Which Orlando/Tampa Park?Busch Gardens Tampa: I have to decide between Busch Gardens Europe, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure or any Disney park in florida.
From Gabe KatzmanI'm going to either Busch Gardens Europe, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure or any Disney park in florida. My question is which should I choose, and what should my schedule be there (what to ride, what to avoid, what to eat)?
Posted November 8, 2007 at 9:18 AM
I love all roller coasters. Thanks for suggestions.
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From Erik YatesI would avoid Busch Gardens Europe, as its in Virginia and may be a tad out of the way. Now if you're in Tampa, Busch Gardens AFRICA may be better ;)
Posted November 8, 2007 at 9:54 AM
How much time do you have? One day? Two Days? Do you like coasters above anything? Are you into animals? Do you have kids? Are you going with anyone else? Where are you staying? When EXACTLY are you going? Details are needed to give us more to help you with.
From Iris HernandezAmen to that Erik, little more details would greatly help.
Posted November 8, 2007 at 11:43 AM
From Anthony MurphyIf you are really into roller coasters, then BGA would be the one. However, if you never been to Disney World before, I would swing by there. EPCOT or MGM are always nice for the older folks like ourselves (ok, not that old)
Posted November 8, 2007 at 1:08 PM
Still, more info would be better so that we can give our views on where to go.
From Danny MelilloI depen nwt you like. If your a coaster buff then definitely BGA, BGE has some decent ones to just not as much. If you are into animal exhibits go to BGA or Disneys Animal Kingdom (I would go to DAK. If you are more into the classical feel of themeparks go to Magic Kingdom. If you like 5 different themes, choose IOA (which is my favorite park anywhere). If you want a moive theme, definitely Universal or MGM (in my opinion it's no comparisson, Uni all the way), or if you want a european theme go to Disneys Epcot or BGE (Both are good but I find BGE better). Hope this helped, but yea, we'd need more detail.
Posted November 8, 2007 at 1:49 PM
From Tyler W.Yeah I agree with Erik, BGE is a little bit out of the way and it's also closed so it might be a good choice to go to BGA instead.
Posted November 8, 2007 at 2:15 PM
From Niki KristonBeing a native Floridian...I'd have to say either Disney or Universal Orlando (we don't call it USF-that's a school in Tampa). If you've never been to Disney then you need to experience it once in your life. I prefer UO-both parks are good. If you want a laid back kind of day, then do Studios. If you want more rides, then choose Islands-Dueling Dragons is fave (Fire is better). BG is boring to me other than the couple of newer coasters that are fun. If you go to UO, eat outside the parks-there are places right around there that are pretty good and don't go to I-Drive area. Good Luck!!
Posted November 9, 2007 at 2:12 PM
From Mark WalkerI would like to help, but like Eric said we need more details. My question would be why only those parks? Why not come over to sunny England and visit Thorpe Park?
Posted November 10, 2007 at 3:06 AM
From Gabe KatzmanI'm sorry for bad communication. I meant for the firsst thing to say BGT in Tampa. I am going to Disneys park the rest of the days because we're on a schedule. The other day you can tour Orlando, go to Universal Studios, or Tampa things. I just wanted to know.
Posted November 27, 2007 at 1:19 PM
From Chris WaltonGo Disney.
Posted November 27, 2007 at 5:36 PM
From Eli KatzmanGabe, why did you post this question?? Definately go to Disney!
Posted November 27, 2007 at 5:43 PM
From robert millerIf you are already doing some days at disney and have an extra day, then I would definitely do Universal.(both parks)
Posted December 2, 2007 at 1:01 AM
From Anthony MurphyYeah, they have a really good deal on both parks for a low price. Good idea on Universal's part in my opinion. Maybe I was just lucky, but I found that USO was empty in the morning so if you go early, you should hit that first and then go to IOA in the afternoon where the crowds tend to die down a bit. Maybe it was just a fluke thing, but it was a great day at UO!
Posted December 2, 2007 at 8:48 AM
From Chris WaltonBTW, Niki, I'm a Tampa native and I still call Universal Studios Florida "USF".
Posted December 2, 2007 at 5:52 PM
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