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Old 01-24-2010, 11:30 AM   #151
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We are planing to go see HP at universal on our next trip. I was lucky enough to buy tickets before they raised their prices. I am very proud of myself.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:25 PM   #152
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^Nicely put.

Also someone else said "Universal holds no interest, it's just like a Six Flags park, no themes, just amuesment".

Wow.

EDIT** I mean, just look at the lack of theming in these pictures. Simply unbearable. It's such a shame that a major competitor doesn't theme like Disney does.



In fairness, a lot of this could be Universal's fault. They market themselves as cutting edge and exciting and so on. The first time we went, I was surprised when I found out that Universal has so much variety and such great theming. People just don't know because they've never been or because it's been a long time since they checked it out. Some people go in with certain ideas and you sometimes can't change their minds.

I give money to BOTH companies now and that seems fair.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:40 PM   #153
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The reason I have never gone to Universal has nothing to do with the rides are theming. Actually, from what I've seen online I think I would enjoy Universal and I have considered going there in the past. But, I go to Orlando for one reason and that is disney. Once I get to Disney I don't want to leave! I feel so secluded from the rest of the world, I don't want to leave that.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:50 PM   #154
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We are HUGE WDW and Universal fans! In our half dozen or so trips since 2000, we've never even entertained the idea of not doing one without the other.

We have an upcoming trip next month and it is KILLING me that WWOHP will not be ready.

So....this is the first time EVER that we are actually planning a Florida trip just to do the Universal parks for HP. We will be going in October for Halloween and will not do Disney.

I simply cannot wait another couple years to go and see what it's all about, and I know for a fact that you will be living the movies when you walk into that land.

IOA's theming is spectacular and nothing but!
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:52 PM   #155
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We'll probably go to Universal for the first time when Harry opens. But I agree that we go to Orlando for Disney. Universal is just a bonus...and probably not one I'll go to more than once.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:03 PM   #156
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We are planing on adding two and a half days to Universal studios on our trip this July.We will be staying at the HRH.When we seen that US was opening Harry Potter that was a given for us to go.But honestly for the exception of a couple of rides we would of avoided US If It wasent for Harry Potter.We just hate to drag our selfs away from the Disney Experince. But we swore when US open HP we would make It a point to go.So this could be our last trip to HS for a long time.And no I do not think Disney will lose any Money on HP,because for the ones that are comeing down for HP,will at least make a apperince at WDW.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:38 PM   #157
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I love the looks of Poseidon's temple or whatever that is - but the show they do inside is pretty lame. I usually root for the guy in the old football helmet.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:49 PM   #158
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Once I get to Disney I don't want to leave!


I'm 64 years old and have been traveling most of my life? There are tons of places I love and will continue to go. Why does anyone care whether or not someone else goes to Universal and why?
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:25 PM   #159
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I love Universal almost as much as Disney but even so a week at Universal parks is around $100 and a week at Disney is about $250, I just cannot spend the whole week at Universal, all I need is 2 days. Since it adds a lot to do both, we usually do Disney only, but we will definitely hit HP next time, I think it is major upgrade. Universal is pretty themed but in a very different way from Disney.
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I'm 64 years old and have been traveling most of my life? There are tons of places I love and will continue to go. Why does anyone care whether or not someone else goes to Universal and why?
I don't think anyone really cares if people go to Universal. I just find it interesting when I see people post about how bad Universal is compared to Disney. How lame the theming is, etc. and they've never been there. Odd.
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We are going in May for a 5 night stay at Doubletree Universal, it will be our third time staying near or onsite & the only time we have ever done a strictly Universal trip. I'm trying to talk my kids into going to WDW for a few days as I can't see going to Orlando without visiting my happy place, but they are getting older & WDW has little to interest them. We did a 2 night stay at HRH last Sept with an 11 night stay at WDW & I think I burned them out on WDW for awhile. The only reason we are going back so soon is because of Harry Potter, we are big fans and can't wait to see it.
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I don't think anyone really cares if people go to Universal. I just find it interesting when I see people post about how bad Universal is compared to Disney. How lame the theming is, etc. and they've never been there. Odd.
I agree but I can see how it happens.

Universal ->(associated with) Trill Rides -> Roller Coasters -> Six Flags -> No theming
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No desire to go to Universal...we got as far as the parking garage once and hated that! All that concrete! How about the new Legoland? I just read that Cypress Gardens has been sold and a Legoland! Florida will be built there.
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My DH and oldest DD are huge HP fans so we will definitely check it out at some point in the future
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:43 PM   #165
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No desire to go to Universal...we got as far as the parking garage once and hated that! All that concrete! How about the new Legoland? I just read that Cypress Gardens has been sold and a Legoland! Florida will be built there.
I'm definitely looking forward to taking my grandchildren to Legoland!
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