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Top tips of the week

By Robert Niles
Published: January 7, 2009 at 5:35 PM
Here are some of the more popular tips submitted within the past week or so on our Tips for Visiting Theme Parks pages:

All parks: Are your kids seat-kickers on airplanes? Take off their shoes. They'll be more comfortable, and not kick. Take off yours for comfort, too. Just, please, wear socks!

Walt Disney World tips: If you stay at a Disney hotel, you can get free transportation and baggage handling at the airport with Disney's Magical Express service.

Disneyland Paris tips: If you don't like the breakfast in your hotel, go to the Plaza Gardens in Fantasyland early; they give free breakfasts to people staying in the hotels.

Universal Studios Hollywood tips: Hit the lower lot early in the morning to avoid the long line at the thrill rides.

Universal Studios Florida tips: If you were never a big fan of the "Earthquake" attraction, you may want to skip "Disaster", as only the pre-show and audience interaction have changed. The ride is still the same.

You can vote (yes or no) on these, and dozens of other tips by clicking the links above, or going straight to the Tips for Visiting Theme Parks page. You don't need to be a registered member of the site to vote or to submit a tip, so please, if you haven't yet visited the tips page, take a look today. Thanks!

Readers' Opinions

From Chris Wilkes on January 8, 2009 at 6:49 AM
As for Disaster, I could not disagree more. Sure the ride itself is the same... but the new pre-show and the movie WITHIN the ride totally transform what used to be a "if there is time" attraction to a an absolute MUST-DO!
From Anthony Murphy on January 8, 2009 at 8:58 AM
I actually agree with all of them, except the USH since I have never been there before. The Disney deal of checking in your bags is beautiful. However, it causes you to spend that one more day in the parks so Disney knows what they are doing on that end.

I am glad to see the DLP tips. That park is so intersting compared to its American cousisns. It is so hot and cold: When they are good, they are good and when they are bad, they are terrible. The parks there are so great and so dissapointing at the same time, I hope for more TPI people can go there!

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