Now I am a huge fan of Universal Orlando but when comparing the location to Disney, I start to wonder if given the opportunity to start over, would Universal pick the same location.
When you leave Universal I feel like I am in the middle of a busy city. Comparing to leaving Disney World or Bush Gardens, I get the feel of a private area off the main roads, secluded.
So I am just wondering if Universal Orlando had a chance to start over, Do you think they would have picked a more secluded place for their beautiful parks
Universal is right off I-4 and there are plenty of places to get supplies for a week long stay. There are also a lot of fast food restaurants near by, so it is easy to run out for something cheap when you feel like it.
I could tell when they first bought the land that they were planning on adding a lot more than just Universal Studios, so it's location is pretty much perfect as far as I am concerned.
I think the fact that you can see the tall structures of the park from the expressway is a plus too. Everything seems so hidden at Disney. Busch Gardens Tampa couldn't be in a worse neighborhood and the parking lot seems like you are going to a local carnival.
We have stayed on-site at Universal for 6 years running and love that everything is on one property and there are plenty of places a couple minutes away on Kirkman to eat and stock up on junk food for the hotel room.
To answer your question, I don't think they would change a thing.
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood