Schedule

*Please note the information below is subject to change.

Thursday, Sept 3

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Pacifica Ballroom Foyer, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Registration

 

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Pacifica Ballroom VI, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Opening Kickoff Party and Refreshments Sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

 

Are you ready to become a Super hero Family? Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is excited to kick off the Family Forward conference and help you connect with your family, serve others in need, and learn how you can make miracles happen for sick and injured kids being treated at a CMN Hospital in your community.

 

Join us for a super hero-themed party (costumes welcome!) including multiple missions you and your super heroes will complete together. Light refreshments will be served.

 

7:00 p.m.

Location: Board buses at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort driveway and ride over to the Universal Studios Florida® dinner location (The shuttle will be continuously running.)

 

7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Location: Universal Studios Florida® (exact location to be announced)

Dinner Sponsored by Universal Studios Florida®

 

8:45 p.m.

Location: Universal Studios Florida®

VIP Event

 

This is a VIP event for Family Forward attendees only that you won’t want to miss! Let’s just say that it will be a magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience! Shops will be open for souvenir purchases. Beverage and dessert service will also be available.

 

11:00 p.m.

Transition via bus back to Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Friday, Sept 4

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Location: Pacifica Ballroom VII, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Breakfast Sponsored by Loews

 

Fuel up at a delicious breakfast buffet provided by Loews Hotels! We’ve got a busy day ahead of us with workshops geared toward strengthening your family followed by fun events and entertainment.

 

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Location: Pacifica Ballroom Foyer, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Registration (for those who didn’t register on September 3)

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Pacifica Ballroom VI, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Workshop Sponsored by DohVinci

 

Join us for a fun “paint by numbers” inspired workshop. Grab your Styler and get creative as you work together as a family to design a DohVinci masterpiece.

 

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Break

 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Pacifica Ballroom VII, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Lunch Sponsored by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Pacifica Ballroom VI, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Workshop Sponsored by Monsanto

 

Have your little ones ever asked where food comes from? Hint: it’s not the grocery store! Monsanto will host a series of hands-on #CampSci activities to help your family explore how DNA shapes all living things, including fruits and veggies grown through traditional plant breeding.

 

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Pacifica Ballroom Foyer, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Break Sponsored by Monsanto

 

Important Note 1: During this break, sign up your family for Saturday’s tours. Clipboards will be available during the break for signups. At least one member of your family must be present during the break to sign up for Saturday’s tour.

 

Important Note 2: During this break, sign up your family for Sunday night’s dinner during the break. Clipboards will be available during the break for signups. At least one member of your family must be present during the break to sign up for Sunday’s dinner to get a reservation (no exceptions).

 

4:00 p.m.

Location: Board buses at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

driveway and ride over to Wet ‘n Wild (The shuttle will be continuously running.)

Transition to Wet ‘n Wild

 

4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Universal's Wet ‘n Wild

Family Fun and Dinner

 

Wet ‘n Wild gives you more rides and more multi-person slides than any other Orlando waterpark. The waterpark is overflowing with incredible thrill rides, group rides where everyone can get drenched together, family rides where you can share in the fun, and so much more.

 

Important Note: You will be given a wristband upon arrival at Wet ‘n Wild. The Family Forward group will have private access from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A pavilion is available to all Family Forward attendees. Lockers and towels will be available to rent during this event. Buses will run continuously throughout the event. Meal vouchers for dinner will also be provided.

 

8:00 p.m.

Transition via bus back to Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Saturday, September 5

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Transition via Water Taxi to Universal Studios Florida

 

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Location: Universal Studios Florida, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

Breakfast Sponsored by Universal Orlando Resort

 

Get the day started by grabbing a bite to eat to boost your energy for a fun day ahead and dancing to the DJ’s fun beats!

 

Important Note: Your family’s theme park passes will be distributed during this event. They are good for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only. They cannot be given out prior, transferred, and the dates cannot be substituted.

 

9:30 a.m.

Location: Universal Studios Florida, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

Break Out Into Tour Groups

 

You will spend the day with your tour guide as you tour the parks.

 

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure

Fun With Your Family

 

At Universal Orlando Resort’s Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, you’ll be transported into a highly imaginative world where you and your family will become heroes of your own adventures. Islands of Adventure closes at 8:00 p.m. Universal Studios Florida closes at 8:30 p.m.

 

Important Note: You will be on your own for lunch. The tour guide will join you for lunch. You will also be on your own for dinner. Please make reservations ahead of time as desired.

 

5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Transition on your own via Water Taxi to Universal City Walk/Blue Man Group Theater

 

Be in your seats no later than 5:45 p.m. to enjoy the Blue Man Group. Representatives of Universal and Family Forward will be at the entrance handing out tickets between 5:00 and 5:45 p.m. No tickets will be handed out prior to 5:00 p.m. or after 5:45 p.m.

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Location: Blue Man Group at Universal CityWalk (located in-between Hard Rock Café and Universal Studios Florida theme park)

Blue Man Group

 

Blue Man Group has taken their indescribable live celebration of art, technology, and music to a whole new level at Universal Orlando Resort. Experience the wonder of Blue Man Group with incredible new performances, astounding new music, and an all-new stage.

 

Important Note: This show is open to family members of all ages, babies included, but it is quite loud. Keep that in mind when reserving tickets for your children. If you’d like to look into on-site in-room or daycare options at the hotel, please refer to the child care page on our website for more information.

 

8:00 p.m.

Transition on your own via Water Taxi back to Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Sunday, September 6

9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida

Fun With Your Family

 

At Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida, you’ll be transported into a highly imaginative world where you and your family will become heroes of your own adventures. Islands of Adventure closes at 8:00 p.m. Universal Studios Florida closes at 8:30 p.m.

 

Important Note: With the Universal Express pass, you’ll receive early park admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (one hour before the theme park opens).

 

3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Universal CityWalk – Cowfish or VIVO Italian Kitchen

Dinner at Universal CityWalk (RSVP Required — Signups required during Friday’s break sponsored by Monsanto)

 

Universal CityWalk, which is in the middle of an historic expansion, will be hosting us for dinner on Sunday, September 6, at Cowfish or VIVO Italian Kitchen.

 

8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Central Park inside Universal Studios Florida®

Event Finale and Dessert Party

 

Join us for a fabulous dessert at Central Park inside the Universal Studios Florida theme park, complete with colorful fountains and fireworks.

 

Important Note : Please turn in your completed Mission Possible cards during this event.

 

9:30 p.m.

Transition on your own via Water Taxi back to Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando® Resort

Monday, September 7

9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida

Fun With Your Family

 

Important Note 1: With the Universal Express pass, you’ll receive early park admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (one hour before the theme park opens).

 

Important Note 2: If you are checking out of Loews Royal Pacific Resort that day, note that check-out is at 11:00 a.m. The hotel can store your luggage if you’d like to enjoy the park until it closes. Just check out before heading to the park, store your luggage with the bellman, and claim it when you’re ready to head out!

 

Important Note 3: Islands of Adventure closes at 7:00 p.m. Universal Studios Florida closes at 8:30 p.m.

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