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Old 02-09-2011, 02:53 PM   #136
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1. Yes...Non residents can purchase annual passes too. Here is the link:

2. You can use a fanny pack as long as it doesn't impede the restraints from closing. I always wear cargo shorts with lots of pockets so I don't have to fool with it. If your bag has an over the shoulder strap, you will probably be denied boarding until it's stowed in a locker.
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Thank you so much for your help!!
I don't know why I couldn't get to the page for the non-Florida resident passes before!

One other question regarding the fanny packs - I recently picked up a book on Universal & it seems there are a few rides that ask you to store your bags before -- can you keep the fanny pack for all these rides or just the one in WWoHP?? If so, I think I may have to run out & get one!

thanks again! there is such a great wealth of information here!
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:42 PM   #137
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One other question regarding the fanny packs - I recently picked up a book on Universal & it seems there are a few rides that ask you to store your bags before -- can you keep the fanny pack for all these rides or just the one in WWoHP?? If so, I think I may have to run out & get one!
In most cases...not all the time...you can use a fanny pack as long as it doesn't interfere with the restraints. I guess it really depends on the TM working the attraction.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:40 PM   #138
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:11 AM   #139
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I have a question rergarding music in Islands of Adventure.

I have the 1999 soundtrack but I REALLY REALLY NEED to know what is the title of the track playing in the start of this YouTube video below from 00.10 onwards:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF_TQ..._order&list=UL

It is NOT Call to Adventure, or Ocean Trader Market. It seems to be a mix of them both, but it is NOT on any of the soundtrack albums (unless I have just missed it).

I get goosebumps when hear the music in that video ^ it reminds me why I just love the whole atmosphere of Universal Orlando.

Please can somebody help me!!

P.S. is there anywhere where I can download onride audio from IOA rides for my iPod?

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Old 02-14-2011, 09:41 PM   #140
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Question Size??

Hi guys, thanks for all the great info....could someone tell me how big is IOA? Is it about the size of magic kingdom or bigger like animal kingdom? I'm trying to get a sense of how much walking there would be fir the kids(2,5,8) to go to WWoHP and back around the whole park. I've been looking for the info but couldn't find it so I came to the expets here! Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:22 AM   #141
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Hi guys, thanks for all the great info....could someone tell me how big is IOA? Is it about the size of magic kingdom or bigger like animal kingdom? I'm trying to get a sense of how much walking there would be fir the kids(2,5,8) to go to WWoHP and back around the whole park. I've been looking for the info but couldn't find it so I came to the expets here! Thanks in advance!
Size? Hmmm...I would say IOA is bigger than the MK but smaller than Epcot. I'm not really sure how to compare the parks. It's a fair amount of walking though.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:59 PM   #142
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Size? Hmmm...I would say IOA is bigger than the MK but smaller than Epcot. I'm not really sure how to compare the parks. It's a fair amount of walking though.
I read this on another site and it looks pretty accurate.

Islands of Adventure is 110 acres, Universal Studios Florida is 125 acres (compared to 107 acres, 300, 154, and 500 acres for the four Disney World parks.)
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:47 AM   #143
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Islands of Adventure is 110 acres, Universal Studios Florida is 125 acres (compared to 107 acres, 300, 154, and 500 acres for the four Disney World parks.)
Cool...but which Disney park is what size? I'm guessing Epcot is 300 and AK is 500.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:14 PM   #144
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Cool...but which Disney park is what size? I'm guessing Epcot is 300 and AK is 500.
Magic Kingdom - 107 acres
Epcot - 305 acres
Disney's Hollywood Studios - 135 acres
Disney's Animal Kingdom - 410 acres (500 including parking lots)
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon - 56 acres (this may include parking lots)
Disney's Blizzard Beach - 66 acres (this may include parking lots)
Downtown Disney - 120 acres (this may include parking lots)
Pleasure Island - 8 acres
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex - 220 acres
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:07 PM   #145
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My 10 year old son is very interested in wrestling. I've seen that TNA is filmed at Universal and it says to be there an hour before doors open for good seats. Has anyone been to the TNA? I'm just wondering how busy it actually gets. If we are an hour early will be certain to get a seat or should we be there even earlier?
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:13 AM   #146
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My 10 year old son is very interested in wrestling. I've seen that TNA is filmed at Universal and it says to be there an hour before doors open for good seats. Has anyone been to the TNA? I'm just wondering how busy it actually gets. If we are an hour early will be certain to get a seat or should we be there even earlier?
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http://www.universalorlando.com/Show...x#?intsrch=tna
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:39 PM   #147
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I wonder if anyone can point me to a place where I can find out what shops will give me the 15% discount on merchandise with an annual pass?

My #1 question is if I will be able to get a discount on a wand. But I also have other things to pick up too - I'm leaving my kids home so I will be in big trouble if they don't get something

I'm a newbie, so please be elaborate in descriptions LOL!
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:36 PM   #148
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Yes the wands and just about all merchandise has the discount.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:34 PM   #149
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AP with FlexPay Cancellation

I have a couple of AP questions for the experts--you know who you are!

Here are my particulars:

* Purchased 1 Preferred AP and 2 FL Power APs using FlexPay on 9/3/2010
* Last scheduled and intended monthly payment for all 3 APs is 8/3/2011
* Activated at first use all 3 APs on 10/29/2010

Q1. If I am only interested in the initial 12-month payment and use of my APs, when should I contact Universal to cancel? By reading the terms, my assumption is 8/4/2011--is this correct? The terms also say 'in writing'--really? They're not talking about snail-mail, are they?

Q2. Am I also correct to assume that my APs are still valid until 10/29/2011, even though I cancel any renewal payments on them on 8/4/2011?

Q3. Also assuming my APs are valid until 10/29, I am still eligible for AP discounts for a potential trip in September 2011, yes?

I am a Universal convert, but I got AP vouchers this past Christmas to that other place and can't bring myself to justify financially having APs to both simultaneously. I promise I'll be back!

Thanks in advance for your help....
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:38 AM   #150
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I have a couple of AP questions for the experts--you know who you are!

Here are my particulars:

* Purchased 1 Preferred AP and 2 FL Power APs using FlexPay on 9/3/2010
* Last scheduled and intended monthly payment for all 3 APs is 8/3/2011
* Activated at first use all 3 APs on 10/29/2010

Q1. If I am only interested in the initial 12-month payment and use of my APs, when should I contact Universal to cancel? By reading the terms, my assumption is 8/4/2011--is this correct? The terms also say 'in writing'--really? They're not talking about snail-mail, are they?

No there is a form you can fill out at Guest Services to cancel the Flex-Pay. You need to do it 30 days before your contract ends.

Q2. Am I also correct to assume that my APs are still valid until 10/29/2011, even though I cancel any renewal payments on them on 8/4/2011?

Yes. you are correct

Q3. Also assuming my APs are valid until 10/29, I am still eligible for AP discounts for a potential trip in September 2011, yes?

Yes

I am a Universal convert, but I got AP vouchers this past Christmas to that other place and can't bring myself to justify financially having APs to both simultaneously. I promise I'll be back!
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