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Park opens at 8am-- Does Early Admission still happen?

Touring, Planning & Two-Park Topics 03 Jul 2015
According to the Universal website and app the opening hours for the park are 8 am in July. Does that mean that there is not early entrance for guests at Universal hotels? I'm not staying at one, but I would like to know for planning purposes what exactly is happening.
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Express Pass - Is it really necessary....IF....?

Touring, Planning & Two-Park Topics 02 Jul 2015
Hello Everybody!  I was hoping I can get your honest opinion on this topic.   Is it really necessary to purchase the Express Pass if:   1. I bought 3 days Park to Park tickets. 2. My family does not go on any roller coaster rides....no roller coaster, no Free Falls, no major thrill...
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What age does universal start finger scanning?

Islands of Adventure 02 Jul 2015
Does universal only scan adults or children too? I believe children ticket ages stop at 9 or 10 years old I was just curious if they finger print 4 years olds or they just get green lighted and enter
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Water taxi for non resident

Hard Rock Hotel 01 Jul 2015
Does anyone know if we can use the water taxi to get to Hard rock hotel and back again? We are not staying onsite but do have park to park tickets. Also, is there a hard rock merchandise shop at the hotel? My friend would really like something from there if I can get there! We have a car but it w...
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Help Deciding...which deluxe?

Universal's On-Site Hotels 01 Jul 2015
My family of four including my husband, two daughters ages 17 and 11 are planning to take our first trip to universal the first week of April (6th-9th).  We would like to stay at a deluxe with club level (from what I read the cl could be really beneficial with my kids). For reference we like...
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Looking for people for VIP RIP Tour - Thurs Sept 25

Halloween Horror Nights 01 Jul 2015
Hey everyone. My wife and I and another couple are wanting to do VIP RIP Tour on Thursday Sept 25   We have possibly 6 people, leaving 4 spots open in a VIP RIP Tour group   If you call Universal they will give you the price breakouts for VIP vs nonVIP, but if you can fill a group of 10...
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Are there multiple "Jack" actors?

Halloween Horror Nights 30 Jun 2015
So sitting in front of this screen bored waiting on workflow I can't help but wonder "Who is Jack"?   I don't mean the character Jack I mean the actor that gets to portray him?    How many Jacks?   Which is the "best" Jack?   Has to be more than one right? What if the one...
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How to start planning? Your Tips and opinions please

Touring, Planning & Two-Park Topics 29 Jun 2015
Hi Community i need your help in order to get a successful and amazing Orlando holidays. Is to much information that i can´t started to organized myself.  I want to optimize as much as I can, so i will heard about you venues/places to see schedules and how get savings. ** Trip from 30 Nov al...
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Coffee makers

Hard Rock Hotel 28 Jun 2015
Hey there,    I thought I read that HRH has Keurig coffee makers in their room, but am having trouble finding that info again, Does anyone know for sure?   Thanks for your  help   N8smom
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Screaming in the HHN Houses

Halloween Horror Nights 26 Jun 2015
Hi Folks,   Was just watching some Youtube videos there of past HHN houses and scrolled through some of the comments and I seemed to find one particular comment cropping up quite frequently;   "Ugh, that screaming girl is sooo annoying, shut her up already!" or "Hate when you get stuck...
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    The theme park queue of the future

    Future Boy - Jul 04 2015 02:08 PM


    I think this is an idea that has a tremendous amount of potential. My personal favorite for the queue theming is Spider-Man. But I'm also a massive comic geek. Harry does take the cake though, at least until Kong gets back in the parks. Dudley, however, takes the pastries.
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    3 massive holes Universal needs to plug

    MattLynch91 - Jul 03 2015 02:49 PM


    Great article as always Marc, very interesting!   I love Universal most of all for it's theming, I would say quite obviously Universal and Disney are the best "theme parks" in the world.   Where the Cedar Points, Six Flags, Alton Towers and Thorpe Parks of this world are amusement and n...
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    3 massive holes Universal needs to plug

    Chuck Plagmann - Jul 03 2015 11:14 AM


    Actually, I think the hole that needs to be plugged is more for those people who do not do thrill rides.  Both for medical reasons and personal inclination, my family can't -- no roller coasters, no multi-story drops, not even something as tame as a ferris wheel.  I know, it sounds ho...
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    3 massive holes Universal needs to plug

    stormicats - Jul 03 2015 10:29 AM


    Actually, I think the hole that needs to be plugged is more for those people who do not do thrill rides.  Both for medical reasons and personal inclination, my family can't -- no roller coasters, no multi-story drops, not even something as tame as a ferris wheel.  I know, it sounds horr...
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    The theme park queue of the future

    JurassicKitten - Jul 02 2015 05:35 PM


    Queue themeing is such an amazing part of the experience of being at the parks. As others have stated, the only problem is when you just don't have time to take it all in! Not that I want to be stuck in one spot for ages, but it's always nice when the line moves constantly but slowly, so you have...
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    The theme park queue of the future

    Bernadette - Jul 02 2015 05:04 PM


            They turned the space into a dimly lit square room (with AC!) containing two benches, a trash can and pictures of uncle Walt on the walls.   Calling it a "Lounge" and as a place to get out of the heat. Absolutely no "Imagination"      ...
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    The theme park queue of the future

    HPTR - Jul 02 2015 04:59 PM


    I also agree about the Jack Sparrow thing--I was so looking forward to that and was disappointed. Isn't that closed now?       They turned the space into a dimly lit square room (with AC!) containing two benches, a trash can and pictures of uncle Walt on the walls.   Callin...

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