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Old 04-28-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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More Details about Early Entry?

Will be at UO just before the 4th of July.

How far in advance is early entry for hotel guests, and how much before that do you suggest arriving at the gate?

How does it work for Harry Potter? Do people run at Early Entry?

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Old 04-28-2013, 02:16 PM   #2
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early entry for onsite park guests will be one hour before the official park opening.

check the UO calendar for park hours.


people do not run at early entry to parry hotter.
TM's are in that area and do not allow it.


it varies on how soon peeps line up at the entrance for EE.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:43 PM   #4
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In my experience, they open the gates 15 minutes earlier than announced. In the summer, I'd be there at least half an hour early. So that would be an hour and a half before opening time for regular guests.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:11 PM   #5
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Ok, one person says one hour, another says 15 minutes.

Do I have any other bidders?
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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Alex, i would like to buy a vowel............




if i were going on the 4th of july, i would be in line at that entrance gate 45 minutes in advance.


if it were a few days prior to the 4th, about 30 minutes in advance.

the longer you wait to get in that line, the more peeps will be ahead of you.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:42 PM   #7
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"Alex, i would like to buy a vowel............"

I think you'll need to put that in the form of a question. Alex is on that 'other' game show.

Thanks for your advice.
Where does Early Entry line up to IOA and US compared to the other people showing up early without EE?
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"Alex, i would like to buy a vowel............"

I think you'll need to put that in the form of a question. Alex is on that 'other' game show.

Thanks for your advice. 30 minutes sounds perfect for before the 4th of July.

Have we indeed established Early Entry is only 15 minutes before? Where does early Entry line up to IOA and US compared to the other people showing up early - in theory folsk without EE are arriving one hour in advance?

I think you might be confused. Two different things. They open the gates to resort guests one hour before OFFICIAL opening time. When we were there in October, they opened the gates for resort guests 15 minutes before that one hour early time (park opened at 9, we were supposed to be in at 8 but they opened up the gates at 7:45)
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Ok, one person says one hour, another says 15 minutes.

Do I have any other bidders?
Sorry I wasn't more clear. Early admission is always one hour earlier than normal admission. However, they usually open the gates 15 minutes even earlier than that. So, if early admission is to start at 7 am, they usually open the gates at 6:45.

Follow mac's advice and get there at 6 am for the 4th of July weekend and at 6:15 for later July dates.

Early admission lines up to the left at the gates. There aren't very many non-early admission people lining up at this time.
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If you book a package at universalorlando.com that includes offsite partner hotel and tickets, is the early entry feature good every day you go or is it one use only?
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If you book a package at universalorlando.com that includes offsite partner hotel and tickets, is the early entry feature good every day you go or is it one use only?
It is good for each morning you use the tickets you purchased with the package.
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During the really busy Spring Break week this year, EE was at 7 AM but they were opening up the gates at 6:30 AM!

That's very rare though... only on the busiest of days!
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It is good for each morning you use the tickets you purchased with the package.
Thank you. That is great news!
And I have been reading ALOT on here and thank you for all the advice you give. I think you and a few others have answered many of my questions.
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Thank you. That is great news!
And I have been reading ALOT on here and thank you for all the advice you give. I think you and a few others have answered many of my questions.
We're always glad to help!

When you get your park tickets from the kiosks at the parks, there will be a code on them. This code is what tells the gate person that you have the early admission privilege.
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"Alex, i would like to buy a vowel............"

I think you'll need to put that in the form of a question. Alex is on that 'other' game show.
duh !
you are so right.

Pat Sajak is the vowel dude.

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