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Old 03-03-2012, 02:39 PM   #301
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I've read somewhere on Universal thread that you are not allowed to take your bags onto ride. I shouldn't have big bag but I'll have a small cross over messenger type bag. Is there lockers near by rides and if so how much is it to rent?

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There are six rides where you aren't allowed to have any loose bags such as the one you will have. On those rides, there are free lockers at the entrance to the ride for the duration of the estimated queue plus a bit.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:10 PM   #302
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There are six rides where you aren't allowed to have any loose bags such as the one you will have. On those rides, there are free lockers at the entrance to the ride for the duration of the estimated queue plus a bit.
Could you tell me what six rides they are?
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Could you tell me what six rides they are?
At IoA, Hulk, Dragon Challenge, and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. At the Studios, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Revenge of the Mummy, and Men in Black.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #304
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The no bags rule is there for everyone's safety as there is too great a risk in something flying off injuring another person. It may be a pain but again...it's for everyone's safety.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:17 PM   #305
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How big is the locker? I won't go to those rides except HP one. DH will bring the camera backpack for his SLR.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:20 PM   #306
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The lockers are big enough to hold a small backpack, like the small Vera Bradley backpack. Just be sure and watch the time on the locker - I heard many people grumbling because they had to pay $5.00 and even $20.00 because they did not realize the lockers are free for only so long.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:38 PM   #307
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One day visit to Universal

With just one day to visit the Universal park. Our main thing is to see the Harry Potter stuff in Island of Adventure. What should we do first. Plan to get there at park open which i think for early May will be 9am. Any info will be great. Thanks.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:34 AM   #308
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With just one day to visit the Universal park. Our main thing is to see the Harry Potter stuff in Island of Adventure. What should we do first. Plan to get there at park open which i think for early May will be 9am. Any info will be great. Thanks.
First thing, do Ollivanders wand shop if the line is not too long......this line up can get out of hand really quickly since it is a very small venue and takes only 15 people or so at a time for a 10 to 15 minute show. If the line is too long (it won't get any better though) then go on to the Forbidden Journey ride in Hogwarts Castle followed by Dragon Challenge and Flight of the Hippogriff. The crowds become quite dense by around 11 a.m. so pop in to The Three Broomsticks for an early lunch to avoid the outdoor crowds and beat the lunchtime crowds. This is what we did last year in August and it worked quite well but we had early entry because we stayed onsite and were the first group let into Ollivanders. Have fun, relax, and enjoy.....it is a wonderful experience!
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We're heading to Orlando in August, primarily staying at Disney but I just booked one night at US to take advantage of the extra hour and the express passes. I was looking into buying the tickets online in advance, most likely through Undercover Tourist. Would there be any problem doing this and then getting our cards from the hotel giving us early access? Or do I need to buy my tickets directly through US?

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:57 PM   #311
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either way, you can't go wrong.

one day tickets should be the same cost at both places.

if you plan on multiple days for tickets, UT would save you a few bucks.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:22 PM   #312
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You just show your room key for front of the line privilege so it doesn't matter at all where you get your tickets. Basically they are scanned at the gate and you never use them again. The room key is the big deal so make sure you bring everyone's to the park.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:02 AM   #313
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We're heading to Orlando in August, primarily staying at Disney but I just booked one night at US to take advantage of the extra hour and the express passes. I was looking into buying the tickets online in advance, most likely through Undercover Tourist. Would there be any problem doing this and then getting our cards from the hotel giving us early access? Or do I need to buy my tickets directly through US?

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We did this last year....stayed at the RPR but bought our tickets through Undercover Tourist. There were no issues whatsoever! Go for it!
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:11 AM   #314
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Universal Character Meet and Greet Spots? Marvel

We will be heading to Universal for the first time with kids and both girls are very interested in meeting the super heroes. My question is: are there set times and locations to find them in IOA? Best spots? Is there a list? Thanks, Nick
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:09 PM   #315
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Did I read on here a few weeks ago that you can get Grimm merchandise at Universal now.....or am I mistaken

DH loves Grimm, and likes mugs and shot glasses so would love him to get some things while we`re there
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