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- Feb 6, 2013
I doubt I’ll go again, but if someone gave me free tickets, I would stick to the HP stuff almost exclusively. It was the only area on par with Disney and Diagon Alley probably surpasses WDW in terms of being a totally immersive experience.Sorry you didn't have the best day at Universal- I can totally see where you're coming from though! I think Universal at the end of a WDW trip would be a bit of a let down- no one does vacations like Disney!
So my husband and I are huge Harry Potter fans- Like waited in line when the books cam out to get them at midnight type of people. HP is what makes Universal for us and we spend literally 98% all of our time between Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. The only other Universal rides we've been on are Spiderman, Transformers and FF, which I thought all were a bust. #Disney4Life
Underwhelming is an excellent description. I agree wholeheartedly.I call Universal "ghetto Disney"!
Truly - the HP stuff is amazing. My kids love HP, so that is why we went, and even my Disney-loving self had to admit the HP areas were phenomenal. I can't handle the motion simulators at Universal at all - Gringotts was OK but Forbidden Journey was a no way Jose. I forgot how they make you pay for a locker for your stuff on all of those rides too - such a pain!
But outside of HP, Universal is very underwhelming. I do love the Hulk coaster, but the rest of it I can do without.
So much motion sickness. Blerg.I kind of felt the same about Universal. I absolutely loved the Harry Potter areas and would go for those alone but the rest was pretty underwhelming. It's been a couple years since we were there but I remember feeling motion sick with so many scree-based rides.
My thoughts exactly.In hindsight I'm glad we did Universal, but it was an interesting experiment in seeing how different our experiences were between the two resorts. If anything it proved to me that Disney is absolutely at the top of their game... and despite a full-court press from Universal in the past few years, to me they are really in no danger of losing their crown anytime soon.
There’s also just something very “homey” about WDW for me, especially MK. Main Street, USA; music, balloons, smiling cast members, the hub, the castle ... it just feels so welcoming. Universal did nothing to evoke an emotional response from me.