Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando

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Universal Orlando Resort inspires more than 7 million annual visitors to "ride the movies," offering a behind-the-scenes look at movie-making and TV shows. It features two theme parks, seven themed areas, numerous 3-D rides, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and shops. Created by one of the biggest film studios in the world, the complex provides a mix of rides, live shows, and costumed characters. As you walk around the centrally located lagoon, look for special appearances by Marilyn Monroe, Betty Boop, the Simpsons, Shrek, and Woody Woodpecker, the official mascot of the complex. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Orlando holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Universal Orlando Resort and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Universal Park was a completely unique and enjoyable experience. Entry to 3 parks is via a bridge, you can reach the 3 walking, before entering you can find stores like Cinnabon, Cineplex, Chocolate Factory, etc. Its attractions in off-season are less than 1 hour of waiting and is empty fast each attraction between the simulators could say that the more they liked were the Simpsons, Harry Potter (2 parks), and the The tonight show but if we speak of the mountains Russian NAS that can not miss are the 90 degrees, Hulk and not many more now that this park is based more in simulators if they carry any object as a backpack, purse or cell phone, at every attraction there are lockers that are very easy to set up and free while it lasts the attraction. If you buy a special glass of Universal you have unlimited refill stations of Coca-Cola, poster where it says you direction of attractions and these posts of refill will appear each certain steps. As the shows could tell that the best I found on Blue Man Group, although all are very entertaining or asombradores as of Fear Factor Live, another very entertaining is Poseidon located on Island of Adventure, there also there is a source that you You can ask for wishes and if you don't need it you asked throws you water
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  • Universal studios is great. There is definitely a lot to do in this park for young children ( the fievel playground was a hit, the giant balladium in the curious George area, the old-school e.t. ride,...  more »
  • The structure is huge, great choices of toys, the simulators are impressive. Be sure to go in the Simpsons, the Mummy, and jimmy
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  • Had a spectacular time while visiting universal studios and islands of adventure. The rides were amazing the lines were extraordinarily long especially fore the Harry Potter ride. The Harry Potter ride was well worth the wait. We did have fast passes for many of the rides but some were not available because of the waiting time. We will definitely be going back there in the future. Make sure to book your fast passes ahead of time.
  • Excellent experience, spent 3 days here and 2 days at Disney with a 5 and 10 year old. The rides, simulators and the staff at Universal are easily much better than those at Disney. Stayed at a property within Universal so helped with the lines, guess that added to the experience. The Harry Potter world is awesome, the kids and myself loved both the rides / simulations, the talking pics in the castle are not to be missed. Found the Transformers ride and the Rip Ride rocket to be exciting as well. Will definitely go back to Universal if given an option between Disney and Universal.
  • Had a great time. Rides and entertainment were great. Only complaint would be that the food was outrageously priced for what we got. Ordered a chicken sandwich for my wife it was more like a chicken strip on a bun and was almost 10.00 or more. 3 piece chicken 14.00 and it was almost like they were from a Cornish hen it was so small and only dark meat. Two thighs and a leg that had less meat combined then a thigh from any other food establishment. Might as well had a 6 piece nugget cause that had more food. Bought 4 meals with 3 drinks and a water and spent $60. Better food at McDonald's
  • Some sections like Harry Potter World are awesome and very well done but others leave something to be desired. The rides have a lot of animations and movie clips and a lot less "roller coaster" you were put in a cart and rotated around or taken around on a small track with screen elements, and the screens were the only things making some of the rides interesting. Highly recommend the Hogwarts Express, overall the rides are all family friendly. There are no real thrill rides though, mostly theme rides. Fun for a couple days in Orlando.
  • I LOVE going to universal! I have the annual pass and go multiple times a year. It is a kid friendly park and has a variety of thing to do for everyone. This park makes you feel like your in the movies and I enjoy every time I go. I recommend these two theme parks to anyone visiting Orlando.

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