If they upgrade the same way Carowinds does by giving you a discount in the amount of the ticket you are upgrading then the free ticket will say it's free. Therefore you won't get anything off the pass. I'm sure they won't turn down a pass sale though.
My roommate and I both entered (used her parents' address, since she hasn't officially switched it yet,) about five minutes apart Sunday night. I got an email that I won but she didn't. Hopefully the email just went astray... would love an excuse to head back to Orlando this year!
Maybe they are using one per household to mean one per IP address ?
Perhaps. I would think both would have been disqualified though. We do have different legal addresses, so I wasn't too concerned.
If it were one per IP then it should have said that -- I can forsee a plethora of situations in which people would enter on the same computer, but be from different households (especially on Super Bowl Sunday, with parties etc.)
I encountered a similar problem. My fiance and I do not live together but we both registered within 5 minutes of each other on the same computer. He won but I didn't. Strangely enough, I had registered first! Oh well, whatever. Universal wasn't going to get any of our money this year anyway.
Add me to the list of winners also HRRR, MANTA baby here I come:O)~
This is an interesting promotion, and I can see why they may be taking such measures, it's a sign of the times there.
My partner had a meeting last week at Universal's (Loew's) Royal Pacific Resort and, of course, I tagged along for a week of non-Ohio weather. Everyone I encountered there indicated that business has been way off. The hotel was practically empty, other guests reported the parks were dead, (I didn't go), the bartenders, the waitstaff, the clerks, everybody said it has been really slow. When I asked one young lady if maybe this wasn't a slow time of year regardless, she said no, this is always their big convention time and they just didnt have the bookings. We walked right into Emeril's one night for a lovely, attentive dinner, and the diners there with us could be counted on two hands. City Walk was so void of customers it was weird.
So Universal needs to entice us to visit with (what seems like from above^) a free ticket or two to get us to bring our families for a visit, stay somewhere and spend money. Even with two major attractions that should be an automatic draw on the way? Maybe they can't sustain themselves on Halloween and Christmas alone. I've never visited in the summer, I suppose it's busy then, too.
I did spend 2 days at Disney, 3 parks, and those places were much busier, but I've heard reports that they are down, too. (They were hosting the big cheerleading/dance competiton that week-can you imagine 10,000 additional high school girls at, say, Hollywood Studios all trying to get into High School Musical 3? Or standing in the little room with you at the Tower of Terror? I can...)
I hope all of you lucky winners get the chance to go, I've always thought the Universal experience in Orlando is top notch, but it may be the red-headed step child of Orlando.
That doesn't sound that unusual to me for Universal. It typically picks up again with Mardi Gras and spring break.
That's true, I'm sure. We stayed until Sunday and the weekend was busier with familes at the hotel. And on Saturday night I spotted a few people all dressed up heading over to Mardi Gras. (KC and the Sunshine Band - woo hoo! get down tonight!) I sat at City Walk, drank a little Margaritaville, and watched the comings and goings.
Sorry for the double post, but get this! I was just going through the mail and there was a hand written note from the manager at Emeril's thanking us for coming in, and hoping to see us again soon. Nice touch, but I think in all my years as a diner (fine and otherwise) I've never been contacted by the restaurant unless it was a follow up to a problem!
Now I'm gonna have to watch the mail to see if anything comes from Todd English's bluezoo!
My voucher arrived in the mail today. You have to bring your ID withyou to redeem the voucher for your ticket which must be used on thesame day.
I'm going to Disney the second week of April, but I don't think I'll have a chance to hop over to Universal, unfortunately.
I never recieved an email telling me I won, but today I got a ticket in the mail, which was sweet. My father, who also never got an email saying he won, received one too. Looks like I know where Ill be spending New Years 2010 this year :).
To follow up -- both my roommate and I got them in the mail yesterday. (So it wasn't one per IP.) Guess I need to plan a trip to Orlando sometime this year... really wanted to go to Universal when I was down there in December, but couldn't justify the ticket price after spending nearly $300 for Disney. Now I get to go! :)
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