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Universal Orlando's latest hotel deal, plus the new travel tips of the week

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Published: February 10, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Islands of AdventureUniversal Orlando has released deals of its latest 5-nights-for-the-price-of-3 deal: It's a 5-night hotel stay, plus a 4-day, 2-park Universal Orlando theme park ticket, transportation between the hotel and theme parks, plus early admission to Islands of Adventure. (That last perk is one I don't remember seeing before. Universal's answer to Extra Magic Hours?)

The price runs $254 per person if you stay in one of Universal's off-site partner hotels and from $573 per person if you stay on-site at the Portofino Bay, Hard Rock or Royal Pacific. The big upside to staying on-site, beside the four-star hotels and walking-distance access to the parks, is getting the ability to skip almost all the lines in the theme parks. Here's the link for more information.

Post more deals and discounts in the comments, if you have 'em.

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Here are three new tips from the Theme Park Insider Travel tips for visiting theme parks page. Click on the link icon after each tip to cast your vote, yes or no, on each tip.

- "Bring your own poncho if you don't like getting soaked on water rides. You can find them for less than $1 at stores like Wal-Mart. They often cost $8 in the park. Plus you don't feel obligated to have to carry them around when you are done with them." Link

- "Use the single rider line for Expedition Everest and you will be able to ride without a wait of more then a few minutes. If you have other party members you can all do this and then just reconnect at the exit area to share your thoughts on the ride." Link

- "Please treat the park employees as people. They do not personally see your 80 plus dollar admission. They are working usually for very little. Plus a little niceness goes along way." Link

Update: Please take a look at some of the tips listed under "Other Tips for All Parks" on the Tips page. There are some good ones down there that deserve some more "yes" votes, to move up into the Top 20.

And, of course, there are some others that deserve to be voted "no" into oblivion. But it's up to you to do that.

Thanks.

Readers' Opinions

From Joshua Counsil on February 11, 2010 at 7:17 AM
That's a great deal for those looking to score on seeing the new Wizarding World section. It will be swamped by mid-morning from its opening date for about a year, and this allows you to get a jump on seeing it.

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