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Old 11-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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Wow. Universal Resort. 2 thumbs up

I was not expecting much from our last trip there the summer 3 years ago. Our experience there was horrible. Rude employees, etc

My how it had changed. We just spent 2 days at both US and IoA. We had a fabulous time. Employees were great and helpful. We had such a great time. Crowd levels for us both days - Sunday and today were low for our standards.
Nothing like predicted. We rode all rides and saw all attractions.

I have no clue why the difference but was pleased. Maybe the cooler temps versus the hot summer days 3 years ago.

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:41 PM   #2
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glad you enjoyed your vacation there this time around.

i haven't encountered rudeness or anything unpleasant at my stays at the darkside or parks yet.
but, i have seen some that post they were disappointed in the darkside.

by giving UO another try, you had a better experience the second time around.
glad you didn't write off the darkside due to your experience 3 years back.
could be what you mentioned about the hot weather factoring into what you ran into 3 years back.

i find orlando vacations a lot more fun when i don't go in the summertime!
it can get really hot there.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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Which hotel did you stay in?
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:06 AM   #4
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So glad you had an enjoyable time!
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Glad to hear you had such a good time. Sometimes, going the second time when things are a bit familiar completely changes the experience.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:15 AM   #6
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We've been lucky. We've never run into a single rude employee at either Universal or WDW. We've seen a few that were indifferent at both places but it's rare.

I'm glad that you had a good time.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:37 AM   #7
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I was not expecting much from our last trip there the summer 3 years ago. Our experience there was horrible. Rude employees, etc

My how it had changed. We just spent 2 days at both US and IoA. We had a fabulous time. Employees were great and helpful. We had such a great time. Crowd levels for us both days - Sunday and today were low for our standards.
Nothing like predicted. We rode all rides and saw all attractions.

I have no clue why the difference but was pleased. Maybe the cooler temps versus the hot summer days 3 years ago.

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We've been going to Universal for the past 15 years or so and I have to say that I still haven't ridden all the rides or seen all the attractions.

I've never ridden Storm Force, Pteranadon Flyers, One Fish Two Fish, Caro-Seuss-el and I've never seen the Beetlejuice, Blue Brothers or Barney Shows.
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We've been going to Universal for the past 15 years or so and I have to say that I still haven't ridden all the rides or seen all the attractions.

I've never ridden Storm Force, Pteranadon Flyers, One Fish Two Fish, Caro-Seuss-el and I've never seen the Beetlejuice, Blue Brothers or Barney Shows.
I spend a lot of time at UO and I've never seen Blues Brothers, Barney, or ridden Pterandon Flyers, either. There are no small kids in my family so P-Flyers is never an option for me

To the OP: Glad you had such a great time! Universal really has improved leaps and bounds in the quality of the parks and its Team Members over the past few years.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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One Fish Two Fish only once. My DD9 could have stayed on all day.

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Old 11-22-2012, 04:29 PM   #10
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Which hotel did you stay in?
We stayed off site at Windsor Palms Resort. 3 bd 2ba for $61/night

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Old 11-22-2012, 04:32 PM   #11
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We've been going to Universal for the past 15 years or so and I have to say that I still haven't ridden all the rides or seen all the attractions.

I've never ridden Storm Force, Pteranadon Flyers, One Fish Two Fish, Caro-Seuss-el and I've never seen the Beetlejuice, Blue Brothers or Barney Shows.
We used the Express pass. I think that's what it's called. But didn't really need to on most. We got there early and beat most of the crowds.

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We used the Express pass. I think that's what it's called. But didn't really need to on most. We got there early and beat most of the crowds.

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We usually stay onsite and use express pass too. For some reason, we just have never done those things that I said. I don't know why!
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We usually stay onsite and use express pass too. For some reason, we just have never done those things that I said. I don't know why!
Beetle juice was so good. I liked it.

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The Blues Brothers show is really good too.
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Beetle juice was so good. I liked it.

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Beetlejuice is my favorite show there! Glad you had a nice trip
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