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Old 04-04-2013, 12:28 AM   #31
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if you want breakfast, go to the TM standing outside of the entrance that has a clipboard.

ask that TM if there is room for a walk in.

lunch and dinner has better food.
never an issue to get in and eat during that time period.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:17 AM   #32
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I have never done it but pastamore market in city walk I am told is supposed to have a decent for the price breakfast
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:38 AM   #33
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Alrighty! What are some of your favorite things to eat there? Any recommendations?
I like the chicken and potatoes, my kids liked the fish. The inside has so much to look at. We also get our butterbeer here too. Easier than standing in line for it at the outside cart.

Have a great time! We enjoy the scenery in both parks as much as the rides.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:42 PM   #34
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I like the chicken and potatoes, my kids liked the fish. The inside has so much to look at. We also get our butterbeer here too. Easier than standing in line for it at the outside cart.

Have a great time! We enjoy the scenery in both parks as much as the rides.
Thank you for all your help!
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:22 PM   #35
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The breakfast is expensive and not the best food. If you want to eat there, I'd do lunch or dinner. We go at the end of August, and I never found much of a line for lunch or dinner.
I agree. The breakfast was terrible and not worth the cost.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:32 AM   #36
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My son and I shared a breakfast there (walked up to guy with clipboard in front and asked- didn't have ressies) and had plenty between the two of us. My son was 14 at the time and had a pretty healthy appetite. I don't remember which plate it was, but there were pancakes and sausages on it, as well as more (don't remember what). It was American food, not British, so no black pudding or stuff like that. Not badly priced either I think.

We love the theming in there being big Harry Potter fans. And we find it is usually less crowded in the Hog's Head (connected to 3B) to get our Butter Beer and Pumpkin Juice.

We are not foodies, so the food was perfectly fine as far as we were concerned. Just regular food. The theme of the place was the main draw for us- didn't expect spectacular food, just spectacular theming.

From what I have read on these boards, the adult portions are a pretty decent size, so well worth it. I think that it is not the typical burger and pizza kind of theme park fare here, but you should look at the menu sticky and see it there is food you would like.

Have a frozen Butter Beer for me!
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Okay. This is our first time going to Universal. We usually spend our whole vacations at Disney. This May we will be spending 3 Days at universal, what's the deal with lockers and fanny packs ?
We aren't allowed to carry our cross body bags or back backs like at Disney ?
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Okay. This is our first time going to Universal. We usually spend our whole vacations at Disney. This May we will be spending 3 Days at universal, what's the deal with lockers and fanny packs ?
We aren't allowed to carry our cross body bags or back backs like at Disney ?
You can carry bags but you can't bring them on certain rides. Those rides generally have free lockers outside where you can stow your gear but they can get busy and sometimes the lockers are temperamental.

If we bring stuff into the parks (usually don't) I prefer to rent an all day locker. It's nice to be hands-free at Universal.
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Thank you Planogirl !

That's good to know. Guess I should be doing more reading and planning on Universal !
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Thank you Planogirl !

That's good to know. Guess I should be doing more reading and planning on Universal !
It's a whole other world in some ways.

Those free lockers are great and a lot of people just breeze right through. Those things hate me though.
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Keep in mind that of the six or so attractions that do not allow anything to be carried on, there is no equivalent attraction at Disney. These attractions prohibit carry on items for the safety of riders and non-riders alike as well as preventing damage to the actual ride mechanism.
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #42
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Hello again everyone!

Well, our vacation has sadly ended. But, we had SO much fun! Thank you to everyone who helped us out, all of your tips were awesome! A trip report will be coming either later tonight or tomorrow evening. Just wanted to say thank you!!

Have a great day!
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I'm glad y'all had a wonderful time! Lookin forward to reading a trip report! Post pics with it please?
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