Get Your Adventure On!

​Now in its 2nd year, our flagship Family Forward event in Orlando offers the perfect way to grow stronger as a family, make meaningful theme-park vacation memories at a fraction of what it would normally cost, and get your adventure on!


Join 50 digital families for 4 nights and 4 days of hands-on activities the whole family can enjoy, theme-park entertainment, and fun in the sun by the pool.

Retreat Dates

Thursday Evening to Monday, August 28 to September 1, 2014

Pass Inclusions

  • 1 standard hotel room at Loews Portofino Bay Resort for 4 Nights: Thursday, August 28 to Monday, September 1, 2014 (Rooms sleep 4: one roll away bed per room is available upon request at no additional charge.)

  • 3-day park-to-park Universal Express Passes to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure for up to a family of 5, available on Saturday, August 30, 2014 (Park passes may only be used during the retreat timeframe and are not transferable.)

  • 4 meals and 1 dessert party for a family of up to 5

  • Blue Man Group Show tickets for up to a family of 5 (Tickets are good Friday evening, August 29 only and are not transferable.)

  • Special exclusive nighttime event at Universal Studios Florida for up to a family of 5


Additional Family Members

For families of more than 5, you may purchase additional retreat passes for $200 each (extra lodging not included). Children 2 and under do not require a pass.


Lodging/Extended Stays

Family Forward has already reserved rooms for your stay at the 5-Star Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. We will gather your information, including special needs and requests for extended stays, prior to the retreat. We will then send you a confirmation with your reservation information.


Loews is extending a discounted rate for extended stays to Family Forward guests, which is good 3 days before and 3 days after the retreat.


Attendees who want to stay in a room type other than what comes standard with this package will have the option to upgrade at their own cost and subject to availability. Only those who stay at the event hotel will be able to take advantage of Universal's Express Passes.


Meals and Transportation

Meals not specified in the retreat schedule, transportation to Florida, transportation from the airport to the resort and back, and resort parking fees are not included in your Family Forward: Orlando Adventure package.


Additional Details

Registration passes must be paid through Eventbrite. Once your payment has cleared, you will get a receipt confirmingyour registration.


Registration passes are non-refundable, but they are transferable. If you find that you can no longer attend the retreat after the point of purchase, please contact us and we'll try and help you transfer your ticket. While ticket transfers are your responsibility, all pass transfers must go through and be approved by Family Forward. Transfers that take place 30 days after the point of purchase will be subject to a $30 transfer fee.


The retreat schedule, including activities and events, is subject to change.

Save Big!

$899 for a Family of up to 5!
Approximate retail value of $7,000 per family!

Retreat Schedule

(Subject to change)


Thursday, August 28, 2014
  • Registration at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Opening Kickoff and Welcome Event Dinner at Jurassic Park® in Universal’s Islands of Adventure®

  • Special Exclusive Nighttime Event at Universal Studios Florida®


Friday, August 29, 2014
  • Breakfast Buffet at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Hands-on Activities/Workshops at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Pool & Pizza Party at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

  • Blue Man Group Show 


Saturday, August 30, 2014
  • Continental Breakfast at Soundstage 33

  • Free Time With Your Family at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida


Sunday, August 31, 2014
  • Free Time With Your Family at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida

  • Event Finale at Universal Studios Florida


Monday, September, 2014
  • Free Time With Your Family at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida

  • Check Out of Hotel

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