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Unread 6 Jan 19, 11:13 PM  
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Tell me your Universal Highlights. We have a lot to learn

We've booked a week in the new Endless Summer resort for this August. So far we know just about nothing about Universal but with 7 days on site and three park tickets we think we'll probably have plenty of time to make sure we see all the good bits.

What was your favourite ride in the parks? Are there any shows worth seeing (we loved The Lion King, Tiki Tiki Tiki Room and Indiana Jones shows at WDW).

How do you book shows? Is there a pre-booking option and do you have to pay extra for them?

Are there any cool themed areas or exhibits to check out? (We had great fun exploring the Star Wars Exhibits in HS)

We'll hopefully be eating out most evenings on I-Drive and again having only stayed onsite at WDW or miles away in a villa we have no idea what's good here. What was your favourite?

We will not have Express Passes although we will get early park access so any advice around this would be great. Our dates are the 25th Aug - 1st Sept.

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The Horror Makeup Show is a must see, you just turn up, no booking required.
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Unread 6 Jan 19, 11:57 PM  
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Have a wet ride day and do all the water rides in one go . You will get soaked through to your skin so chose footwear carefully and dont take a bag on but bilge-Rat barge is epic . You need to ride it at least 3 times consecutively lol.
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Have a wet ride day and do all the water rides in one go . You will get soaked through to your skin so chose footwear carefully and dont take a bag on but bilge-Rat barge is epic . You need to ride it at least 3 times consecutively lol.
As above. And have a spare pair of shoes in the hotel as wet feet for a few walking days is not good.

I like bilge rat, but Dudley do-right soaks me every time. Back seat seems to worst though ☹️
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As above. And have a spare pair of shoes in the hotel as wet feet for a few walking days is not good.

I like bilge rat, but Dudley do-right soaks me every time. Back seat seems to worst though ☹️
Dudley do right you may as well just get in the bath fully clothed before getting on it
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I have a week just doing universal this month - i plan to just absorb the things i bypass to get to the next ride. I want to do the horror make-up show and all the HP shows.

The end of August should be ok without an express pass
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Dudley do right you may as well just get in the bath fully clothed before getting on it
Lol Bilge-rat is like being pushed into a swimming pool fully clothed. I was soaked to the bone!
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Originally Posted by Mexy02 View Post
Have a wet ride day and do all the water rides in one go . You will get soaked through to your skin so chose footwear carefully and dont take a bag on but bilge-Rat barge is epic . You need to ride it at least 3 times consecutively lol.
Agree😀 the wet rides in universal are far wetter than the wet rides at Disney but so worth it. We had fun walking around IOA absolutely dripping after the Popeye ride
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