Visiting Universal Orlando in November

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Sandwiched between two huge holiday events, October's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studio's, and December's Grinchmas at Universal's Islands of Adventure, November does not have special events. That's why visitors to Universal Orlando's three theme parks this month are free to take advantage of the lower crowd levels and explore the parks and attractions with less waiting.

Weather at Universal Orlando in November

It will be warm and sunny during the day, but temperatures will drop in the evenings, so pack a sweater or light jacket if you head to Universal Orlando at night. However, it is unlikely you will need an umbrella, since Orlando has the lowest average rainfall during November.

November is the end of hurricane season in Florida. While a storm seldom threatens during this month, it is advisable to keep an eye on the tropics and the weather forecast in the days leading up to your trip. If you are traveling during hurricane season, it might also be advisable to inquire about hurricane guarantees before you book your accommodations.

What to Pack

You may want to pack long sleeve shirts and pants for this month, but if you tolerate slightly cooler temperatures well, shorts are also appropriate. Comfortable shoes are a must for those hours you'll be spending at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. You will need to pack a sweater or light jacket for cooler evenings at Universal Orlando during November.

Be sure to pack at least one suitable outfit for dining out if you plan on dinner at one of Orlando's more stylish restaurants or taking in a nightclub.

Even though it's November, don't forget to pack your bathing suit, particularly if you are staying at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel. Pools are heated and there is enough sunshine this month to work on that tan. That means do pack your sunscreen and use it often, both in the parks and poolside.


The beginning of November is one of the least busy times of year to visit Universal Orlando, but crowds will pick up as both Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season approaches. Plan your trip for earlier in the month if you want to visit during a quiet and relatively calm time of year.


Save water rides like the Jurassic Park River Adventure for the warmest part of the day to avoid getting a chill when you visit Universal Orlando in November.

Early November is one of the best times of year to visit busy attractions like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, thanks to low crowd levels and moderate weather.

If you are visiting the week of Thanksgiving, consider purchasing the Universal Orlando Express Access Pass which will allow you to bypass the long lines at your favorite Universal attractions. (Hint: The pass is complementary to those staying at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel.)

- Edited by Dawn Henthorn

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