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Old 03-13-2019, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default Our vacation to Universal Studios Orlando

Lots of pics! Got here Monday and so far itís waaaay better than Disney was two years ago. First time for the kids to get on a plane too.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:42 PM   #2
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Default Our vacation to Universal Studios Orlando

Lol. We are here too....

Eating at fishermanís wharf right now.

Free drinks are on me at the hard rock hotel


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Old 03-13-2019, 01:52 PM   #3
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Awesome. PM coming.
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:08 PM   #4
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WE LOVED UNIVERSAL !!! Enjoyed it way more than Disney 2 years ago !!!
Wished we had stayed at Universal more than 2 days (stayed at Disney for 5).
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:16 PM   #5
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Sweet! I haven't been in a few years. Time to go back.
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:36 PM   #6
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We just left Orlando. Spent 2 days at Disney and 1 at universal. I guess I am in the minority. I prefer Disney. But I am not a Harry Potter fan.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:24 PM   #7
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The rides are are pretty dang sweet. I’m not a Harry Potter fan either but they love it.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:40 PM   #8
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Yeah, my kid isnít much of a fan either...





We are headed back to the park now with her in full costume...she usually does a couple of half days cosplay when we come.




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Old 03-13-2019, 05:25 PM   #9
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We went to Universal a few years ago. Most of the rides, definitely cater a bit more to an older audience compared to Disney. My wife loved the Harry Potter areas. Not as crowded as Disney either and we liked that the fast passes were good for all rides and unlike Disney, you didn't schedule a time to ride. If you paid for a fast pass for the day, you would head for the fast pass line on every ride.

Disney is a lot of fun as well; however, no question, Disney lives more off their name and nostalgic value as compared to Universal. Heck, we went to Disney back in 2017 for the first time in 20 years and I couldn't believe the amount of things that were unchanged.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:34 PM   #10
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We went there a few years ago and enjoyed it way better than Disney.

Stayed on site, so had the early bird pass. Would see a few things, grab lunch, and head back to the hotel for a break. Everyone did their own thing (nap, swim, what ever), and then got back together for dinner. Then went back to the park.

If you can get tickets to Blueman, go see that show. It was awesome.

Just don't sit up front.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:12 PM   #11
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Well played sir...…..well played!!!
I have friends at the park RIGHT now...…..I got a text about 3 hours ago. They are having a blast.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:14 PM   #12
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Yea we’re staying onsite so we got the fast pass for everything. Well worth it! And we seen the blue man twice already. It was pretty cool.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:50 PM   #13
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Looks like an awesome time with the family! I haven't been in forever!
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:06 PM   #14
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Few more from today. One is of the largest cotton candy Iíve ever seen!
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:38 PM   #15
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Save your time ... don’t bother with Poseidon’s Fury.

We did it tonight and it was pretty weak.

Courtney said, “I want that forty minutes back”
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:54 PM   #16
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WE LOVED UNIVERSAL !!! Enjoyed it way more than Disney 2 years ago !!!
Wished we had stayed at Universal more than 2 days (stayed at Disney for 5).
Same as me a few years ago.

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Old 03-13-2019, 08:58 PM   #17
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Save your time ... donít bother with Poseidonís Fury.

We did it tonight and it was pretty weak.

Courtney said, ďI want that forty minutes backĒ
Yep. Thatís how we felt about it to. Haha
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:27 PM   #18
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Yeah, my kid isnít much of a fan either...





We are headed back to the park now with her in full costume...she usually does a couple of half days cosplay when we come.




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Thats funny. We spent 5 days at the Hard Rock Thanksgiving before last. My, at the time 12yo daughter has a $100 black robe and a $50 wand, among other things thats been in a closet since we bought them. We had a ball, one of those Harry Potter rides is legit. Almost need to take dramamine before you get on it.
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:55 PM   #19
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I think Iíll just ditch the kids with dad when we take our first Disney trip in a couple years and head to the Harry Potter stuff.


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Old 03-13-2019, 11:43 PM   #20
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Took my daughter a her friend 2 years ago. I didn’t think I would like it. I actually said that I would go back
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:30 AM   #21
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We loved universal
Our son was super excited for all the Harry Potter stuff.

I wonít go back without fast passes


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Old 03-15-2019, 02:30 PM   #22
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Final thoughts on Universal is a big thumbs up....if you go for 2-3 days. 5 is too long for me. Crowds make me pretty grumpy. Almost all the rides are really cool. We will be back.
My lil girls face is hilarious!
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:01 PM   #23
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Thanks for sharing. Need to take my girls there. They love HP.
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