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Old 08-22-2010, 06:34 PM   #91
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My apologies if this has already been answered but I haven't found it answered yet. I was wondering if credit cards are accepted at the shops, food stands and restaraunts inside USO and if so what cards are accepted? We will be attending the halloween horror nights and might purchase food and drinks and maybe even shop a tad while we are there and wanted to know if we needed to plan and have extra cash or if we can just use our credit card? Thanks
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My apologies if this has already been answered but I haven't found it answered yet. I was wondering if credit cards are accepted at the shops, food stands and restaraunts inside USO and if so what cards are accepted? We will be attending the halloween horror nights and might purchase food and drinks and maybe even shop a tad while we are there and wanted to know if we needed to plan and have extra cash or if we can just use our credit card? Thanks
Credit cards are accepted practically everywhere except some carts.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:26 AM   #93
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The official Universal IOA site doesn't have operating hours for Dec. yet and we're trying to plan a day there within our WDW trip. Does anyone know when they'll be posted or have a last years hours sheet so I have an idea of their hours for that month? We're specifically looking at a day b/t 12/11-12/16. TIA.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:44 AM   #94
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The official Universal IOA site doesn't have operating hours for Dec. yet and we're trying to plan a day there within our WDW trip. Does anyone know when they'll be posted or have a last years hours sheet so I have an idea of their hours for that month? We're specifically looking at a day b/t 12/11-12/16. TIA.
The normal park hours are usually 9-6 during that time of year.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:53 AM   #95
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Thank You All

Newbie posting but I´ve been reading this wonderful forum for almost 6 months now and I just wanted to say thank you I have just arrived from my 10 day trip to Orlando and had a wonderful time. All your tips and suggestions just made things soooo much easier.

I´m going to write a trip report with lots of pics (I know you like trip reports ) as thank you to all of you. At the moment I´m still sorting pics out as I have too many of them , so just give me a couple of days to get things started.

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Old 08-31-2010, 09:52 AM   #96
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Are annual passes only for sale by Universal directly? Is there anywhere to get them cheaper from a dealer?
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:03 PM   #97
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Good Afternoon,

we are going to be going to IOA/US Feb 10-Feb 13 and have been trying to find what rides are usually down that time of year, can anyone help?

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Old 09-04-2010, 01:45 PM   #98
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I'm now considering a trip to IOA next year. I know lots about Disney, but virutally nothing about Universal. I'd love to take my kids, one has autism.
Last year at EPCOT I obtained a guest assistance card which allowed us to use the wheelchair entrance for her. It worked out very well for her and for me. But I wonder does IOA offer something similar? I have not come across anything about wheelchair entrances for any attractions at Universal. Does Universal offfer its guests with non physical disablities any special accomodations?
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tickets to IOA and being a resort guest

I'm not sure if my information is correct. Can anyone offer help.

I'd like to stay at the Royal Pacific. I plan to buy a one day one park ticket.
1) can I buy that ticket months in advance - my trip is for Aug 2011?

2) the child is 9 years old now but will be 10 next year. Can I buy the child's ticket at the child rate now?

3) I'm staying onsite. Do I get any other special perk aside from the express pass program and the free transportation to the park?


thanks! I know loads about Disney but hardly anything about Universal.
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:10 PM   #100
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I'm not sure if my information is correct. Can anyone offer help.

I'd like to stay at the Royal Pacific. I plan to buy a one day one park ticket.
1) can I buy that ticket months in advance - my trip is for Aug 2011?

2) the child is 9 years old now but will be 10 next year. Can I buy the child's ticket at the child rate now?

3) I'm staying onsite. Do I get any other special perk aside from the express pass program and the free transportation to the park?


thanks! I know loads about Disney but hardly anything about Universal.
1) Yes...you can buy the ticket now...it will still be valid as long as you don't activate it at the gate.

2) If your child will be 10 before your trip, I would go ahead and purchase the adult ticket for her. It's only $8.00 more.

3) Onsite guests receive unlimited Express access, priority seating at restaurants with your room key and early entry into WWoHP...if nothing changes.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:14 PM   #101
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Are annual passes only for sale by Universal directly? Is there anywhere to get them cheaper from a dealer?
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can you upgrade 7 day tx from a broker for an AP? what is cost of AP? TIA
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:12 PM   #102
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can you upgrade 7 day tx from a broker for an AP? what is cost of AP? TIA
Yes, you can upgrade the 7 day ticket. The price of APs are here: http://www.universalorlando.com/Tick...nnualpass.aspx The Power Passes are just for FL residents but the other 2 APs can be purchased by anyone. The 7 day ticket has a value of $174.99 plus tax so that would apply to your annual pass purchase.
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:35 PM   #103
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Another question about the AP for Non-FL residents. I'm thinking of buying the Preferred Pass so I can take advantage of the discount on the 7 day tickets, but if I'm reading it right, I wouldn't be able to buy the other tickets until we arrived in December.

1. Is this right?
2. Is there ever an issue with supply?
3. How much more are the tickets at the gate?
4. Can I buy the 7 day tickets at the RPR where we will be staying and still get the 15% discount the AP gives?

In general, is the AP a good deal? It looks like the extra $$ spent on it is almost made up with the 15% discount on (2)7 day park to park tickets I'm planning to get, but I'm of the mind that if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

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Old 09-23-2010, 05:27 PM   #104
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Another question about the AP for Non-FL residents. I'm thinking of buying the Preferred Pass so I can take advantage of the discount on the 7 day tickets, but if I'm reading it right, I wouldn't be able to buy the other tickets until we arrived in December.

1. Is this right?
2. Is there ever an issue with supply?
3. How much more are the tickets at the gate?
4. Can I buy the 7 day tickets at the RPR where we will be staying and still get the 15% discount the AP gives?

In general, is the AP a good deal? It looks like the extra $$ spent on it is almost made up with the 15% discount on (2)7 day park to park tickets I'm planning to get, but I'm of the mind that if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

Thanks for any insight!
1. Yes...you have to have an activated AP before you can purchase any tickets at the AP discount.

2. I doubt all tickets would be sold out.

3. Tickets at the gate should be the same price that's on the website.

4. I think you would need to purchase the seven day tickets at the parks if you're using the AP discount.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:37 AM   #105
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