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Discussion in 'Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums' started by yaytezIOA, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. CleKait

    CleKait Disney World is my happy place.

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    Thanks for the fast answer! And that's good to know it wasn't accurate :thanks:
     
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  3. tpettie

    tpettie What's a tag and why do I want one...

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    We have gone twice now our dates were in early Dec first year we went on tuesdays and is was crazy quite nearly saw anyone ... So second year thought to try tuesday again and yup dead walk on for most of the day my vote is :thumbsup2 get there 30 mins prior to park open and hit the headliners you'll be good to go pixiedust:
     
  4. Orreed

    Orreed Olivia

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    Heading to Universal very soon :) We are unsure if we want to spend one or two days. Ideally, we'd like to go with the flow and see if at the end of the first day if we need another day. Is it possible to buy a one day park-to-park and extend it. Especially saving $20 like it says on the website.
     
  5. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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    yes, you can upgrade while you are in the park that day with the one or park to park one day ticket.

    upgrade at the shops that offer it or at guest services.


    easy to add the second day which will also be a park to park ticket.
     
  6. Orreed

    Orreed Olivia

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    Thank you!
     
  7. macraven

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  8. wibbletron

    wibbletron Earning My Ears

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    I'm booked into the Royal Pacific Resort the night of Tuesday 5th Feb, so will be at Universal on Wednesday 6th, and was wondering if anybody knew why the closing time has been brought forward an hour.

    Looking at the theme park hours for Feb 2013, Islands of Adventure closes at 7pm or later on every day except Wednesday 6th and Thursday 14th.

    As of a few days ago, the IoA closing time on Wednesday 6th was 7pm. Also until a few days ago, the US closing time went from 6pm to 7pm.


    Is there an event on in the evening, or are they just anticipating very low crowds that day? I did a quick google and couldn't find any mention of events that day.
     
  9. aggordon2

    aggordon2 Mouseketeer

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    I haven't been to US/IOA in about 16 years (honeymoon). We have twin boys that are 11. One is autistic and they both have food allergies ( one is allergic to gluten and dairy, while the other is allergic to dairy and eggs).

    The question is: will there be things for them to eat while in Universal or do we have to bring our own food?

    We have been to Disney with them and know how they are treated there. Can we expect the same from Universal?
     
  10. DCDisney

    DCDisney On my way...

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    The allergy food situation is not as good as Disney but I've had very good treatment at Uni. In IOA I eat at 3 broomsticks and in Uni I eat at the Monsters Cafe. They have info at most f the snack carts too. I stick to the refillable popcorn and prepackaged snack stuff though. I try and stick to places that offer lots of choices and seem to have full kitchens so they have options for me. The chefs talk to me and either pull safe items from the back or cook fresh without whatever is an issue.
     
  11. aggordon2

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    Thank you for the reply.
     
  12. Boatingmom

    Boatingmom Mouseketeer

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    Is it necessary to see a HP movie to appreciate WWOHP? If so which one?
     
  13. glocon

    glocon DIS Veteran

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    My in-laws went without seeing any of the movies first, and said it was their favorite part of the park anywany. But I think that seeing at least the first movie (there are parts of the first four movies in the WWoHP) would make it all more magical.

    Besides, the movies are pretty good (not as good as the books though).
     
  14. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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    i always hit the parry hotter section of the park on my visits.
    even go there every day of my vacation stay.

    i have never read the books.
    i tried very hard to watch one of the movies.
    i gave up after an hour.
    just wasn't my thing.

    tried another one of the movies a couple years later but only made it through 30 minutes of it.
    just didn't appeal to me.


    i don't have the knowledge from the books or movies but still truly enjoy parry hotter.
    you don't have to read the books or see the movies in order to appreciate that portion of IOA.
    once you are there, it all fits together and makes sense.

    i do ollivanders, the rides, hit the shops, visit with the TM's, take pictures for my friends, eat at the 3 B's and spend a good amount of time there.

    nothing is taken away from me since i am not familiar with the background.
    you catch on to the whole theme once you are there.




    it is a fun place to be!
     
  15. lam

    lam Mouseketeer

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    Hi we are coming over to Disney for 14 days from Ireland.
    Mum just loves Harry Potter and as a surprise, I got all 3 of us 1 day tix for IOA.

    I'm trying to 'juggle' ADR 's etc for vars restaurants and shows and basically we can now only visit IOA on Easter Sunday 31/3 or the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday thereafter.

    We are staying on-site in Disney hotel but have NO transport. We read we can get a Mears Shuttle or a cab.

    I read on Undercover Tourist crowd calendar that visiting IOA on Easter Sunday would be best BUT another 'busy day' guide tells me to avoid Sunday & go Monday

    Mum really only want to see HP (but my son will love Jurassic too)
    I'm confused about which day to go
    How to get there
    What time to get there.

    Help?

    Thanks

    lam:thumbsup2
     
  16. Metro West

    Metro West <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue> Moderator

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    It's hard to guess because that's right around Spring Break and the parks will be busy. I would suggest going on which ever day fits your plans better and make sure you get there early. Both parks are open until 10PM so you should be able to do whatever you want without too many issues.

    IoA opens at 9AM either day and unless there are many people waiting to get in, the gates will not open early. However, there should be a sufficient number that the gates might open early both days. So...I would plan on arriving around 8:30AM or so...just to be sure.
     
  17. Thumper_Man

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    Sorry raven, but I have to laugh at this and your location tag. You're in Tom Felton's house yet you haven't' seen a complete HP movie. I bet that goes over well with him.
     
  18. englishrose47

    englishrose47 DIS Veteran

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    I haven't watched a movie or read a HP book and I still LOVED Harry Pooter World !!Could be the English comong out !!!:rotfl2:
     
  19. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    wanted to take GD for her first visit to U for one day next January pre- or post-cruise. She'll be lucky to hit the 36 inch mark so it won't take long to tour. Cannot believe I forgot to check this year's January park hours in attempt to figure out which days might have more park time next year.:headache:

    Options are either the first Saturday of the month (1/4/14) or either Thursday, Friday or Saturday the following week.

    Trying to figure out which date might have longest hours and what that time park closure is traditionally those dates in January: 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm?:confused3 Any guesses?
     
  20. BrinkofSunshine

    BrinkofSunshine DIS Veteran

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    Generally, early in the month the park is open later. However, I would strongly advise against going on Saturday the 4th. The parks are packed! I would stick to Thursday the following week. The hours may be shorter (probably 7), but you won't be packed in like sardines.

    There weren't any 6 PM closures in January or February this year for IOA, I believe. Right now the parks close at 7. Next week it goes up to 8.
     
  21. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    is it busy because it's the weekend after New Years or is there something else going on i'm missing?

    know there's a marathon the following weekend at WDW.
     

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