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The 9 BIG Updates from Walt Disney World (And Beyond) This Week (June 24-30, 2019)

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This week Universal Orlando Resort officially opened its seventh hotel – Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites. This hotel is the first Value Category hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, and includes benefits including Early Park Admission to the theme parks, quick complimentary resort-wide shuttle bus transportation, charging privileges with their room key and more. The resort also features a fun surf vibe with sunny, beach-themed rooms that include two-bedroom suites that sleep six.
Surfside Inn and Suites’ sister property, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, is scheduled to open in March 2020 and will add 2,800 rooms to the destination – bringing the total room count at Universal Orlando Resort to 9,000 rooms by the end of 2020.

8. Bigfire Restaurant now open at Universal CityWalk

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And speaking of Universal Orlando, new CityWalk dining establishment Bigfire is now officially open at. This all-new full-service restaurant draws inspiration from the nostalgia of cooking over open flames and the menu includes elevated American fare, including a signature bison burger, coffee, chili and cocoa rubbed top sirloin, delectable freshwater trout, mouth-watering smoked salads and more.

9. Free pin to be given out next week at SeaWorld Orlando

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Guests who visit SeaWorld Orlando next week can pick up a free patriotic pin if they are one of the first 1,000 guests to visit Under The Sun Gift Shop in the Waterfront on July 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. No purchase is necessary to pick up this pin. 

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