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“Have to come back for Halloween”

Universal Studios Florida
Ranked #9 of 394 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Hang on tight. Your heroes are about to burst through the screen and yank you into the story. You’re the star here and you’ll disappear into one jaw-dropping adventure after another. Dodge evil villains. Defend the earth. Face a fire-breathing dragon. Wander into animated worlds where characters you love are suddenly right beside you. Go beyond the screen, behind the scenes and jump into the action of your favorite films at the world’s premier movie and TV based theme park.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great park when you want a little adult fun. Quick pass so worth the extra 100 bucks. Halloween must be awesome there, have to come back

Thank Stacey L
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I have been wanting to go for soo long to universal studios orlando that when I finally went I was not disappointed. All the rides were amazing. Harry potter was a ride that felt like it came from a different planet. Although some rides had a long waiting line I can promise you that at the end it is worth it. If you are willing to do nearly all attractions I would recommend to buy a 2 day pass just so that you can catch all the promising rides! overall it is a must go

Thank Nico B
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

It is true to say I think Universal have lost the plot! I agree with other contributors - 2+ hours queuing for a 4 minute ride! The lines for getting into attractions are just way to long to make the experience enjoyable; especially with a six year old!! To buy a fast pass is just unbelievably expensive and cannot be afforded by the average family! $100 + each unbelievable and outrageous! As a Family we managed 2 main attractions yesterday because of the times spent in lines! Personally I will not be going back; much preferring the Disney Parks and SeaWorld!

1  Thank DevonCountryBumkins
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

It has been awhile since I have been to Universal. A lot of the older rides are still there, Earthquake has been renamed to Disaster. Twister is still there, sadly the Back to the Future ride is gone and replaced with The Simpsons. Even Jaws is gone, with replacement of the Harry Potter expansion. As sad as it is, these changed have to be made to keep up to date with current things.
The new Simpsons area, with Moe's tavern, Krusty Burger, Kwik e Mart etc is really sweet. They are still working on it, you can see the Duff Brewery and another ride in the works behind the wall.
I am hoping they build a replica of the Simpson Home on Evergreen Terrace, where you can take a picture on the infamous brown couch in their living room and get a tour of all the rooms we have come to know over the last 25+ years.
The Transformers ride, sits almost in the center of the park, very large, grey building with a giant Prime on top. Really looks pretty cool, tho the 2 hour wait time detoured me from riding it.
Universal has a Speed Pass option that you pay for on top of your ticket price, was like 100$PP more and I was surprised to see how many people forked over the money for it.
We got the hopper option and after doing almost everything we wanted in Universal, we headed to Adventure Island. AI has a lot to offer and it seems you cannot do both parks in 1 day, unless perhaps you have the speed pass?
I will go back in a few years, and most probably take a day for each park.

1  Thank PFDSWolfman
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Fabulous place to visit especially with older children (Disney can be very young orientated). Buy a 14 day unlimited ticket as you will want to visit again on your holiday and the price of this ticket isn`t much different to a 2 day one. My top tip would be go early (for them opening) and head directly to the ride you really want to go on to beat the queues, do the rides.....then take your time around the park taking photos etc. Enjoy :)

2  Thank SUNSHINE31967
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