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Old 06-02-2009, 02:24 PM   #46
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Do Universal/IOA offer delivery of ride pictures and merchandise to your resort room like Disney does?

Did a quick search but couldn`t find anything. I`m sure someone actually told me this ....................... but I forget the answer

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yes they do and it's better than the motherland style.
at the motherland, most purchases are sent to the gift shop of the resort you are staying at. for universal, your purchases are delivered directly to your room.

if you stay on site, you can have your purchases delivered directly to your room. The TM at the shop will do the paper work for it.
it will be delivered by the next day if you shop late in the day.

if you want it that day, or if you are staying off site, any purchase you make can be set up to be sent to the front of the park store and held for you.

anyone can have their purchases held up front and picked up when they leave.
you do have to give it a bit of time so don't shop an hour before the park closes and expect it to be up front at park closing time.

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Old 06-03-2009, 01:30 PM   #47
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I would like to take my family to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure next year i have an autistic child and wonder if they do the equivalent to Disneys GAC he is 12 years old
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:49 PM   #48
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The people at Guest Services will be glad to accommodate your needs. Just let them know your child has autism. The passes are called GAPs (Guest Assistance Passes).
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:57 PM   #49
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Can anyone tell me a place to find show times or 'usual' show times for the shows please?

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Old 09-02-2009, 05:16 PM   #50
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Can anyone tell me a place to find show times or 'usual' show times for the shows please?

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The park maps have that day's schedule of shows and it's really the only way to be sure.
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:45 AM   #51
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Strollers?

Can you bring your own stroller into Universal or do you have to rent them?
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:02 PM   #52
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:51 PM   #53
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I see in the FAQs you can get an express pass for HHNs.. but it's not free. Just to clarify, does that mean if you stay onsite that your FOTL pass will NOT be valid during HHNs?
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I see in the FAQs you can get an express pass for HHNs.. but it's not free. Just to clarify, does that mean if you stay onsite that your FOTL pass will NOT be valid during HHNs?
Exactly right. You have to pay extra for expres during HHN. Your room key works during the day, at night...out of luck.
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Ok I have now read through the whole thread.... Pheew! Question about the Express pass I believe I read early in this thread that the line at the main gate gets busy with people purchaseing these passes Is there alternate locations to purchase these and if so where? This will be our first trip to the "darkside" going this Dec just for a day However I am contiplating two?? I don't know if one day will be enough time with the new WWOHP opening up. Just me and my man we have left all the children behind.... Oh and doesn anyone know how long it takes to travel from Disneyworld with Mears to Universal? Is there a meeting location where Mears picks up or will the Pick up from our DW Resort?
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Ok I have now read through the whole thread.... Pheew! Question about the Express pass I believe I read early in this thread that the line at the main gate gets busy with people purchaseing these passes Is there alternate locations to purchase these and if so where? This will be our first trip to the "darkside" going this Dec just for a day However I am contiplating two?? I don't know if one day will be enough time with the new WWOHP opening up. Just me and my man we have left all the children behind.... Oh and doesn anyone know how long it takes to travel from Disneyworld with Mears to Universal? Is there a meeting location where Mears picks up or will the Pick up from our DW Resort?

It should be appx 20min between the two...or longer with traffic.

You can purchase Exp Pass Plus at other locations in the park. I think Spiderman is one place. There are huge signs out on the sidewalk letting you know where/if they are sold. EVERYONE stops in the front of the park...you are smart to walk further into the park and get one elsewhere.

Came back to add...kudos to you for reading all 22 pages!! THANK YOU!

And...I went and pulled some old park maps, here is where they say you can buy them (apt to have changed since these maps are probably a couple years old):

Studios: Guest Services (where EVERYONE buys them), Universal Studios store, Sahara Traders, Nickstuff and it says Back to the Future (toldya they were old), but maybe at Simpsons?

IOA: Guest Services, Jurassic Outfitters, Toon Extra, Marvel Alteruniverse store (spidey), Islands of Adventure Trading Co. which is the HUGE souvenir store on your left when you pass the photographers just inside the gate.

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So....we have the 2 park/1 day, plus transportation deal...dd and I are heading over for a day in August. Now, we've added an Orlando trip next April (14-24) and will be spending 2 days at US/IoA before our cruise. Just yesterday a friend suggested that we spend a day at US/IoA when we're at WDW this coming Dec. Can you see where I'm going here???
I've already been told that I 'should' be able to upgrade my 1 day/2parks pass up to an AP. Do I just do that at the ticket booth when we arrive in August???
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I've already been told that I 'should' be able to upgrade my 1 day/2parks pass up to an AP. Do I just do that at the ticket booth when we arrive in August???
Either at the ticket window or Guest Services can do that for you. You might want to go to GS since the may not be as long.
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Either at the ticket window or Guest Services can do that for you. You might want to go to GS since the may not be as long.
Is GS inside the park? Oops, the answer is right above me.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:03 PM   #60
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I didn't see the answer to this yet, and I can't find it on the Universal site. What time do the parking lots open? Do they open two hours before the park opens, one hour, etc etc?

We're going in August and want to hit the Harry Potter section, therefore want to line up maybe an hour before the gates open . Though - we're staying near the Convention Center. Would you suggest using the Lynx bus to get there instead?
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