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01-05-2008, 05:46 PM
I have never been there before and for xmas my mom bought us tickets for Universal for our trip. Looking on the website I was not impressed. I think I would have rather have gone back to Sea WOrld.
So I am asking for advice of what to do and what not to do. THere are 7 of us going.
We dont like the Big Roller Coasters- so dont worry about them!
One person in the group is a larger person who can ride all rides at Disney.HE is just a little uncomfortable on Space Mt but he can ride it.
Do you think he will be fine there?
Thanks for your help. We are going there 2 days-- DM was not thinking when she bought the tickets:confused:
01-05-2008, 09:14 PM
Universal is pretty fun. But, I personally think that it isn't as great as Disney world. The first thing that my group was very upset with was that you have to pay to get fast passes. The fast passes are very expensive and they are only valid for one day, one time per ride, and one park at a time. The other problem with the fast passes are that they ran out at stores so it was hard to buy them. Spider Man is the absolute best ride I have ever been on. IT IS AMAZING. Other great rides are Jaws, E.T., Twister, Earthquake, Cat In the Hat, Jurassic Park, and Ripsaw Falls. The Mummy is another awesome ride! It is a roller coaster. It is like Mt Everest, but better effects. It is also indoor. Shrek 4-D is also fun along with Jimmy Neutron.
The Terminator 3-D has a very long que. I think he will be fine there. I think you will enjoy your days at Universal.:thumbsup:
01-06-2008, 06:58 PM
Are the tickets for both IOA and Universal Studios or just Universal Studios? They are two separate parks with separate admission. The studios has mainly shows if I remember correctly. Fear Factor is fun to watch as is the Horror Makeup show. The Mummy is great but can have a very long line and as previously stated is an indoor roller coaster. Earthquake was being renovated when we were there in Dec, but we had done it in previous years and it is GREAT. We thought that Jaws was pretty pathetic, but that is just our opinion, obviously others don't think that as Jaws usually has a long line. Spider Man is great, but it is in IOA and not the Studio side.
If the tickets were given to you, then go and enjoy the park as there is plenty to see and do. Most of the attractions didn't seem to have long lines when we have been there in the past, except for The Hulk, so their fast pass option has never really been necessary for us. We always go on a week day and are there for opening and do the most popular rides first. It is certainly not Disney nor Sea World, but still fun to see, at least once. We spend one day doing both IOA and the Studios every time that we go to WDW.
01-06-2008, 09:21 PM
we have both Disney, Universal, and Sea World/Busch Gardens passes, but I am not renewing my Universal pass this year... anyways...
If you aren't big on roller coaster, Universal Studios is a lot of fun. IoA is much more roller coasters and water rides.
@ Universal Studios DO:
*Mummy (kind of a roller coaster, but nothing upside down...but very cool effects)
*MIB (fun/cute game/ride)
*Shrek in 4D
*The ride that is now where Earthquake used to be... can't remember the name.
@ IoA DO:
*Jurassic Park (will get wet...think Splash Mtn kinda ride)
*Poseiden's Adventure (VERY cool show with awesome effects)
*Dr. Suess... I love that ride.
01-08-2008, 03:27 PM
Universal Studios and IOA are great parks. :thumbsup: There is so much to do on both sides and City Walk is right between them both. We spend two days there every visit to Florida and still don't get to do everything. They have a really nice web site you can visit to see some of the attractions.
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