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Old 05-18-2011, 06:44 AM   #196
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Just noticed some good-ish deals for RPR over xmas or new year.

I think I will have to plan for New Year (Dec 30-Jan 3, just 4 nights) rather than Xmas, as I don't think my parents would ever forgive me if I went to Florida for Xmas instead of being with them.

Has anyone ever stayed at UOR over Xmas or new year? How busy is it in resort hotels (I imagine VERY busy, but prices are cheap suprisingly, so who knows)? Is IOA packed on Xmas day or new years day?
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:38 AM   #197
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Just noticed some good-ish deals for RPR over xmas or new year.

I think I will have to plan for New Year (Dec 30-Jan 3, just 4 nights) rather than Xmas, as I don't think my parents would ever forgive me if I went to Florida for Xmas instead of being with them.

Has anyone ever stayed at UOR over Xmas or new year? How busy is it in resort hotels (I imagine VERY busy, but prices are cheap suprisingly, so who knows)? Is IOA packed on Xmas day or new years day?
from what i have read over the years, from Christmas on, it is crowded in the parks thru new years eve.

i wouldn't think you will encounter large crowds for the january dates but think dec 30 and 31st would be very crowded.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:51 AM   #198
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A new free BlackBerry app for Universal Orlando wait times has been released by UnderCover Tourist.

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webst.../44466?lang=en

I don't think I will use it, as it seems to be requiring user submissions to get accurate wait times. So if nobody bothers to d/l this and update regularly, then obviously the posted wait times won't be accurate anyway.

But I know some people have asked for it, so I've let you know.

(same user has released WDW app too).
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:32 AM   #199
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Newbie Questions

1st of all thanks for all the info given here (though I have not been able to read all).I m travelling to Orlado for 1st time with my hubby and kids 4 and 6 on 12th June.Staying onsite HTL for 3 days.2 days in Shereton.2 days in another HTL (yet to book).

My questions:
1.Cheapest way to reach HTL from Apt for 4 of us.
2.My kids are grown up for strollers but they do get tired very soon.Should I carry strollers for both?
3.Food-I believe food will be expensive in the hotel and parks.Where to eat?
4.Besides both the parks, what all are not to miss places in Orlado?
5.Anything special happening between 12th Jun-18th Jun.
6.Where I can get best rates for blue man show?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:32 PM   #200
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Transport between Disneyworld and Island of Adventures

Hi

I am from South Africa and will visit Orlando in November this year. I have booked accomodation in Disney Pop Century Resort, but are planning to visit Universal Studios (Island of Adventures).

I briefly scanned these boards but cannot find posts about the fastest and most cost effective way of transport between Disneyworld and Universal Studios.

Can someone here please point me in the right direction?

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Old 05-29-2011, 04:48 PM   #201
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I am from South Africa and will visit Orlando in November this year. I have booked accomodation in Disney Pop Century Resort, but are planning to visit Universal Studios (Island of Adventures).

I briefly scanned these boards but cannot find posts about the fastest and most cost effective way of transport between Disneyworld and Universal Studios.

Can someone here please point me in the right direction?

Thank you
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there is a sticky a couple of threads under this one.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2494908
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1st of all thanks for all the info given here (though I have not been able to read all).I m travelling to Orlado for 1st time with my hubby and kids 4 and 6 on 12th June.Staying onsite HTL for 3 days.2 days in Shereton.2 days in another HTL (yet to book).

My questions:
1.Cheapest way to reach HTL from Apt for 4 of us.
2.My kids are grown up for strollers but they do get tired very soon.Should I carry strollers for both?
3.Food-I believe food will be expensive in the hotel and parks.Where to eat?
4.Besides both the parks, what all are not to miss places in Orlado?
5.Anything special happening between 12th Jun-18th Jun.
6.Where I can get best rates for blue man show?

Thanks in advance!
Which hotel? A cab or limo is most reasonable. There is a transportation sticky above. There is a food sticky...http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2494908
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:16 AM   #203
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Which hotel? A cab or limo is most reasonable. There is a transportation sticky above. There is a food sticky....
LOwes Portofino.
TRansportation-Figured out!Going for rent a car!

Another question:When we are staying at onsite HTL, do we still pay for some attractions like Day in park with barney,Fear Factor etc or is it all included?

Also, where to get cheapest tickets for Blueman show?

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Another question:When we are staying at onsite HTL, do we still pay for some attractions like Day in park with barney,Fear Factor etc or is it all included?
All those attractions are included in your theme park admission.
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there is a parking fee for cars at UO. (unless you have the UO ap)

check the UO website for the price of BMG tickets.

don't rush off and buy them now.

wait and see if any promos come up for those tickets.


i bought tickets 3 days before i went to see them last time.
glad i did as i got a promo for half price of my tickets.
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:12 PM   #207
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I m a 1st timer so please bear with me for all the questions!

1.We are getting 3 nght in Lowes Portofino with 2 days park hopper passes (its a prize).
Should we buy the pass for the last day? or 2 days will be good enough for each park and we keep 3rd day for city walk,blue man show.....
If we have to buy for 3rd day,how much is the cheapest 1 day pass.

2.Which one 1st IOA or US?

3.What to u guys do after u get wet on the water rides?Do u carry towels?

4.Checklist:what all to carry in the parks?So far I have:
a)Strollers b)Camera c)water& munchies d)Rain coats e)Suncream n Hats

5.My heart sinks on big rides (Although I m telling myself to atleast try atleast one of the coasters).Which ones are most severe?
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:03 PM   #208
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Still at rpr but I have one question which I will follow up when I get back home

What does it take to be a universal tm? What pay? Students? Work placement?

Most tms are very young or mature ppl, which means the pay isn't very good.

All those young guys and gals on hulk (ride ops), what will they be doing in 6 months time? I can't imagine they would still be working at ioa. It seems like a student stop gap job.

Do they study full time while they are working? Must be hard to mix it all together.

Anyone know the kind of shifts, hours, for tms?
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Still at rpr but I have one question which I will follow up when I get back home

What does it take to be a universal tm? What pay? Students? Work placement?

Most tms are very young or mature ppl, which means the pay isn't very good.

All those young guys and gals on hulk (ride ops), what will they be doing in 6 months time? I can't imagine they would still be working at ioa. It seems like a student stop gap job.

Do they study full time while they are working? Must be hard to mix it all together.

Anyone know the kind of shifts, hours, for tms?
The shifts can vary based on your availability.

I am just now finishing high school (graduation tomorrow, yay!) and throughout the school year, I just worked weekends with the occasional Friday night shift. They are very good about working with you.

I have a friend that is studying hospitality and totally finds the time to work, go to the parks, and do her schoolwork. It's just about time management.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:58 PM   #210
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1st of all thanks for all the info given here (though I have not been able to read all).I m travelling to Orlado for 1st time with my hubby and kids 4 and 6 on 12th June.Staying onsite HTL for 3 days.2 days in Shereton.2 days in another HTL (yet to book).

My questions:
1.Cheapest way to reach HTL from Apt for 4 of us.
We've used Payless Transportation- seem to be the cheapest
2.My kids are grown up for strollers but they do get tired very soon.Should I carry strollers for both?
go back to your hotel and swim in afternoon and let them relax, it'll be so hot in parks you'll be glad too.
3.Food-I believe food will be expensive in the hotel and parks.Where to eat?
dr. suess world has good prices on meals.
4.Besides both the parks, what all are not to miss places in Orlado?
Sea World and Discovery Cove
5.Anything special happening between 12th Jun-18th Jun.
Not sure
6.Where I can get best rates for blue man show?
Not sure

Thanks in advance!
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