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Old 05-31-2010, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for "unofficial" Universal info

I love these boards, but I couldn't plan a trip to WDW without the allears site. I like it for the menus, full descriptions of rides, etc.
Is there a similar site for Universal? I'd really like to check out menus for dining options.
I thought there used to be a Universal tab on Deb's site, but when I searched last night it came up with a page from 2008 -- not terribly useful!
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Great question! I have been wanting this info as well, their main/official site leaves alot to be desired...
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Here's the current URL for the allears Universal website: Universal Studios Overview at Universal Orlando. You have to scroll to the bottom for the link to the Islands of Adventure. It's certainly not as up to date and the WDW pages are.
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The only bummer with Deb's site is, it looks as though it hasn't been updated since 2008. I'm not sure the exact info you were looking for Carolyn, but I wish there was a site that also included the details of WWoHP area...
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If you like cool rides, US / IOA is the place for you. Tha rides there are so mch better that an WDW. It might lack the magic, but the rides are great
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If you like cool rides, US / IOA is the place for you. Tha rides there are so mch better that an WDW. It might lack the magic, but the rides are great
We aren't ride people. I can't even do Splash Mtn without getting sick.
There are only 3 rides at WWoHP and I don't know that I'll be able to ride any of them.
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Here's the current URL for the allears Universal website: Universal Studios Overview at Universal Orlando. You have to scroll to the bottom for the link to the Islands of Adventure. It's certainly not as up to date and the WDW pages are.
This is the same page I found -- I just mistyped the date in my original post.
But it's from 2008 which I don't think is current enough to be of much use when I'm looking for menus and such.
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We aren't ride people. I can't even do Splash Mtn without getting sick.
There are only 3 rides at WWoHP and I don't know that I'll be able to ride any of them.
2 of them were already at IOA - Dueling Dragons would be a no-no for you - very extreme (but fun if you love coasters); The Flying Unicorn was a kiddie coaster - you can take a look at it and see if you can tolerate it. Best I can remember it was tamer than the Barnstormer at MK. I'll bet the new attraction will be somewhere in between these 2 rides.

Here's some menus, but I don't know how current they are since they include the Enchanted Oak restaurant which was demolished for HP:

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My family is planning a Universal trip for next year. We are thinking April 2011. I too wish there was a really good website to help plan a trip. I did buy a book called Universal Orlando 2009 The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park Addventure but since it's from last year there is no Harry Potter info in it.

If I find anything during my search I'll post it here.
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