Florida governor shoots tourism spot at Universal Studios

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2001 4:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Standing outside the Hard Rock Hotel in the Universal Studios Florida complex, Florida Governor Jeb Bush shot several public service announcements for a $2 million campaign to attract people to the state's tourism destinations, in light of decreased attendance at Orlando-area theme parks.

Read more from Naples Daily News.

Tuesday, October 2, 2001 5:27 AM
I just was there on Wednesday, and had to wait no more than 15 minutes for anything.  Went on Hulk, and Dragons 6 times in an hour.  A photo guy at the entrance of the park said that there were only about 150 people in the park about an hour after it opened...  GO PEOPLE.  If you can get to Florida, Now is the time.  Went on Space Mountain 3 times.  I went on EVERY ride/attraction at Disney by 2 in the afternoon after getting to the park at 10...
Tuesday, October 2, 2001 7:43 AM
I agree, I was there for a week starting on the 18th, and except for Saturday, the lines were 0 wait times on all attractions.  It was awesome, but unsettling at the same time.  People need to get out there, and now.  It's a brilliant complex, and IOA is the best theme park ever created imo. Packages are very inexpensive too.  My wife and I had an awesome time, and we are going back in January because we loved it so much!  :)
Tuesday, October 2, 2001 8:37 AM
We rely on tourism dollars, that's why we have NO state income tax...so please, listen to your political leaders and go spend some money on a nice FL vacation.  Tell them rollergator sent you, j/k!

P.S.  Wait times at BGT are always short in the winter, and Orlando is about 1-1/2 hours' drive - just don't get on I-4 during rush hour(s)!  Ride all you want in Jan/Feb, flights now are very reasonable...

rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you

Tuesday, October 2, 2001 1:48 PM
I'll say. I did a quick search last week and found a round-trip ticket from Columbus to Orlando for $110. Now if I could just find the time to get down there...
The Buzzer formerly known as RagingBull.

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