Twitter trip report: Spring Break 2013 at Universal Orlando

Twitter trip report: Spring Break 2013 at Universal Orlando

Twitter trip report: Spring Break 2013 at Universal Orlando

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Today I’m going to try something new. I going to put together a trip report, but not in the convention way. See, usually I go to the parks like I did this morning, I take dozens and dozens of photos, I post lots of updates to Facebook and Twitter while I’m on-site, and then I come back to my computer to process all the photos again and post them on OrlandoInformer.com. I’m sure you can see how this is a bit redundant. For the sake of efficiency, today I’m just going to try embedding my Twitter updates from this morning. Other than being a little limited on space for writing explanations, they really do tell the story of my adventures this morning quite well.

Three things to know before you continue:

1) For those of you who aren’t familiar with Twitter, @UniversalORL is the official account for Universal Orlando Resort.

2) You can click any image to open up a larger version of it in a new window.

3) I don’t know why, but the time that appears in the embedded tweets is four hours off. So, for example, in the first tweet it shows a time of 11:54am, when I really posted it at 7:54am. If you know why this is happening, let me know!

Anyway, let’s get this started…

 

At this point I left Islands of Adventure and made my way over to Universal Studios Florida…

 

Around 10:30am I left Universal Studios Florida and headed back inside Islands of Adventure…

 

How did you like this version of a trip report? I know it isn’t quite a pretty as the regular ones, but the advantage is that I can post this 30 minutes after getting back to my computer, whereas a regular trip report probably wouldn’t make it up to the site until tomorrow afternoon.

Oh, I got one more piece of media for you. Here’s a video of the Harry Potter and Simpsons expansions:

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If you have questions about anything you saw in my tweets, use the comment space below!

Taylor Strickland Taylor Strickland is the Owner & Publisher at Orlando Informer, the internationally awarded independent resource for guests visiting Orlando. In this position, he leads the website's overall direction and day-to-day operations, working with a team of writers, editors, developers, and producers.

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Tom

Wrong time zone set in your settings to Twitter.
Am I awefully glad, with those wait times and crowds, that I go in October.

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It’s not my time zone. That is set correctly in the Twitter account settings, and if you go onto my Twitter feed you’ll see that the times are correct. It’s only when I embed a Tweet that the time shifts up four hours. Strange.

Thanks for trying to help though 🙂

Mallory B.
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Mallory B.

are these lines usually this bad in september? I know the park is slow during that time of year… but do you think it will still be that bad?

also – why do you need a ticket to get back into the WWoHP

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This week will likely be the second busiest week of the year, with the week between Christmas and New Year’s being the very busiest. Check out our crowd calendar page for more info. And if you’d like more details about the tickets, check out our WWoHP return tickets page.

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Mallory B.

Is september busy. I checked the crowd calendar and it said that all of september and the majority of october are slow. However, having not been to the orlando area in some time… which weeks DURING SEPTEMBER or OCTOBER would you recommend

ChrisMi
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ChrisMi

I like the immediacy of the embedded tweet trip reports.  Very glad I visited in early February — wait times for FJ were minimal.

quantum3
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quantum3

I generally check out your site when I am at work and twitter (with almost everything else) is blocked behind a firewall. I guess I can use my imagination 🙂

MilesAbound
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MilesAbound

I really like the format. In fact I wouldn’t mind doing something similar on my own blog. How do you embed the tweets in a WP blog? And do the pictures work if you do Instagrams too?

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If you are viewing any of your individual tweets on the actual Twitter site, there is a link under the text that reads “More”. Click it, and you’ll get the option to view the embedding code.

No, Instagram photos will not display because Twitter recently yanked Instagram support. Instead, it’ll just display the link to the photo. However, you might want to check on Instagram’s site, because they may have a way to embed posts just like Twitter. (I don’t use Instagram, so I’m not sure.)

Hope that helps!