Annual passes for USO/IOA?

Universal Orlando: trying to weigh the pros and cons of annual passes for USO/IOA

From amanda hill
Posted October 4, 2010 at 8:03 PM
We are talking about getting FL annual passes to USO/IOA. I am a lifelong Disney girl and I am torn badly. We have 3 girls, age 10, 7 and 6. The older two are dancing at Christmas and that is what got this discussion going. Is there really that much to do for us to get passes? My girls went to WDW for the first time last year and were completely overwhelmed. The 7yo hated Splash Mountain. She was terrified. So lower key rides are a must. My 10yo loved The Yeti ride at AK and my 6 yo is tiny and cant ride much. I was thinking if we did these tickets this year and used them often enough to justify we could move up to WDW passes next year maybe. Any suggestions???

From steve lee
Posted October 4, 2010 at 9:28 PM
I don't understand why anyone in the state of Florida wouldn't have Annual Passes to Disney.

Sorry, that really isn't an answer to your question so much as an observation.

From Pyra-Danny V
Posted October 4, 2010 at 10:12 PM
Although there's things for kids to do at USO/IOA... their age group is definitely better served by Disney, even with the ride types you mentioned, there's technically more to enjoy at Disney at their age.

Of course, price is a big thing. The cheapest pass at USO/IOA is $7/mo! (Awesome) so when you compare that price against a Disney pass... and the amount of things to do for the kids there... I actually think it might balance out. Mayyyyybe.

Personally, I say even with the $7/mo I think USO/IOA will be wasted on the kids. Wait until they can appreciate theme parks more.

From Mark Hollamon
Posted October 5, 2010 at 5:28 PM
My wife and I live in Orlando and we have passes to everything. If you think about it USF/IOA passes pay for themselves in a couple visits. Plus you get parking that has more than doubled in seven years. You also get some nice discounts. While I agree there is much less for the children at USF/IOA than Disney there is still a bunch of fun for youngsters at IOA!

While much more expensive than USF/IOA passes, Disney passes are really the ones to get if you live here. We go at least once per month and depending on what kind of non-pass multi-day ticket you get, you could save hundreds by getting a pass. Don't forget the parking! Another big advantage of the pass.

If I had to chose one it would be Disney. I am really glad we have them all!

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