Written on: 18/02/2010 by buttonmoon77 (14 reviews written)
My last visit to Universal Studios Florida was in September of 2009. This being my third visit overall with a future visit planned for May 2010.
This park is the most versatile out of the two Universal parks in terms of what is available for both adults and children. Entering the park you will now see the new Rip Ride Rockit ride that opened in September of 2009. The park is very clean, tidy and has a good all round feel to it. My recommendations for this park would be:
Ride Rip Ride Rockit early - the queue for this builds up very quickly plus (and this may have changed since my visit) the fact that it is sometimes unavailable during the day means you should ride it whilst you can.
Take advantage of the free lockers situated around the park - the time limits with regards to the free lockers usually work around the queue times but if you are willing to look around you can sometimes use one of the lockers for another ride with a longer queue time and have more time before you need to return.
If you visit in October go to the Halloween fright nights - you will not experience anything like it and Universal top anywhere else for the themeing and atmosphere. One recommendation would be to stay in the park after normal closing hours to the general public rather than turn up to the fright nights later, you will get to do more of the houses and then you can soak up the atmosphere outside later on in the evening.
The simpsons ride - do not eat before you go on this. a sickly simulator that will leave your lunch on the floor if your not carful but a must do and the kids will love it.
You should not have any problems getting round all the rides you want to in a couple of days maximum but I would suggest keeping an extra day spare for those of which you may want to ride again. If you do have a couple of days to spend at this park be selective with regards to queue times as sometimes having a bit of a wander round and making the most of the shorter queue times and then going back to the more busier rides normally pays off as people tend to work their way clockwise around the park.
The cheesecake shop on the corner on the right as you walk in is a must for all you true cheesecake fans and surprisingly they are not that expensive and I guarantee you will feel full after one slice.
Take advantage of the free water fountains situated around the parks as
drinks can bump up the price of your visit. Some of these can produce warm water so try the ones at the toilets near the mummy ride or just round the corner from the Simpsons ride where the fan water sprays are as they were generally the ones that gave ice cold water.
Hope this helps!
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