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I have no idea how to plan my WDW and Universal Studios Holiday!!!!

Universal Orlando: In desperate need of your help on how to plan my holiday as I will be leaving on the 20th of June for 3 weeks!! I have literally planned nothing. I need serious help! xxx

From mohima farchu
Posted May 30, 2012 at 7:50 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm Mohima and I'm 21, I will be travelling to WDW Orlando on the 20th June till the 11th July (that's 3 weeks), with my brother and sister who are 18 and 20. Our accommodation is right next to International Drive.

I need help on planning the trip! I'm very nervous and have no idea where to begin! Here's a list of stuff that I need feedback on :)

- We haven't bought WDW tickets only universal studios. We aren't interested in the characters for Disney (apart from Tangled!)and only want to see things like live shows (apparently Epcot is really good?)and big/fast rides. What would you suggest?

- We are really interested in Universal but with three weeks there we have no idea where to start and finish without missing the best bits! again, any ideas are welcome!

- We won't be driving to get around, we will be on foot or using public transport. Agian, 3 weeks there...we were looking into travel passes? Any ideas on where to go from there? Money saving tips?

- We haven't pre-booked any dinner reservations...and we don't eat meat (anything else goes!)...so any good ideas?

- Our budget per day is about $100 each... I have no idea if this is too little or too much! So please let me know what you guys think!

I don't have long to plan this and I booked the holiday in the spur of the moment kind of thing! little did I know what I was getting myself into!
Also, clearly I have no idea what I am doing so general feedback on idea's will be amazing for me!


Thanks everyone, can't wait to hear back! xxx

Mohima


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From Alvaro Reyes
Posted May 30, 2012 at 8:26 AM
Islands of adventure, Universal Studios and Hollywood studios are a must. sincerely if your budget allows i would keep an entire week visiting parks, even magic kingdom is very nice and sincerely is where the magic is. i am 33 BTW you should also consider Sea world if you want some good roller coasters

From David L.
Posted May 30, 2012 at 8:55 AM
OK, so are you guys just interested in the theme parks? You can do a lot in 3 weeks including the Kennedy Space Center, all of the main theme parks, and lots of other attractions around. What pace do you want to go at? Cram everything you can in for 3 weeks straight? Or relax more by seeing parks for 2 days, then take a day off to relax at a pool or beach or something? For the budget, is that $100 per person per day including the money you spend on tickets to Universal?

-Park wise, in general I would recomend 4-6 days at Disney and 2-3 at Universal. Then a day at Sea World and maybe a few days at some of the great water parks.

-Are you just interested in the theme parks? Universal also has other things to do like City Walk, Mini Golf(really impressive), and Blue Man group.

-Does you hotel have free transportation to and from all the parks?

-As for food, most parks have non-meat things to eat, but you may want to pack in lunches(some parks don't allow it though) if you can to keep the price down. Epcot has lots of good unique dining options, but it can get expensive.

Hope you have a great trip!

From Michelle Kowalski
Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:45 AM
hello Mohima! First off, soooo jealous that you and your family get to spend 3 weeks in Orlando. Second, I did some research to maybe help answer some questions.

- If you want to go to Disney for thrill rides and shows, Hollywood Studios is your best bet. Since your staying for 3 weeks, you should get a multi-day park hopper ticket just in case you want to explore the other parks(their all pretty great).

-You should definitely go to both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. I like spending two days at IoA and one day at Universal. You could also go see the Blue Man Group while your in the Universal area.

-If you plan on riding the bus, Orlando's LYNX bus system offers 30 day bus passes for $50.00 per person. Don't bother taking taxis since you'll be in the area for a while.

-There are a lot vegetarian options inside both the Disney and Universal parks.There is a deal at Universal where you can eat all you want at quick service restaurants for $21.00 per person/ per day. If you want to go out for fine dining, Emerils Tchoup chop is excellent and offers many vegetarian options. If you show your Universal ticket, you get a free appetizer or dessert. Another dining option would be dinner shows. Medieval Times and Pirates Dinner Adventure both offer fun shows and vegetarian meals.

-I think your budget is very reasonable. Although, you may have to stick to fast food for a couple days(the price of theme park tickets is steep).

I hope this information helps a little. Have a great time in Orlando!

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