Wow. Universal Resort. 2 thumbs up

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  1. codimouse

    codimouse Over 60 Trips to Disney from San Antonio, Tx!

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    I was not expecting much from our last trip there the summer 3 years ago. Our experience there was horrible. Rude employees, etc

    My how it had changed. We just spent 2 days at both US and IoA. We had a fabulous time. Employees were great and helpful. We had such a great time. Crowd levels for us both days - Sunday and today were low for our standards.
    Nothing like predicted. We rode all rides and saw all attractions.

    I have no clue why the difference but was pleased. Maybe the cooler temps versus the hot summer days 3 years ago.

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  3. macraven

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    glad you enjoyed your vacation there this time around.

    i haven't encountered rudeness or anything unpleasant at my stays at the darkside or parks yet.
    but, i have seen some that post they were disappointed in the darkside.

    by giving UO another try, you had a better experience the second time around.
    glad you didn't write off the darkside due to your experience 3 years back.
    could be what you mentioned about the hot weather factoring into what you ran into 3 years back.

    i find orlando vacations a lot more fun when i don't go in the summertime!
    it can get really hot there.
     
  4. carly chloe

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    Which hotel did you stay in?
     
  5. Metro West

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    So glad you had an enjoyable time! :teeth:
     
  6. damo

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    Glad to hear you had such a good time. Sometimes, going the second time when things are a bit familiar completely changes the experience.
     
  7. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    We've been lucky. We've never run into a single rude employee at either Universal or WDW. We've seen a few that were indifferent at both places but it's rare.

    I'm glad that you had a good time.
     
  8. damo

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    We've been going to Universal for the past 15 years or so and I have to say that I still haven't ridden all the rides or seen all the attractions.

    I've never ridden Storm Force, Pteranadon Flyers, One Fish Two Fish, Caro-Seuss-el and I've never seen the Beetlejuice, Blue Brothers or Barney Shows.
     
  9. BrinkofSunshine

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    I spend a lot of time at UO and I've never seen Blues Brothers, Barney, or ridden Pterandon Flyers, either. There are no small kids in my family so P-Flyers is never an option for me :(

    To the OP: Glad you had such a great time! Universal really has improved leaps and bounds in the quality of the parks and its Team Members over the past few years.
     
  10. codimouse

    codimouse Over 60 Trips to Disney from San Antonio, Tx!

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    One Fish Two Fish only once. My DD9 could have stayed on all day.

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  11. codimouse

    codimouse Over 60 Trips to Disney from San Antonio, Tx!

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    We stayed off site at Windsor Palms Resort. 3 bd 2ba for $61/night

    Just landed and am home!

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  12. codimouse

    codimouse Over 60 Trips to Disney from San Antonio, Tx!

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    We used the Express pass. I think that's what it's called. But didn't really need to on most. We got there early and beat most of the crowds.

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  13. damo

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    We usually stay onsite and use express pass too. For some reason, we just have never done those things that I said. I don't know why!
     
  14. codimouse

    codimouse Over 60 Trips to Disney from San Antonio, Tx!

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    Beetle juice was so good. I liked it.

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  15. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    The Blues Brothers show is really good too.
     
  16. Krystalynn

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    Beetlejuice is my favorite show there! Glad you had a nice trip :)
     
  17. macraven

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    i enjoy all the shows but Horror Make Up show is my favorite.


    damo, can't believe you haven't hit all those shows/rides yet..........:eek:



    you need to put them on your bucket list...........::yes::
     
  18. codimouse

    codimouse Over 60 Trips to Disney from San Antonio, Tx!

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    That was hilarious. Although I wish it was truly more about the makeup process. lol

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  19. damo

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    Storm Force will make me spew but I should see Beetlejuice.
     
  20. BryceMc

    BryceMc Universal and Disney lover!

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    So glad you had a great time! :cool1:
     
  21. patster734

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    I tried Storm Force a few years ago and didn't like it. Beetlejuice, on the other hand, is worth seeing. As for Blues Brothers, I saw it a few years ago and typically skip it now on trips, probably because there's no seating for it. Have no desire to see Barney.

    As for the other rides, I've never done Pteradon Flyers or Red Fish Blue Fish.
     

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