Universal Orlando News & Planning Thread

15 month, but yeah. This trip will be all UOR except for one MNSSHP. My sisters may be going to Disney again in early December, so if they do, Jen and I will do a split WDW/UOR trip then. Then another UOR trip sometime after Epic opens.

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Awesome!! I checked rates for early-mid September. There are a lot of $80 - $85 Endless Summer room for anyone interested!

I’m doing Aventura 9/6 - 9/14 for $127 / night. IME - I’ve been seeing the best rates about 120 - 150 days out. When I first booked the room I got it for $140. I just kept checking. However, around less than the 100 day mark the rates tend to go up and stay that way

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That’s good to know! I noticed from looking at the nightly breakdown for my reservation that Fri/Sat were only about a 25% discount compared to 40% for the rest of the nights and was wondering if those might change at all. I’ll keep checking!

IME - If you can check in on a Tuesday/Wednesday and check-out on a Saturday you get the best rates…

I try to plan as many trips as I can & keep the budget around $1000 total. I can, typically, plan out a 4 night stay at that budget. It’s tight though! I can make it work at $1200.

Then if I’m able I’ll sneak away. Coincidentally, I had one of those trips planned for today - Sat.

I like to track TP accuracy as well!

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I still think I’m going to have to suck it up and do Labor Day weekend, with all the HHN crowds that involves. I just don’t see any other time when I can take a 4 -day weekend, with all my other plans in Q3 & 4. I supposed I could do a quicker trip, with just one night with RIP again like I did last year.

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I just checked and Endless Summers Resorts start at $161 that weekend… It goes up from there

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Yup… I think Cabana Bay is a little less the next weekend, and RIP is a few buck cheaper. I’ll have to see how flights are.

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It is! That’s when I’m there. I saw CBBR for $130

A new DreamWorks Destination trailer from Universal just dropped. Looks so cute! I guess I’ll be waiting for grandkids so I can take them there!! (plus use them to get on Pteranodon Fliers!)

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I will definitely be waiting in line to meet Shrek and Fiona. And I am NOT a character person.

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Donkey is hilarious!! They really let him cut loose!

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I have not kept up with the news (crazy few weeks for me personally), and I’m buttoning up my UOR plans for Memorial Day weekend. I know we’re missing a lot of the “new” attractions by a few weeks (e.g., Dreamworks, nighttime show, etc.), but I’m wondering if there’s been any word on Pteranodon Flyers.

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Nothing at this time! It’s been down for weeks! It one of those unexpected repairs closures.

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I believe that’s an extended closure, like many months.

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I remember talk on the boards in the last few months (?) asking if the secret songs still worked on Rip Rocket. Anyone have intel on that?
Ultimately one way to find out in about a week!

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@bebe80 i haven’t been able to find your awesome link to the Universal ride list that shows lockers/no metal/etc. Can you repost that for me?

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I’ve been told by vloggers I follow that the secret songs are still there. I rode in December and didn’t get it to work even though I have done it often. :man_shrugging:

Lockers required at:

USF

RRR
Mummy
Gringotts
MIB

IOA

Hulk
VelociCoaster
Forbidden Journey
Hagrid’s

I did this from memory while I’m sipping cocktails on a Saturday night. If I forgot a ride I know one of you will roast me about it!! :rofl::rofl: (as you should!!)

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It’s one of the sections in this post.

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Are they any rides a lanyard with pass/xp won’t work tucked into a shirt?

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Lanyards always ok on every ride I’ve been on recently, including Velocicoaster. I can’t remember for Hulk or RRR. I’m sure @bebe80 knows.

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