We Went To Universal Orlando!

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Re: We Went To Universal Orlando!

Postby x2isawesome » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:40 am

Glad someone said voodoo was overrated. I didn't think the donut I paid six bucks for there was any better than the donut I pay 50 cents for at my Albertsons
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Re: We Went To Universal Orlando!

Postby Satans Hockey » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:50 am

Glad to see Universal was a much better experience for you guys than SeaWorld, hopefully they get their act together for your next visit there.

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Re: We Went To Universal Orlando!

Postby A.J. » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:54 am

Even the oldest Coaster Expedition style videos had a higher production value and editing effort than a typical "vlog". You told a story! That's why they were always better!

For some reason the one that sticks out in my head is the one from Beech Bend, of all places.
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Re: We Went To Universal Orlando!

Postby robbalvey » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:09 am

A.J. wrote:Even the oldest Coaster Expedition style videos had a higher production value and editing effort than a typical "vlog". You told a story! That's why they were always better!

Thank you! That has always been our goal!

A.J. wrote:For some reason the one that sticks out in my head is the one from Beech Bend, of all places.

I'll have to go back and watch that one, I honestly don't even remember it! :lmao:
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Re: We Went To Universal Orlando!

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:20 am

^ I agree, a condensed and edited video showing the highlights is better than having an hour long vlog with a ton of filler.

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Canobie Coaster wrote:Were other rides switched onto the virtual queue over the course of the day? I've seen Mummy, Kong, and Forbidden Journey as rides that could operate with a virtual queue.

Huh. Not that we saw. There was no signage anywhere or anything on the app that would have suggested this was even a possibility.


Those rides say XX minute wait or virtual line on the wait time page on the app. Maybe the virtual queue only happens if the queue hits a certain length? The only three that appear active today are the ones you mentioned.

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Re: We Went To Universal Orlando!

Postby robbalvey » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:39 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:Those rides say XX minute wait or virtual line on the wait time page on the app. Maybe the virtual queue only happens if the queue hits a certain length? The only three that appear active today are the ones you mentioned.

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I have no idea. We didn't see any mention of any virtual queue anywhere else in the park and we saw it at the three attractions listed during our visit. That being said we didn't go anywhere near Forbidden Journey because we really are not fans of Harry Potter at all and I actually cannot stand that ride. But we did walk by Fallon and Fast & Furious and both of them had it set up. There was no mention of it anywhere at Mummy or Kong, so I have no idea...

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Re: We Went To Universal Orlando!

Postby Guy T. Koepp » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:14 pm

Absolutely loved the video! Absolutely loved the snarky commentary. Absolutely loved Elissa's faux enthusiasm. All hail the rise expedition vids! Going to go watch it now on Youtube and gently massage the like button as I would my nipples.
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Re: We Went To Universal Orlando!

Postby 805Andrew » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:57 pm

x2isawesome wrote:Glad someone said voodoo was overrated. I didn't think the donut I paid six bucks for there was any better than the donut I pay 50 cents for at my Albertsons


What donut did you get? Most donuts I've gotten from VooDoo were around $3 which is a reasonable price for being on theme park property. I also think VooDoo is a little bit overrated but it's definitely better than an Albertsons (or any other grocery store) donut which is more like $1 now. I think comparing it to a donut shop donut which runs $1.50-$2 is more fair.
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Re: We Went To Universal Orlando!

Postby Haymaker » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:28 pm

How does Voodoo compare with Duck Donuts? I had Duck Donuts when I went to BGW and they were amazing

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Re: We Went To Universal Orlando!

Postby x2isawesome » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:34 pm

805Andrew wrote:
x2isawesome wrote:Glad someone said voodoo was overrated. I didn't think the donut I paid six bucks for there was any better than the donut I pay 50 cents for at my Albertsons


What donut did you get? Most donuts I've gotten from VooDoo were around $3 which is a reasonable price for being on theme park property. I also think VooDoo is a little bit overrated but it's definitely better than an Albertsons (or any other grocery store) donut which is more like $1 now. I think comparing it to a donut shop donut which runs $1.50-$2 is more fair.
I think I got a maple bar. Maybe I accidentally got some weird special donut they had that day but it was nothing all that great. Maybe it was just bad luck of the draw.
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