PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 8/16/21 (Passholder Appreciation Days Begin, Raptor Eggs Hatch in the Discovery Center, “Child’s Play” Set Appears for Halloween Horror Nights, and More)
Welcome to another fantastic day here at the Universal Orlando Resort. Today is the start of Passholder Appreciation Days and we’re in for a busy day, so let’s get going and make our way over to Islands of Adventure first.
First stop of the day is to Toon Extra in Toon Lagoon for our Passholder Appreciation Days UOAP magnet. These magnets are complimentary to UOAPs and available while supplies last. Many people go to the UOAP Lounge to pick up their magnets, but we prefer to get ours from Toon Lagoon at Islands of Adventure. They open earlier than the lounge and rarely have a line to pick them up.
A quiet Monday morning in Jurassic Park. We made our way over to the Jurassic Park Discovery Center to check out what the geneticists were up to today.
Perfect timing! We were lucky enough to witness a new raptor hatching in the nursery. You can check out more photos and a full video of the hatching here. This little raptor was named “Fanta” by one of the kids in the area. Hopefully, she grows up quickly and will join the pack over at the VelociCoaster.
It’s National Roller Coaster Day, but Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure was delayed this morning. Signs around the park let guests know that the attraction would open later in the day.
It’s nice to be able to enjoy Hogsmeade with low crowds.
It’s been a long, hot day here at the Universal Orlando Resort. We’re going to get out of here and take a nap! Thanks for joining us around the parks today and be sure to keep following Universal Parks News Today for more updates.