Help on a short break!

Universal Studios Hollywood: Orlando to HollyWood - Advice!

From Gareth H
Posted February 23, 2007 at 4:42 PM
OK, I need help.
Being a BIG Universal fan I've decided to take a short, 2 day trip to California from Orlando.

I need help in locating a budget hotel near the studio (Walking distance would be good) and an idea of a quiet weekend so that prices are cheap and the area will be quiet.

Any ideas on cheap direct flights?

Also, as I'm an Universal Studios annual pass holder in Orlando, would I be entitles to any discounts on entrance tickets??

From Erik Yates
Posted February 23, 2007 at 9:32 PM Good prices.
Yes you are entitled to a small discount at USH...but theres not a lot there. I cant believe I'm saying this...but Disneyland might be a better choice...also check out then once you get the hotels in the area...example Days Inn...check out that hotels website, I almost gurantee it will be cheaper.

From Jon F
Posted February 23, 2007 at 11:08 PM
Erik, there is plenty to do in Universal City and in surrounding areas. Take it from a local. If you get everything finished on time at the park and CityWalk, you can head over to the ticket booth where you can get free viewings of Jay Leno and other NBC and Universal television shows. Universal City is also a short drive away from Hollywood, so you can take tours of other large studios. Take Warner Brothers and Paramount for example. If you're into networks, try out the only public tour over at NBC Studios. Call in advance though. You should be able to Yahoo the numbers and address. Discounts can be found in any
California welcome center where promo codes are offered to tourists.

You can find some budget rated hotels right across the freeway from Universal. They're not as swanky as the other cooperate chains, but they'll suffice for two days. I highly recommend you rather use an on property hotel located within the Universal City district. You can get discounts and whatnot from the hotels on property. Those include the Universal Sheraton and the Universal Hilton. The Sheraton has slightly better rooms for an inflated price, but both are recommended.

Also, the pass can not be transfered over to Hollywood as far as I know. Sorry.

From Chris Walton
Posted February 24, 2007 at 1:18 AM
I'm planning a possible brief Hollywood trip as well (not sure of the exact date yet), look on the official USH site for vacation packages, lately, for 2 days/2 people they're starting under $300 (hotel and park tix) not including air fare. Some hotels listed were between 1 and 5 miles away from the park. I say as far as the USH visit goes, go all out and get the VIP experience (6 hour hands-on tour of the backlot and front of the line privileges) Let me know what you find Gareth...

From Gareth H
Posted February 25, 2007 at 8:24 PM
Interesting. I don't wat to spend a long time there due to work commitments and time, hence the long weekend!

More ideas and info needed!!

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