Well for the first time since about 2005, I’m taking a trip to Universal! While all of my recent trips have been to Disney (including just this past February), I now volunteer as a state board member with the Miss America organization, so I’ll be attending the Teen national competition at Universal the week of July 26th. I’m scheduled to fly out to MCO late Wednesday, June 28th and fly back early Saturday, June 31st, staying at Sapphire Falls, and will likely be travelling mostly solo (meeting up with friends along the way, but going wherever I want for the most part).
The one hiccup? I get horrible motion sickness from simulator based rides (which is one reason my family hasn’t been to Universal in decades). However I love roller coasters, so Velocicoaster is very tempting to me! Also throwing a twist into my normal planning process is that I will be attending the competitions on Thursday and Friday night at the meeting complex, and they haven’t yet announced when each show will start. This is where I could use your help – what should I do during the days?
I’ve tossed around the idea of pool hopping around the resorts, or should I just go to Volcano Bay? Or would it be worthwhile to get a 1-Day ticket? I normally go from rope drop to being shepherded out of the parks after close, so it’s tough to swallow buying a ticket when I know I can’t spend every second in the park. Finally, are there any restaurants at the resorts or CityWalk that we definitely need to try? Thank you for all of your help!