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Old 18 Nov 21, 05:44 PM  
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Itís only been 1063 days - Day 5 - Universal

First day at Universal today. We wanted to hit the parks early and do Hagrids and Velocicoaster. It was a Sunday so we knew it would be busy. Got to the parks around 7.30am for the 8am start and got in smoothly.

Wanted to head for Velocicoaster first but it was delayed so we went to Hagrids. We quickly learnt that this was the wisest move anyway as Hagrids has a long queue all day, whereas I was surprised to see very short queues at points for Velocicoaster - as low as 10 minutes at points.

Absolutely loved Hagrids, what a great ride! I can see why itís so popular.

Made it across to Velocicoaster after this and I loved the theming here, theyíve done a great job of merging it into the rest of the Jurassic Park space, it looks great and blends seamlessly. The ride is very good, it differs on where you sit massively though. We sat near the front and I was a bit underwhelmed tbh, it wasnít very intense but still fun. I then sat at the back another morning and oh my days what a difference! So much more whip as you go round and it felt so much faster. So if you like it more intense and more of a thrill, youíll prefer it at the back.



We then spent the rest of the day using the Express Passes we bought after Velocicoaster. It was a treat for us both and it was worth it, being a Sunday it did get busy. We purposefully just kept going on ride after ride to get the most out of it. We also did rides we donít do very often - Simpsons, Minions etc as we could. Had a really good day and by around 6.30pm, Iíd actually reached my elastic limit for riding, which I never thought I would!

We also grabbed a hot butterbeer, a must even in the warm for us, itís my favourite style!



We decided to save the parade and shows etc for another day when we could relax so we led the parks and grabbed a drink before our reservation at Vivo at 8pm (which we made the day before and weíre glad we did as it got booked up). Weíve eaten there before and once again it was a pleasant meal, just went for the bread service and the mains.

After another heavy day we wandered back and went to bed, with the aim of going shopping tomorrow.
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Old 18 Nov 21, 07:14 PM  
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Love the sound of your day universal, am dying to get on hagraids as that wasnít open last time I was there in 2019, looking forward to velocicoster and the bourne stunt show too
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Old 18 Nov 21, 10:33 PM  
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Thanks for the tip for Velocicoaster! Sounds like you certainly got your money's worht out of the express passes x
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Old 19 Nov 21, 09:09 PM  
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I can't wait to ride Velocicoaster - we're heading to Universal next week. Hopefully we'll get to sit at the back 🤞
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Old 20 Nov 21, 10:05 AM  
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Canít wait for all these new to us rides at Universal too
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A full on day of rides at universal, sounds like the express passes were worth it for you as you got your fill of coasters.
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Great day , I canít wait to ride Hagrids 🤗
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Great tip about Hagrids - is it a much slower loaded than veloicoaster? X
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Sounds like a good day. We didnít get the chance to do Hagrids when we were there in 2019. Canít wait to try it next year.
I think I need to try & get a seat near the front of the Velocicoaster 😆
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