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Old 10-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Alright so I have decided to come to the dark side. I am planning on taking my niece (16) and nephew (12) to Universal. I have gone to Disney at least 10 times but only to Universal once in 2000. The kids have never been. We are planning on coming down on Thursday and going to the parks on friday and Saturday and going home on Sunday. We are looking at December 5-8 2013. Is the express pass necessary or are the lines manageable with a good plan? I don't mind paying the money to stay on property if the express pass is necessary, but if it is not I would rather spend the money on something else. We will not have to time to swim and a bed is a bed to me( within in reason of course) Can anyone give me some tips?

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:29 PM   #2
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Hi Becky,
Welcome to the dark side, you will not be disappointed. I was there last year the first week of December and the parks were fine as far as crowds go. I always did the major rides first thing which enabled me to get right back in line and ride again. Most time spent in line was about 20 minutes as the days wore on. Check Universal's site for the Grinch Christmas and the parade times so you can plan to attend or plan your time around them. The crowds do line up for the parade which is in Studios, if you aren't interested in the parade that would be a good time to experience WWHP in the evening. Many readers will be posting to help you along.
I will be there Nov. 27 - Dec 7, 3rd trip since WWHP opened.

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Alright so I have decided to come to the dark side. I am planning on taking my niece (16) and nephew (12) to Universal. I have gone to Disney at least 10 times but only to Universal once in 2000. The kids have never been. We are planning on coming down on Thursday and going to the parks on friday and Saturday and going home on Sunday. We are looking at December 5-8 2013. Is the express pass necessary or are the lines manageable with a good plan? I don't mind paying the money to stay on property if the express pass is necessary, but if it is not I would rather spend the money on something else. We will not have to time to swim and a bed is a bed to me( within in reason of course) Can anyone give me some tips?
Express will not be needed during early December so you can save money and stay offsite. Also...December 1st will be the start of Christmas festivities with Grinchmas and the Macy's holiday parade at the Studios. You guys should have a great time.
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