Whether visiting Walt Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando Resort, half of the experience comes with staying on property.
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Staying on property gives Guests special privileges, like getting into a theme park earlier than usual (known as early Park admission), receiving free and fun transportation to the Univeral Orlando theme parks and back to the Resort hotel, etc.
Not only that but when it comes to staying at a Universal Hotel, the fun atmosphere never ends.
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Imagine spending a day at Universal Studios Florida and returning to Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal Endless Summer Resort, or another Universal hotel. Those exciting, Universal Parks adventures only continue because of the fun activities and privileges that come with staying on property!
In short, there are plenty of reasons to book a stay at a Resort hotel while visiting Universal Orlando Resort. However, Guests trying to do exactly that were faced with some challenges yesterday…
One Guest, in particular, took to social media to see if anyone else was having an issue:
Thur, 4/20 – Is Universal’s online hotel reservation system down for anyone else?
by u/Dwingp in UniversalOrlando
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Fellow Guests and fans responded and confirmed: the Universal hotel systems were down, making it difficult and nearly impossible to book a stay.
Whatever caused the issue lasted for half of the day on April 20, costing Universal Parks an indeterminate amount of money and Guests a ton of time.
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However, the issue has been reportedly resolved, and fans can book stays once again.