Reader poll: How much do you spend on souvenirs at Universal Orlando?

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Today we’d like to discuss a topic that is near and dear to many theme park fans’ hearts, but not always appreciated by the budget keepers: merchandise and souvenirs!

The goodies offered at various locations throughout Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure range from a $5,700 movie-quality Batman costume to 51 cent pressed pennies. And who can leave their first visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter without buying a wand and a chocolate frog?

So in today’s poll we ask (current tally will be revealed after voting)…

 

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Previous poll: What should replace Fear Factor Live at Universal Studios Florida? With 241 out of 354 votes (68%), ‘A new ride or other attraction’ wins. ‘A new live stage show’ comes in second with 86 votes (24%), and ‘Nothing – keep the show!’ is last with 27 votes (8%).

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Brad Hilsenhoff
Brad Hilsenhoff
November 16, 2013 2:25 pm

Not much at all!! A hat or a shirt is about it, maybe a coffee mug

Phil Cfc Guard
Phil Cfc Guard
November 16, 2013 2:27 pm

First time allot but now not much to over priced

Vicky Mullins
Vicky Mullins
November 16, 2013 2:29 pm

I usually buy a magnet or 2 thats it but would of brought a globe if they sold them

Matt Wyatt
Matt Wyatt
November 16, 2013 2:30 pm

We purchased pretty much every soft toy available from universal back in January!

James Galliford
James Galliford
November 16, 2013 2:32 pm

ALOT,,,since I usually only get to go annually I kind of buy something everywhere. i spent hundreds in October

Suzanne
Suzanne
November 16, 2013 2:43 pm

I went a little crazy on our trip to the Wizarding World last summer. Then this summer I lost just about everything in a flood.  I guess that’s my excuse to go back and indulge again:)

Anne Wilkinson Usher
Anne Wilkinson Usher
November 16, 2013 2:35 pm

A lot, this October was the first time I’ve been since 2009, so an obscene amount on Harry potter things and Jurassic park, transformers and all the minion stuff

Darren Bown
Darren Bown
November 16, 2013 2:36 pm

Loads last time, but will be much less this next time.

Gary Harding
Gary Harding
November 16, 2013 2:36 pm

As I write this I am drinking a nice cold beer out of my Duff beer freezer mug. doh.

Charmaine Scaife
Charmaine Scaife
November 16, 2013 2:38 pm

I spend too much in the parks lol xx

Claire Reinholdt
Claire Reinholdt
November 16, 2013 2:40 pm

Not a lot if anything Really wanted to get a HHN souvenir but they were sold out by the last day apparently!

Colleen O'Halloran Sperry
Colleen O'Halloran Sperry
November 16, 2013 2:51 pm

AAA savings matter!!!!!

Jackie Grisdale
Jackie Grisdale
November 16, 2013 2:57 pm

If u go walmart it’s half the price such a rip off in the parks

Ian Nico Uto Nicholson
Ian Nico Uto Nicholson
November 16, 2013 3:15 pm

Loads 7 years ago and loads every year since . Just cant help it.

Tracey Burdus
Tracey Burdus
November 16, 2013 3:21 pm

A hell of a lot last holiday especially in WIzarding world for the older kids and on magic kingdom for the youngest!

Rock Click
Rock Click
November 16, 2013 3:22 pm

I bought a LOT from wizarding world, but that when it first opened, nowadays you can buy it cheaper online……

Laura Smith
Laura Smith
November 16, 2013 4:01 pm

Too much lol we should have shares!

Lucy8_
Lucy8_
November 16, 2013 6:07 pm

My downfall is all the Harry Potter merchandise. I’m a Gryffindor girl and I bought every piece of Gryffindor related merch I could find, clothes, pins, decoration objects… you name it, I must have bought at least one of them!

Lucy Batochio
Lucy Batochio
November 16, 2013 6:04 pm

Every single piece of Gryffindor merchandise I could find really.

Debra Lynn
Debra Lynn
November 16, 2013 6:23 pm

For me, I usually only buy souvenirs if they’re on super sale. But as gifts, well, that’s different. So I voted in the poll based on what I buy as gifts!

NatalieRodriguez
NatalieRodriguez
November 17, 2013 7:58 am

As an Annual Pass Holder, I probably average under $20 a trip. But that doesn’t mean I don’t splurge! Just means I come here that often.

Stuart Nielsen
Stuart Nielsen
November 17, 2013 9:37 am

I usually spend way too much and I blame the kids. 🙂

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