Universal Studios Orlando Now Offering Free Parking After 6pm

Universal CityWalk Orlando

Universal Orlando is now offering free parking to all guests after 6pm. Previously this was only available to Florida residents and the cost was normally $20.

This means you can now explore all of Universal City Walk's restaurants and bars for free after 6pm. To be honest I never understood why they charged a parking fee in the evening to non Florida residents, this just seemed like bad business!

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Especially when you can go to Disney Springs which is there main rival and park for free. There are lots of great bars and restaurants at Universal City Walk which I previously avoided in the evenings as I didn't want to pay for parking.

There is only one black out period on this offer and that is Halloween Horror Nights so make sure you check to see what nights this is on. In the past Halloween Horror nights is only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from around the 1st October to 1st November. So you should still be able to get free evening parking Monday - Thursday during this event.

Antojitos Mexican Restaurant at Universal CityWalk Orlando

During the week the main people that would have gone to CityWalk would be tourists anyway, not locals, so why put a barrier up by charging for parking. I imagine this will make Universal CityWalk much busier in the evening which is great.

I personally will now go there for dinner and drinks as there are lots of cool bars like Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville and NBC Sports Grill & Bar.

Universal CityWalk Orlando Down by the lake

Did you know there are actually 13 restaurants at Universal CityWalk?  We will be adding more information about all of them shortly.

  • The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew
  • The Cowfish®
  • Vivo Italian Kitchen
  • Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food
  • Hard Rock Cafe®
  • Hot Dog Hall of Fame™
  • Red Oven Pizza Bakery™
  • Emeril’s Orlando
  • Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville®
  • Bob Marley–A Tribute to Freedom
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.™ Restaurant & Market
  • Pat O’Brien’s®

Let us know if you have visited Universal CityWalk and what you think, will free parking make you go there in the evening?

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