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Old 07-16-2013, 08:52 AM   #2206
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Anyone going to or been to Universal beginning of August?
pookadoo to the darkside!

we love newbies over here.

i don't do the darkside in august.
doesn' twork with my schedule going in the beginning of the month but many years ago did go last week of august.
you'll find more heat and crowds that first week of the month.

the parks in orlando are still in the summer vacation mode with lots of families on vacation.

you might get more responses if you post on the main forum.
we don't get the high traffic here in this thread, but you are welcome to come here for any question you have.



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Hi guys! May be a silly question..

When the park first opens.... do you wait at ticket gates or are you allowed in the park to get in line for rides? I'm referring to both WDW and UO please.

Believe it or not, I have had nine two-week holidays to Florida, doing theme parks every day, and I've never been there at opening time :O I've always went with family who are a bit more chilled but this time I'm going with my best friend who is up for early rises to get to parks early (for the first few days at least!).

Any helps/tips would be fab! Thanks guys
i stay on site and wander in during early entry after it is opened.
but, some days i don't hit the parks until well after the EE is about over, or use one morning to sleep in. (if the night prior was hhn, i just sleep in the next day)

suggest if you are staying offsite to get up early and wait in the entrance line well before the official opening time.

a lot of that depends on the time of the year you are going.
there are periods where the attendance is less and therefore, your wait in the line won't be forever.
that way once you are in the park, you have shorter line waits if you are there early.

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:38 AM   #2207
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Thanks for reply

I should have included that I'm staying offsite!

So is the opening queue inside City Walk at the ticket gates or further inside?
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:39 AM   #2208
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Check ur early October APH rates!

mine dropped $135, spread out over 3 nights @ PBH
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Thanks for reply

I should have included that I'm staying offsite!

So is the opening queue inside City Walk at the ticket gates or further inside?
once you are out of city walk, go straight to IOA. (or turn right to hit the studios)
the park ticket gates is where you line up.

once the park opens, the ticket gate opens.
go thru and you will be inside the park.
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Check ur early October APH rates!

mine dropped $135, spread out over 3 nights @ PBH
Don't ya love that!

That's one of the reasons I am renewing my AP.

I have never been in Orlando in October. Someday, maybe.

5 more weeks to our vacation. Slowly coming.

DD has a huge soccer tournament this week-end. Wish her luck. 5 or 6 games. She's practicing with an English trainer this week. She came home really tired last night, as it was HOT. I was hot. Supposed to be even hotter today, so we will be bringing alot of water.
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I feel so lucky. Yesterday, between parking my car and going into the centre (a 20 second walk) I managed to lose my beloved phone!! The shopping centre is in a not so nice area and I thought it was a goner!! I felt sick as I drove home and phoned it using my house landline- no answer, no answer, no answer. Then someone phoned saying they found my phone, she lived 10 minutes away from me so I went to collect it. It was a lovely woman who lived in a fancy caravan park and I'm just so happy an honest person found it, it could have easily gone the other way!! I took her a box of chocolates, I've never been so happy to see my phone!!!

Faith in humanity.... Restored!!!!!
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I feel so lucky. Yesterday, between parking my car and going into the centre (a 20 second walk) I managed to lose my beloved phone!! The shopping centre is in a not so nice area and I thought it was a goner!! I felt sick as I drove home and phoned it using my house landline- no answer, no answer, no answer. Then someone phoned saying they found my phone, she lived 10 minutes away from me so I went to collect it. It was a lovely woman who lived in a fancy caravan park and I'm just so happy an honest person found it, it could have easily gone the other way!! I took her a box of chocolates, I've never been so happy to see my phone!!!

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There are some good people still around. I'm glad you got it back and gave a gift if appreciation.
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A friend in Charlotte, NC, now wants me to do a stopover there (for about 5 hours maybe) to visit with her for a bit. Turns out, flying to Charlotte, then to Orlando, would actually cost less than the quicker flight with a stopover in Montreal or Toronto.

Go figure.

So I might actually do that!
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Sheesh, I ventured into a different forum on here and mentioned how I personally wouldn't live in certain counties in Central FL... people were so offended! I don't understand why people would get mad about my opinion on where I want to live. I didn't say anything bad about those areas

...I'll stick to being over here with you nice people
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Sheesh, I ventured into a different forum on here and mentioned how I personally wouldn't live in certain counties in Central FL... people were so offended! I don't understand why people would get mad about my opinion on where I want to live. I didn't say anything bad about those areas

...I'll stick to being over here with you nice people
i have been reading that thread.
i saw how you were bombarded and thought about jumping in to say, " be nice to our homie........"


i was proud of you standing up for yourself!
you were very clear in all your posts there that it was your opinion for what you wanted for yourself.
it is your opinion that you posted there and they should respect it.


i'm waiting for a person to post in that thread that they like living with the cowboys and meth heads.
wait, the poster that lives on the horse farm did and got a tag to show it....!


brinkie, you always have a home here with us.
next time someone is being a meanie to you, tell them you are taking your toys and going back home.......

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Thank you Mac!!

I didn't even notice that tag change... oh well, her words- not mine!
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