Universal Trip Report, August 31, 2012Universal Orlando: Minions, Marvel, and more!
From Dominick DLast night I went to Universal to activate my new AP with 3 free extra months! I went to IOA at 6:10 or so to ride Spiderman, only to find out it was down. Thankfully, the TM said it should be open in about 5 minutes. It was, and I got on with no wait. A few things I noticed:
Posted September 2, 2012 at 11:10 AM
1. In the scene when Doc Ock hits you with the anti gravity gun, a theater is called The Woodbury, a reference to Mark Woodbury (an engineer at Universal).
2. Stan Lee now says "You did great!" etc. instead of a Daily Bugle employee.
1. Construction on Transformers and HP was happening when I went.
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From Rob PastorWe did the new Spider Man 14 times when we vacationed in May. Never got the first row until the final ride. We actually preferred the back row. It seemed to have the best movement. The previous Spider Man was great. Now it's a couple of steps above great...We left too early for Despicable Me but the park was flooded with Minions and Minion shows while we were there. They created a lot of excitement. I can't wait to see it on our next Universal trip. It seems that nearly everyone just loves this ride.....Dom: Glad to see you changed your mind on the lagoon show. We thought it was really good, and it got better with every viewing. There's so much going on, you can see it dozens of times without catching everything on the screens. Great for repeat viewings...... When Transformers & Harry Potter 2 are completed, this is going to be a true destination park. But we are going to skip it for one year while all the construction is going on and then do our entire 2014 trip at Universal(2+ weeks). We'll do Disney for 2013 since we're looking forward to the New Fantasyland(minus 7 Dwarfs Coaster), even though it's taking sooooo long to finish.
Posted September 2, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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