Universal FAQ's

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  1. BrinkofSunshine

    BrinkofSunshine DIS Veteran

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    Because of New Year's. The crowds will not have had time to die down yet. The later on in January you get, the quieter the parks become. The only bothersome thing is that it is a big time for Brazilian tour groups! But I would take them over 2+ hour waits, any day.
     
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  3. keishashadow

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    makes sense, thanx
     
  4. Dis*Mom

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    My family and I are planning a Universal/Disney trip in June. We have been to Disney many times but this will be our first time to Universal. We are planning on staying at one of the Universal onsite hotels for the first 2 nights. I have 2 questions;

    1 - We will be arriving on Sunday evening to check in - if you book a package, can you get your tickets at the hotel when you check in?

    2 - Can we go ahead and visit the parks that evening?
     
  5. englishrose47

    englishrose47 DIS Veteran

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    When you say evening ,how late do you mean ?? The parks prolly close between 8 and 9p . We had to get our tickets at the park , we had a voucher for them so I am not sure about getting them at the Hotel, we couldn't get our vouchers exchanged for actual tickets at the hotel !!
     
  6. damo

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    Have you booked a package yet? It really isn't the best way to go. Book your hotel here http://www.loewshotels.com/en/booking/uo?hotel=UEPBH,UEHRH,UERPR and get your tickets through undercover tourist.

    That way you can make any changes easily without penalty and you don't need to pay in full until you check out. Tickets are cheaper at undercover tourist also. They will send you actual tickets that don't need to be exchanged.
     
  7. Dis*Mom

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    Thank you Englishrose and Damo for the information. We hope to arrive around 5:00 p.m. and we have not booked a package yet - just wanted to know our options. I will look at the link for the hotel. One more question, my husband is military. Do you know if the hotel would offer a military discount? Thanks again for your help.
     
  8. damo

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    Yes, use the code MIL in the link http://www.loewshotels.com/en/booking/uo?hotel=UEPBH,UEHRH,UERPR It is a very nice discount!
     
  9. Dis*Mom

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    Damo, thank you so much for that info. That is a great discount. :)
     
  10. HarleyGirl514

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    How about a law enforcement discount? Does the Royal Pacific do a discount like that? :confused3
     
  11. keishashadow

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    no, however, OT since you ask...do you know of any hotels in Orlando that do offer this sort of discount and care to share;)?
     
  12. macraven

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    i missed reading your post............:wave2:



    well, long story short...........
    i was complaining that parry hotter was coming to town and got zapped with a Tom Felton tag. :eek:


    i believe the tag fairy was trying to 'put me in my place' for bad mouthing a very much loved person. :rolleyes1



    any hoot, i still have not seen the movies or read the books.
    i tried to watch 2 of the movies but turned it off early.
    wasn't my thing.




    but, i do really enjoy parry hotters section at IOA.
    it is a fun area to do on each trip.

    i tell posters that even if you have never seen the movies or read a book about parry hotter, you still will enjoy the section in the park that most others worship.
     
  13. englishrose47

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    My tickets are purchased and I went with Undercover Tourist as suggested , am waiting for them to arrive !!! We leave in 24 days:cool1::cool1::cool1:
     
  14. kimmyann

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    I'm sure this has been asked & answered somewhere... If we buy something (like a wand, which we plan to do first thing) will they hold it or can I pick it up later at the front of the park? I just know that my DD will want a wand & I don't want to have to get a locker just for it since we plan on riding all day. Thanks.
     
  15. macraven

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    if you buy a wand, tell the TM that is ringing your purchase up, you want to use the delivery service.

    they will send your purchase/wrapped, to the front store for holding.


    keep the claim ticket they issue you.
    you need to show that for pick up.

    it will take at least one hour for the package to be in the holding store up in the front of the park.
     
  16. kimmyann

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    Just the info I was looking for. Thank you very much!
     
  17. FiveofusNL

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    Great. It will be so much easier that way. If you were leaving the park at 3:00, what would be the latest you could buy something at the park stores and have it waiting at the front store for you? Around 1:30?
     
  18. Metro West

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    Just to be on the safe side, you might want to allow two hours especially if the park is busy that day.
     
  19. englishrose47

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    We leave in 6 days !!!:cool1:Any idea what the crowds will be like next week? The weather keeps changing , but for sure it will be warmer than here !!:rotfl2:
     
  20. Metro West

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    Crowds should be relatively low now until Memorial Day weekend.
     
  21. FiveofusNL

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    Thanks. Will do.:thumbsup2
     

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