Navigator's ClubUniversal Orlando: Secret Guest Area at IOA or just an unlocked unauthorized area?
From Terri PierceAlright so I have recently stumbled upon an interesting area in IOA... it's called the "Navigators club". Apparently there is a door right next to Confisco's Grille and leads to the bridge at POE. Most everything I have read thus far is just people going back and forth about it being a restricted area or not.. but apparently it's never locked off.
Posted March 23, 2011 at 8:54 PM
Does anyone here work at IOA or used to and know if this is actually a IOA secret or if it really is a guest no no? I'm not one for causing trouble but I would like to go up there if it's allowed. Some people have said it used to be used for VIP tours and such but who knows?
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From Hermione PotterI know that it was originally used for VIP and small private events. I was under the impression there was a small meeting room area though, not bridge access. If it is bridge access then it is definitely a Team Member area and/or super VIP with escort only. Even if it is unlocked and doesn't have a sign saying 'Team Members Only' (which I'm finding very hard to believe), I wouldn't recommend trying to enter the area. It was never intended for the general public and being in a restricted area (even unknowingly) could potentially get you escorted off property/banned from the park.
Posted March 23, 2011 at 9:16 PM
Having said all that...I would love to go up there.
From Terri PierceHaha there is a youtube video of it... and I never would have thought it was meant for anyone either.. But everyone swears up and down there is no sign anywhere nor is it locked. I just don't understand why they don't post a small sign that's all it takes. A few people that I read about that actually got caught said they just played dumb and they were told to go back to the park... another found a guy changing into a spiderman suit. I still don't understand why they don't lock the gate.
Posted March 23, 2011 at 9:51 PM
From Hermione Potterlol well maybe if spidey changes there they can't lock it because he wouldn't have anywhere to put the key! ;)
Posted March 24, 2011 at 7:28 AM
From Terri PierceGood Answer!
Posted March 24, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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