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Youth Group Programs at Universal Orlando® Resort

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Education becomes an unforgettable experience when you take your students behind the scenes at Universal Orlando® Resort!  Take learning to a new level with hands on, inside out, real life, beyond-the-imagination programs in experiential education that excite and inspire your students.  Universal Orlando takes students beyond the classroom to bring education to life with our unforgettable educational program—Universal Studies!

Students will be able to:

  • Discover the science behind the thrills of Universal's Islands of Adventure®, the world's most technologically advanced theme park.
  • Learn about the art of storytelling and the skill of movie making at Universal Studios Florida®.
  • Witness real life applications of the classroom principles you've been teaching.
  • Apply their knowledge in interesting new ways.
  • Watch learning come to life with live performance assembly programs.

Another resource for you is the online Teacher Resource Guide.  This guide provides a challenging and engaging course of study with self-guided activities.  It also meets Florida Sunshine State Standards with lessons that prepare students for standardized testing.

Universal Orlando is proud to team with educators like yourselves to develop programs that combine classroom learning with practical application to help you inspire, enlighten, and entertain your students.




Special FX

Find out how the arts and sciences are used to create some of the most spectacular special effects in motion picture history—and what it took to re-create those effects in some of Universal Studios' most popular attractions in this hands-on, interactive tour.

In this program, students will:

  • Uncover secrets of set design and construction at Revenge of the Mummy®.
  • Learn how make up effects are created at Universal Horror Make-Up Show.
  • Get backstage access to our soundstages and production facilities.
  • Go on location to learn the importance of atmosphere through set design.


Behind the Adventure

Discover how science is involved in creating the world's most technologically advanced theme park.  Find out about real life applications of physics, technology, horticulture and general sciences that were used to design and build this state-of-the-art theme park.

In this program, students will:

  • Marvel at the technology used to make The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® so amazing.
  • Take a look "under the hood" at how The Incredible Hulk Coaster® launched.
  • Learn how we choose and care for the foliage throughout the park.


School of Rock

Tour the Hard Rock Hotel® and learn what it takes to meet the challenges of daily operation while remaining a profitable business.  Find out what goes on behind the scenes while discovering hospitality industry career opportunities.

In this program, students will:

  • Get an up-close look at the Food & Beverage, Catering, Housekeeping, Guest Services and Sales & Marketing departments.
  • Review daily operations from maintenance to coordinating events to revenue management.
  • Feed their inspiration with lunch at The Kitchen restaurant, where they'll learn from a professional chef about culinary arts and career opportunities.



Tours Available
You can now take your Spanish-speaking group on both the Special FX tour at Universal Studios and the Behind the Adventure tour at Universal's Islands of Adventure.  Space is limited and fills up quickly, so book your tour soon!




Business Learning Series

Presented by CNBC's THE PROFIT, featuring Marcus Lemonis, in association with Columbia College.  Consisting of 3 targeted business programs, your group will have the exclusive opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business.

Marketing the Mayhem

Go "behind the screams" and get an exclusive insider's look at the making of Halloween Horror Nights.  Get all the gory details as you learn about character creation through the

Ride Design

Innovation in Motion
Participate in an in-depth discussion of ride design and the application of science and physics when building attractions at Universal Studios® and Islands of Adventure.  Hear what engineers at Universal Orlando use on a daily basis to design state-of-the-art attractions.

Culinary Arts

Recipe for Success
Think about cooking for all the guests that visit Universal Orlando Resort each day!  Learn basic food preparation principles, culinary techniques, and culinary art strategy in a fun, interactive setting.  Ask about the Lunch and Learn Pizza Party!

Marketing and Sales

Getting the Message Out
The Marketing and Sales First Hand Learning Program teaches students about the effective marketing and sales campaigns created to promote Universal Orlando Resort.  Students learn about advertising, group sales, branding marketing, and promotions.  The program includes details of the marketing tactics for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which lead up to the grand opening on June 18th, 2010, as well as campaigns for new attraction openings, special events, and other marketing initiatives in both theme parks and throughout the resort.

Graduation Events

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Universal Orlando's Grad Bash '17

7pm - 2am April 7, 21, 28 & 29 2017

Bring your high school graduating class to Orlando's most exciting graduation event – Universal's Grad Bash '17, an unforgettable night of fun and excitement at two amazing theme parks!

On the above select nights in April 2017, Universal Orlando® Resort is the host for this spectacular event which includes live concerts featuring some of the biggest names in music, the world's most thrilling theme park rides and attractions at both Universal Studios Florida® and Universal's Islands of Adventure®, multiple dance parties with live DJs, street entertainment, karaoke and more.

Plus, schools can opt for one of two optional Pre-Parties.  Choose from a Mardi Gras themed Pre-Party inside Universal Studios®, or party among the clubs of the Universal CityWalk® entertainment complex.  Both Pre-Parties feature an unlimited dinner buffet and a variety of entertainment.

It's a special event for chaperones, too.  In addition to free admission (one per every ten paying students), chaperones skip the regular lines* at participating rides and attractions, and enjoy free snacks and drinks, complimentary breakfast, giveaways, and chaperone-only lounges.

It's a night of music, thrills, fun and excitement your class will never forget.  Make plans to attend Grad Bash '17, only at Universal Orlando Resort!

*Valid during Grad Bash only.  Unlimited ride access limited to one chaperone per wristband.  Some attractions excluded.  Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.  Prices, dates, times, attractions and entertainment subject to change without notice.


Universal Gradventure

Universal's Gradventure '17

Friday May 5, 12, and 19 2017  7pm - 12am

It's an unforgettable night of fun and excitement – Universal's Gradventure '17, a one-of-a-kind middle school graduation celebration that encompasses two amazing theme parks.

On the nights of Friday May 5, 12, and 19, from 7 pm to midnight, Universal Orlando® Resort is the host for this spectacular event which includes the world's most thrilling theme park rides and attractions at both Universal Studios Florida® and Universal's Islands of Adventure®, multiple dance parties with live DJs, street entertainment, karaoke and more, including dinner for each student and early admission into Universal Studios® at 4 pm!

It's a night of thrills, fun and excitement you'll never forget.  Make plans to attend Universal's Gradventure, only at Universal Orlando Resort!


Universal Stars

Stars Performance Programs

Take the stage at Universal Orlando Resort!  Universal STARS is the music performance program that puts your group in the heart of a Universe of non-stop excitement and unparalleled entertainment.   Whether you're a marching band, concert band, dance team, choir or other performing group, Universal Orlando offers you a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one-of-a-kind thrills...  before, during and after your performance.





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