Do you like the Location of Universal in Florida?

Universal Orlando: Location of Universal Discussion.

From Brian Emery
Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:44 PM
Do you like the Location of Universal in Florida?

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

From N B
Posted April 11, 2013 at 1:19 AM
My problem with Disney Orlando is the distance between the parks and the fact that only two are connected via monorail. We hate taking busses, so we always drive to each one. The curving streets connecting everything at Disney are pretty well marked, but it seems like a chore to go from one park to the other and I got lost a few times.

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.

From Rob Pastor
Posted April 11, 2013 at 6:22 AM
I completely agree with NB. The closeness of everything at Universal while maintaining the immersive resort makes for a leisurely relaxing vacation if you stay on site. It's kind of similar to Disneyland resort in Anaheim in its layout, only a bit better since it has the beautiful lush canals connecting the hotels with the parks & Citi Walk.

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