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Old 02-11-2012, 02:35 AM   #1
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How does it work? I never stayed onsite so never had a chance to use it. We are planning our Orlando visit this December (12/12 ~ 12/23) and trying to see when to fit UO in. With the express pass, can we do all the highlights without much of waiting even on 12/22? If so, we may consider staying at their hotel this time.
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How does it work? I never stayed onsite so never had a chance to use it. We are planning our Orlando visit this December (12/12 ~ 12/23) and trying to see when to fit UO in. With the express pass, can we do all the highlights without much of waiting even on 12/22? If so, we may consider staying at their hotel this time.
Your Express Pass is your room key...just show it when you enter the Express line entrance and enjoy! You may go through the Express lines as often as you like and there's no return time like FastPass. You can ride whenever you'd like. With the EP you will have minimal waits and on the dates you've indicated, the waits will be under 15 minutes...probably under 10 minutes.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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Thanks!!!
Is there a list of rides/attractions that have express lines?
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:38 PM   #4
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Is there a list of rides/attractions that have express lines?
If you click on the individual rides on the UO website it does tell if the ride participates in express plus. It also gives details & height requirement for the attraction.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:02 PM   #5
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The rides that don't have express are Forbidden Journey, Rip Ride Rockit and Pteranodon Flyers.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
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Wow, I didn't know pretty much everything does express... Thanks!

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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Do they give this pass to everyone staying in the room? And do you have to buy a particular type of park pass to use this?

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:40 PM   #8
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Do they give this pass to everyone staying in the room? And do you have to buy a particular type of park pass to use this?

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it's a hotel perk for the guests staying onsite.
as of now, you show your hotel key when entering the express lines.
in the near future, you will have a photo id made at the hotel/park to reflect you are a hotel guest.

one hour of early entry for parry hotter ville and unlimited usage for the express lines for rides and shows.

the park pass is not related to the hotel perks.


of course you need a ticket to enter the parks.
you can buy UO tickets directly from UO or other sources.
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Do they give this pass to everyone staying in the room? And do you have to buy a particular type of park pass to use this?

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Up to five people can stay in a room and all get the express perk. You just need a regular park pass.
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We just did this for our first time in May and

IT WAS INCREDIBLE
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:09 PM   #11
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If you are a Disney person and used to playing the Fastpass game, this is, roughly, 100,000 times better. Its an unlimited fastpass for (almost) every ride. You can ride your favorites over and over and over and, well, you get the point. My daughter and I rode The Mummy 17 times in one day.
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If you are a Disney person and used to playing the Fastpass game, this is, roughly, 100,000 times better. Its an unlimited fastpass for (almost) every ride. You can ride your favorites over and over and over and, well, you get the point. My daughter and I rode The Mummy 17 times in one day.

That's awesome!!!
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If you are a Disney person and used to playing the Fastpass game, this is, roughly, 100,000 times better. Its an unlimited fastpass for (almost) every ride. You can ride your favorites over and over and over and, well, you get the point. My daughter and I rode The Mummy 17 times in one day.
Wow! 17 times my head would be pounding. I think I rode like 5-6 times in one day and thought that was a lot! Great ride. Front row.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:42 PM   #14
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We did the Incredible Hulk 6 times in a row... after previously having ridden it 3 times earlier that day. (nothing like 17 times, but we were impressed...)

Universal Express pass is fantastic! I sooooo wish Disney would do something like this! If the new X-Pass system is anything close, I am really looking forward to it!
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If you are a Disney person and used to playing the Fastpass game, this is, roughly, 100,000 times better. Its an unlimited fastpass for (almost) every ride. You can ride your favorites over and over and over and, well, you get the point. My daughter and I rode The Mummy 17 times in one day.
I could not agree more. Disney's Fastpass is a pain in the well fastpASS. I just returned from an onsite stay and it was FABULOUS.
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