relaxing and tranquil retreat. Next door, modern style and convenience makes its way centerstage with a queen size bed, trendy wall display, additional seating, and a private bathroom. Need additional sleeping space? The final bedroom offers two twin beds, a wall mounted TV, and a countryside dresser. Ready for some fun? Slide open the glass doors and step out onto your screened-in lanai. With table and lounge seating for sixteen, you can host the backyard get together of a lifetime! Kick back and dive into your own private pool with a built-in spa. **You can even turn your spa into a hot tub by adding an optional pool and spa heat package for only $35/day + tax. - We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.**
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