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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:52 pm

I believe it's VIP only. Definitely a cool perk of the tour!
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Postby jray21 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:07 pm

That's a pretty cool reason to do the VIP tour! I last did the VIP tour in about 2004, but I didn't get any cool control room visits.
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Postby StealthFan » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:44 pm

jedimaster1227 wrote:I've not heard of that being an option or even a hidden option like the castle or bank tours in the Wizarding Worlds.


I thought Diagon Alley was a Wizarding World hidden option with its entrance cunningly disguised as a bathroom :lol:

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby DannyFaber » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:14 pm

Hi! I am taking a trip out to Florida and plan on spending 1 day at Universal and 4 days at Disney. I am getting a 1 Day Park-to-Park ticket with Universal Express Unlimited, but have started to wonder if that is enough time to get in all of the rides I wish to ride. I have been to Universal before. The person I'm going with is also a pass holder and is purchasing Universal Express as well. Do you think I need to sacrifice a day a Disney (Which I really don't want to do) and spend an extra day at Universal without express, or do you think I'll be okay.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby DannyFaber » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:14 pm

edited: Sorry it double posted.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:38 pm

I just went to universal two weeks ago with some folks who have never been there. We did everything, from opening to closing 9-6 or 7, at both parks and took about an hour or so off to eat at cowfish (which you must!) at 1130ish. Now, I was able to get comp express passes for all which made it possible to do everything in both parks, minus a few attractions but if you could sacrifice a day at Disney I would to make sure you get the most out of universal. Have you ever been to Disney? When was the last time you were at universal?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby DannyFaber » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:14 pm

I haven't been to Universal since 2010, but have been on everything except Transformers, Escape from Gringott's, Hogwart's Express, and Minion Mayham. I have been to Disney before, but my friend has not. That's more what I am concerned about.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:19 pm

We went to Universal this past Monday and Tuesday and we rode everything we wanted to by about 3 or 4 pm the first day. The second day, we just relaxed and enjoyed the park and re-rode everything. Wait times were minimal. Gringott's was at about 20-30 minutes all day. We used the single rider line at first, but I REALLY wanted to go through the queue. The themeing was phenomenal. It was an attraction in itself! The "20 minute wait" was honestly just spent walking through the queue.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:25 pm

DannyFaber wrote:I haven't been to Universal since 2010, but have been on everything except Transformers, Escape from Gringott's, Hogwart's Express, and Minion Mayham. I have been to Disney before, but my friend has not. That's more what I am concerned about.

Then, I would do one day at universal...without express...wait, when are you going?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby DannyFaber » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:54 pm

I'm going on March 11th! I'm gonna get Universal Express Unlimited though. Thanks so much!

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