Hello everyone! Well, I never thought the day would come but my boyfriend and I have decided to go to Universal Studios instead of Disney.. I usually would be pretty bummed about not going, but I guess we all need a change every once in awhile, right? However, being a former Cast Member for Disney, I believe that I am a professional on almost everything and anything Disney! But, Universal is a completely different story. I haven't been there since I was 8 and my boyfriend hasn't been there since his Make A Wish trip when he was 11 with Kurt Warner. Did I forget to mention that this trip is for him? It's been 10 years cancer free!! That means he is now considered CURED!!! Not only are we celebrating that he is cancer free, his 21st birthday also falls on one of the days were in Universal! Let's get down to the details! Justin and I have decided to leave on May 12th and return back home on the 17th. We are driving since were only about an hour or so away. We just put our deposit down last night for a package that includes 2 day base tickets with the 3rd day free and 3 nights at a partner hotel with the 4th night free.. So, here's all my questions! 1) Does Universal offer birthday buttons or I'm celebrating buttons? Where can we get them? 2) Are we allowed to bring food into the park? Such as sandwichs, chips, etc. 3) How does transportation work at a partner hotel? Is it similar to the Disney buses? 4) I've been reading a lot lately on how the lockers are a huge hassle, am I better off just wearing a Fanny pack? 5) Is it better to head over to WWoHP with early access to the park, or later on the night? 6) What is on your must-do list when you visit Universal?